We do not claim to be completely green. We simply have an environmental conscience and decided to work with nature when renovating our old cyder barns into cottages. We wanted to create luxury accommodation but became increasingly concerned about our impact on the environment, especially given the beautiful area of Cornwall we live in.
Our new barns are the ultimate in recycling, bringing to life disused agricultural barns and creating beautiful buildings worked on painstakingly by local skilled craftsmen. We have re-used the local slate and granite and used natural paint finishes and lime. We have installed deluxe spa bathrooms, LCD TVs and high-tech kitchens but the electricity is either from ground source or a green energy tariff from 100% renewable sources.
We have installed a rainwater harvesting system, which collects rainwater and uses it to flush the toilets and for the washing machine. We also have a wonderful walk in wet-room. Geothermal heating takes heat from the ground and gently warms the luxury limestone floors and we have used natural lambs wool to insulate the walls. Additionally, the barns have been opened up to face South to use passive solar heat gain.
We use local organic produce wherever we can and our toiletries are either natural or organic and mostly handmade in Cornwall.
Coriander Cottages are set in wildlife gardens. Plus there is an ancient badger sett nearby, wildlife and duck pond.
Tourism impacts on our environment, the stunning scenery and wildlife which tourists come to see needs preserving. Please consider not purchasing any plastic carrier bags whilst you stay with us. We have plenty of C.o.a.S.T jute bags for guests to borrow during their stay, or the bags can be purchased by donating 4.00 to the Cornwall Wildlife Trust donation box. Thankyou for your understanding.