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   our green initiatives


At High Broadwood Hall Cottages our aim is to do our best to cater for as many of the needs of our visitors as we can. We offer a high quality, non-smoking, self-catering facility and ask you to join with us in doing the very best we all can for the environment also. Primary heating and hot water are provided by an ecologically friendly air-source heat pump. The lighting uses LED bulbs wherever possible, the solar panels help to assist in heating the water and photovoltaic panels and wind turbine help to generate electricity in a clean, non-polluting way. If you have any questions please ask Barry or Elaine, we will do our very best to answer them.

Environmental and Social Responsibility Policy

At High Broadwood Hall Cottages we are committed to working in a sustainable way and we are undertaking the following actions in order to achieve this:

  1. We aim to comply with the requirements of environmental legislation and approved codes of practice
  2. We continuously seek to improve our environmental and social performance
  3. We aim to reduce pollution, emission and waste wherever and whenever possible
  4. We aim to reduce the use of energy, water and other resources whenever possible
  5. We produce:
  6.     a) electricity from our photovoltaic panels and wind-turbine
        b) hot water with our solar panels and the air-source heating
        c) heating with our air-source heating system
        d) water from our own bore-hole (spring well)
  7. We aim to raise awareness and encourage participation in sustainable practices
  8. We aim to use, and promote the use of environmentally sensitive products wherever and whenever possible. These are placed in our cottages for our guests to use.
  9. We liaise with the local community
  10. We aim to make our guests aware of what is available to them locally
  11. We have minimised our environmental impact to the best of our ability and will strive to minimise it further, wherever and whenever possible
  12. We have joined the Green Tourism Business Scheme as an indicator of our sustainable aims and practices
  13. We have planted 1200 broadleaf trees to extend one small woodland and are thinning out the mature larch trees in the other (using a local ‘horse logger’ to ensure minimum damage to the existing trees), in the hope that this encourages the Rowans and broadleaved trees there to self-seed. If not, we will be planting additional native trees ourselves. At present we are planting some field boundary trees as well as either individual or small groups of trees in the lower, more sheltered fields.

Help us with conservation

  1. We have joined the Green Tourism Business Scheme as an indicator of our sustainable aims and practices
  2. We ask you to help us in this venture and offer one or two simple ways in which you can help. If you have any further suggestions, please do not hesitate to let us know.
  3. Please keep outside doors closed once you have passed through.
  4. Please close the windows when you go out.
  5. Please ensure lights are switched off when not required.
  6. Please use the recycling bins as marked.