Here at Elmdene we are committed to preserving the quality of our beautiful surroundings. We have forged excellent relationships with our suppliers and continue to explore ways of improving our good practice, reduce costs and improve efficiency in all areas wherever possible
•We are committed to meeting legislative requirements.
•We love this part of South Devon and are striving to look after it for future generations.
•We hope you enjoy your visit to this fabulous area as much as we enjoy living here.
•We do our utmost to keep the area beautiful for everybody.
•Water butts are placed all around the property.
We have moved over to ethical and eco friendly products wherever possible. Light bulbs are gradually being replaced with low energy LED lighting. More purchases, (i.e. loo roll, kitchen rolls, paper and cleaning products) are sourced from eco friendly suppliers
•We support Taste of the West www.tasteofthewest.co.uk
•We support and encourage guests to visit nearby suppliers who we use , so to support the local area and keep travel to a minimum.For a list of our suppliers see our food section
The central heating and Heatsave raditators have thermostatic valves so you can adjust your heat accordingly. The property is double glazed with insulation in the roof and pipes are well lagged to stop energy escaping. Many of our appliances, including the condensing boiler, are relatively new and thus energy efficient.
The toilets have twin flushes – the smaller button for the short flush – or are modern 6 litre flushes.
Linen is line dried where practicable.
We have an approved private contractor Biffa. Certain criteria have to be met by both parties regarding our waste disposal. We also make good use of the clothes and shoes recycling and charity bins provided by the council in local car parks and recycle worn sheets
We have an online booking system which reduces the need for some paper and postal services.
For nearby walks see the link on the front page of this site. For bike hire we recommend simply the bike 01803 200024
Finally Torquay and Elmdene in particular have excellent local transport links, Either by bus,boat,or train you can avoid the stress of driving , enjoy the beautiful surroundings and help the environmentt at the same time. You can even leave the car at home.
We hope you have enjoyed reading our contribution on an increasingly important subject.