Green Policy

What a lovely few days - spectacular walk through bluebell woods to Hartland Abbey and on to the beach, to picnic

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The Hartland Peninsula has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty, full of fantastic plants and wildlife. We feel a responsibility to do what we can to ensure that it stays this way and hope you do too.

Recycling
We do our best to reduce the amount of waste we produce and to recycle the rest. Each cottage has a compost bin and we ask guests to keep glass, cardboard, paper plastic and tin/metal waste for recycling in the bins next to the big barn.

Heating
Our central heating systems are on time clocks and we ask guests to turn the heating off when possible. Most of our cottages have wood burning stoves to provide extra heat and reduce the need for electric heating.

Lighting
We have fitted low energy light bulbs wherever possible and ask that guests turn off lights when leaving rooms and do not leave external lights on unnecessarily.

Washing and drying
Where washing machines are provided they are A Rated energy efficient and we ask that guests do their washing at 30°C degrees when possible (this can reduce energy consumption by as much as 40% versus washing at 40°C). We have a communal washing machine and tumble dryer for guests’ use and ask that the use of the dryer be kept to a minimum. Please use Eco cycles on our dishwashers when possible.

Rain water harvesting
There are several water butts around our site which we use to gather rain water for watering plants etc. We ask guests to use tap water conservatively during their stay (by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth in the morning and evening, you can save up to 8 gallons of water a day).

Shop local
Hartland has many independent businesses and we encourage guests to support them as much as possible during their stay. Nearby farm shops and restaurants provide locally produced foods and we encourage guests to support them.

No smoking
All our cottages and the spa room are non-smoking.

“Leave nothing behind but footprints”
When you are out and about during your stay, try to reduce your footprint as much as possible and always observe the Countryside Code. Bring your rubbish back to Cheristow to recycle it, or try to find a local recycling centre. Keep dogs under close control and on a lead when appropriate and always pick up after them. Leave gates and property as you find them, protect plants and animals and be considerate to other people.

And finally… The Hartland Peninsula is a great place to walk so perhaps you won’t need the car every day.

 


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