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1st September 2020

Protecting Our Natural Environment

We’re very fortunate to own a collection cottages located in one of the UK’s most stunning spots (on the edge North York Moors and Coast) and we recognise that protecting our natural environment requires consideration in virtually all of our activities.

Today, the pressures on the wild world are wide and complex and it is vital for us to protect our surrounding scenery in different ways. That’s why here at Cottage Escapes, we incorporate conservation management into everyday business and our team seek the highest standard of excellence in environmental practice.

We have always placed an emphasis on making positive changes where possible in respect to energy and waste and leave areas of Thirley Cotes Farm ‘rough and wild’ to welcome wildlife, as well plant trees, shrubs and flowers that provide food and shelter. We also inform our holidaymakers what can be recycled and signpost designated areas to do this.

We want to inspire visitors to engage with our surroundings and work hard to provide plenty of opportunities for people to connect safely with our local residents. Our team encourages guests to see, learn about and enjoy the wildlife both across our cottages and in the wider countryside and at Thirley Cotes Farm, we work tirelessly to protect our natural environment and companions it brings with it, which includes barn owls, badgers and lots of flora and fauna.

We have also dotted nesting boxes around the estate and use low level lighting to find a balance between reducing pollution and ensuring our visitors feel safe at night. What’s more, we have professional nature photography equipment set up on site to capture and monitor our wildlife, which we frame and display across our properties.

There’s plans in the pipeline to build a Thirley Cotes Owlery, too and help save our feathered friends and by installing specially constructed bat lofts, we hope to provide our nocturnal residents with a warm place to rest.

Find out more about Thirley Cotes Farm and the hard work that goes into protecting our natural environment.

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