Your holiday lets us farm the land around your accommodation for wildlife
That’s our primary aim. Our other aim is to offer you quality low carbon holidays. These twin goals guide all our business decisions.
We’re delighted to hold ‘gold’ level approval from the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) and Devon Wildlife Trust, showing that we manage our land sustainably, promote local produce, educate people about wildlife and farming, help people access wildlife, run our business sustainably, and follow environmental good practice.
Good for you, good for the wonderful Devon countryside you came to see, good for local economies, and good for the long term too. And we’ve twice won the top sustainable tourism award in the UK: Visit England’s Gold Award for Sustainable Tourism (in 2012 and again in 2015).
Wheatland Farm is for everyone and every shade of green, from not really interested (don’t worry, your holiday will be comfortable and normal, but you’ll still be making a difference) to commited campaigner (we hope we’ll meet your high standards and that you’ll share your experiences with us). Our aim is pragmatic greening that’s relevant to your home too.
But these pages aren’t about polishing our trophies (more about our awards for green holidays here – if you’re interested), it’s about our environmental philosophy, how we minimize the impact of your holiday, and how your consumer choice makes a real difference for good in Devon. Read on for our policies.
And you’ll find more about our sustainability decisions on our blog pages.