Saved 46 Tonnes of Carbon

Saved 46 Tonnes of Carbon

Just done our first years maths, and we have reduced our carbon by 46 tonnes, whoopee, feeling good and pretty green too!
New Green Tourism GoldStar Award for 2014

New Green Tourism GoldStar Award for 2014

We have been shortlisted by the Green Tourism Business scheme as one of their GoldStar winners for 2014. This is the second time we have been shortlisted, once before in 2012, so really chuffed and are delighted to be Finalists again. Judging is now underway.
£2500 RAISED FOR African Charity

£2500 RAISED FOR African Charity

We are delighted to announce that Higher Wiscombe has raised £2500 for our African Charity, Light Up East Africa! Thanks to everyone for their support!
Over £5,000 raised for Macmillan

Over £5,000 raised for Macmillan

Each year we plan to donate two breaks at one of the 3 bedroomed cottages to Macmillan Cancer. So far these have helped raise over £5,000 for the Charity, with the most recent auction taking place at the Houses of Parliament, Palace of Varieties Charity evening.
All bedrooms at Higher Wiscombe now ensuite

All bedrooms at Higher Wiscombe now ensuite

From January 2013 all bedrooms in all three cottages are ensuite. That's 10 ensuite bedrooms in the Old Winery and 3 each in The Thatched and Fiint barns.
Biomass Boiler installed

Biomass Boiler installed

January 2013 saw the start of he installation of a new 150kw biomass boiler. This replaced 5 oil condensing boilers and was commissioned in May 2013. This provides much greener heat and will reduce our carbon output dramatically. We estimate that we will burn almost 50 tonnes less carbon in our first full year..
Help for Heroes Support

Help for Heroes Support

Since March 2010 we have made Help for Heroes one of our supported Charities. We have had four dinners to raise funds for H4H and have now raised over £6,000.
Green Tourism Goldstar Finalist 2012

Green Tourism Goldstar Finalist 2012

We have been selected as GreenTourism Business Scheme Finalist for 2012, making us one of the greenest tourism businesses in the UK. Whooppee!
Enjoy England Gold Award:

Enjoy England Gold Award:

This award is giving to the very best accommodation in England with only the top 20% of Five Star properties acheiving this award.
New Pool Area:

New Pool Area:

The area surrounding the pool has been much improved. With new windbreaks of glass and oak as well as an enlarged cobbled area.
Higher Level Stewardship with Defra:

Higher Level Stewardship with Defra:

The majority of our 52 acres are now under Higher Level Stewardship.
FSB Award:

FSB Award:

The Federation of Small Businesses run a business awards competetion each year.
Higher Wiscombe and Hix Oyster & Fish House:

Higher Wiscombe and Hix Oyster & Fish House:

This London restaurantuer has opened a fish restaurant in the garden at Lyme Regis, over looking Lyme Bay.
Debi Sustainable Tourism and Overall Winner Award:

Debi Sustainable Tourism and Overall Winner Award:

For the second year running Higher Wiscombe is a finalist in the DEBI (Devon Environmental Business Initiative) Awards.
Higher Wiscombe and River Cottage:

Higher Wiscombe and River Cottage:

The River Cottage Canteen, shop and HQ have now opened on our doorstep in Axminster.
CLA Rural Buildings Award Scheme:

CLA Rural Buildings Award Scheme:

Higher Wiscombe was a regional finalist in the CLA's Centenary Buildings Award Scheme.
Tourism Excellence Awards:

Tourism Excellence Awards:

We have won the Silver Medal in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards.
Word Responsible Tourism Day:

Word Responsible Tourism Day:

We are supporting World Responsible Tourism Day and will be providing further options...
Awards for Excellence:

Awards for Excellence:

Higher Wiscombe has won the Self Catering Holiday of the Year Award for 2007/8 in the...
Cyclists and Walkers Welcome:

Cyclists and Walkers Welcome:

Each year Higher Wiscombe is inspected by the NQAS scheme, the National Quality Assurance Scheme.
Corporate Sponsor - Devon Wildlife Trust

Corporate Sponsor - Devon Wildlife Trust

Higher Wiscombe is now a Corporate Sponsor of the Devon Wildlife Trust.
THE GREEN TOURISM BUSINESS SCHEME

THE GREEN TOURISM BUSINESS SCHEME

(GTBS) Award: Higher Wiscombe Gold grading in the GTBS scheme has been reconfirmed after our bi-annual inspection this spring.
Runner Up DEBI Award:

Runner Up DEBI Award:

Higher Wiscombe was a runner up in the DEBI...
Higher Wiscombe gains British Quality Foundation accreditation

Higher Wiscombe gains British Quality Foundation accreditation

Higher Wiscombe is the first dedicated self caterer in the UK to successfully complete this quality business assessment.
My cottage Holiday - Excellence Awards for Cottage of the Year and Regional Winner SW-England 2011

My cottage Holiday - Excellence Awards for Cottage of the Year and Regional Winner SW-England 2011

My Cottage Holiday is the leading online review site for self catering in the UK, with many more cottages and cottage reviews than Trip Advisor.