Protecting the Environment Living in such a peaceful, beautiful location we cannot but believe in protecting the environment to ensure that it is still here for our grandchildren and beyond. To this aim we
have recently installed solar panels which generate electricity.
replaced the large fire escape door in the cottage to reduce heat loss.
use Eco-friendly products as much as possible, including Eco-friendly cleaning and laundry products.
are gradually changing all of our towels to Eco-friendly ones which can be washed at a lower temperature and dry much more quickly.
do all our own laundry and use the wonderful outdoor drying facility whenever possible. When not (it does rain here jut occasionally!) we use a dehumidifier to reduce the drying time and drying balls in the tumble dryer if we have to use it.
make our own electric car charging point available for guests to use
are planning to swap the plastic bottles the toiletries come in for more Eco-friendly packaging once our current stock has been used.
Charity Support We firmly believe in supporting local and national charities. These include:
The Soap Company - Keswick provide all our toiletries. The charity was formed in Keswick, in the Lake District, to create opportunities for local disabled and disadvantaged people, who make up more than 70% of their employees.
Mend our Mountains - the British Mountaineering Council charity-you may notice the mugs in the kitchen from them.
Light the Lakes - An annual event where teams of police officers, staff, retired officers and police friends light up the famous Wainwright fells of Cumbria in memory of colleagues killed - we gave a voucher for a free weekend for their raffle in 2019.
(And finally.... To bring the two sides of charity and the environment together, we have just switched to only using 100% bamboo loo paper. Much better for the environment and, even better, we get it from the lovely people at "Who Gives a Crap" who clearly do (give a crap!) as they give 50% of their profits towards charities which help to make sure that people in underdeveloped countries have access to clean water and toilets..