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Eco-friendly B&B in Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia
We live in an area of great natural beauty, which makes us, at Bryn Bella, even more aware of the damage that the human race is enacting on this planet. We believe it is beholden on all of us to minimise this damage so that future generations find it in a better state than when we inherited it.
At the core of our policy is your care and enjoyment, we believe that your stay with us can achieve this with the minimum damage to the environment and at the same time we can offer you wholesome food, a warm and friendly atmosphere in a house that meets the criteria as a ecological and sustainable building.
Here at Bryn Bella we are committed to being ever more environmentally aware. Many aspects of Green Tourism are integral to how we live, so working towards a Green Tourism Business Award has provided a structure and aims. It has guided us through a rather large and complex subject. For more information about this award go to the Green Tourism Business Scheme website.
We know that many of you are already committed to building a sustainable way of life, and when you stay at Bryn Bella you become part of our holistic approach. To help you reduce your carbon footprint, see our news section for an article about how to see Snowdonia without a car.
Reducing energy consumption will make a real contribution to reducing the greenhouse effect
How you can help:
- Bedding and towels changed only at your request.
- Turn out lights when you leave rooms (the hall lights are left on as a safety precaution and our outside lights are solar powered).
- We will make sure that the standby on appliances are switched off (it is estimated that the equivalent of 2 power stations would be saved if everyone did just that)
- Shut all doors to keep the heat in (the house is insulated to the requirements of building regulations)
- We recycle all cans, paper and bottles, cardboard and plastics; vegetable matter is composted and used on the garden.
Heating and Water:
- All our electricity comes from renewable sources.
- Our water comes from the mains and is metered.
- Water is heated by solar energy.
- We extensively use recovered water for all our garden needs.
- Fruit and vegetable - we buy locally.
- Meat – All our meat comes from local sources and our sausages are hand made by our local butcher in Trefriw.
- Eggs - free range hens eggs from our own chickens are collected daily. Our hens were rescued by the British Hen Welfare Trust.
- The majority of other food is bought locally to benefit the local economy and to support local jobs.
- All our tea, sugar and coffee come from Fair-trade sources. Other products such as fruit are also, subject to availability, from Fair-trade sources.
Our gardens support a variety of wild life and so you will not find it all manicured but hopefully a combination of mature trees, wild areas as well as flowerbeds and shrubs all part of our eco-system, helping to attract insects, butterflies, birds and mammals. See our garden page for more information.
We hope you appreciate what we are trying to achieve at Bryn Bella, demonstrating it is possible to have a warm and pleasant guest house with good wholesome food, gardens that thrive with life and yet having the minimum impact on our environment, in other words (sorry for the jargon) a sustainable product.
Our aim is to think globally but to act locally; we do not own this planet it is merely on loan to us, so we should hand it on to the next generation in a better state then when we took over. We would very much appreciate your comments on how we can improve on Bryn Bella or make your stay even more memorable. If you have any comments please do not hesitate to let us know.
View the Environmental Policy for Bryn Bella Guest House.
Bryn Bella Wins Green Snowdonia Tourism Award
On Wednesday 20th May 2010 Bryn Bella Guest House represented by Mark & Joan Edwards were Awarded the "Most Sustainable B&B" award by the Green Snowdonia Tourism Awards of the Snowdonia Society.
We are very pleased to gain recognition for hard work we have put in over the past five years in changing Bryn Bella from just another guest house to one who can be proud of its green credentials. We have spent time over the years restructuring the business to reflect the demand of our customers in a way that is both sustainable and environmentally friendly. This award will help us continue to change in a way that will benefit both our guests and the environment.
In a tough year this award has come as a complete surprise but will help us to focus on the things we do best and improve upon them. Despite the Credit Crunch we will not deviate from our aim of improving sustainability within the business. A four star "Highly Commended" business as graded by the AA it shows you do not have to compromise standards for environmental, good practice .
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- Bryn Bella Welcomes Electric Vehicles with Fast Chargers
Bryn Bella is the first Guest House in Snowdonia to install electric charge points for cars which will help power cars overnight and cut down on fuel bills.
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- Bryn Bella turns Green into Gold once more
Another momentous night as Joan represented Bryn Bella at the Conwy Valley Rural Business Awards where she collected the Green Tourism Award
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