Here at Colliers Farm B&B we are very conscious of our carbon footprint and continue to look at ways to reduce our impact.
We installed a ground source heat pump in 2010 which takes the heat from ground loops buried in the front paddock and supplies the heating and hot water.
At the time of the refurbishment great efforts were made to insulate the house to modern standards with double glazing and high levels of insulation installed.
Thoughtful lighting schemes have allowed for the use of low energy and LED lighting throughout.
Wood burning stoves not only add to the cosy atmosphere, but provide carbon neutral extra heat, and we are fortunate to be able to burn our own wind fallen timber from Colliers copse.
All of our breakfast ingredients are sourced locally. Steve the green grocer in the village supplies all our fruit and vegetables ( most of which is grown locally) whilst Cowdray Estate farm shop supplies our meat.
We make our own bread using flour ground in a local water mill, apples and blackberries are harvested from the farm and the flowers in the rooms, where possible, are picked fresh from the garden.
We hope to have raspberry canes planted next summer so I can grow my own raspberries for my jam making and cakes.
We are situated 4 miles south of Haslemere main line service with a connecting bus service that stops at the end of the drive! …………..
Guests are very welcome to come by car, on foot, bicycle or even on horseback. We can offer dry secure storage for bikes and drying facilities for walkers. A network of public footpaths lead to local pubs and restaurants with OS maps readily available.
Laundry and Cleaning
All of our laundry is done in house with nearly everything dried on a line in the garden and ironed by hand. The A rated washing machines use intelligent technology to minimise our carbon output. We use Bio-D cleaning products which are environmentally responsible detergents that have a minimum impact on the ecosystem.
Thanks to West Sussex’s provision of comprehensive recycling facilities we are able to recycle with ease at the farm. In addition to that we compost our own biodegradable and reuse when we can. Linen that is no longer of five star quality is recycled too or donated to charity.
Finally the chickens, ducks and turkey’s are always grateful for the homemade bread the guests aren’t able to finish each morning at breakfast!