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Holiday Cottage Environmental Policy
Our principally aim is to provide a holiday
environment that is as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.
While we are providing our principal aim we also wish
to be environmentally responsible and support the island and Fair Trade
- We have reduced our energy usage by use of good
insulation, eco light bulbs and temperature displays to help our
- Our main bank we use is the Co-op bank.
- We also use www.1and1.co.uk as a web site
provider, they are currently the only green web space provider.
- Paper waste is recycled into paper brickettes for
use in our own house to reduce our use of heating energy and also used
to improve aeration of our 4 compost bins.
- We are including more and more environmentally
friendly products to maintain the accommodation and products that the
- We try to assist our guests by providing
information about local services and attractions, the local tourist
office is the village post office/grocery store.
- We are trying to encourage cycling and walking and
have installed a secure bike rack with a cover, chain and padlock
their are also bike tools for maintenance, and now water supply
outside from a rain water butt and watering can, there is also a brush
and bucket in the stable to help cleaning. We have
installed a boot scrapper, brush and crevice tool and will be making
additions improvements to facilities in the near future. We are
starting our own walks via our walking page.
- A separate special bin is provided for compostable material which we
use for our own vegetable production - we currently have four large
- The building and grounds fall within an Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty and we are continually trying to improve
the green environment around the Carriers Stable to provide privacy
and a better environment for birds and the local red squirrels. You
can often see pheasants picking up seeds that have fallen out of the
bird feeder or in season eating the berries from the 'Pheasant Bush'
if the blackbirds haven't.
- We have added bird box, bat box.
- Banking for the running of this business is via the
Co-op Bank (Ethical bank with green policies and funding) using the
local post office in the village to deposit and withdraw or via post.
- Possible water leakage from external pipes is
- Some water from the roof is saved into two water
butts for watering. Guests are encouraged to use some safe waste water
from washing up to occasionally water the pot plants on the patio
during summer that way we don't have to come over to water. Drive area
and patio have a permeable under layer to increase water absorption to
avoid local water problems and reduce watering.
- If there are any further improvements that we can
make we would be grateful for any suggestions, a suggestion book is
provided for visitors.
- We support environmental initiatives by the council
and other local bodies.
- We promote walking, cycling and use of public
transport. There is a local bus service, and there is a covered new
bus stop at the bottom of the road for Southern Vectis buses to all
areas of the island. There is now an additional voluntary bus service
Route D (flag down service) which now visits the village.
- We do not advertise other than via paperless