In implementing an Environmental policy, we genuinely care about the environment and strive to make a difference and reduce our carbon footprint. From the food on your plate to the toiletries in your bathroom, we are constantly trying to find ways to improve. To achieve this takes time but we are finding new ways to help every day.
This Environmental Policy page is a list of the actions we take so far to help minimise our impact on the planet:
We shop locally where possible, sourcing our produce from Cardigan and surrounds to keep our food miles low and support local business. We take clean containers with us to collect fresh produce and avoid packaging wherever possible. We also have a monthly home delivery service from the supermarket, choosing ethically sourced, fairly traded products from accountable suppliers.
We recycle as much as possible, which means that all our cardboard, paper plastic, glass, tin and food waste is cleaned, sorted, stored and recycled every fortnight. As a result of our strict recycling policy, we only produce one black bag of non-recyclable waste every fortnight (including our own domestic waste).
We line-dry our laundry come rain or shine, finishing them off with a lightning-quick blast in the tumble dryer to soften them up. Nobody likes cardboard towels!
We change the sheets and towels twice a week for long-stay guests. If you wish to have them changed more regularly please put towels on the floor and advise us if you wish the beds changed and we will be happy to oblige.
Gardens are wildlife-rich environments, therefore we don’t use any chemicals to garden. While we are not experts in horticulture, we have taken advice and chosen plants to encourage wildlife.
Our environmentally-friendly toiletries are re-fillable, which minimises plastic waste. We also recycle your leftover soaps so none of our toiletries go to waste.
Energy Saving Lightbulbs and Water-Saving Toilets
Almost all our lightbulbs are energy-saving, and all our toilets have dual-flush to save water.
All old duvets and pillows are donated to animal rescue centres to be used as bedding for homeless animals.
To help us be as green as possible, please consider your own energy usage during your stay. You could…
• Turn off lights and TV when not in use to reduce energy waste.
• Be mindful when using water – turn off the tap when brushing your teeth.
If you have any other suggestions for our Environmental Policy for how we can be more green please let us know!