South Downs cottage sleeping 2 people, England

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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

The Stables has recently been converted and has all the advantages of modern building standards which include high levels of insulation, double glazing and solar powered blinds. These all help to reduce the need to use energy for heating the property. The cottage is ideally suited for guests to walk to all the necessary amenities such as village shop, cafes, butcher and pub as we are well situated for this. Being in the heart of the South Downs National Park, walks starting from the cottage are ideal and no need for excess driving and thus reducing unnecessary emission of carbon. We encourage all forms of recycling and have 3 classes of refuse available to our guests. We like to recycle our water and use this on our vegetable patch as for the last few years we have grown our own vegetables. Horses grazing in our field produce a good source of compost when mixed with grass cuttings.

The Impacts of this Trip

The village of West Meon has many business enterprises such as the local village shop, butcher and pub which are all dependent on trade such as tourism. Our visitors are encouraged to use this facilities which are just on the doorstep in order to bring funds into the rural economy. Our village shop supports local business such as local vegetable producers, local artisans with their arts and crafts, support local artists and writers by including their work for sale in the local village shop. Local bread is produced and sold in the shop and it is this bread we provide our guests with. The Stables employs staff from the village such as cleaners and gardeners. While the property was built many local tradesmen were hired and now these return for occasional repair jobs as such electricians and decorators. We encourage our visitors to enjoy the local walks and eat in the local pub which also hires staff from the village

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