Editor’s Choice Eco-Friendly Hotels

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2022 Editor's Choice Eco-friendly Hotels

Editor’s Choice Eco-Friendly Hotels

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Pendragon Country House

Pendragon Country House

Camelford

Solar power, a biomass pellet boiler and an air-source heat pump help to heat this Cornish hotel. Lightbulbs and appliances are energy efficient, rainwater is harvested to use in the garden, and you can plug your car free of charge into one of the EV charging stations outside.
  • 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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Hart’s Hotel

Hart’s Hotel

Nottingham

This chic urban sister hotel to Hambleton Hall hopes to help Nottingham be the first UK city to achieve carbon-neutral status. The modern building was built with sustainability in mind to decrease the need for both heating and air conditioning. It operates a broad recycling policy and refills toiletry bottles.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • dog_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • ecofriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
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The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

This eco-spa uses reeds and algae instead of chemicals to filter the water in the outdoor pool, and sea thrift to line the roofs, which sustains local insects. Heating is provided by biomass boiler and solar, and the plumbing recycles used ‘grey water’ from the showers to flush the loos.
  • 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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Dorset House

Dorset House

Lyme Regis

Lyn and Jason Martin have used VOC-free paint in this B&B’s interiors, installed aerated shower heads to reduce water usage, and only use 100% British green energy suppliers, along with energy-efficient boilers. They operate a strict recycling policy and even polish the furniture with environmentally friendly wax.
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • child_friendly
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wifi
  • boutique
  • guest_house
  • historic
  • seaside
  • great_breakfast
  • foodie
  • ecofriendly
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The Zetter

The Zetter

London

A ‘loop system’ means the same energy heats a room and cools a fridge, and the hotel even has its own sustainable water supply from a bore-hole beneath the building. Swap a day’s housekeeping (to save on energy and laundry) for a £10 credit and enjoy a Köln Martini in the bar.
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • ecofriendly
  • foodie
  • cycling
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • outdoor_dining
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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Thyme

Thyme

Lechlade

This Cotswold hotel and cookery school, fashioned out of a cluster of stone buildings, was restored with sustainability in mind. Ground source heat pumps and wood-chip boilers conserve energy, and the swimming pool uses a chlorine-free filtration system. A no-waste policy in the kitchens ensures efficient composting.
  • with_cooking_school
  • wifi
  • spa
  • ecofriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • garden
  • romantic
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • outdoor_pool
  • tennis
  • bird_watching
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • veganfriendly
  • walking
  • adultsonly
  • electric_charging_point
  • cycling
  • honeymoon
  • weddings

2021 Editor's Choice Eco-friendly Hotels

Editor’s Choice Eco-Friendly Hotels

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The Traddock

The Traddock

Austwick

The gorgeous Yorkshire Dales setting of this creeper-clad hotel has inspired the Reynolds family to do everything they can to minimise its impact on the environment. That includes recycling, energy saving, woodland restoration and organic food.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • cycling
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • weddings
  • wildlife_watching
  • babyfriendly
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Pendragon Country House

Pendragon Country House

Camelford

Even the website of this Cornish hotel is hosted by a carbon neutral server. Families can benefit from a free washable nappy service, those who drive in electric cars can recharge, and there are solar panels and a biomass boiler.
  • 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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Argyll Hotel

Argyll Hotel

Isle of Iona

It may be in the Hebrides, but this hotel still aims to dry as much laundry as possible on the lines, after washing it with biodegradable products. Their goal is to protect the pristine island by cutting food miles and upgrading insulation.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • foodie
  • good_value
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Whatley Manor

Whatley Manor

Easton Grey

You can tuck into Michelin-starred meals with a clear conscience at this eco-friendly hotel, which uses a company to turn food waste into fuel. Though with Niall Keating cooking, we doubt there will be much left on your plate.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • for_winelovers
  • gourmet
  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • ecofriendly
  • foodie
  • honeymoon
  • outdoor_dining
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • boutique
  • cycling
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • outdoor_pool
  • horse_riding
  • bird_watching
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The Pierhouse

The Pierhouse

Port Appin

Towels aren’t tumble-dried at The Pierhouse: a pulley system is employed instead. Using everything from eco-friendly cleaning products to a septic tank for waste, this Lochside hotel has been awarded a gold award for Green tourism.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • good_value
  • honeymoon
  • ecofriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • mooring_available
  • foodie
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The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory

