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Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Accommodation in Britain

Hotels, B&Bs, lodges, and other accommodations all over Britain are prioritising sustainability, so you can plan a memorable trip while also minimising your impact on the planet. Whether it’s an off-grid getaway in Wales or a chic hotel in London, we’ve created a list of six sustainable spots that you can book for your next eco-friendly British holiday.

Heckfield Place – Hampshire

Located in the gorgeous county of Hampshire, Heckfield Place is a gloriously polished Georgian manor on over 400 acres of land that is not only beautiful on the outside, but also prioritises the environment on the inside. Here, you will find plenty of initiatives that the luxury country home has implemented as part of their commitment to sustainability. Some steps the estate has taken include making sure 90% of their lamps use LEDs, maintaining their own borehole to harvest rain water, and continuing to grow their very own certified bio-dynamic farm.

Heckfield Place

The Scarlet – Cornwall

Cloister Garden at The Scarlet, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, England

This sleek and stylish cliff-top hotel located on the northern coast of Cornwall features a slew of luxury amenities including a deep relaxation room, sunbathing terrace, a cloister garden, and rooms with stunning panoramic views. But the Scarlet’s most exciting features are the ones you can’t see, such as its commitment to grey-water harvesting (using waste water from showers to flush toilets) and its roof constructed entirely from Sea Thrift (a local plant).

The Scarlet

The Zetter Townhouse – London

The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone opened in 2015 with a mission to provide for the planet in addition to its guests. To encourage lower power and water consumption, they offer free food and drinks to guests who opt out of housekeeping if they’re staying for more than two nights. Every room has reusable coffee cups and the hotel provides complimentary coffee to any guest who purchases the cup.

The Zetter Townhouse

Inhabit Queen’s Gardens – London

Interior view of bar and dining area in Inhabit Queen's Gardens hotel

Escape into a sustainable haven at Inhabit Queen’s Gardens, located in peaceful Bayswater. With a Scandi-style interior throughout and subterranean wellness centre hosting daily yoga sessions, you’re sure to find your zen during a stay. Cooking up a plant-based menu in partnership with Yeotown, with produce sourced locally from small suppliers, the Kitchen serves up nourishing breakfast smoothie bowls, nutritious lunch bites and organic juices. Each room is equipped with a mini-bar, packed with healthy produce, while water refill stations across each floor aim to reduce plastic waste.

Inhabit Queen's Gardens

The Victoria Inn – Norfolk

The Victoria Inn is a few minutes’ walk from the golden sands of Holkham beach and is a perfect place to discover the county’s windswept coastline, seaside towns and villages. Having joined Green Tourism in 2016, the hotel is committed to being as environmentally and ethically responsible as possible. Their food is local and organically sourced, with waste collected by ReFood (producing green energy through anaerobic digestion). The Inn also runs on ‘green’ electricity (LED lighting/installation of a biomass boiler).

The Victoria Inn

Crashpad Lodges at Yr Helfa– Snowdonia, North Wales

Located on the foothills of Snowdon, in North Wales, Crashpad Lodges is a historic Welsh farmhouse powered by its own renewable energy source. The property is off-grid, meaning there is no access to mains electricity. Instead, they are powered through solar panels, a wind turbine, and a water pump that also uses solar energy. The lodges are only fully accessible by 4 x 4 vehicles to keep the disturbance of the land to a minimum and to respect the surrounding farm land and animals. All of which means you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery without having to worry about the impact on the environment.

Crashpad Lodges

Eagle Brae – Scottish Highlands

Eagle Brae, the Scottish Highlands.

Looking for a getaway into the Scottish Highlands? Look no further than the lavish Eagle Brae log cabin village. Not only is it a gorgeous place to relax, but it also offers an opportunity for a carbon neutral holiday. Eagle Brae has their own micro-hydro scheme that provides electricity and hot water to the cabins, with their water sourced from a natural, sustainable underground supply, treated on-site and gravity fed to the cabins.

Eagle Brae
21 Jun 2022(last updated)

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