Beautiful eco-friendly lodges, made locally from sustainable timber and dotted amongst woodland and meadow. Darwin Forest has been awarded the David Bellamy Conservation Scheme Gold Standard for 25 consecutive years, with habitat management to boost biodiversity on site. Excellent location, with woodland walks on the doorstep and many Peak District attractions within a few miles. Green Key certified.
Sleep amongst the trees in Tilia, one of six eco-friendly treehouses at West Lexham. The interior is rustic yet luxurious, with furniture crafted from reclaimed materials, and vintage touches throughout. Sleeps six, in comfortable four-poster beds made from tree branches, and a nest-like mezzanine high up in the rafters. 95 per cent of West Lexham's energy comes from renewable sources, including an on-site biomass boiler.
Modern, luxurious hotel in west London. Smart, spacious rooms, excellent service and superb buffet breakfast. Hotel Clayton Chiswick has a Green Tourism Silver Award and is working towards a Gold Award, with a dedicated 'green team' implementing new sustainable policies. The hotel has reduced energy and water consumption and is aiming to be plastic free in 2020. Ideal location for visiting Kew Gardens, a 25-minute walk away.
An elegant, historic spa hotel with good access to the Peak District. Luxurious, spacious rooms and award-winning gardens. The on-site Victorian walled kitchen garden provides fruit and vegetables for the hotel's kitchen, and the gardens are packed with pollinator-friendly plants. The hotel has a dedicated 'Green Team' to implement eco-friendly initiatives and plan ways to improve the hotel's environmental sustainability.
Charming 17th-century thatched cottage on the Chatsworth Estate, within easy walking distance of Chatsworth House. The cottage has been refurbished by the Duchess of Devonshire, with an atmospheric interior of antique furniture, original features and beamed ceilings. Modern comforts include fitted kitchen, luxurious bathroom and free wifi. Lovely enclosed, private garden with pollinator-friendly planting. Chatsworth Estate holds a Green Tourism Gold Award.
Award-winning, luxurious spa in an elegant historic house. The outstanding thermal spa area has six pools and 12 experience rooms, including saunas, steam rooms and a unique candle pool. Rooms are comfortably furnished in classic country house style. Superb dining. Ragdale Hall's 'Green to Go' initiative outlines a commitment to protecting the environment, including biomass boiler, recycling, and reduction of plastics and energy use.
This large eco-friendly treehouse is a magical place to stay. Located alongside a Medieval fish pool, it has a private outdoor hot tub and fire pit. Luxurious interior with quality, bespoke, handcrafted furniture, two comfortable bedrooms and underfloor heating throughout. Constructed using reclaimed, recycled and sustainable materials. Guests receive a welcome pack of locally-produced food.
Pear Lodge and Apple Lodge have recently built using sustainable materials, with energy-efficient lighting, under-floor heating and good insulation. Inside, they are finished to a superb standard, with two spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms. The grounds are planted up with fruit trees and guests can help themselves to fresh eggs from the chicken coop.
Charming, romantic 18th century village inn with luxurious, individually styled bedrooms. Focus on fine food, using local and seasonal ingredients – many produced on the Chatsworth Estate. Sustainable features include eco-friendly toiletries, biodegradable and plastic-free tea, and electric car charging points. Walking routes, with stunning Peak District scenery, direct from the door. Chatsworth Estate holds the Green Tourism Gold Award.
This 16 room hotel has a country house atmosphere and stunning views to the River Wharfe and Burnsall Bridge. The hotel is elegant, yet relaxed and friendly, with a cheerful, colourful interior designed with input from the Duchess of Devonshire. Guest rooms are individually designed, combining classic and contemporary features. The Fell's environmental policies include energy-saving, recycling and composting, and the use of local suppliers.