Manorbier Bed and Breakfast in Pembrokeshire has received national acclaim in Wales for its spectacular garden. Following on from this acclaim the Bed and Breakfast, which takes in spectacular views of Manorbier Castle and beach, has now achieved international recognition for implementing environmentally sustainable methods within the business.
Katherine Henderson Bowen, owner of Manorbier Bed and Breakfast has always been interested in operating sustainably, paying particular attention to carefully sourcing local products, introducing the use of solar energy to generate hot water and electricity, as well as maintaining a beautiful garden which provides a rich and diverse habitat for a range of wildlife. Katherine said:
‘I have recently been included in Alistair Sawday’s Ethical Collections and I wanted to follow this recognition by achieving a Welsh accreditation which has the environment and sustainability at the heart of its ethos. As Green Key is run in Wales by leading environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy, I knew that I was supporting the charity as well as gaining an internationally recognised environmental accreditation’.
Green key Assessor, Simon Preddy said:
‘It is great to find environmentally innovative processes in place within an independent B&B. Katherine has been operating in an environmentally responsible manner for some time now, but she is also open to new ideas on how she can make further, positive environmental changes.’
Green Key accreditation guides hospitality providers through the process of making their businesses more sustainable, ultimately making commercial as well as environmental savings. Areas of focus for the accreditation include energy, water, waste, green activities and guest engagement.
For more information about Green Key in Wales contact firstname.lastname@example.org or www.greenkey.org.uk @GreenKeyWales.