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Wootton Fitzpaine with Barn and Cider Cottages in the foreground and Meerhay  in the village

View of the Sea at Charmouth taken from nearby Thistle Hill


Thorncombe Beacon with Golden Cap in Background

 
 
 

Snowdrops in a field by the cottages (February 2009)

 

 

 

Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy for Westover Farm Cottages and Westover Farm Campsite

 

Travel during the holiday

The journey to Westover Farm will almost always be by car, but once here we encourage reduced car use.

Our website, www.westoverfarmcottages.co.uk , contains a section on local attractions (with distances), to help visitors plan their stay

We provide a walking map of the local area, showing footpaths, including the popular hour walk to the beach.

A farm map is also provided, and visitors are welcome to wander over our 150acre farm.  Try to spot the wildlife,  enjoy the peace and the space, try fishing in our stream.

We provide free farm walks with the farmer.  This is supported by our Countryside Stewardship Environmental Scheme, and in addition to looking at the cattle and farming, we also explore the beautiful country environment and wildlife

Many visitors spend time at the cottages, the cottage gardens, the games room and the small camp site.

 

At Wootton Fitzpaine there is a village playing field, open to general public a good place to release teenage energy

The Jurassic Link Bus runs through Charmouth, East and West along the coast

The National Cycle Route runs through Wootton Fitzpaine.  For visitors who bring bicycles we discuss the various local routes

 

The Cottages

Our cottages are well insulated, with modern oil boilers, so energy use is minimised.  Visitors have control of the temperature of their own cottage, so they can be comfortable yet environmentally responsible

Wood-burning stoves are a feature of our cottages, and we provide two bags of free logs for each stay.  Logs are from the farm, as part of the management of hedges, trees and river banks. Extra logs can be purchased

Low energy bulbs are used, and we are looking for low energy replacements for the kitchen spot bulbs (GU10)

Pets

We are looking at new systems of composting dog bags

 

Recycling

We encourage our guests to recycle, information is provided on cottage notice boards, and this is very well supported.  We provide an extra bin in cottage kitchens to make this easier

 

Sourcing Locally

Where possible, we buy from local shops and businesses

 

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