We all love to travel, a luxury staycation right here in the UK might just be what you are looking for. Not only is it more practical, but it will also help with curtailing your carbon footprint.
Who says that luxury and sustainability need to be mutually exclusive? More and more travellers are opting to stay in hotels that have serious green credentials but don’t want to compromise on the finer things in life.
Compiled by | Emma Harrison
Atlantic View Lodges Devon
Situated on the spectacular Cornish coastline with magnificent views overlooking Widemouth Bay and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, sits the Atlantic View Lodges. Designed with the environment in mind, each of the holiday cottages is energy efficient and aims to minimise any effects on the surrounding natural environment. The secluded luxury lodges provide a real home away from home – an ideal seaside escape for those desiring a slice of sustainable serenity.
Lake Cabin, Limewood Hotel Hampshire
Fancy staying on your very own private island, but in the UK? Look no further than the Lake Cabin at the five-star Lime Wood Hotel in the pretty area of Lyndhurst in Hampshire.
This pretty cabin which is made from reclaimed timber is rustic yet sophisticated. It is surrounded by a park and woodland is nestled on the far side of a tranquil lake. Guests will feel like they are being treated to a cosy glamping-inspired experience, with the hotel’s spa and foodie treats just a stone’s throw away.
Treetops Treehouse Devon
Nestled in the heart of the Devon countryside is a cosy two-bedroom treehouse built around the branches of a 200-year-old oak tree. This is no ordinary treehouse – this is a luxury escape where you can live out your childhood treehouse fantasy. From the cosy king-sized bed and freestanding copper bathtub to the contemporary wood burner and stylish furniture which has been made from oak hardwood rescued from the tree itself. Relax on the large terrace that overlooks the fishing lake and the lush treetops of Heywood Forest.
The Scarlet Cornwall
From meadow gardens and clifftop hot tubs to great food and amazing views, The Scarlet is the ideal place for an adults-only retreat. Not only is it incredibly stylish (with an ‘outdoors indoors’ aesthetic) but they have very impressive green credentials too which includes using ethically sourced products, rainwater harvesting, a strict recycling policy as well as using low energy lighting.
The GreenHouse Hotel, Dorset
Located in the lively town of Bournemouth, minutes from the beach, this elegant boutique hotel was listed in the ‘World’s Top Ten Eco-Friendly Hotels’. They are hot on both design and sustainability in equal measure. From energy-efficient lighting and furniture made from sustainable materials to the use of solar power and a rooftop beehive, it is widely regarded as one of the top eco-friendly boutique hotels in the UK.
Treehouse Hideaway Suite Chewton Glen Hampshire
Do you have romance and relaxation on your mind? Enjoy the luxurious surroundings of the Treehouse Hideaway Suite where you can watch the sunset from the comfort of your terrace. Think marble bathrooms, stylish interiors, and an outdoor hot tub. Suspended thirty-five feet above ground surrounded by the tranquil New Forest landscape, these delightful suites have rainwater harvesting, air-source heat pumps, solar panels, sedum roofs and low-energy lighting. They even have 70 beehives on-site to create Chewton Glen’s own signature honey.