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Eco Story

Doing our bit to use the Earth’s resources more intelligently

“Fabulous family holiday, offering a truly memorable experience…”

anniemSwansea on Tripadvisor, from Swansea

Making holidays more environmentally-friendly…

Croft Farm – the sustainable side

It seems obvious that we should look after our planet, make the best use of God-given resources and share our good fortune with others.  We not only want to inspire the younger generation to look after wildlife, but also look to make them conscious of not taking the environment for granted through interacting in fun ways at Croft. Recently we were awarded the Green Tourism’s prestigious Silver Award for our commitment towards going green! (:
How we currently operate

We are not where we’d like to be and while there is always more to do, here’s how we try to put that into practice currently:

  • Every on-site cottage is heated through Biomass wood pellets
  • The pool itself is heated through Biomass wood pellets and we’re continually researching ways we can recycle grey water for pool use
  • Low energy lightbulbs are used wherever possible
  • Separate plastic and bottle recycling bins are available
  • Veg waste composting is possible, or we use the pigs…
  • 2 New boilers installed in 2011 are to help tie in with solar thermal panels in the future
  • Into your cycling? We’ve got bike racks galore to help you get out on two wheels, and even explore The Tour of Pembrokeshire circuit if you’re up for it…
  • Reclaimed building materials are used where possible; we have used reclaimed floor boards, roof slates, doors and even the inglenook in Croft House
  • Hessian shopping bags provided in each cottage to save you from buying plastic bags while out shopping
  • For every online booking we donate £1 to Dyfed Wildlife Trust
  • 10%+ of our turnover every year is reinvested into establishing ourselves as “renewable leaders” in the tourism industry
  • All our animal feed is sourced locally
  • All logs are sourced within a 25 mile circle
  • The hay and straw used in the animals’ shelters is sourced within 10 miles
  • All animals on the farm have been bought within a 10 mile circle, if not born and raised at Croft
  • Those that are interested in this lifestyle, we encourage you to use Brynhoffnant Farm Shop for your grocery deliveries. All food there is freshly nurtured in this corner of West Wales
  • Every year we plant an additional 2 trees at Croft

The long-term vision

Our long-term vision is to be carbon neutral, if not negative, by 2030 – on the premise we’re still here beyond 2025!  These are all pipe dreams currently, but we seek to do this by investing in the following for all facilities:

  • Solar panels for the electric
  • Utilising the Tesla Powerwall for electricity storage
  • Recycled grey water for water usage
  • Create charging points for future cars, where all electricity generated is renewable
  • …and most ambitious is our idea of a wind turbine installation at the top of the property…