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Eco-Age Interview – Our Green Journey

It Is A Fairytale Of Calm That Develops With The Seasons

‘Since opening their dream-come-true collection of bespoke cottages and yurts, Orchard Retreat, Vicky and Nick Ritchens (along with their daughter Maddy and the now famous Moon Dog), have won a roll call of awards – just this week extending to a silver from Green Tourism. It’s a fairytale of calm that develops with the seasons.’

Now that is quite an opener from our recent interview with Eco-Age.


Shortly after being awarded silver by Green Tourism, we were invited by Dolly Jones of to talk about our green journey. We of course excitedly accepted.

It was so lovely to sit and chat about our business with such an innovative eco agency.  Telling our story really highlighted how far we have come.  Plus it allowed us to offer advice and inspire (we hope) other businesses looking to set up a sustainable venture.

Dolly, who was formally Editor of and who has written about us before, is now the Chief Content Officer for Eco-Age.  Eco-Age is an eco consultancy who, in their words; offer bespoke sustainability solutions for the mutual benefit of people and the planet – I mean how brilliant!

The drive to be as sustainable as possible is really important to us and funnily enough our daughter Maddy’s favourite colour is green.  Perhaps our ambition to run a low impact business has rubbed off on her, or perhaps her favourite colour is just green.  Regardless, to be interviewed by Dolly about where we are environmentally and how we got there was just amazing.

It was also such a privilege that the piece was published on Eco-Age’s new digital platform, launched last week.  Take a look at the full interview via the link below and see what you think.  We would love to hear your thoughts on eco tourism.

Eco-Age Interview by Dolly Jones 


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