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Green Business Tourism Scheme
Accredits holiday accommodation providers on their efforts to reduce their environmental impact. Businesses are assessed every two years against a number of criteria, covering areas like energy efficiency, waste minimisation and recycling, use of local produce, and support of public transport.
Organic Places to Stay
specialise in farmhouse, guesthouse, bead and breakfast accomodation on organic farms and smallholdings around the world.
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Bed and Breakfast Cornwall
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County Down
Anna's House, County Down -
Luxury organic bed and breakfast looking out over a tranquil lake and meadows. Noted for their organic baking, this is clearly a place to linger awhile.
Cote How, Lake District
Guest house and tea room in an historic house at Rydal, Ambleside serving organic food and with a very comprehensive environmental policy. One of the first B&Bs to be Soil Association accredited.
Go lakes -the official website of Cumbria Tourism -listing of hundreds of Bed and Breakfasts, and self catering accommodation in Cumbria.
Beechenhill Farm,
Comfortable B&B on a diary farm in the Peak District serving organic breakfasts.
Bryn Elltyd, North Wales
Environmentally friendly guest house, located in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, near Blaenau Ffestiniog. Scenic lake side location, at the foot of the Moelwyn mountain range, this is an good base for exploring Snowdonia. Extensive environmental policy, includes organic food, renewable energy and reed bed purification of waste.
Gwalia Farm, Powys -
A traditional small farm set in the peaceful hills of Mid-Wales.They have an organic vegetable garden along with goats, chickens and sheep. The farm is located on the Cambrian Way, Dyfi Valley Way and the Glyndwr's Way National Trail in the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park, and is just nine miles from the Centre for Alternative Technology.
Nantgwynfaen Organic Farm, Ceredigion, West Wales
A working farmhouse, certified by the Soil Association. They grow their own vegetables and keep poultry, pigs, welsh black cattle, and sheep. The stone farmhouse is surrounded by orchards, streams, hedgerows teeming with wildlife, including buzzards and kites, or you can venture further afield to Cardigan Bay Coast famous for dolphins, seals, puffins and spectacular cliff top walks. They also make some rather beautiful bespoke country furniture, which is on sale in their shop, along with organic produce, including free-range eggs, homemade sausages, dry cured bacon from rare breeds, homemade bread and marmalade, with local dairy produce.
The Yat -Llandrindod Wells, Powys
The Yat is a small family run eco friendly guest house. This ancient historic house,dating from the 15th Century, nestles in an unspoilt valley, down a single track road, in the tiny hamlet of Glascwm. They have spring water on tap and serve organic food, with a full english breakfast. Solar panels heat the water. A great place to recharge your batteries amidst the beautiful countryside, hosted by owners, Krystyna Zaremba and Derek Pike, who have made the house into a rural retreat.
Hillfield Peel Castle, Skipton, North Yorkshire
The astonishing renovation of a scheduled ancient monument built 750 years ago by one of the Knights Templar. A childhood dream of architect Francis Shaw, the renovation was took years in the making and can be seen on a one and half hour Grand Designs special edition. There are five boutique rooms including the fabulous attic apartment with its fabulous views over the Yorkshire Dales.



Ecohome, Sirault
Wellness spa in two carefully restored farmhouses in the countryside to the west of Mons. They offer yoga, fitness and detox sessions, jacuzzi, sauna and hammam bath, massage with essential oils, ayurveda therapies. A particular feature is their weekend sensory renewal course, combing spa treatment with golf or horseriding at Mont-Garni.


