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East Trenean Farm

Sustainability

At East Trenean Farm we strive to be as sustainable as possible and minimise our impact on the environment. The cottages are converted farm barns and date back to approximately 1840 and are grade II listed. The conversions took place around 2010 and as a result the buildings are very well insulated, to modern high standards and windows are double glazed and are well sealed. The result is warm, draught free, comfortable cottages that have retained original features and character.

Steps we are taking to be sustainable and environmentally friendly include:

Recycling and waste

Cleaning Materials

  • Using environmentally friendly and biodegradable cleaning products, that are also kind to our septic tanks!

  • Using micro fibre clothes that are washable and reusable and biodegradable disinfectant.

Consumables

  • Using environmentally friendly consumable products in our cottages such as eco firelighters, washing up liquid and sponges.

  • Using fire wood for the stoves from our own land or locally sourced kiln dried.

Plastics

  • Using kitchen bin bags made from recycled plastic and biodegradable

  • Using refills for consumable liquids, where possible, to reduce the use of single use plastic.

Electricity

  • Using electricity supplies that are from renewable sources or off set. The EV chargers are supplied with 100% renewable energy.

  • Using LED bulbs and when replacements are needed using fittings to take LED bulbs.

  • External lights along pathways and the drive, are on movement sensors and timed switches, so you don't have to leave the lights on while you are out.

  • Most of our appliances are rated A or A+ (or above) for energy consumption

  • We encourage our guests to switch off lighting when out, to reduce waste.

Water

  • We have our own borehole and pump room, with a rigorous filtration system and UV treatment, for beautiful fresh Cornish water.

  • Dual flushes are fitted to loos and eco shower heads are fitted, saving water.

Transport

  • Providing EV charging points to our guests to enable cleaner travel to and around Cornwall

  • We are rural but do have a local bus service and Looe train station is just 3 miles, for guests to use.

Thinking Local

  • Using local trades people for maintenance to our cottages, to minimise travel and support our local economy.

  • Choosing local retailers for items for our cottages and local artists for wall art and decorative items. Where possible items produced ethically and in a sustainable manner, eg soft furnishings from Weaver Green.

  • Choosing local produce where possible for our welcome hampers, such as the tea, cake, biscuits, apple juice all produced in Cornwall. The eggs are from our own hens, can't get any closer! In doing so supporting local businesses and reducing transport.

Hot tubs

  • Master Spa hot tubs use low energy LED lighting and have a high spec eco friendly insulating foam.

  • CEC™ Approved for Optimal Energy Efficiency

Office

  • We operate a paperless business, where possible, using an online booking systems and communicating by email.

The Great Outdoors

  • Managing our grazing fields and gardens in such away as not to use harmful chemicals.

  • We welcome walkers and cyclists and provide guide books and maps for routes in the local area.

  • We provide storage for equipment such as bikes, walking boots, kayaks, fishing gear or golf clubs.

  • We provide information to guests about places they can visit to enjoy the outdoors.

  • We support the South West Coast Path, a local charity that maintains and promotes our local trail, to enjoy beautiful Cornwall.

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