Green and getting greener

Sustainability is at the heart of how we do things at Farncombe Estate. Our environment matters – we’re working hard to protect it.

What we’re doing now

  • Our staff take advantage of a fleet of electric vehicles to get around the estate
  • We have electric charging points at The Fish, with Foxhill and Dormy House to follow soon
  • Dormy House recycles grey water in its toilet facilities
  • Heat recovery systems are in place at both Dormy House and Foxhill Manor
  • 80% of the estate uses LED lighting
  • 60% of the estate’s waste is recycled
  • We have a policy of local procurement in place to reduce emissions from delivery vehicles
  • Ground source heat pumps are used in the Stables at The Fish Hotel
  • We raise our own Farncombe lamb for use in all our hotel kitchens

In the pipeline

We’re planning on introducing a number of eco measures and sustainable practices into the daily life of the estate, with the goal of securing a Green Tourism Gold Award in the near future. These include:

  • Demonstrating our commitment to responsible land management by processing timber from our own woodlands
  • Introducing new energy-efficient exterior lighting
  • Converting waste cooking oil from our kitchen into biodiesel to power our plant equipment
  • Ensuring all new building work is conducted with sustainably sourced materials
  • Farming more of our own livestock on the estate to supply our hotels

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