Green Tourism Awards
Green Tourism is an organisation that HF Holidays have been working with since 2016 initially with our country house Derwent Bank in the Northern Lake District. This accreditation is designed for tourism businesses and looks at all aspects of sustainability including water efficiency, waste management, biodiversity and social and ethical choices. Following an assessment, either a Bronze, Silver or Gold grading is awarded.
All our Country House teams have been working towards their assessments - we have set ourselves the challenge of all our country houses achieving a Gold award within 3 years.
Awarded to 2 Houses:
Freshwater Bay House, Isle of Wight
Monk Coniston, Lake District
Awarded to 15 houses:
Alltshellach, Scottish Highlands
Abingworth Hall, South Downs
Chy Morvah, St Ives
Craflwyn Hall, Northern Snowdonia
Derwent Bank, Lake District
Dolserau Hall, Southern Snowdonia
Holnicote House, Exmoor
Larpool Hall, North York Moors
Longmynd House, Shropshire Hills
Nether Grange, Northumberland
Newfield Hall, Southern Yorkshire Dales
Nythfa House, Brecon Beacons
Peveril of the Peak, Peak District
Thorns Hall, Western Yorkshire Dales
West Lulworth House, Dorset Coast
Awarded to 1 House:
Harrington House, Cotswolds
Single Use Plastics
Improving the energy efficiency of our buildings is one of the most effective ways that we can improve our sustainability. In 2018 we replaced all the lighting in the public areas of our country houses with LED bulbs - these use considerably less electricity than traditional bulbs.
When we refurbish buildings we aim to install better insulation and more modern boilers. We currently operate two large bio-mass boilers at Glen Coe and Church Stretton.
Without bees, there’d be no honey, no fruit, and no vegetables! Bees are key to the survival of our fruit and vegetables as they pollinate them (carry pollen from one flower to another) to help them grow.
Here at HF Holidays, we’re doing our bit to help. Working with local beekeepers, we’ve set up hives in the grounds of our country houses at Selworthy, Freshwater Bay, Derwent Bank and Abingworth and now you can help too.
We are all really proud of the achievements to date, and the work that has been put in by our teams to protect the environment. If you would like any further information on the programme, please visit the website www.green-tourism.org