With summer finally arriving and staycations in full swing, it’s time to book the holiday that we’ve been looking forward to all year.
However, did you know that many UK staycations are now placing a huge emphasis on being eco-friendly?
As a carbon-neutral organisation, this was music to our ears!
Luckily there are a whole host of eco-friendly holidays in the UK, and we’ve highlighted our top 5 to inspire you for your next holiday in the UK.
The Zetter, London
The Zetter Hotel claims to be THE original London Boutique hotel and has used energy-saving technology and eco-friendly materials wherever possible. This approach also includes water pumped from the hotel’s 1500-foot bore-hole beneath the building which helps make the building self-sustaining (flushing loos and cooling the building).
As well as this, guests are given the option of foregoing housekeeping to save energy and it’s impressive that the hotel is using its clout to effect change in its suppliers – now almost everything comes and goes by bike.
Organig Parc in Carnguwch, Wales
Organig Parc offers guests to stay in charming holiday cottages that previously served as horse stables in the 1880s, and have since undergone extension renovation (using locally-sourced materials, of course).
Even better—the property sources its water from the nearby mountain spring fuels its stoves from fallen trees and ensures that all waste food is recycled and composted to fertilise the farm.
Slieve Donard Resort & Spa in Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Nestled at the foot of the Mountains of Mourne, this luxury hotel boasts all the amenities you’d expect in a five-star hotel, such as gorgeous rooms and excellent dining, plus a few you probably wouldn’t—an electric car charging point, an on-site food waste processing plant, and a wood pellet boiler to power the world-class spa facilities are all featured in this stunning hotel.
Following an extensive £15 million renovation, the Victorian property is now one of the most environmentally-friendly hotels in Britain!
The Scarlet in Cornwall, England
The Scarlet in Cornwall aims to create memorable holidays, experiences and escapes which don’t cost the Earth; featuring a slew of luxury amenities, including a deep relaxation room, sunbathing terrace, and cloister garden, you’ll never want to head up to your room (but you should, because each one offers a stunning panoramic view of the property).
But the hotel’s most exciting features are the ones you can’t see, such as its commitment to grey-water harvesting (using wastewater from showers to flush toilets) and its roof constructed entirely from Sea Thrift (a local plant).
Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa, Dundee
Think all eco-friendly hotels are in remote areas? Think again. Located in Scotland’s second most populated city, this 152-room property has sustainability down to a science.
Not only does the hotel only use eco-friendly chemicals, but it also purchases recycled furniture and accessories whenever possible, whilst paying careful attention to its energy consumption.
With all these great staycation options we hope we’ve given you some much needed holiday inspiration!