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Applefield Cottage

Hello, my name's Toby, I'm a funeral director and I'll be working personally with you all the way, from our first contact onward.

People describe me as caring, flexible, creative and positive. I'm here to help you celebrate your loved one's life in whatever way you wish - simple, traditional, humanist, eco, contemporary or alternative.


I'm a celebrant too - so I can lead ceremonies and help plan celebrations.

How much you spend has nothing to do with how much you love.

As a carbon neutral business I source environmentally-friendly 'World Fair Trade' coffins and urns made of natural, biodegradable, sustainable and low-carbon materials. I use local flower farms whose flowers are sustainable, chemical free and have a low carbon footprint and use our own solar-power system to run the office and electric vehicle.

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All my fees are published here on the website. Unlike most funeral directors, I don't make a profit from things like coffins, ashes containers, funeral venue costs etc. You only pay what I’ve paid, so no hidden 'extras'.

After I've discussed everything I'll give you a written estimate, confirming arrangements, timings and costs.

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