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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Pitlochry

Traditional as Burns Night and bannocks, the McMenemie family's Victorian country house hotel stands in well-kept lawned gardens on the shores of Loch Faskally.
  • 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
  • wildlife_watching
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Pendragon Country House

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Camelford

While we await the return of the once and future king, King Arthur is very much a presence at Sharon and Nigel Reed’s Victorian former rectory, later a shooting lodge, now a hugely popular B&B.
  • 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
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • babyfriendly
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • historic
  • bird_watching
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • foodie
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Augill Castle

Augill Castle

Kirkby Stephen

With its towers and battlements this Victorian-folly castle, in 15 acres of grounds, looks imposing yet is ‘a wonderful place to relax, kick back and take it easy’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • dog_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • babyfriendly
  • parking
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Y Goeden Eirin

Y Goeden Eirin

Caernarfon

Eluned Rowlands welcomes guests to her B&B on the edge of Snowdonia with tea, Welsh cakes and warmth.
  • 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

In the rolling mid-Wales countryside, Tim and Helen Withers’ Victorian red brick vicarage is a welcoming base from which to explore a ‘wonderful but little-visited part of the world’.
  • 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
  • parking
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The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

Eco values as well as enjoyment are fundamental to this cliff-top hotel, with sea thrift-covered roof, sweeping curves, reed-filtered pool and walls of windows to soak up the light and the seascape.
  • 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