‘Climate Change is real and very serious. Our lifestyle has an impact on carbon emissions and as oil becomes scarcer, our lifestyles will have to change.’
Jill Barker, Baby Green: Caring for your Baby the Eco-Friendly Way, Published 2007.
Jill and her husband Jonathan purchased Middlewick after they sold their Environmentally Friendly business, Green Baby. They set out to bring everything they had learned from owning an Eco-retailer to the new business. Converting a 17th Century Farmstead on 16 acres of land into an environmentally friendly holiday resort. A place where guests can be inspired by a sustainable vision for the planet.
The Middlewick today, compared to when we (Jill and Jon) purchased it, is very different. Originally the holiday cottages were heated with inefficient night storage heaters or gas boilers. Over the years the cottages have been updated to be more sustainable.
Still a work in progress, Middlewick has come a long way forward from when we moved here in 2011.
From the cleaning products we use in the cottages, to the produce we buy for the Farm Shop, to the beauty ranges used in our spa, every decision we make here at Middlewick is carefully considered.
The power of purchase is our biggest power. The decisions we make regarding how we spend can affect the planet.
We are passionate about the local pound, and keeping money in the local community means so much to us here at Middlewick. We use local tradespeople and local suppliers as much as we can. So much of the food we have in our cafe and farm shop comes from within 12 miles of us here in Wick.
Middlewick can be reached by public transport. The 376 bus from the centre of Bristol drops off at the end of our Lane, just a short walk to us. Berrys Coaches from London depart and arrive in the centre of Glastonbury, a short walk or taxi journey to us here.
By train, you can travel to Castle Cary and then take a short taxi ride to us.
Or if you do drive, we welcome all cars but are especially pleased to have our visitors in Electric Cars. We have been encouraging our guests to use electric since 2018 when we installed 2 of the first Electric Vehicle charging points.