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Sustainability and Environment

We are committed to minimising the impact that Jopes Mill and Lodge has on the environment at the same time as contributing to our community here in South East Cornwall.  We try to manage our six acres of gardens and woodland in a way that preserves its natural beauty at the same time as providing important wildlife habitats.  And of course all those trees are busy absorbing CO2!  

  • We have solar panels on the roof of Jopes Cottage which provide free electricity to the mill and lodge during the day, and feed any surplus back to the grid.

  • We purchase our electricity from a green energy supplier.

  • We cut and carefully dry all the wood we use from our own woodlands, supplying the wood burners in the mill and lodge as well as our own cottage.

  • Oil was the only choice for central heating in the mill, but boiler in the mill is new and has a very high efficiency rating.



  • We have our own private water supply from a spring up the hill, which is treated in our own treatment plant on site. 

Cleaning Products

  • Almost all of our cleaning products come from Bio D and Ecover ranges – they are both environmentally friendly and kind to the sewage treatment plant.  We buy in bulk containers wherever possible to minimise plastic waste.

  • We use a steam cleaner where appropriate to avoid using chemicals

  • The exception is anti-viral cleaner which doesn't have a natural alternative.

Waste and Recycling

  • Household waste from the cottages is sorted and recycled

  • Food waste is composted on site.

Commitment to the Community

We are both musicians and are committed to building the audience for professional classical music in South East Cornwall through events and work in schools.  In the summer of 2021 we ran the first Music at Jopes Mill event, which brought together professional musicians for a weekend of wonderful music making in the gardens at Jopes Mill.  We are already making plans for next years event on 2nd and 3rd July, as well as a number of smaller concerts in our music room through the winter. 





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