Boscastle

Sally and Chris Searle live the real Good Life here. They grow fruit and veg, collect eggs and cure bacon. Waste goes to the wormery and old carpets become weed suppressants. They have solar panels and an electric car, too.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • romantic
  • historic
  • good_value
  • parking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • great_breakfast
  • ecofriendly
  • veganfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
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Y Goeden Eirin

Y Goeden Eirin

Caernarfon

Alongside a warm Welsh welcome from Eluned Rowlands, guests at this B&B receive recycling instructions in bedrooms that are big on local slate and timber. There are solar panels and dimmer switches;
and electric cars can be charged onsite.
  • 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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Caemorgan Mansion

Caemorgan Mansion

Cardigan

When Beverley and David Harrison- Wood renovated their 19th-century B&B, they added heating and hot water from a biomass boiler. Solar panels and LED lighting help cut down on electricity, and food is locally sourced where possible.
  • golf
  • garden
  • fishing
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • walking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • ecofriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • adultsonly
  • veganfriendly
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The Zetter

The Zetter

London

A 1,500-foot borehole supplies water to flush the loos and cool the rooms; if you open a window, the air conditioning will cut out. Made from eco-friendly material, the hotel recycles all glass and paper and has bikes for hire and a Green Team.
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • ecofriendly
  • foodie
  • cycling
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • outdoor_dining
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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Thyme

Thyme

Lechlade

Most of the food you eat at this country estate is farmed on site. What’s more, heating comes from a ground source heat pump and wood pellet boiler. Even the bin liners are paper and the hotel is looking to introduce wooden key cards.
  • with_cooking_school
  • wifi
  • spa
  • ecofriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • garden
  • romantic
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • outdoor_pool
  • tennis
  • bird_watching
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • veganfriendly
  • walking
  • adultsonly
  • electric_charging_point
  • cycling
  • honeymoon
  • weddings

2020 Editor's Choice Eco-friendly Hotels

Editor’s Choice Eco-Friendly Hotels

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Pendragon Country House

Pendragon Country House

Camelford

Walking is very much encouraged at this former vicarage, now B&B. Whether you choose to stride out over Bodmin Moor or along the coast path, owners Sharon and Nigel Reed can advise on routes. Back at base, there's a biomass boiler, solar thermal water heating and a delightful menagerie of wildlife in the garden.
  • 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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The Old Rectory Hotel

The Old Rectory Hotel

Martinhoe

The building might be ancient, but the LED lighting and thermal insulation at this Exmoor hotel are emphatically not. Owners Huw Rees and Sam Prosser go the extra mile: staff are trained in 'green thinking', there's minimal chemical use in housekeeping and grounds, and guests are encouraged to explore using public transport, hired bikes or good old Shanks's pony.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • country_house
  • adultsonly
  • electric_charging_point
  • fishing
  • horse_riding
  • surfing
  • veganfriendly
  • boutique
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku

Fishing boats land on the slipway outside this remote Highlands hotel so 'it’s more about food metres than food miles', say owners Tanja Lister and Sonia Virechauveix. The lobster and crab on their menus are creel caught, scallops are hand dived. Wild venison comes from the surrounding hills.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • seaside
  • good_value
  • veganfriendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • great_breakfast
  • cycling
  • foodie
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Underleigh House

Underleigh House

Hope

There are nest boxes in the garden, newts in the pond and buzzards flying overhead at Vivienne and Philip Taylor's Peak District B&B. Eco credentials are boosted by an electric car charging point, solar power and locally sourced breakfasts.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • good_value
  • ecofriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • boutique
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • cycling
  • dog_friendly
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Y Goeden Eirin

Y Goeden Eirin

Caernarfon

Eluned Rowlands, your hostess at this welcoming B&B near Snowdonia, works hard to support the environment. You'll find solar panels, recycling instructions in your room and locally-sourced (and delicious) food at breakfast, some of it from Eluned's garden.
  • 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

Take time to wander around the lovely wildlife pond in the garden of Helen and Tim Withers's former vicarage-turned-B&B. Salad leaves, herbs and vegetables are all home grown, and breakfast eggs are produced by their own hens. Guests arriving by electric car will find a charging point for their use.
  • 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

Plaudits pour in from readers for this seaside hotel that impresses not just for its striking modern architecture and views, but also its commitment to rain- and grey-water harvesting, it's biomass boiler, and its roof constructed from local sea thrift - popular with insects and butterflies.
  • 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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Caemorgan Mansion

