Sustainability

exceptional conservation work

Our Story

The Kingscote Barn is surrounded by the award winning, Binley farm.

Binley farm having evolved over the last 80 years, is renowned for its exceptional conservation work and habitat creation to increase the native bird population and other wildlife.

This year we have been immensely excited as a colony of Green Plovers have successfully hatched their chicks in the fields bordering Kingscote Barn.

Over the last 10 years we have planted many native trees, over 1000 metres of hedgerows and established 8 acres of wildflower meadows. This is all part of a long term project to improve our soil health, increase carbon sequestration and reduce the amount of chemicals we use. We believe this has led to further improvement of our animal health, water quality and resulted in further benefits to the environment and productivity.


Biomass Boiler &

Solar Panels

Running Kingscote in an eco-friendly and socially responsible manner is a great opportunity for us to put our key values into practice. The master plan that was put together ten years ago has been designed for our Solar Panels to face south maximising  solar gain,  powering electricity into the Main Barn. The Barn is a beautiful space built of substantial Cotswold Stone walls, allowing the structure to cool naturally in Summer and retain its heat throughout the Winter.

We generate electricity from our own Solar Panels and heating and hot water for Kingscote Barn is provided from our own Biomass Boiler.

We recycle as much of our waste as we can and have a series of water saving measures in place also  using our own Natural Spring Water in the Barn.

Each of these big and small changes to our business mean we have become more sustainable and contribute to the bigger picture of helping protect the environment we live in.

Eco-conscious & Climate aware

In 2019 we were immensely proud to be part of the project part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, bringing unique eco accommodation exclusively to The Kingscote Barn

Being eco-conscious, climate aware and mindful in how we use our natural resources, simply feels the right thing to do here at The Kingscote Barn.

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“A renewable future will be full of benefits. Energy everywhere will be affordable.”

David Attenborough