Editor’s choice: 2016 Green Hotels

discerning hotel guests may wish to have a luxury break which they know is not damaging the environment. the good hotel guide’s top green hotels have all taken big steps to encourage an eco-friendly experience. the hotels all offer fantastic accommodation, high-quality dining choices and luxury service, but at the heart of this they have a special emphasis on ensuring their local environment is protected for the future. among the green initiatives pendragon country house, cornwall, offers are solar energy, recharging points for two electric cars and a free washable nappy service for young visitors – even the hotel’s website is hosted on a carbon neutral server! the beautiful green park hotel in pitlochry offers complimentary transport to and from local stations to encourage guests to use public transport, purchases products that are environmentally friendly – local, organic, fair trade, recycled and/or recyclable – and reuses waste for compost to feed the hotel’s gardens. the old vicarage in powys has hens and a kitchen garden to reduce food miles, electric car recharging and solar thermal energy installed. the friendly hotel also offers special deals for guests arriving by bike.

Editor’s choice: 2016 Green Hotels

1
Augill Castle

Augill Castle

Kirkby Stephen

‘It’s a home away from home,’ chorus fans in 2017 of the Bennett family’s ‘stunning, well-preserved’ 19th-century pile striking a pose in rambling grounds in the Eden valley.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • view
  • disabled
10% discount voucher
2
Special offer
The Green Park

The Green Park - Free Theatre Ticket Special Offer

Pitlochry

On the banks of Loch Faskally, two generations of the McMenemie family run this much-liked Victorian hotel with ‘cheerful efficiency’ and an ‘informal, personable’ air.
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • disabled
  • exceptional_value
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
3
Special offer
Pendragon Country House

Pendragon Country House - Two and Three Nights

Camelford

In an ‘ideal position’ between coast and moorland, guests enthuse about the ‘attentive, professional service’, ‘warm and gracious hospitality’ and home-baked in-room treats at Nigel and Sharon Reed’s guest house.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
  • guest_house
10% discount voucher 25% voucher Upgrade voucher
4
Y Goeden Eirin

Y Goeden Eirin

Dolydd

‘More than a B&B, this is a home that welcomes you for bed and breakfast.’
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • value
  • b&b
  • parking
5
The Old Vicarage

The Old Vicarage

Dolfor

In a rural setting close to the medieval market town of Newtown, Helen and Tim Withers fill their eco-friendly country guest house with ‘an atmosphere of heart-warming hospitality’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • view
  • guest_house
6
Timberstone

Timberstone

Clee Stanton

Deep in Shropshire countryside, Tracey Baylis and Alex Read’s B&B, in a quiet hamlet, is ‘a total joy’, say admirers.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • view
  • b&b
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
7
The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

Clean, contemporary design, eco credentials and ‘wonderful views’ attract guests to this voguish, adults-only hotel overlooking ‘a classic Cornish bay’.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
10% discount voucher 25% voucher Upgrade voucher
8
St Cuthbert’s House

St Cuthbert’s House

Seahouses

Jeff and Jill Sutheran’s ‘superb’ B&B, in Seahouses, at the heart of the Northumberland coast, ‘fully deserves’ its praise, say Guide readers this year, who were made to feel ‘very much at home’.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • b&b
  • disabled

Editor’s choice: 2016 Green Hotels

1
Augill Castle

Augill Castle

Kirkby Stephen

‘It’s a home away from home,’ chorus fans in 2017 of the Bennett family’s ‘stunning, well-preserved’ 19th-century pile striking a pose in rambling grounds in the Eden valley.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • view
  • disabled
10% discount voucher
2
Special offer
The Green Park

The Green Park - Free Theatre Ticket Special Offer

Pitlochry

On the banks of Loch Faskally, two generations of the McMenemie family run this much-liked Victorian hotel with ‘cheerful efficiency’ and an ‘informal, personable’ air.
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • disabled
  • exceptional_value
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
3
Special offer
Pendragon Country House

Pendragon Country House - Two and Three Nights

Camelford

In an ‘ideal position’ between coast and moorland, guests enthuse about the ‘attentive, professional service’, ‘warm and gracious hospitality’ and home-baked in-room treats at Nigel and Sharon Reed’s guest house.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
  • guest_house
10% discount voucher 25% voucher Upgrade voucher
4
Y Goeden Eirin

Y Goeden Eirin

Dolydd

‘More than a B&B, this is a home that welcomes you for bed and breakfast.’
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • value
  • b&b
  • parking
5
The Old Vicarage

The Old Vicarage

Dolfor

In a rural setting close to the medieval market town of Newtown, Helen and Tim Withers fill their eco-friendly country guest house with ‘an atmosphere of heart-warming hospitality’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • view
  • guest_house
6
Timberstone

Timberstone

Clee Stanton

Deep in Shropshire countryside, Tracey Baylis and Alex Read’s B&B, in a quiet hamlet, is ‘a total joy’, say admirers.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • view
  • b&b
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
7
The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

Clean, contemporary design, eco credentials and ‘wonderful views’ attract guests to this voguish, adults-only hotel overlooking ‘a classic Cornish bay’.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
10% discount voucher 25% voucher Upgrade voucher
8
St Cuthbert’s House

St Cuthbert’s House

Seahouses

Jeff and Jill Sutheran’s ‘superb’ B&B, in Seahouses, at the heart of the Northumberland coast, ‘fully deserves’ its praise, say Guide readers this year, who were made to feel ‘very much at home’.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • b&b
  • disabled

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