At Fronfelen, our aim is to have as little impact upon the environment as possible and, to this end, we always seek to find the most efficient, clean means of operation.

So far, our measures include:

  • We have an A+++ rated heat-pump tumble dryer, and we put all the fresh, clean, and loose natural fibres and fur, which the dryer handily collects for us, out for the birds to use as nesting material.
  • Sourcing all our electricity from a renewables only supplier.
  • Recycling all of our cat food packaging, including pouches.
  • Using a 100% biodegradable cat litter made from natural plant fibre.
  • All of our water is sourced locally from a nearby spring.

The cattery itself is predominantly made of timber. The roof is made from polycarbonate and this efficiently collects and retains heat from the sun, thereby reducing our energy consumption from the grid. It also helps to ensure all our guests are as cosy as can be!

The main soft furnishings in our pods are recycled woollen blankets, made at Tweedmill in Flint, North Wales. Wool is a completely natural material, both breathable and insulating, making them the perfect choice to keep our guests comfortable.

Our plot of land here at Fronfelen extends to roughly an acre and we are always trying to come up with new ways in which we can support the amazing wildlife that we share our space with.

Since coming here in 2017, we have planted trees, put up a bat box, fed many, many birds, and created log piles and brushwood piles for creatures to take refuge in and hibernate. We have sown wildflower seeds, left the meadow grasses to grow as they please and left fruit to ripen and fall as food for the birds through the winter.

There are a huge variety of birds, insects and small furries that we take endless pleasure in watching (or sometimes just hearing) and we will always look to nurture and protect their environment, in which we are also making our home.