Sustainability / Environmental impact

Sustainability / Environment

Sustainability / Environment

A number of initiatives have been undertaken to reduce energy consumption and the environmental impact of the cottage, as follows:-

  • Secondary glazing to improve heat efficiency whilst respecting the listed building status.
  • A modern integrated electric heating system using the latest fuel efficient radiators.
  • LED lighting throughout including LED filament lamps which consume less than 10% of the electricity of standard bulbs.
  • Induction hob in the kitchen.
  • A-rated white goods.
  • Softened water; not only does soft water feel nice to the touch, it requires much less soap or detergent and with no lime scale build up (in what is a very hard water area), the sinks, bath, and shower require less cleaning solutions and the water systems and washing machines last much longer.
  • A reverse osmosis water purifier provides top quality drinking water and there is no need to purchase bottled water.
  • The Housekeeping team use environment friently products where possible.
  • We use compostable coffee capsules where possible.
  • Single use plastic is minimised with soap and other consumables purchased in bulk and everyday containers refilled.