Green Tourism

Protecting Cornwall’s Environment

The main reason people come to Cornwall is to enjoy its unique and beautiful environment – the beaches, the rugged cliffs, the flora and fauna, the historic sites and the Cornish way of life. We all have an impact on this environment and, with a little thought and action, we can help to preserve it for future generations.

What we are doing:

  1. We recycle all newspaper, glass, plastic bottles and cardboard
  2. We buy as much of our food from local suppliers as we possibly can – you can find the full list in the front of our menu folders.  We also make our own yoghurt and jams.
  3. We use energy-efficient lightbulbs wherever it is practical to do so; most of our toilets are now linked to cisterns which minimize the amount of water used. All radiators are fitted with thermostatic valves
  4. We endeavour to minimize the use of water and detergents. If you are staying with us for a period of time, we will normally change your bedlinen and towels every 3 or 4 days unless you ask us to do so more frequently
  5. We keep local maps, details of bus timetables and local places to eat available for our guests.
  6. We have clothes drying facilities for walkers and cyclists; we also provide secure storage for bicyles
  7. Our chickens help out by “recycling” kitchen scraps!
  8. We do what we can to encourage wildlife into the garden – providing bird feeders; uncultivated areas for insects and other wildlife

What you can do to help protect our beautiful county:

  1. Separate the recyclable items from your rubbish and leave them next to your waste bin. Remember to “reduce, reuse and recycle”.
  2. If you leave your towels hanging on your towel rail we will assume that you are happy to re-use them.
  3. Conserve energy and water – switch off the lights you do not need
  4. If your room is too warm, turn down your radiator thermostat; please do not keep a window open if the radiator is on
  5. Do not use your car all of the time; this is a wonderful area for walking – we have plenty of good, up-to-date maps to help you to explore. In addition, there is a summer bus service which stops right outside the house. We have copies of all relevant bus timetables.
  6. Stay local, eat local and buy local. There are some excellent pubs and restaurants in the area which serve locally sourced food; similarly there are many shops in Penzance and St Just which offer good quality local produce. We have a number of unique community events happening throughout the year – don’t miss out on the opportunity to watch and/ or participate.
  7. Follow the countryside code – protect the plants and wildlife around us – bring litter home; leave gates and property as you find them

Thank you!