Caemorgan Mansion

Cardigan

Renovation work at David and Beverley Harrison-Wood's 19th century Cardigan B&B included the installation of LED lighting, a solar power system, and a biomass boiler to provide all their heating and hot water. Now guests can soak in a hot bath with a clear conscience.
  • golf
  • garden
  • fishing
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • walking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • ecofriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • adultsonly
  • veganfriendly
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The Zetter

The Zetter

London

This hotel embodies not just cutting-edge design but a commitment to green policies that sees it pump water from its own borehole under the building. Built with timber from sustainable sources and fitted with air conditioning that cuts out when you open a window, it pledges to recycle all glass and paper.
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • ecofriendly
  • foodie
  • cycling
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • outdoor_dining
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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The Old Presbytery

The Old Presbytery

Kinsale

'We have an eco-friendly policy' say Philip and Noreen McEvoy of their characterful town-centre B&B. Their water is heated by solar power, paper, plastics and glass are recycled and food miles are kept to the minimum, with local fish, cheese, eggs and bacon for breakfast. Even the coffee is roasted nearby.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • value
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • good_value
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • ecofriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • bb

2019 Editor's Choice Eco-friendly Hotels

Editor’s Choice Eco-Friendly Hotels

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Pendragon Country House

Pendragon Country House

Camelford

Your hosts at this Victorian former rectory will provide maps to encourage you to walk. They have installed solar thermal water heating and a biomass boiler. Rain water is harvested to water outdoor plants. Cleaning products are phosphate-free. Birds, hedgehogs, moles and amphibians are made to feel almost as welcome as the paying guests. Produce is variously Fairtrade, locally sourced and organic. And if this all sounds rather earnest, worry not – it’s a delight.
  • 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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Battlesteads

Battlesteads

Hexham

From a carbon-neutral heating and hot-water system, to home-grown fruit and vegetables from the polytunnels, from wormeries that turn food waste to compost, to locally sourced organic toiletries, eco-friendliness is a part of the ethos at this pub-hotel. And in this unspoilt part of Northumberland, free from light pollution, the dark-sky observatory is a revelation.
  • bird_watching
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • garden
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • ecofriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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Argyll Hotel

Argyll Hotel

Isle of Iona

With a Gold rating for green tourism, the owners of this small, informal hotel do all they can to ensure they are not a blot on their beautiful island landscape. They have upgraded insulation, use water flow meters and monitor energy usage. Visitors are encouraged to walk or to use public transport. Laundry products are biodegradable, and whenever possible the bedlinen is hung out to dry. There are bird feeders in the garden, home-grown organic produce for the table, with extensive use of local meat, fish and shellfish.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • foodie
  • good_value
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The Old Rectory Hotel

The Old Rectory Hotel

Martinhoe

From the insistence upon local, organic materials to the use of local staff and contractors, the owners of this Georgian rectory burnish their ethical credentials. Retro-fitted insulation, rainwater harvesting for the kitchen garden, walk-in showers to encourage water-saving, a heat-recovery dishwasher, light dimmers and motion sensors are just a few innovations. Everything possible is recycled. Vegetable waste is composted, while other food waste sets the sheepdogs’ tails wagging on a neighbouring farm.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • country_house
  • adultsonly
  • electric_charging_point
  • fishing
  • horse_riding
  • surfing
  • veganfriendly
  • boutique
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
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The Pierhouse

The Pierhouse

Port Appin

There are blue seas and green values at this loch-side hotel, where cycling and walking are actively encouraged, and birds flock to the nesting boxes and feeders. Cleaning products are eco-friendly, a biodisc septic tank disposes of waste water and sewage, towels and bedlinen churn in energy-efficient washing machines, with a pulley system for drying, while everything that can be is recycled.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • good_value
  • honeymoon
  • ecofriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • mooring_available
  • foodie
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Underleigh House

Underleigh House

Hope

The helpful owners of this friendly B&B clearly love where they live, sponsoring a corporate member of Friends of the Peak District. They take pride in sourcing local produce, and encourage guests to explore the area by bike or on foot (though there’s a charging points for electric vehicles). They have installed a photovoltaic solar system. The garden is a wildlife haven, with bird feeders, nesting boxes, and a pond for Mr Toad.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • good_value
  • ecofriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • boutique
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • cycling
  • dog_friendly
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The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

Guests glorying in the sea views at this adults-only hotel may be unaware that the prefabricated building has been positioned to make the most of the light and warmth of the sun, that the insulating sea-thrift roofing is a haven for butterflies, that sustainability governs every decision. No hospitality tray or in-room fridge? Too wasteful! Just ask and they’ll make you complimentary tea and snacks.
  • 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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Grove of Narberth

