Great news from the Green Tourism business Scheme – we have achieved a Gold award for both B&B and Self Catering Cottages. We had a pretty tough inspection a few weeks ago — they revisit every two years. With the solar panels, the new efficient heating boilers and a whole host of smaller things – not least our guests helping to recycle plastic, glass, paper, cans, batteries…… we can say goodbye to the silver award we won in 2009 as we are now officially Gold!
It just goes to show that you can be Five Star and still be operating a sustainable business. The inspector was so impressed with our wireless heating controls, that they may do a case study on us, so other businesses can learn from what we have done. If you want to know more just ask Mark – he loves talking about it!
Anyway they made lots more suggestions for us to continue improving so watch this space.