Sustainability

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We run the business and our lives here at Fat Hen along green principles and aim to minimise our carbon footprint in several ways.

We have recently had a 4kw photovoltaic system installed for our electricity which serves the whole site and generates electricity which is then fed back to the grid.

We have our own water source which we pump from our well and this serves our house, cookery school and holiday let.

We treat our own sewage on site and have an underground sewage treatment plant . We also have an outdoor composting toilet.

We have a solar thermal hot water system for our house which provides nearly all our hot water during the summer months.

We have a rain water harvesting system for the garden and we compost all our green waste. We recycle all glass, plastic, tins, cardboard and paper.

We support local food producers, fisherman, hunters, game dealers and farmers. We are committed to forage our ingredients from the wild and to source additional ingredients from local producers as far as is reasonably possible.

Fat Hen has a green travel plan which has been drawn up to encourage visitors to the site to use public transport with the aid of our minibus. We have an 8 seater vw transporter shuttle which is used to transport clients around Penwith and to pick up visitors from Penzance train station. Click here to read more about the Green Travel Plan.