Our Green Policy

Our aim is to help promote sustainable tourism within the region and we strive to show that although we are not participating in any of the green tourism awards, this does not in any way compromise our high standards.

Being a walker myself, I have an affinity with nature and consider myself very lucky to live in such a beautiful location. We encourage guests to explore the local countryside, researching walks to suit individual requirements. Over forty signposted walks can be taken right from the door or can be started or finished close to public transport links.

We are committed to socially responsible and sustainable working practices by:

 Using short & low temperature washing/dishwashing cycles

 Line drying bedding etc whenever possible

 Using eco friendly products

 Growing fruit & vegetables

 Purchasing local, free-range, organic and Fairtrade products

 Promoting public transport & encouraging walkers and cyclists

 Using low energy light bulbs

 Using recycled paper products

 Reducing waste, recycling & composting

 Working with local organisations to promote the area

 Marketing mainly through the internet

 Offering long-stay discounts

 Encouraging drivers to leave their cars here during their visit and to walk or use local transport.

Some things you can do to help save the planet

Use local products, they give you a flavour of the area and help support local communities. We are fortunate to have some fantastic producers of food, drink, arts and crafts. Ask us about local markets or local and regional produce.

Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth.

Leave the car behind, if only for a day. Walk, cycle or use local transport. We will happily provide you with advice.

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