B&B Ecolodge des Chartrons, Bordeaux
Owners Veronique and Yann offer 5 cozy guest rooms in this chambres d'hôtes that can fit a total of twelve guests in a restored 18th century building in the heart of Bordeaux. The restoration has been carried out using eco-materials such as wood fiber, cork or wool. The lime plaster walls and the floors are made from antique Vosges pine that have been sanded and oiled. The ecolodge was given the European Eco-label award in energy efficiency (solar panels, water saving faucets and energy efficient light bulbs).
Les Maziures, Picardy -
This modern longhouse nestled in a "courtil" in the heart of the village of Beaumetz, between the valleys of the Somme and the Authie. It offers three double bedrooms along with a winter garden equipped with a wide range of books and opening onto the sunny garden. Breakfasts with homemade breads, brioches, patisserie and jams, farm products, cereals, fruit juice, coffee and tea are well suited for walkers and cyclists. The owners encourage biodiversity through responsible, ecological and sustainable development, and are members of the association Baie de Somme Zéro Carbone, a group of professionals comitted to the preservation of the Bay. They take part in the campaigns of the Noah Conservation Association and BirdLife International. The lodging has been awarded the Green Key ecolabel.


CreativHotel Luise -
Fitness centre offering bed and organic breakfast. The Lunyu Wellness Oasis has Finnish sauna, Turkish steam-bath, Jacuzzi whirlpool and Aroma shower. Awarded a gold medal for environment by the Bavarian Government, their motto is " In harmony with nature".
Zwei Echen, Holm-Seppensen -
Two Oaks is a cozy wooden cottage designed to feng-shui principles, just 20km south of Hamburg. The house has antique furnishings and is decorated with original art by a local artist! There is also a country garden with English roses and organic grown vegetables and fruits.
Glenribbeeen, Waterford -
Award wining eco-friendly B&B, winner of an E.U. Green Flower Award. Situated in a tranquil setting at the foot of the Knockmealdown Mountains and 20kms from the ocean the accommodation comprises en-0suit rooms or a self-catering apartment, along with a 'warm room' to dry-out in (for walkers, cyclists, etc) and a dog-kennel. Numerous eco-measures include organic food, Fair Trade products, free use of bikes and canoe, small hydro electricity plus solar hot water, re-use of water and much more.
Etna Lodge, Taormina, Scicily
Guest house in a renoveted wine factory on the slopes of Mount Etna. They have a clear green philosophy which ranges from conservation of energy and recycling of grey water to serving organic food. Shame about the slow loading and slightly irritating background music.
Il Podere de Toscana
Bed and Breakfast "di charme" in a lovingly restored house in the small Tuscan village of Cantagrillo. They offer comfortable rooms and apartments, along with a swimming pool with hydromassage stations, a six hectares wood, equipped walking paths with exercise stations and an organic garden for the growing of small vegetables available for you during your holiday.
Quinta de Rio Toro,
Luxury and solitude on a certified organic farm in the Sintra/Cascais Natural Park. The farm and buildings have been restored from an abandoned state in 1994 by the present owners. Pick youre own oranges straight from the tree whilst enjoying the peace and tranquility of the guest accommodation.
Cortijada Los Gazquez, Andalucia -
Creative Retreat / Eco-Guest House in the natural park of Sierra Maria-Los Velez in the mountains of Andalucia. As a guest house they are completely 'off-grid' making electricity from the sun and wind, harvesting rain water, recycling grey water, treating waste water with reed beds. They also offer artists residencies, creative courses and ecology holidays.
Posada Ecologica L'Ayalga, Asturias-
A very small bed and breakfast hotel with just five rooms, located in La Pandiella, a small village in Piloña. The bedding is made from natural products, they offer back massage and osteopathy treatments, run Tai-chi and Chi-kung sessions and actively support good causes including human rights, underprivileged children and ecology movements. They also boast a good library of books on ecology, human rights and healthy living.

