Green Tourism is a certification programme that offers trustworthy, independent guidance to tourism businesses wishing to operate sustainably. A Green Tourism Award means that a business works responsibly, ethically and sustainably, contributes to their community, is reducing their impact on the environment and aims to be accessible and inclusive to all visitors and staff.
Every little change helps reduce our footprint on the local environment. The bottle of milk in your hamper is hand delivered from a farm 1 mile away and the Bothams biscuits are made by an established, family run craft bakery in Whitby.
Chestnut Barn was converted by local trades people using reclaimed materials and upcycled furniture from this area. The Welsh slate roof tiles and Yorkshire flagstone flooring are largely original. The unique stair balustrade as well as other features in the barn were commissions built by local blacksmith, Godbolds, using traditional blacksmithing techniques. LED lighting is used throughout the cottage and outside lighting has sensors. Well-insulated walls and ceiling, double glazing, a wood burner and underfloor heating make for a cosy, warm experience.
Using public transport helps reduce our carbon footprint. There is a bus stop 50 metres from the cottage which runs to both Scarborough (via Whitby) and Middlesbrough. Picturesque walking and cyling routes are on the doorstep, and there is a train station a mile away.
Please recycle as much waste as possible whilst staying at Chestnut Barn and switch off lights, close windows and turn down the heating if not required. Every action helps to keep our carbon footprint to a minimum.
I am working with Green Tourism in a continuing effort to improve my green journey!