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Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy

Cricklade House Hotel takes seriously the responsibility to take all appropriate measures to conserve energy and to preserve our environment.

A+ Rated boilers.

2018 saw the replacement of the main house boilers with ultra-efficient boilers to provide heating and hot water. These boilers will see an approx. 50% reduction in gas usage.

 

Golf Course

The Golf Course takes up much of the grounds and is carefully managed to enhance a variety of habitats.  In recent years we have seen an increase in the numbers of Orchids, supported by careful grass management.  Doormice have also been spotted in the bramble lined hedges.

A number of ponds have been developed on the course, which also helps with the ecology of area.

 

Wildlife

Cricklade House is set in stunning unspoilt countryside, with a diversity of wildlife on site and close to the hotel.

Muntjack and Roe deer are present most days and in October the red deer stags are frequently heard when the rut is on.  Foxes and badgers reside on site and may be glimpsed early in the morning or at dusk.

A walk along the close-by River Thames may result in sightings of Kingfishers, Dippers or sometimes an Otter.

On the grounds we have a long list of fauna and flora that we work to protect, including :

  • Bats
  • Frogs
  • Hedgehogs
  • Newts
  • Greater Spotted and Green Woodpeckers
  • Snakes, lizards, butterflies, damsel and dragon flies

Wood from the estate will be used on our open fires in the public areas.

Recycling

All cardboard, paper, glass, plastic and metal is recycled via local suppliers. From all kitchens we recycle our cooking oil.

 

Local Sourcing

North Wiltshire and The Cotswolds produces some of the best food in the country, so as much as possible we design our menus around locally sourced food.

 

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