Electricity and Water Consumption
I have solar panels to generate electricity and a solar thermal panel to heat some water.
Throughout the beach house I have energy saving LED spotlights and use energy saving lightbulbs.
I recycle and encourage guests to recycle as much as possible which includes all cardboard, paper, plastic, tins, glass and food waste.
Drying Laundry and Linen Changes
I use a laundry service which collects my used linen and towels every two weeks, this helps reduce the use of the washing machine or tumble dryer. I change the linen for guests staying over three days once a week unless a guest wishes to have any towel or linen changed.
I have a Pembrokeshire Produce Award. For guests welcome pack I shop locally sourcing my produce from local coffee merchant, support local businesses, and order fair trade products from accountable suppliers. I use fresh milk or other soya/ Lacto free products rather than UHT cartons.
I source the guest luxury toiletries from a community based company in Carmarthenshire, who provide work experience for adults with learning difficulties enter the workplace. Our environmentally-friendly toiletries are re-fillable, which minimizes plastic waste.
I use eco labelled cleaning products which I order from ethical companies.
I try as far as possible to avoid using chemicals and use the water but to water the garden unless it is extremely hot then I will use the hose pipe sparingly in the early morning or evening. I have a battery rechargeable lawn mower. My planting scheme continues to evolve each year and I try with my plant and shrub selection to encourage bees, butterflies birds into the garden.
To help us be as green as possible, please consider your own energy usage during your stay. You could…
Turn off lights and TV when not in used to reduce energy waste.
Be mindful when wasting water by leaving taps running.
Explore and enjoy Pembrokeshire, walking, hiring bicycles or taking local buses.