Our Sustainability Commitment

At The Orchard, we believe that luxury and nature can coexist harmoniously. Our wildlife-laden retreat, nestled in the heart of Somerset, offers you an escape from the demands of daily life. But our commitment to sustainability ensures that your getaway doesn’t come at the expense of the environment.

Sustainable Accommodation:

Our dedication to sustainability starts with the very foundations of our retreat. We’ve carefully crafted our accommodation using timber sourced from certified sustainable forests. This ensures that every cozy corner of our treehouses and cabin is not only a testament to craftsmanship but also a nod to responsible forestry practices.

Supporting Local Communities:

We’re proud to be a part of the vibrant Somerset community. To minimize our carbon footprint and support local businesses, we’ve partnered with nearby suppliers for produce, laundry services, and waste management. By doing so, we not only reduce transportation emissions but also contribute to the economic vitality of our region.

Green Mobility:

Embracing the future of transportation, we’ve equipped each of our accommodations with individual EV chargers. This means you can recharge both your own energy and your electric vehicle’s while staying with us.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle:

Our commitment to the environment doesn’t end with our building materials. We’ve implemented a comprehensive recycling program to ensure that waste is minimized and materials are reused wherever possible. We also actively encourage our guests to participate in our recycling efforts to reduce their environmental impact.

Efficient Energy Usage:

We believe that small changes can lead to significant improvements. That’s why we’ve integrated low voltage LED lighting and energy-saving products throughout our accommodations. These eco-friendly choices not only reduce our energy consumption but also create a cozy ambiance for your stay.

Growing a Green Future:

Our love for nature goes beyond aesthetics. We’ve developed a meticulous tree planting plan, guided by professionals, to nurture our trees and shrubs. This ensures that our retreat continues to thrive as a sanctuary for wildlife and a place of tranquility for our guests.

Responsible Water Management:

Water is a precious resource, and we treat it as such. Our wastewater is fully treated, complying with strict discharge guidelines to minimize its impact on the environment. Our goal is to ensure that our operations have minimal ecological consequences.

Pedal Power:

To help you explore the stunning Somerset surroundings without adding to your carbon footprint, we’ve provided guests with bicycles. These eco-friendly alternatives empower you to connect with nature while minimizing your environmental impact.

At The Orchard, we believe in the power of small, sustainable choices to create a big impact. Our commitment to responsible practices ensures that your stay is not only a luxurious escape but also a step toward a greener, more sustainable future. Join us in preserving the beauty of Somerset and enjoy a guilt-free, eco-conscious getaway at The Orchard.

What we are doing

Embracing a Solar-Powered Future:

At The Orchard, we are committed to continually enhancing our sustainability efforts. To further reduce our environmental impact and harness the power of renewable energy, we are actively exploring the integration of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology into our retreat. This exciting development is not only a testament to our dedication to sustainability but also a step towards reducing our carbon footprint.

A Commitment to Ongoing Improvement:

Sustainability isn’t just a checkbox for us; it’s an ongoing journey. We are continuously thinking, innovating, and striving to improve our sustainability practices in all aspects of our operation. Our commitment to the environment is a core value that drives us to explore new ways to conserve resources, reduce waste, and enhance the overall eco-friendliness of The Orchard.

As we move forward, we are excited to share our progress with you and to unveil the positive changes we are making. Your support and understanding as we work towards a greener future are deeply appreciated. Together, we can ensure that The Orchard remains a haven for both nature enthusiasts and those seeking a sustainable, guilt-free escape. Thank you for joining us on this journey towards a more eco-conscious and sustainable tomorrow.