Our Values

We are a small family business with strong values. Here are some of the things that matter most to us at Gravel Farm.

 

What we value

 

Sustainability

From the get-go we’ve been committed to making Gravel Farm a more sustainable site.

Willow House is very energy efficient with a highly insulated timber frame structure. Classed as an eco-home, it features underfloor heating provided via air source heat pump, a mechanical ventilation heat recovery system and solar panels. The property achieved an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of 111 (92 is required for an A rating). 

 

We compost, re-use and recycle on site, wherever possible, and encourage guests to use the recycling bins provided in the cottages.

 

Our aim is to source locally as much as possible, and with this mind, we are building a network of local small businesses. We share our black book of fabulous suppliers with our guests.

Gravel Farm is set in the most wonderful untamed landscape in the Fens populated by a variety of birds and wildlife. We are passionate about sending areas back to nature and encourage rewilding. You can enjoy wild swimming and other river activities thanks to our perfect position alongside the River Great Ouse.

 

 

Customer Service

 At Gravel Farm we offer a personal level of service where your individual wishes will be catered for whether you are booking a stay in one of our cottages or planning a weekend wedding.

 

We focus on doing the basics really well, ensuring that your stay in our cottages will be supremely comfortable and you will have everything you need. You will find stylish interiors and bathrooms, individual Wi-Fi connectivity and a high standard of cleaning throughout. The beds all have British made Harrison spinks pocket sprung mattresses. We love it when guests say, ‘We had the best night’s sleep ever.’ We care about offering our guests luxury ‘home from home’ accommodation.

 

From your very first phone call, we want to help make your stay with us is as enjoyable as it possibly can be and our team are ready to share their knowledge. Contact us to ask us any questions about the local area, our accommodation or Gravel Farm.

 

 

Supporting small businesses

 As a small business, we like to support other small businesses and especially those on our doorstep. Local businesses put money back into the community and help it to grow. It’s also rather special when guests discover something made by a local artisan.

Our focus is on increasing our small business suppliers. We source products from a range of local businesses including makers of soap and cake. (Davina, do you have a couple more product makers you can mention).

 

We have wonderful relationships with local providers, including caterers and florists, who we recommend for weddings and private events.

 

 

Family

 Family is very important to us at Gravel Farm. We see our truly committed and enthusiastic team as extended family.

We understand that dogs are a much-loved part of the family too and encourage owners to bring their well-behaved canines to enjoy walks in the magnificent Fenland countryside.

As a family business we are not part of a chain - we are unique - and can help you create an exclusive wedding. Gravel Farm is the perfect blank canvas.

Our family farmhouse is next to the cottages and we enjoy sharing all that this magical riverside haven has to offer with guests and their dogs.

 

Three words

Finally, three words sum up our values.

We are genuine, authentic and honest.

Please do call 07723 016 965 if you have any questions. Just ask - we’re here to help.