Five ways to be the best sort of visitor! Small Steps – Big Impact!
Welcome to Combe House! Wherever we go and whatever we do, we have some impact on the environment and community. By making positive choices during your visit, you can help to look after Devon and this special area ensuring that it retains everything that is special about it for your next visit. You can have an impact right here at Combe House.
In Devon and at Combe House, we take our recycling very seriously, as we hope you do at home! Say no to packaging where possible, especially plastic bags. You will find recycling banks in most main car parks across the area. Woods Farm Recycling Centre at Sidmouth is the nearest recycling centre. We work hard to recycle all we can. Please help us by making use of our recycling facilities and compost bins (only raw vegetable matter) in the Recycling Area.
Walking and cycling are great ways to see the area without adding to traffic. Use public transport if you need to travel to your start point, but try exploring close by to Combe House – there are some fantastic places to see right on your doorstep! There are more and more fully accessible routes becoming available, ensuing access for all. South West Coast and coastal path, Exmouth to Charmouth; the rugged open spaces of Dartmoor; National Trust houses and gardens; and the Cathedral City of Exeter via train from Honiton.
Support local producers and services – this way your visit has a real benefit to the communities of Devon. And you get to see and taste the real quality that Devon offers. Visit Farmers' Markets, farm shops, village stores, pubs and cafes. Much of our distinctive culture is evident in the hundreds of community events that happen throughout the year and are well worth supporting – and the food and drink is simply fantastic. Our fresh free-range eggs are from one of the local farms. Fresh meat is from several local suppliers - beef and lamb from Black Lake farm in Ottery St Mary, poultry from Ark Chicken, Hele nr Exeter, ...all local meat which has just travelled a few miles. We are also fortunate to have our own Kitchen Garden which provides seasonal vegetables and aromatic herbs, hand-picked daily.
Enjoy a fabulous, light touch holiday….switch off lights and dripping taps, keep doors closed if the heating is on. Every single effort helps protect and enhance our beautiful environment. It takes a moment and it’s all worth it!
To enjoy Devon at its best, we can help you get to know all the nooks and crannies of local knowledge – like beach safety, local cultural events, and the Countryside Code which reminds visitors to protect plants and animals; take litter away; leave gates and property as you find them; keep dogs under close control; consider other people and users when visiting the countryside.
Enjoy your holiday! Thank you!