We have started working with local companies to minimise our carbon footprint. And, whilst it may be more expensive to have suppliers from them, we think it worthwhile when you consider the bigger picture. We believe this is something that our guests will value, appreciate and support as we actively participate towards the bright future of tourism and our local suppliers in the New Forest. We are also consciously supporting greener initiatives to benefit the planet.
Bed linen: Elis Linen Company
We work with Elis Linen Company who launder our bed linen. They are proactive in the war against single use plastics. They have invested heavily and now send our deliveries unwrapped in special bags removing the plastic shrink wrap (formerly favoured) entirely from the linen service.
Toiletries: New Forest Aromatics
The New Forest Aromatics made here in Brockenhurst. They have recently won the award for ‘New Forest Brilliance in Business – Sustainable Business Award’ that recognised their commitment to sustainability throughout their business.
Toilet paper: Who gives a crap
The “Who gives a crap?” toilet paper supply their paper in boxes, wrapped in paper, so no plastic. What really makes a difference is their eco policy. They make all of their products with environmentally friendly materials, and donate 50% of their profits to help build toilets for those in need.
Our towels are laundered on site, we use non bio detergent and low temperatures. Our guests are encouraged via room information to reuse towels rather than daily replacement, to help us cut down on our energy use and as a better decision for the environment.
Electrical car charge
Our car park has 2 charge points for electric cars. These can be pre booked for our residents.
There are only 20 charging points around Brockenhurst and surrounding areas, mostly provided by hotels.
We gain a percentage of our energy from the solar panels that we have installed. These take in all the lovely sunshine the south coast is lucky to benefit from.
Our solar panels are located at the back side of our roof, facing the back garden.