Sustainable Tourism

Beechwood is becoming a more Eco friendly B and B.

Beechwood B and B has made a serious commitment to ensure that its operations make an impact on the environment.

We operate our business in an Environmentally sensitive way. Ensuring that all Environmental legislation apply.

I am pleased to announce that Beechwood has joined the Green tourism Business scheme. (Silver Accreditation)

Beechwood is becoming a more Eco friendly B and B.

 

  • 21 solar panels fitted to south roof for electricitc
  • Power saving lights throughout.
  • Wood burner in lounge.
  • Thermostatic controls fitted to all radiators.
  • A rated appliances are bought.
  • Boiler maintenance.
  • Water efficient washing machine (30 minute cycle).
  • Water butts outside front and back to water flowers.
  • Monitoring of water ( signs in all rooms to save water).
  • Monitoring waste and Recycling.
  • Monitoring travel and transport.
  • Green information available to customers.
  • Totally non-smoking.
  • Green laundry practices.
  • Roof insulation.
  • Triple glazing fitted all upstairs last year. Double glazing downstairs.
  • Power downs fitted to Tv’s and computers, so if left on standby will switch off in 30 seconds.
  • Natural products used for cleaning (chlorine free).
  • All plastics, cardboard and bottles recycled weekly.
  • Locally produced food and drink. Fair Trade (downloadable Word document 12mb).
  • Everything is done electronically to save paper.
  • All batteries are re-chargeable.
  • Use less paper in marketing.
  • Electrical items/mobile phones all re-cycled.
  • Information on public transport, and walks.
  • Cycle hire information.
  • Car free activities.
  • Garden. wildlife encouraged. All trees in garden planted to encourage wild- life. Information available about nature related attractions. The garden is mulched every year with recycled wood chips. Old railway sleepers have been used to extend the decking.
  • Bird food containers around the garden. Letter box used every year for nesting. Postman encouraged not to use letter box during nesting time.
  • Towels and bedding signs in rooms, to encourage guests to decide when they need bedding and towels changed.
  • Bins in all rooms are emptied according to the waste to be re-cycled.
  • We have a downloadable brochure.
  • High levels of insulation throughout the property.
  • Using raw materials.
  • We use re-cycled toilet paper.
  • Lights outside are on a sensor to switch off after 60 seconds, or are solar powered.