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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 our local recycling websiteFreecycle’ or simply 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 possibly could. We turned old cooker rings into clocks, bottle tops and corks into a screen and even used packaging to create our kitchen splashback. We hand made wax wraps, re-purposed old doors and ladders and upcycled old furniture. 

We hope our guests will enjoy the quirky additions to Holi Moli
We installed double glazing throughout and super insulated both the huts, fitted 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 mattresses with British fleece wool
Pre-set thermostatically controlled heating
Good' high 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

We have drought tolerant and bee friendly planting

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West Country produce in our welcome pack

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Clematis Cottage Clotted Cream Fudge - Selworthy  
Muesli - 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
Free range farm eggs -
Kilve

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 a gluten free option if requested
Bio-degradable poop bags.
Beco dog bowls made from bamboo and locally made Exmoor Dog Blankets are available.

Other little things we do

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​​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 again, both online and in the beach hut


We support the South West Coast Path, RNLI, Birmingham Dogs Home and #2minutebeachclean on InstagramFacebook and Twitter 
Cotton bags and litter pickers are provided for guests use to do their own #2minutebeachclean

We provide a dog sitting service raising funds for RNLI
At both huts there are vintage sweet vending machines, refurbished by Brett with all proceeds going to Birmingham Dogs Home 

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’ folders.

We use biodegradable 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 little humour
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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 dog 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

Local producers

At Salad Days and Holi Moli we always try to use local Somerset products were possible, so we have 'Mo's Marmalade' in our welcome baskets. It's homemade marmalade from our village in the Quantocks. We hope you enjoy
Introduced in 2016 is 'Secret Orchard Cider'. An award winning Somerset 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 supply homemade muesli which is 100% organic and full of fruit and nuts.
We introduced Boo Cottage Botanicals soaps. These natural handmade soaps are made in small batches by a family run local business based in West Bagborough in the Quantock Hills. If you want to try something different when you visit, why not book one of 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 complimentary Beauty Kubes so there 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 leave in our welcome basket fudge made by Clematis Cottage 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 and Holi Moli. His gallery is well worth a visit to pick up a souvenier of your stay.