Tue 2 December 2008
As carbon footprints and global warming become part of our everyday vocabulary, many of us want to minimise the environmental impact of our holiday. You'll be glad to know that going green doesn't have to break the bank balance with some help from holidaylettings.co.uk. When taking an eco holiday don't stop at travelling by train and offsetting carbon emissions, the eco-credentials of your holiday home are important too. From taking a dip in the solar-heated pool, to enjoying a cosy evening in the warmth generated by ground source heat pumps, being a green traveller won't see you compromising on comfort.
Up Your Eco Credentials…
Moonraker, Camber, Sussex
Moonraker is neighbour to an eco-cafe selling delicious local fare and will make up lunch picnics including hot and cold food. Camber itself is famous for the award-winning Blue Flag sandy beach, with the only sand dunes in East Sussex. There are great shallows at low tide, allowing keen kite and windsurfers alike to make the most of this coastline. In the autumn and winter months the beach is almost mystical, with sun-dappled cycling paths and great gusts of winds for those brave enough to continue their watersports, or perhaps just walk the dog.
Ararat Cottage, Pampelonne, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees, France
Ararat’s green credentials include solar power, solar hot water and pool heating, and emissions are offset by investments into renewable energy projects. Energy saving devices are installed throughout the site and water is collected and stored. The Tarn is an area of outstanding natural beauty with winding gorges, steep hills and woodland. The climate is hot, dry and sunny in the summer and cold and dry in the winter. The area is surrounded by Bastide towns (walled, medieval towns) which contain a rich history and have retained much of their orginial character.
Finca de Arrieta, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Finca de Arrieta has impeccable green credentials as everthing is efficiently powered by solar and wind energy - there are 30 solar panels, batteries and two large windmills. This rural location is a perfect setting for a relaxing holiday in the country with the beauty of being next to the beach. Arrieta is a Canarian fishing village with restaurants serving local cusine, supermarkets, bakers & sea front tapas bars. Finca de Arrieta is a wonderful place to holiday and experience the true Lanzarote.
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