East View Farm Holiday Cottages wins gold in eco-tourism
Wednesday 9, February 2011
Independently owned East View Farm Holiday Cottages, located in the heart of Norfolk has won gold in the Green Tourism Business Scheme, highlighting the business’ dedication to sustainable tourism.
East View Farm Holiday Cottages are committed to sustainable tourism and have taken various measures to ensure they go above and beyond the requirements of the scheme. The cottages are powered by a wind turbine and each cottage is equipped with recycling bags and bins; biodegradable liners and compost bins.
The Green Tourism Business Scheme is the only nationwide certification for eco-tourism. Businesses on the scheme need to prove they are value for money without compromising the environment. Businesses wanting to qualify must meet vigorous criteria on energy, biodiversity and waste efficiency and management before they are awarded a bronze, silver or gold certificate.
The cottages’ owner, Jane Pond actively encourages her guests to explore Norfolk by train, cycling or on foot and dine in restaurants that source ingredients locally.
Jane commented “I am very passionate about Norfolk and looking after our environment. Since opening in 2001 we have planted over 3,000 native trees and shrubs and created a wildlife pond so that our guests are able to enjoy the beauty of the English country side. We wanted to ensure that visitors to our cottages stay in an environmentally friendly accommodation without having to compromise on comfort.”
East View Farm Holiday Cottages have two cottages set on 10 acres of landscaped grounds, perfectly located within the Norfolk Broads National Park between Norwich and the North Norfolk coast and just a couple of miles from the beautiful village of Wroxham. Plum Tree Cottage is ideal for family holidays, it can sleep up to six people and an infant, in three bedrooms spread over two floors of a converted barn. For couples there is Nutmeg Cottage, which has one bedroom overlooking a landscaped garden. Both cottages boast new contemporary furnishings, with a roaring wood burner, comfortable living room, country style kitchen and inviting bedrooms.
To book a holiday at East View Farm Holiday Cottages prices start from £325 for a week’s stay in Nutmeg Cottage and £495 for a week’s stay in Plum Tree Cottage, on a self catering basis. At certain times of the year, weekend and midweek stays are available.
For further information on East View Farm Holiday Cottages please visit www.eastviewfarm.co.uk
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