Environmental and Social Responsibility

At Yarner House we are located in a precious natural landscape and look to do all we can to minimise ours and our guests’ impact on the local environment.  We recognise the impact we could have on the environment and that through green initiatives and working together as a team, we can contribute to making a cleaner and safer environment.

In our food and catering we use homemade and locally sourced produce.  We aim to support the local economy as best we can by sourcing as much as we can locally.

In rooms we use local soap from The Dartmoor Soap Company and can sell this and other locally produced items to our guests and visitors.

In our open fires and wood burners we use all our own wood, supplied from woodlands on the Estate, felled and seasoned for over three years so as to be as clean burning as possible.

We recycle all our plastic containers and re-use anything that we can in all our rooms. We have reusable glass bottles for water in all our rooms, instead of plastic.

We are excited to be adding new flower meadows around the house, which will be especially friendly to bees, bugs and butterflies.  Once established, we will set up our own bee hives to supply our own honey.

We recycle all our glass, plastic and cardboard.  The recycling within Dartmoor National Park has strict guidelines which we happily adhere to and promote.

All our water comes straight from three adits that sit in the hillside just above Yarner.  This pure Dartmoor water is used throughout Yarner and in the past has even been bottled for local sale.

We support the local charity Rowcroft by raising money for them annually at our Festive Fair in December.

We love to promote all that there is to see and do on Dartmoor, and can supply plenty of local area information in the Welcome Packs in all rooms plus in our guests living room, featuring local attractions, pubs and restaurants.  There is a list of some local suppliers here.