From our beginnings in 1995 we sympathetically restored our
beautiful Georgian property with reclaimed materials and 21st century technology.
We were unusual being a non smoking destination, long before it was a legal requirement.
We have always believed in shopping local and having low food miles.
We use small local suppliers for as much as we can
and enjoy great level of service and quality from them.
We try to use seasonal produce and change the menu to suit the seasons.
Maureen's second husband John, an electrical engineers legacy to Wolds Village
was to change every light bulb and light fitting in the place into LED to reduce the use of electricity.
Back in 2012 we invested in a solar farm, located in our paddock, which generates enough electricity
to provide us with 60% of what we need. With these times of high energy costs, this decision has enabled us to survive.
We also invested in "Biomass boiler and solar thermal technology" for heating our water.
Providing heat from a sustainable source and reducing our carbon footprint.
We built a bike storage garage a couple of years ago to encourage cyclists to come and stay,
safe in the knowledge that their bikes are secure overnight.
We ask guests to put towels they want changing into the bath and so don’t just change every towel every day
unless requested to, this saves drastically on water wastage.
We compost, recycle and collect rain water, we also have a herb garden for the kitchen.