Green Tourism


At Adcote House we are committed to working in as sustainable a way as possible, and minimising our impact on the environment. In order to achieve this

  • We have joined the Green Tourism Business Scheme as an indicator of our sustainable practices;
  • We comply with the requirements of environmental legislation and approved codes of practice;
  • We monitor and reduce our use of energy, water and other resources;
  • We reduce pollution, emissions and waste;
  • We minimise the risks associated with environmental and social issues;
  • We raise awareness of, and participate in, sustainable business practice;
  • We expect similar attitudes and standards from our suppliers and business partners;
  • We support others in the local and wider community in sustainable practices;
  • We encourage our guests to use services and resources in a sustainable and sensitive way;
  • We continuously seek to improve our environmental and social performance, including a regularly reviewed action plan

We would encourage you to help too by following the suggestions in our Responsible Visitor Charter.

Responsible Visitor Charter
We encourage our guests to use services and resources in a sensitive way by considering the following

  • Save energy – switch off lights and close windows if heating is on
  • Give the car a rest – use the local bus, walk or hire a bike – suggestions and timetables are provided in the green folder at reception, and a range of leaflets and books are available
  • Shop locally – both your Guest Information and reception have information on local shops
  • Recycle – please leave plastics, glass and papers alongside the bin, and we will then put these in the relevant recycling
  • Be water wise – just use a glass of water when brushing your teeth
  • Respect nature – use beaches, footpaths and cycle-ways responsibly, do not leave litter, and take only photographs
  • Support other Green Tourism businesses – ask us for details.

Our Green Action Plan
We have achieved or aim to complete the following actions before February 2015

  • We have switched all lighting and bulbs to energy saving models and installed lighting sensors on the landings
  • We have fitted thermostatic valves to all radiators, and are working towards installing timing switches to space heaters
  • We have introduced a recycling programme, and will report regularly on this
  • Start a programme to replace showerheads, taps and toilets with low flow models
  • Undertake relevant training modules
  • Regularly monitor energy use, move to a renewable electricity energy supplier and fully offset our carbon emissions

With the support of our guests we estimate that we have reduced the amount of trade waste going to landfill by 400% in the last 6 months (to end September 2014). Over 1600 litres and 65 kilos of plastic, glass, metals and paper has been recycled (at local plants), and all our food waste goes to a local biomass digester that generates electricity that is fed into the national grid.