Our Principles

Above all, we want to help you have a memorably enjoyable holiday, and make the most of South Shropshire during your stay.

Within this overall aim, we have two other main principles, which have greatly influenced our building design.

Firstly, we want to provide as much help as possible to disabled guests. We’re assuming a mix of able-bodied and disabled guests, so the accommodation is probably not suitable for severely disabled guests on their own. Main features are level access throughout, 950mm wide doors throughout, and a wetroom with shower, toilet and handbasin, equipped with grab rails as specified by the National Accessible Scheme. Please ring if you have special requirements, or want to know more details.

Secondly, we have designed the building to have as low a carbon footprint as possible, both during construction, and over it’s lifetime. This is a complex subject, as anyone with an interest in green building will know, but the essential principle is to minimise emissions of greenhouse gases by minimising the use of fossil fuels. Living in an environmentally responsible way is necessarily a compromise - we all consume fossil fuels, and on a personal level it is difficult to reduce consumption without affecting aspects of life which are important to us.

Building the first log cabin has opened our eyes to possible ways to reduce fossil fuel consumption, exposing areas for improvement in our own lifestyle, and gradually encouraging a mindset with which to negotiate the pitfalls of a building industry which claims environmental friendliness for all sorts of products. If you're interested in sustainable building, see 'sustainability'.