Looking for high-quality accommodation that truly reflects sustainable travel habits? From lavish spas with clifftop hot tubs to sumptuous country house hotels, when it comes to being eco-friendly there’s no need to scrimp on comfort. Check out, then check-in for some of Britain’s green and pleasant places to stay.
Five hotels with sustainability at their heart
Number One Bruton
An elegant Georgian townhouse, medieval forge and row of cottages, Number One Bruton has been carefully converted into a 12-bedroom hotel with a devotion to Somerset’s craft heritage and sustainability.
Heckfield Place stands on 400-acres of secluded Hampshire countryside. Its bio-dynamic farm, kitchen gardens and orchards provide estate-grown ingredients for two luxury restaurants. Its spa offers all-natural treatments.
Saorsa 1875 is a 19th-century baronial house surrounded by two acres of natural woodlands overlooking Pitlochry, a town in rugged Perthshire. This hotel offers plant-based gourmet menus, craft beers and individually-designed rooms.
The Wild Rabbit
Part of one of the most sustainable organic farms in Britain, The Wild Rabbit offers pub rooms with handmade comfy horsehair mattresses, pet friendly cottages and fine organic dining in the heart of the Cotswolds. Electric car charging points are available.
The Zetter Hotel
The 19th-century Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell, central London features energy-saving technology and a borehole private water supply, making the Victorian building almost entirely self-sufficient. Hire a bicycle to see the sights.