We want all our guests to have a fantastic break here, but also support us in efforts to minimise our environmental impact. We are fortunate to be in a nationally designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and are committed to doing what we can to preserve and enhance our surroundings for generations to come, and reduce our carbon footprint. We try and think through all our decisions to be on the right side of green but would welcome any ideas from guests as to how we can improve.
- For the vast majority of our guests coming to Anglesey it’s a no-fly holiday option, which is the probably the biggest contributor to the carbon footprint of any break. We are well located for a mainline station; Bangor is 6 miles away with direct trains in just over 3 hours from London. Some guests arrive by train and book a rental car from the station from a local company, Stermat.
- Once you are here we have plenty on our doorstep; two beautiful towns, Beaumaris and Menai Bridge are walking distance along the coast path (2.5 miles each), and our nearest dining pub is 250m away. There are lovely lane and field walks from the property.
- We can provide secure bike storage, and electric bike recharging. The area is gorgeous for quiet lane cycling and it’s a wonderful way to explore the island and beyond.
- We have an all-electric car, and offer access to overnight charging for your EV.
- Nowhere on Anglesey is more than a short drive and we are within striking distance of Snowdonia, giving you the opportunity to experience stunning beaches, rugged coastline and mountains, and re-connect with nature.
Recycling and Waste
- All our accommodation has labelled recycling bins for all recyclable goods (including food). We like to think that we make it easy for you so please do help us here by sorting your waste.
- We minimise plastic bottle waste by buying in bulk and refilling all toiletries (which are vegan) and washing up liquid.
- Our tap water is sourced from a rainwater reservoir on Anglesey and tastes perfect (we have very soft water). It is very far from being treated waste water! We would urge you to avoid bringing single use plastic water bottles with you.
- Although we offer clingfilm, foil and sandwich bags please consider using the tupperware provided for picnics and food storage. There are also bags for life provided for your shopping.
- We have a supply of plastic beach buckets and crabbing equipment that you are welcome to borrow!
- We use septic tank safe and vegan cleaning products. All towels are airer or line dried.
Energy and Water consumption
- Energy and water consumption are a major part of our footprint. All the properties use underfloor heating which is 30% more efficient. In Seascape and the Guest Room each room is individually thermostat controlled. The cottage bedrooms have radiators with thermostatic valves.
- The cottage was rebuilt 25 years ago with insulation exceeding current standards, and Seascape and the Guest Room are extremely well thermally (and acoustically) insulated. All properties are south facing and benefit from passive solar gain.
- The wood for the cottage log burner is from our own land. The woodland provides more than we need so the surplus is chipped and used for the woodland path.
- All lighting is LED.
- We would ask that you switch off lights and appliances when not in use.
- Seascape and the cottage are provided with tumble driers but we would ask, if possible, that you use the airers or washing line.
- We harvest rainwater, and have a spring-fed well that we use for garden watering, which also supplies the wildlife ponds.
- We are nestled in 4 acres of gardens, woodland, ponds and a field, and have a diverse range of wildlife to hand including a resident (but elusive!) red squirrel, song birds, slow worms, newts, frogs and toads. We don’t use pesticides on the property and have extensive herbs and orchard fruit which our guests are welcome to help themselves to. All our planting decisions are with a view to encouraging birds and bees.
- We have a village shop that champions local food suppliers. Our welcome letter suggests plenty of options to support local businesses. Our artwork supports Anglesey artists.