We’re going Green!

Environmentally friendly hotels in the Lake District
At Linthwaite House Hotel we recognise our responsibility to manage the environmental impacts of our activities, products and services. 

So what have we done so far?

  • We’ve stopped having bonfires and now pack cardboard for recycling.
  • We recycle printer cartridges, all our bottles and print on recycled paper.
  • We use local Cumbrian and organic suppliers wherever we can to reduce air-miles.
  • We are increasing the use of energy efficient bulbs throughout the hotel.
  • We installed a new energy efficient boiler in 2007 costing £150,000.
  • We burn only the wood from our grounds for our welcoming log fires!
  • We provide newspapers only to those who ask, reducing waste.
  • Our new vehicles are more economical (we even have a smart car in our midst!)

So what can you do?

  • Reduce washing by putting finished towels in the bathtub, if left on the towel rail, we will re-fold them.
  • Chill out-turn the heating down, especially if you open the windows.
  • Get unplugged - don’t leave the TV on stand-by (we waste the equivalent of 2 power stations' worth of electricity each year by leaving TV sets on standby!), unplug your laptop and mobile and get away from it all!
  • Lights out - Turn the master switch off when you leave the room, this turns of ALL the lights.
  • Control your water usage and the Lakes’ will love you!
  • Controversial maybe, but why not leave the car behind? Walk or cycle instead (we are in the Lake District after all!).

So what’s our plan for the future?

  • To carry out annual reviews of our progress.
  • Gradual replacement of windows in the hotel.
  • To replace all of our boilers with energy efficient new ones.
  • Create a nature trail throughout the grounds.
  • Design map and leaflet for guests of the grounds showing seasonal flora and fauna.
  • To involve our staff and guests more in our green policy!