SAFETY, SECURITY AND SUSTAINABILITY AT SLOEBERRY FARM.
We try to limit our impact on both the local and wider environment, you'll encounter a lot of upcycling at Sloeberry Farm, for instance our camp kitchens are based on industrial cable reels, our lodge furniture is constructed using recycled scafffold boards and even our new corner chesterfields are made by a craftsman re-configuring two worn leather vintage items to form one amazing corner sofa.
The tap water here tastes great so please feel don't feel the need to transport bottled water from home. We sell a limited number of Sloeberry Farm Water bottles in the honesty shop so you can refill daily to stay hydrated on your walks.
All of our firewood is sourced from a local FSC certified supplier, guaranteeing not only its heat output but that it comes from a sustainable source.
Our wood fired hot tubs, don't have chemicals the natural properties of the wood help keep them clean and the water is changed with each new group, avoiding the use of harsh treatments to stop the build up of bugs.
We provide full recycling facilities, please bag up your mixed recycling and place in the relevant bins and separate glass into the marked containers.
SAFETY AND SECURITY DURING YOUR STAY.
We want all of our guests to have a great holiday at Sloeberry Farm and take the safety and security of our guests very seriously.
The glamping industry is as yet unregulated so here are a few things to consider when booking any glamping holiday which will ensure that your accommodation up to scratch
HAVE THE NECESSARY RISK ASSESSMENTS BEEN COMPLETED?
At Sloeberry Farm full risk assessments have been completed and all accommodation has been checked by a certified Fire Risk Assessor. All accommodation is supplied with fire extinguishers, smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors (where required), we have also had fire escapes specially fitted into the rear of our Safari Lodges.
WHAT ABOUT THE LOG BURNERS ?
Our lodge log burners are installed, maintained and certified by HETAS installers and certified as being compliant for installation in a building (even though this isn't strictly necessary as a Safari Lodge doesn't classify as a structure for HETAS installation, we think it should do!)
The log burners are easy to light and simple to use but guests will be given instruction on safe use of the log burner and paraffin lamps on check in.
GAS IN THE SAFARI LODGES ?
A hot shower and cup of tea are crucial after a day out on the beach, so we have gas powered showers which supply piping hot water and gas hobs in the Safari Lodges. Both of these items have been installed and certified by a GasSafe engineer.
CAN ADDITIONAL GUESTS VISIT US AT SLOEBERRY FARM?
One of the unique features of Sloeberry Farm compared to other glamping sites is the feeling of space, tranquility and the freedom for children to explore, to protect this we limit the number of people that are here at anytime. We feel that additional guests would upset this balance so we do not allow additional visitors at anytime.
We also require all guests to sign in on initial arrival so we know exactly who is going to be staying with us and to ensure that you are covered by our insurances whilst you are here.
AROUND THE FARM
There are plenty of areas to explore on the property, we want everyone to have fun but if you have children or pets please supervise them at all times, there are steep drops, deep water and all the hazards found on a working farm.
We’re sorry but kite flying is not allowed in any form in the meadows due to the overhead electricity power lines which a kite could get tangled in and cause significant injury, there are plenty of great beaches nearby where the breeze is great for kite flying.
Sloeberry Farm meadow is a car-free space to make it less disruptive on the plants and animals who live here and to make it safer and quieter for guests. The carpark is a short walk away and there are wheelbarrows to transport your belongings to your Bell Tent or Lodge
DOGS AT SLOEBERRY FARM ?
Dogs are always welcome by arrangement at Sloeberry Farm all we ask is you keep them on the lead at all times (some guests are scared of dogs and the last thing you want is a strange dogs nose in your picnic) and clean up all dog mess straight away so another guest doesn’t stand in it.
Please see section Dogs at Sloeberry Farm in Booking Conditions.