If you believe in the travel philosophy of ‘leave no trace’, you’ll want to be sure that the place you are staying in is doing everything it can to promote sustainable tourism. These five eco-friendly hotels in England allow you to sleep sound in the knowledge they are determined to minimise their environmental impact.
Champneys Forest Mere, Liphook
With its lakeside setting and luxury spa treatments – not to mention the fact that it’s surrounded by ancient woodland – Champneys Forest Mere is a resort where relaxation is the name of the game. When you build your health spa in such beautiful and idyllic surroundings, looking after the environment and being ethical is key. Accordingly, the restaurant focuses on local and seasonal ingredients, while the spa provides products contain no trace of microbeads (and have not been tested on animals, too).
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The Zetter Hotel, London
Occupying a former warehouse in London’s creative district of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel is within striking distance of all the capital’s entertainment and cultural attractions. Since it opened, the hotel has used environmentally sensitive building materials and its restaurant has an emphasis on seasonality and using local suppliers. The hotel’s credentials are furthered by the fact that it has its own bore hole to make it more self-sufficient when it comes to water. It also has an in-house Green Team, ensuring The Zetter Hotel maintains its award-winning eco-friendly standards.
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The Green House, Bournemouth
The clue is in the name on the south coast of England, where you’ll find The Green House, a four-star hotel just a short walk from the beach. This boutique hotel has made being eco-friendly a core part of its philosophy, from free electric car charging points in the car park to a combined heating and power unit, beds made from sustainably sourced wood, and a restaurant serving food made with local ingredients (plus beers and spirits from the region). Don’t miss afternoon tea in the garden, where the hotel has installed bird and bat boxes. Oh, and the honey on your breakfast table is from the bee hives on the roof.
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CLC Trenython Manor, Fowey
Combining a mansion house hotel with self-catering lodges, and all surrounded by 24 acres of gardens looking out across the Cornish countryside to the sea beyond, CLC Trenython Manor is the ultimate rural getaway. Its eco-friendly approach starts with the fact that the estate is as self-sufficient as possible by having its own water supply, electric system and sewage system. Nature walks have been developed to encourage wildlife habitats within the grounds, and the restaurant serves high-end cuisine using produce primarily sourced from local farmers and suppliers.
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Bloomfield House, Bath
Inside a grand Georgian building you will find Bloomfield House, an eco-friendly guesthouse just a short walk from the many attractions of Bath. Its approach to sustainable tourism includes using green electricity suppliers, buying meat, eggs and dairy products from local farmers, and bread from the Thoughtful Bakery, which is co-owned by the hotel. At the bakery you can learn more about its commitment to sustainability and the Real Food campaign, as well as joining in with one of its regular baking courses.
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