Our Green Journey
We have always cared deeply about our environment. After all, we know that lots of our guests come here to enjoy our beautiful countryside and rivers. As guardians of 20 miles of rivers, we take our responsibility seriously.
Since 2009 we have been working on making our hotel as green as possible. This hasn't been easy in a 300 year old building!
We have made huge strides though and done lots of things some small, such as fitting low energy light bulbs, and some large, like building an Eco Energy Centre to heat the hotel. Collectively though these have all reduced our fossil fuel consumption on site by 50%.
Our new Eco Energy Centre was commissioned in February 2013 and now provides all of the heat and hot water for the hotel.
For the technically minded, it contains a Hargassner 198 KW biomass boiler burning wood pellets. There is a store containing approximately 24 Tonnes of pellets.
On the roof is a 4 KW photovoltaic array generating electricity.
The wood pellets come from fast growing trees sustainably harvested in southern England.
|CO2 Saved||81 Tonnes|
|Heat generated||132 MW Hours|
|Electricity||956 KW Hours|
In May 2013 we won the prestiguous PEA Business Award for Tourism. This national competition recognises those people and organisations who have made an outstanding contribution to their business environment.
We were delighted to win the Devon Environmental Business Initiative award or "DEBI" in 2012. This reflects so well on the whole team and what their collective efforts have acheived.
These awards recognise the practical measures that we have taken over recent years: