Keeping It Green and Sustainable

BrownCowBeing environmentally friendly, and contributing towards sustainability in our area is important to us at Lancombe.

So what are we doing to be green, and supportive of our local community?


The water at Lancombe Country Cottages is pure Dorset water and therefore is bright, clear and clean. It is pumped from our very own boreholes, each 97metres deep; it is then stored in our 6000 litre glass fibre storage tanks, then filtered and UV treated prior to use. The water is regularly sampled and checked by our Local Authority, with no requirement to have it chemically treated in water treatment plants. Out water miles are very low, as it is not transported for miles before it’s used, consequently the local environment does not suffer.

Our Accommodation

The accommodation at Lancombe makes use of the water; and in some instances, for example with our glamping experiences, these are almost totally sustainable; with compost toilet, solar lighting, external fire pits and wood burning stoves.


Our 12 chickens offer free range eggs for our guests. They are therefore, fresh and locally sourced.

Local produce

We do our very best to source local produce for guests, and stock this in our shop. We are committed to lowering our food air miles, and boost local trade.


We recycle everything we can, and we ask our guests to do the same.

We’ve got a lot more green initiatives underway, and we do ask our guests to get involved to.

When visiting Lancombe, we encourage our guests to:

  • Reuse and recycle everything possible
  • Experience and taste as much local produce as possible
  • Switch-off when not in use
  • Read about the countryside code by clicking here: The Countryside Code

Enjoy a green holiday!