Monk Coniston takes Gold in Green Tourism
Our very own HF Holidays’ Monk Coniston hotel is awarded Gold status by Green Tourism.
In recognition of its sustainability efforts, HF Holidays’ Monk Coniston country house has been granted Green Tourism’s Gold status, the highest award possible. The leading industry accreditation association, Green Tourism, awarded a Gold status in recognition of the Monk Coniston team’s industry leading sustainability practices.
Monk Coniston achieved 82% percent with 246 points out of a possible 300. With 100% for nature and culture, 90% for transport and travel and 85% for management.
John Croxford, House Manager and Helen Croxford, Gardener comment: “We are delighted our commitment to sustainability has secured gold status. It’s a huge achievement. We are absolutely committed to the best possible environmental and ethical practices at Monk Coniston and the whole team here has embraced the initiative with huge enthusiasm. Situated within the Lake District National Park, the world's first Fairtrade National Park Zone, our actions can have a really positive effect on our surroundings, helping to preserve and protect the area for future visitors to enjoy."
Monk Coniston is a historic National Trust property, full of romantic, gothic-style charm in the Lake District and occupies 14 acres of landscaped gardens and arboretum. Earlier this year HF Holidays successfully completed a full refurbishment of all the country house’s 32 bedrooms.
Not-for-profit organisation Green Tourism is considered one of the most rigorous certification programmes of its kind. Established in 1997, it is the only one independently validated by the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT) on behalf of Visit England, Visit Wales and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, and is endorsed by Visit Scotland and Failte Ireland.
Well done to all of the team at Monk Coniston, we look forward to sharing this with you for many years to come!