try to keep our environmental impact to a minimum and, in the past, we
have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable
Development for our low-impact policies and were voted best Sustainable
Tourism Business in 2004 in the Arena Network Wales Environmental
In 2010 we secured a
Gold Award according to the Green Tourism Business Scheme, the highest
award available to the tourism industry, and we continue to run the
enterprise to Gold Level standard.
Here is a summary of some of the measure we have taken:
All our cottages have recycling facilities
A Reedbed system purifies the waste water from the cottages
We have developed a small horticulture project on site with the aim of
providing fruit and vegetables for holiday makers staying here
We have 45-50 ex-caged Chickens rehoused here by the British Hen
Welfare Trust, the eggs from which we make cakes for the charity coffee
mornings and also sell—local eggs for local people!
Carbon neutral policy – we run an annual tree-planting programme to
balance out the carbon produced by visitors coming to Clynfyw
We try to use eco friendly cleaning products, recycled refuse sacks and low energy lightbulbs in all our cottages
All the cottages are fitted with solar panels helping to provide hot water
In 2010 we installed a 17 panel p/v array to produce up to nearly 4kw of solar electricity for sale to the National Grid
2012 we fitted a 60Kw log boiler which provides the hot water and
central heating needs of all the cottages using logs from the Clynfyw
woods. We plant more trees than we cut, so this is truly a carbon
neutral source of heat!
In 2013 we became a Champion of Human Rights, accredited by the British Institute of Human Rights
In 2014 we became linked with Tradecraft and endeavour to use Fair Trade products
whenever possible. Please ask to see our Fair Trade Policy.
We are now selling and using Traidcraft produce in Clynfyw day sevice, coffee morrnings and cooking.
have started a list of local producers to help visitors purchase
locally sourced foodstuffs from locally owned businesses. This list is
ever evolving. If you come accross someone/something worth adding,
please just let us know.
Ecoholidayshop have a lot of other environmentally aware cottage
providers on their site. If we are not quite what you are looking for,
do have a look as there might be somewhere better there!