Environmental Policy

We aim to run Marlinstown Court B&B in a way that has minimal effect on the environment whilst retaining comfort and service for our guests.

We have therefore adopted the following practices:

Policy to use local suppliers wherever possible; information is provided about suppliers on the website.
Ingredients are bulk purchased to minimise waste and are largely organic or locally produced.
Jams and preserves are home-made. Glass jars are re-used.
Fair-trade coffee is used.
Use refillable containers for bedroom water.
Policy asks guests to consider how often they require fresh towels.
We have an on-going programme to replace the bulbs in all lighting fixtures with low energy types.
Thermostatic radiator valves are fitted on all radiators.
‘A’ rated electrical appliances replace older versions where possible.
Washing is line dried whenever the weather permits.
Minimal use of cleaning products containing harmful chemicals including the use of e-cloths and using a vinegar/bicarbonate solution for descaling.
Purchasing a growing number of recycled products e.g. stationary from recycled paper, refilled printer cartridges.
Bottles, cans, plastic, cartons and paper are recycled.
Inkjet printer cartridges and batteries are recycled.
All food and green waste is recycled.
Consider recycling in a variety of different ways, including making donations of bedding and furniture to local charities when new is required, reusing scrap paper to take breakfast orders and make shopping lists.
Website provides guests with information about arriving by public transport.
Website gives guests ‘No Car’ options for things to do during their stay
Provide details of local walks, cycle routes and local places of interest.
Provide storage for boots and hanging space for outdoor coats.
Provide lockable cycle storage.
The property is no-smoking throughout.

We encourage guests to help by:

Turning lights off when leaving the premises.
Turning the TV off at the set (avoid using standby mode).
Adjusting radiator valves to suit (avoid having the heating on and windows open).
Leaving recyclable waste, such as newspapers, glass & plastic bottles and cartons to the side of the main rubbish bin.
Supporting the laundry policy and re-use towels.
Supporting local businesses.
Letting us know what you like and how we can improve.