Sustainability

Trying to make our little green huts a little greener ​
We may only have two little beach huts so we try to do lots of small things that will leave as little an environmental impact as possible.

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All items removed before both refurbishments got underway were either re-used where possible, offered on a local recycling website ‘Freecycle’ or given away on site.

We ‘upcycled’ furniture and fittings where suitable at Salad Days and at Holi Moli we upcycled, re-purposed and hand made as much as we possily could. We turned old cooker rings into clocks, bottle tops and corks into a screen and even used packaging to create our splashback. We hand made wax wraps, re-purposed old doors and ladders and upcycled old furniture we had rather than buying new. We hope our guests will enjoy the quirky additions to Holi Moli


We installed double glazing throughout, underfloor heating, low energy and LED lighting and all appliances are A or A* rated. The toilet is a ‘dual flush’ cistern.


The only trades used were all local from Minehead

The TV installed is low energy LED
British made natural mattress with British fleece wool.
Pre-set thermostatically controlled heating.
Good quality bedding so extra heating not required.
Water bottle in fridge to save running the tap to get cold water.

We have added bamboo cotton buds, bamboo toothbrushes and chewable toothpaste tablets from Non Plastic Beach  so why not give them a go and help reduce the plastic you use.

Drought tolerant and bee friendly planting.

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Local West Country produce in our welcome pack

Clematis Cottage (Giftshop and Gallery) Clotted Cream Fudge - Selworthy  
Muesli & Marmalade - Organic and home made in Holford 
Glenmore Bakery Bread - Williton 
Mo's Marmalade - Home made in Holford
Secret Orchard Cider - Nettlecombe Exmoor
Miles Tea, Coffe & Sugar - Porlock & Minehead
 
Lower Marsh Farm Eggs - Dunster
Exmoor Magazine or Somerset Life
West Somerset Free Press - Williton or Somerset County Gazette - Taunton
Cornish sea salt
Should any of our guests have special dietary requirements or food intolerance please let us know when booking and we will ensure alternatives are supplied.

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...and for Dogs
 Our own homemade dog treats or you can request the gluten free option
Bio-degradable poop bags
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Beco dog bowls and Exmoor made blankets are available
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​​Other little things we do

​We give details of many local walks that do not need the car both online and in the beach hut.
We ask that all our guests follow the countryside code.
We recommend local restaurants, pubs, café’s and attractions both online and in the beach hut.


We support the South West Coast Path, RNLI and #2minutebeachclean on Instagram and Twitter which we ask others to also support.
Cotton bags and litter pickers are provided for guests use to do their own beach clean.

We now also provide reusable stainless steel straws rather than the throw away plastic ones.

We recycle as much as possible and request that our guests do the same. A recycle bin is provided and we have a dedicated recycling area on Dunster Beach site. Full details of all the items which can be separated are given in the ’Useful Stuff’ folder.

At Salad Days we use biodegradable or paper caddy bags.

We have changed our energy supplier to
Green Energy UK who provide 100% renewable electricity.

We try to make people aware, but do it with a smile.
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Public Transport around Dunster

Nearest mainline train station is at Taunton
Travel between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead from Dunster Station on the
West Somerset Railway
For bus routes, timetables etc. visit
First Group Somerset
For further details see our 
Find Us page

Bicycle racks are provided for two bikes, so guests can bring their own bikes and store them.

Why not have a look at Mavericks blog Steam and Sea for details of the Steam Coast Trail which is a new accessible trail and cycle path from Dunster Beach to Blue Anchor Bay .

Any feedback or little ideas which may help us improve are always welcome.

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The Countryside Code

Local producers

At Salad Days we always try to use local Somerset products, so we have 'Mo's Marmalade' to our welcome basket. It's homemade marmalade from our village. We hope you enjoy
Inroduced last year 'Secret Orchard Cider'. An award winning cider, made just a few miles away in the village of Nettlecombe in Exmoor National Park, we can highly recommend it. ​
For more informationon on this great craft cider producer see
​secretorchardcider.com .
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We will also be supplying our own homemade muesli which is 100% organic and full of fruit and nuts.
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We have also introduced Boo Cottage Botanicals soaps. These natural handmade soaps are made in small batches by a family run local business based in the Quantock Hills. If you want to try something different when you visit, why not book one of the their soap making workshops which they run throughout the year.
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After months of searching we have finally managed to find a local supplier of shampoo and body wash that is organic, zero waste and plastic free. We now offer Beauty Kubes so no need to take plastic bottles into the shower.
After a request on Twitter and Facebook we were lucky enough to team up with a fabulous local producer of homemade clotted cream fudge. This means we are now able to supply in our welcome basket fudge made by Clematis Cottage (Gift Shop & Gallery) in Selworthy.
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We love supporting local artists and we have a great one called Leo Davey based in Minehead. His work is inspired by Somerset and we have several of his pieces in Salad Days. His gallery is well worth a visit to pick up a souvenier of your stay.
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