green holidays made easier
Short breaks with a wow factor. From castles to luxury resorts and exquisite hotels. We’ve great ideas for eco friendly places to stay throughout the UK that will bowl you over.
One Aldwych *****
Central London, bordering Covent Garden and bang in the heart of Theatreland
Cutting edge hotel with a practical approach to sustainable tourism
This award winning hotel is sleek, unstuffy and utterly professional. It has brilliant contemporary interiors and a private art collection with over 400 pieces. The happening Lobby Bar has been nominated one of the world’s top five. There are two fabulous restaurants, a private screening room and a great swimming pool. There are 105 sumptuous guest rooms and suites - two with private gyms.
Charlton House Hotel ****
Shepton Mallet, in the Mendip Hills, Somerset
Country house hotel set in environmentally sensitive restored parkland
Decorated with imagination, flair and a sense of theatre far from the 'look-but-don't touch' attitude of many country houses, Charlton exudes an ambience of comfortable, informal splendour, where relaxation comes easily. Dining is in the stunning Conservatory restaurant. There are a range of packages on offer including a girly break away which includes Chick Flicks and cocktails plus treatments in the Spa.
The Green House ****
Stylish boutique hotel – “the greenest in the UK”
The Green House is tucked away in Bournemouth’s smart and tranquil East Cliff area, just a short tree lined street from the seafront, yet close to the bustling town centre. This luxurious boutique hotel with 32 beautifully furnished bedrooms is housed in a Victorian Grade II listed villa that has been thoughtfully and sympathetically refurbished, giving it a stylish contemporary vibe.
Swinton Park ****
Near Ripon, North Yorkshire
Castle hotel and ancestral home taking several environmental measures
Swinton Park offers a “stately home experience” in one of the highest rated hotels in Yorkshire and Cumbria. The castle is surrounded by the 200 acre family estate with access to rivers, reservoirs, moorland and dales. Themed gourmet weekends run year round with VIP ‘Red Carpet’ and other themed packages for spa, racing and walking breaks.
Perthshire, between Perth and Stirling
World class resort hotel with environmental performance high on its agenda
Set in its own 850-acre estate and boasting three championship golf courses this stylish hotel famously hosted the G8 Summit in 2005 when world leaders signed off on an action plan covering climate change. There is the finest comfort throughout – from the elegant restaurants to the luxury bedrooms and the calming environment of the spacious new destination spa by ESPA.
The Torridan ****
Wester Ross, Ross-shire, North West Scotland
Spectacularly sited hotel striving to reduce its environmental impact
Set in 58 acres of parkland at the head of a magnificent sea loch the hotel is a restored Victorian shooting lodge. It offers fine dining in its 2 AA rosettes restaurant, and a wide range of outdoor activities includes falconry and fly fishing. According to one guest: “Memorable”.
Snowdownia, North Wales
Landmark village with two hotels, self catering cottages, and high conservation values
Described as extraordinary, enigmatic and a true gem Portmeirion has also been named as one of the sexiest places to stay in the world. This private Italianate village is located on its own private peninsula and bordered by sandy beaches on Snowdonia’s southern shore. There are two hotels, the stylish Hotel Portmeirion and Castell Deudraeth, a Victorian folly resurrected as a chic boutique hotel.