We are fortunate to live in this amazing and historical landscape. We want our guests and visitors to enjoy the area whilst minimising any environmental impact. As a business, we intent to be more responsible by making the move towards being more sustainability; this captured in our sustainability policy.

We think that our home is just the next evolution of the buildings that form Craighall Steading. When we built our home, we did so with ‘fabric -first’ way of thinking to minimize running cost over the longer term; this includes energy efficient design and systems which includes solar energy.

Here are a few of the things that we are doing:

  • We use produce from our garden; be it fresh fruit, eggs from the hens, potatoes for breakfast or seasonal flowers. The glut of fruit from the summer is preserved.
  • Where possible we use local shops for produce and aim to use what is in season
  • We work with local businesses; many of the decorative fittings are made by local people.
  • Our guest room toiletries are made by Scottish Fine Soaps with cruelty-free and vegan ingredients.
  • We reduce our use of single-use plastic (glass water bottles and milk bottles in rooms, refillable, toiletry bottles, no individual sachets of sauces/preserves etc.)
  • We try to minimize the creation of waste and recycle as much as possible by separating our waste to be recycled at facilities in the village, whilst also composting our garden waste.
  • We reuse or repurpose items such as the lamps and refreshments shelf in the rooms.
  • Our toilets have smaller cisterns and shorter/dual flushes. We only have showers with XXX heads for guest to minmise water usage
  • We do our own laundry to reduce transportation cost whilst using the energy efficient programmes for the washing.
  • We use environmentally friendly cleaning products.
  • We have 3.5KWp solar photovoltaic panels for our electricity and use a Sunamp heat battery to store energy for water heating. We use a 100% renewable electricity supplier.
  • We use energy-saving-appliances, throughout the premises.
  • We have heated towel rails in each bathroom to ensure guests have the option to re-use towels; we do not change towels daily unless soiled.
  • Reducing our energy and water consumption with low energy LED lighting and dual flush toilets.
  • We garden organically. Our small garden has lots of insect and butterfly friendly plants. There is plenty of wildlife that can be seen close the property; we regularly see deer, hares, rabbits, foxes, badgers, hawks, and field mice. Craighall Den is SSSI and home to a range of Flora and fauna
  • We have planted native trees and bushes as part of the Queens Canopy initiative.
  • We provide guides and information on local walks and cycle routes to our guests.
  • We volunteer with the Fife and Countryside Trust to help maintain Craighall Den; we support other local charities that help improve the life of locals.

Flowers in the garden

The Queen’s Canopy

Our polytunnel

Say hello to the egg producers

Bountiful harvest

Whilst staying at our B&B you can help in small ways

We can all reduce our impact on the environment by making choices. As a visitor you have a very important role to play in helping us to conserve our natural assets and become a more sustainable destination. Here are some tips on how you can help:


  • We plan to add an EV charging point for use by our guests.
  • Additional we are investigating the installation of further solar and/or small scale wind turbine with battery storage.