Wheelchair accessible accommodation in Peak District
Short breaks available from £430.
Description of Wheelchair accessible accommodation in Peak District
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
We are committed to looking after our wildlife here at Beechenhill Farm. We are soon embarking (Government allowing) on a rewilding project to turn over three of our farmed fields to nature. We have been operating as an organic farm since 2000 and have always kept areas of the farm grounds as wildflower and wild grass areas. We have bird boxes, bat boxes and bug hotels, never use pesticides and try to buy organic when possible.
Energy: We have solar panels on the roofs of our more modern farm buildings, this allows us to feed back some energy into the grid and helps us charge electric cars. We have now eliminated fossil fuels from all areas of energy and heating at the farm. The heating is now run by a large biomass boiler. Hot tub, sauna and log burners are fueled by locally copiced wood and wastewood briquettes.
PeopleWe have a gallery in the Haybarn at the farm, where you can see artwork by Sue Prince, our resident artist. She also hosts other Peak District artists and artisans at points through the year and keeps strong links with the local area. Events in the Haybarn often raise money for the local First Responders.
We encourage our guests to use local food by supplying local breakfast foods, making our own organic bread and suggesting that people get a local food delivery from Sauced Here, which sources food from local suppliers, rather than a supermarket chain.
We support Derby Museum and Art Gallery by 'buying a bird' for their wall of donors every year, to support the fantastic work they do protecting and promoting local history and culture.
We ask for a voluntary donation when our guests book, to either Friends of the Peak District who campaign to protect the Peak District, or Practical Action, a charity that supports people in practical ways to support themselves.