Environmental and Sustainability Pledge

We are very lucky to be custodians of a beautiful Victorian building, parts of which date back to 1892, in an exceptionally beautiful location. Our custodianship is brief and we strongly believe it our duty to set the property on the right track to preserve it for the future.

We are all encouraged to do our bit for the planet. You do it at home and so it makes perfect sense to stay with eco-friendly hosts when you go away. At No 45, we strive to maintain the highest standards of excellence whilst empowering staff and guests alike to facilitate their full contribution to the environment in which we live.

We take environmental considerations into account in all our activities. Although ultimate responsibility rests with management, every member of our team as well as our guests have a part to play in minimising adverse effects on the environment. Mindful of this, No 45 promotes the best use of environmental practices.

At No 45 we:

  • Encourage  staff and guest involvement in environmental issues through practices aswell as appropriate information and training. We have a Green Champion and we continually review our practicesand empower our team in green’ thinking to ‘eliminate, reduce, reuse,recycle’.
  • Promote  energy conservation by efficient use, careful planning and design with dueregard to improved energy utilisation and appropriate investment in energy  efficient measures:
  • Minimise  waste and ensure that there is effective control, which promotes recyclingwhere possible.
  • Promote  environmentally responsible, ethical and fair trade policies in our  purchasing of food and other products
  • Expect  similar environmental standards from all parties with whom No 45 deals
  • No  45 is fortunate in having a large garden, as well as a vegetable garden providing  cover for a variety of birdlife and other wildlife.
  • Produce  from the garden is used to prepare jam and fruit compote for our guests  breakfast
  • Planting  of native plants is used throughout, with a regular rotation of plant  types to provide cover for a variety of birdlife and other wildlife.
  • Nesting  boxes and bat boxes are in use in the garden

Our Actions

Reduce, re-use and recycle

  • Dualflush toilets to save water, older bathrooms will be updated to includedual flush toilets
  • Installationof low energy light bulbs throughout the property
  • Minimalchemical use in housekeeping and grounds
  • Dedicatedrecycling units for guests and staff
  • Vegetablewaste is composted
  • Rainwaterharvesting for use in the Kitchen Garden
  • Re-useof furniture and fittings after our refurbishments by donating to localcharities and individuals
  • Recyclingof obsolete IT equipment through local charities, in accordance with WEEE(Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment directive)
  • Additionof retro fitted floor insulation, thermal insulation, acoustic insulation,whenever possible

Everyday actions

  • Havea dedicated environmental champion driving forward new initiatives
  • Replacebed linen every third day unless on request
  • Weeklymonitoring of utilities consumption to aid reducing consumption levels
  • Bulkpurchase of concentrate chemicals
  • Refillablechemical containers
  • Re-usetowels on guest request
  • Provide bottles of tap water in guest bedrooms
  • Purchaserecycled paper and other goods
  • Recyclingof paper, plastic, card board, glass, polythene wrappers, tin cans,plastic cups, mobile phones, waste cooking oil, toner cartridges,batteries and fluorescent tubes

Local support

  • Provideinformation on walks, wildlife and local tourism services for our guests
  • Employlocal staff only & employ local contractors
  • Locallysourced deliveries and produce with a sustainable procurement policy
  • Providelocal transport services information to our staff and guests
  • Providecycle hire information along with details of various cycle routes
  • Providecomplimentary secure bicycle parking for staff and guests
  • Uselocal and home grown produce where possible

Latest initiatives

  • Wehave installed digital programmable eco heating in our bedrooms which willreduce consumption by heating each room on an “as required” basis
  • Energysaving lighting, dimmers and motion detectors are in place
  • Installation of an EV charger for guest and staff use

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Our Facilities

  • Bicycle Storage
  • Bridal Suite
  • Close To City Centre
  • Country Retreat
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Daily House Keeping
  • Electric Vehicle Charging
  • Family Room Available
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Golfcourse (within 2 Miles)
  • Linen And Towels Provided
  • Luggage Storage
  • Luxury
  • Parking On-site
  • Romantic Breaks
  • Self-catering
  • Vegan Options Available
  • Vegetarian
  • Walking Holidays
  • Wifi
  • Bed Linen Included
  • Dishwasher
  • Fuel And Power Included
  • Towels Included