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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…”

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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 would like to be, there will always be more to do.  However here are current ways we put our sustainable vision into practice:

  • All central heating and hot water for the on-site cottages is provided by the wood pellet Biomass boiler heating system.
  • The indoor swimming pool and leisure building are heated by the wood pellet biomass boiler system.
  • We have replaced every light bulb throughout the property with an LED equivalent.
  • We encourage use of the recycling bins provided on-site to minimize landfill waste.
  • Vegetable and fruit waste can be either fed to the pigs or composted for use in the garden.
  • The hot water tanks installed in 2016 are able to tie in with solar thermal panels in the future.
  • Into your cycling? We’ve got bike racks to help you get out on two wheels.  The Tour of Pembrokeshire passes our door if you’re up for it…
  • Reclaimed building materials are used where possible: We have reclaimed floor boards, roof slates, slate slabs, wooden doors and the mantelpiece in Croft House.
  • Reusable shopping bags are provided in each cottage to help reduce the need for buying plastic bags whilst shopping.
  • We support 2 children through Compassion: a girl in Haiti and a young lad in Rwanda.
  • We continue to invest 10% of our annual turnover into environmentally friendly practices maintaining our position as a leading sustainable tourism business in Pembrokeshire.
  • Animal feed is sourced locally through the local farmers co-op.
  • Logs for the wood burners are sourced within a 25 mile radius.
  • The majority of the hay and straw used for the animals’ shelters is locally sourced, within 10 miles.
  • Animals on the farm have been bought within a 10 mile circle, if not born and raised at Croft. Just occasionally we have to travel further afield.
  • Those that are interested in this lifestyle, we encourage you to use local farmers markets and the local growers in St Dogmaels for your fresh produce.  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 continue to work towards becoming carbon neutral by 2030.   This may be a bit of a pipe dream, however we seek to invest in some of the following in the future to help this become a reality:

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