THE woodland KITCHEN
Our woodland kitchen is fully equipped with two fridges, gas hobs, microwave, toaster, kettle, pots, pans, kitchen implements, cutlery and crockery. There are separate bins for recycling, compost and landfill. Guests are invited to help themselves to the complimentary tea, coffee, sugar, cooking oil, condiments, and herbs and spices. There is a long trestle table on which to eat, play the board games provided or peruse our selection of books on the local area, and plant and wildlife identification.
THE SHOWER & COMPOSTING LOOs
Next to the kitchen is our shower. Gas-heated to ensure a constant supply of hot water (we are investigating other power sources, possibly hydroelectric from our spring as the woodland setting means we do not have enough sun for solar), the shower has a spacious changing area and complimentary shower gel, shampoo and conditioner. The grey water from the shower and kitchen is managed through an underground soak-away system. For this reason, we kindly ask you to use the biodegradable toiletries provided as these will not harm the local ecosystem.
All water for the kitchen and shower comes from our very own fresh-water spring and is UV-treated to ensure that it is safe for drinking – delicious spring water on tap so bring a bottle and take some home!
A composting loo is located close to the yurts and kitchen. For those of you who are not familiar with compost loos, we provide instructions inside, and can assure you that ours is clean, comfortable and sweet-smelling! The loo has a rainwater-supplied basin.
The cabin has its own private composting loo which is reached via a short walkway from the cabin and also has a rainwater-supplied basin for washing.