Grove of Narberth

Narberth

Amid gardens and meadows this 18th-century mansion is as green a hotel as you could wish. A biomass boiler supplies heating and hot water. A tree plantation will provide a sustainable source of logs. There is spring water from boreholes, a water treatment plant and reed beds, havens for wildlife, charging points for electric cars – and waste is substantially composted.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • dog_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • boutique
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Coes Faen

Coes Faen

Barmouth

The very building feels organic, with natural rock built into this Victorian lodge reinvented as an exciting, cutting-edge B&B. Green innovations include computer-controlled biomass heating and low-voltage LED lighting, solar-panel water heating, charging points for electric vehicles. Breakfast ingredients are organic and locally source. Sustainability for sybarites.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • boutique
  • adultsonly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • ecofriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • horse_riding
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • honeymoon
  • great_breakfast
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • cycling
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The Zetter

The Zetter

London

How many other London hotels have their own borehole to flush loos and cool bedrooms? Or an energy loop to heat your room as it cools the fridges? Open the window and the air conditioning will cut out. Soak in a bath laced with natural products – or soak up the natural light in the atrium. The Zetter is a founder member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association – serious about sourcing and sustainability, and yet so much fun!
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • ecofriendly
  • foodie
  • cycling
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • outdoor_dining
  • conferencemeeting_friendly

2018 Editor's Choice Eco-friendly Hotels

Editor’s Choice Eco-Friendly Hotels

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La Sablonnerie

La Sablonnerie

Little Sark

Arriving at this pretty 17th-century farmhouse with roses round the door 'is part of its enormous charm': guests are met at the ferry from Guernsey in horse-drawn carriage and clip-clop over La Coupée, a dramatic, narrow isthmus 80 metres above the sea.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • exceptional_value
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • bird_watching
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • romantic
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
  • mooring_available
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The Traddock

The Traddock

Austwick

The refined yet homely atmosphere of this elegant country house hotel, amid the Yorkshire Dales national park, ensures guests keep returning for its generous comforts.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • cycling
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • weddings
  • wildlife_watching
  • babyfriendly
3
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Cedar Manor

Cedar Manor

Windermere

The praises keep showering down on Cedar Manor, a ‘delightful’ and ‘intimate’ hotel, close to Lake Windermere, with luxurious bedrooms, thoughtful comforts and faultless yet friendly service.
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • conference_meeting
  • ecofriendly
  • country_house
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
4
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Battlesteads

Battlesteads

Hexham

A stroll from ‘the majestic flow’ of the North Tyne river, Dee and Richard Slade’s ‘well-run’ hotel, restaurant and village pub stand out for their ‘laudable’ approach to sustainable tourism.
  • bird_watching
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • garden
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • ecofriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
5
Argyll Hotel

Argyll Hotel

Isle of Iona

You can take a cream tea on the grass in front of this homely hotel on a small, rugged island, and spot dolphins in the Sound of Iona.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • foodie
  • good_value
6
Strattons

Strattons

Swaffham

Tucked away behind a shopping street in a market town lies Vanessa and Les Scott’s dog-friendly, child-friendly hotel, occupying a Palladian villa in gardens.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • babyfriendly
  • ecofriendly
  • walking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • boutique
  • restaurant_with_rooms
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The Old Rectory Hotel

The Old Rectory Hotel

Martinhoe

The deliciously remote setting in a tiny Exmoor hamlet is as 'exceptional' as the food at this small hotel just 500 yards from the coast path, with views over hog-backed cliffs to the Bristol Channel.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • country_house
  • adultsonly
  • electric_charging_point
  • fishing
  • horse_riding
  • surfing
  • veganfriendly
  • boutique
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
8
The Pierhouse

The Pierhouse

Port Appin

There are glorious views to Lismore and Mull across Loch Linnhe from the dining room and sun terraces of this hotel in a 'magic, peaceful place', once a drop-off point for steamships.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • good_value
  • honeymoon
  • ecofriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • mooring_available
  • foodie
9
Underleigh House

Underleigh House

Hope

With views to the sheep-dotted fields and hills across the Peak District's Hope valley, a peaceful garden, breakfast feasts and large, pretty bedrooms, it’s no surprise Underleigh wins so much praise.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • good_value
  • ecofriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • boutique
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • cycling
  • dog_friendly
10
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

2017 Editor's Choice Eco-friendly Hotels

Editor’s Choice Eco-Friendly Hotels

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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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Battlesteads

