Editor’s choice: 2016 Green Hotels

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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

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Augill Castle

Augill Castle

Kirkby Stephen

With its towers and battlements, this Victorian-folly castle in 20 acres of grounds looks the real deal yet is ‘extremely laid-back – you can’t fail to feel at home’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • dog_friendly
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • babyfriendly
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The Green Park

The Green Park

Pitlochry

In lawned gardens lapped by Loch Faskally, the McMenemie family’s Victorian country house hotel caters especially to evergreen guests who enjoy a gentler pace of life.
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • disabled
  • exceptional_value
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • walking
  • wine
  • electric_charging_point
  • parking
  • golf
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • child_friendly
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Pendragon Country House

Pendragon Country House

Camelford

The legend of Arthur Pendragon is kept alive at Sharon and Nigel Reed's B&B, which has once again worked its magic on readers delighted by this 'wonderful find' with a 'great location, beautiful decor, wonderful hosts'.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • ecofriendly
  • golf
  • electric_charging_point
  • horse_riding
  • great_breakfast
  • good_value
  • weddings
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • babyfriendly
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Y Goeden Eirin

Y Goeden Eirin

Caernarfon

Views of Snowdonia and the Menai Strait are on offer at Eluned Rowlands' rustic but comfortable B&B, as well as books, artwork and some true Welsh hospitality.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • value
  • ecofriendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • good_value
  • wildlife_watching
  • electric_charging_point
  • cycling
  • vegetarian_friendly
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The Old Vicarage

The Old Vicarage

Newtown

The red brick exterior of this former Victorian vicarage set back from the A483 in the Welsh marches might look ‘somewhat gaunt’ but inside are light-filled rooms, a ‘very pleasant lounge’ and a warm welcome.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • view
  • ecofriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • fishing
  • veganfriendly
  • good_value
  • cycling
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • electric_charging_point
  • babyfriendly
  • great_breakfast
  • rooms_with_a_view
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The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

Serenity and space are the two words that crop up most in the wealth of praise we receive for this 'utterly relaxing' adults-only spa hotel with sublime views over beach and sea.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • ecofriendly
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • adultsonly
  • foodie
  • garden
  • outdoor_dining
  • surfing
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • honeymoon

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Last updated: December 12, 2016