At Penbontbren we endeavour to maintain the balance of reducing our impacts on the environment and the local community, whilst still providing guests with the highest quality service possible. Our policies ensure that we seek to minimise our environmental impact given the constraints of running a small family business in converted farm building.
TO ACHIEVE OUR AIM
To minimise our environmental footprint we have invested in:
Roof insulation and double glazing
Thermostatic showers installed in all bathrooms
On site composting of garden waste and most food waste, for use on our vegetable garden. Other wastes sent for recycling
Solar panel for the heating of water.
Wood burning fires/stoves utilising wood sourced from sustainable source within our grounds.
Use low energy light bulbs, timers for lighting installed in guest corridors
Thermostatic valves on radiators
Lighting and equipment only switched on when necessary
Computers switched off at night
Tent cards in guest bedrooms to encourage re use of towels
We monitor our boilers with timers for heating
Communicate with guests where ever possible by E-mail for confirmations and newsletters
To help the local community:
We seek suitable local producers and suppliers for the majority of our food and beverage as displayed on our menus and web site
We seek local contractors for the on-going maintenance of buildings and gardens
We seek local people to provide our staffing needs
We are committed to our staff and seek to provide equal opportunity in all our aspects of our operation
To encourage Bio-diversity we:
Provide bird tables and regular feed
Manage our River bank
Provide planting and areas for wild life in our gardens and preserve our ancient woodland areas.
We intend to enter awards to increase the profile of Ceredigion to attract more visitors
Work closely with the tourist associations to help promote Ceredigion and the surrounding area
Support local schools, clubs and churches
Refer guests to National Trust, Heritage properties and local attractions
How YOU our guests can help
In working together to achieve our aims we ask our guests to consider the following:
When you leave your room please turn off the lights and do not leave the portable electric heater on
Please do not open the windows and leave the heating on
Please only leave essential lights on during the night
Switch the television off at the switch and do not leave in stand by mode when not in use
Utilise local services whilst you stay to help the local community that you came to visit
Leave no litter in the countryside or market towns
Consider taking a shower rather than a bath, have the towels and sheets only changed when necessary
Separate your newspapers for recycling
Try at least one day of your stay without the car, walk locally, or take a bus. We are happy to arrange a picnic for you
Thank you for your help. Together we can all make a difference
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