Battlesteads

Hexham

A stroll from ‘the majestic flow’ of the North Tyne river, Dee and Richard Slade’s ‘well-run’ hotel, restaurant and village pub stand out for their ‘laudable’ approach to sustainable tourism.
  • bird_watching
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • garden
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • ecofriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
3
Argyll Hotel

Argyll Hotel

Isle of Iona

You can take a cream tea on the grass in front of this homely hotel on a small, rugged island, and spot dolphins in the Sound of Iona.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • foodie
  • good_value
4
The White House

The White House

Herm

Time stands still at this country house – a family-friendly hotel since 1949, with fine-dining restaurant – on a tiny, car-free island of white-sand beaches.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wildlife_watching
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • bird_watching
5
Underleigh House

Underleigh House

Hope

With views to the sheep-dotted fields and hills across the Peak District's Hope valley, a peaceful garden, breakfast feasts and large, pretty bedrooms, it’s no surprise Underleigh wins so much praise.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • good_value
  • ecofriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • boutique
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • cycling
  • dog_friendly
6
The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory

Boscastle

Fruit and cut flowers from the organic garden, eggs from the hens, honey from the hives, and romantic associations with Thomas Hardy are among the many charms of Sally and Chris Searle's Victorian rectory B&B.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • romantic
  • historic
  • good_value
  • parking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • great_breakfast
  • ecofriendly
  • veganfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
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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
8
Bingham Riverhouse

Bingham Riverhouse

Richmond-upon-Thames

A stroll from Richmond Park, with Thameside garden and terrace, this Georgian mansion is today an innovative hotel, wedding venue and members’ club, run by mother-and-daughter team Ruth and Samantha Trinder.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • conference_meeting
  • wine
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
  • foodie
9
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
10
The Zetter

The Zetter

London

In a once run-down neighbourhood of clockmakers and communists, now a hive of creativity, the former home of the Zetters football pools company was reborn in 2004 as a cool, child-friendly, eco-friendly hotel.
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • ecofriendly
  • foodie
  • cycling
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • outdoor_dining
  • conferencemeeting_friendly

Hotels chosen in 2016

Editor’s Choice Eco-Friendly 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
3
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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Timberstone

Timberstone

Clee Stanton

Five miles from the foodie town of Ludlow, two 300-year-old cottages with beautiful long views to the Clee hills form a rural haven for exclusive use gatherings. In the spacious house, there are oak floor boards, wooden beams and wood burners. Rustic bedrooms (one with French doors opening onto a balcony) have luxury quilts on large beds and look out over tranquil green spaces. At the end of a winding board walk, a cosy wooden cabin for two (The Retreat) has a small kitchen and access to decking with a fire pit and a private hot tub, and may be rented separately. Within the large garden, an outdoor dining area, BBQ, a lawned area for outdoor games and a treehouse.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • view
  • cycling
  • good_value
  • bird_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • parking
  • foodie
5
St Cuthbert’s House

St Cuthbert’s House

Seahouses

The term ‘B&B’ doesn’t do justice to this imaginatively converted chapel with its spoiling bedrooms, breakfast feasts, and warm welcome from Jeff and Jill Sutheran.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • bandb
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
  • wildlife_watching
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly

Having a wonderful holiday and taking care of the environment while you do it do not have to be mutually exclusive. Equally, you don’t need a big hotel group to be environmentally friendly as a hotel. Increasingly, the UK’s hotels, bed and breakfasts and restaurants-with-rooms are going to great lengths to make sure they are being as sustainable as possible.

Choose from an ultra-chic boutique hotel in a former Victorian warehouse in Clerkenwell with newly built areas created with timber from sustainable sources and ambitious recycling pledges, to an award-winning adult-only spa hotel, perched on the Cornish coast where they harvest rainwater, have a biomass boiler and its roof incorporates sustainable design, constructed from local sea thrift making it supremely popular with insects and butterflies. Or maybe you will enjoy the country house hotel vibe with solar thermal water heating and Solar PV for electricity and a a Green Tourism gold award for their efforts.

A retreat on Exmoor where they compost vegetable waste and harvest rainwater for use in the kitchen garden, a 17th century coaching inn serving seafood caught moments from the front door are just some of the eco-friendly experiences that are available. Nest boxes in the gardens, solar panels, home grown produce, wildlife ponds, electric charge points, recycling and an acute awareness of food miles are a few of the initiatives that hotels are bringing into their daily operations to make them increasingly green.

Last updated: November 27, 2021