Heron on Earth, Port Sorrell -
B&B in a modern solar house on a five acre organic farm. The farm provides a wide range of organic food from asparagus to raspberries according to season. They leave you with a selection of fresh produce on your arrival. The bay is only minutes away -bikes and canoes are available for guests to use.
Macleod Ecofarm, French Island, Victoria -
Tianjara -New South Wales -
Homestay in a simple barn on an organic farm -you can self cater or the owners will serve you with organic home-cooked meals. The main house is built from unfired clay bricks and designed on passive solar principles. Recycled materials are used where possible and the barn is fitted with a composting toilet.
Whitsunday Bed and Breakfast, Airlie Beach -
Eco-friendly lodging nestled with just seven rooms in a tropical organic garden in the Whitsunday Islands, overlooking the Great Barrier Reef. To minimize their impact on the environment, they use solar panels and an eco-friendly cooling insulation system, a fresh rainwater tank for cooking and drinking water, recycled building materials and organic finishes and products.
New Zealand:
Maanaki Eco-Farmstay, Purau -
Beautiful location overlooking Purau Bay, a volcanic inlet just 40 minutes from Christchurch. Family run and built, the farmstay offers guests the chance to consort with nature through activities such as hiking, sailing and horse riding or simply just by relaxing and enjoying the rural atmosphere. The farm was built from scratch using sustainable materials and building practices, along with rainwater harvesting, solar heating and other features that make it eco-friendly.
Neudorf's Gingerbread House, Nelson -
Beautiful B&B, situated next to the Abel Tasman National Park. The idyllic location combined with the owners friendly welcome makes this the perfect place to relax and unwind or to take advantage of the local area and the hiking, fishing and beaches that are only minutes away. The house speciality is the organic Swiss breakfast.

North America
Artha Bed & Breakfast, Amherst, Wisconsin -
Sustainable living centre round offering workshops and retreats in solar water heating, yoga, organic gardening, herbs and their uses. Set in a 90 acre plot in lush rolling hills and woods, they have three rooms available for bed and breakfast.
Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast, Boulder Colorado -
Picturesque small inn that sets out to be the eco leader in Boulder accommodation, with organic breakfasts, energy efficiency measures, environmentally friendly cleaning products, recycling and composting. Located in downtown Boulder, it offers ten bedrooms, each with its own character, and a convivial organic breakfast with other guests.
Maple Hill Farm Inn, Maine -
Maple Hill Farm's commitment to minimising their environmental impact and educating their guests earned them Maine's first "Environmental Leader" green lodging establishment certification. Offers a range of activities for both business and leisure travelers, including fishing, hiking and conference facilities. Most of the inn is powered by a huge solar array and a wind turbine, while the inn also uses recycling, composting and ethical purchasing to maintain its environmental stance.
Pinehurst Inn, Bayfield, Wisconsin -
Eco-lodging that offers three spacious guest rooms, each with whirlpool bath and fireplace, and private decks that overlook the perennial gardens and secluded Pikes Creek Valley. Homemade breakfast prepared with locally grown organic food. Native plant gardens and wooded trails encircle the property. Owners, Steve and Nancy Sandstrom are known for their commitment to sustainable community & sustainable tourism, and measure implemented at the guest house include solar heated hot water, composting, non-toxic cleaning, organic food etc.

Las Manos Bed & Breakfast,, Buena Vista, Colorado -
Named 'The Hands' because both of the owners are professional masseurs, this super-=insulated passive solar strawbale house is located on a secluded, forested 15-acre parcel of land outside of Buena Vista, Colorado, surrounded by over 400 acres of beautiful pinon forest .

Chez Sven Bed & Breakfast, Wellfleet, Massachussets -
First bed and breakfast on the Outer cape to promote erco-friendly tourism. B&B offers organic cotton sheets, 100% natural amenities, wholesome breakfast and kid-glove care.

Romany Rest, Prince Edward Island -
Eco-friendly, green B&B in a country farmhouse set in five acres of permaculture gardens on Prince Edward Island. They are members of the Green Hotels Association and list their environmental activities on an interesting blog. As well as two rooms for bed and breakfast, they also offer a self catering cottage, which comes complete with a replica Romany Caravan as camping extra playspace, and an outdoor solar heated pool. Green measures include biodegradable cleaning and laundry products, the use of renewable energy sources, composting, recycling and eco-friendly food. They also offer cheese-making and rag crochet workshops.

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French Bed and Breakfast (Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay S.)
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