Love Cornwall -Tread Lightly
‘ We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children ‘ – Native American Proverb
Cornwall’s simply very special indeed and we love to share our little bit of it with you.But with millions of visitors every year its crucial we all do our best to mitigate the impact and preserve the very beauty that makes people want to come in the first place.
What to do then? The answer, mainly, is to do a lot of small things, over and over again. Small and sometimes obvious things, like recycling (which we make easy), choosing to use and buy local produce, not always relying on your car, making sure you take your litter away with you.
Because we’re committed to all this, we do a great deal: Valerie is one of four Board members of the Cornwall Sustainable Tourism Project a network of over 1500 members stretching all over the county, all over the UK and as far as Australia and New Zealand.
We were Cornwall’s first cottages to be assessed (in 2006) by the nationally-recognised Green Tourism Business Scheme; our environmental impact was assessed in 120 ways, and we delighted to be awarded a ‘Gold’ level.We have retained this at bi -annual inspections ever since our latest being in Oct 2014.
We also Won the Cornwall Small Business Sustainable Award. We are frequently involved in workshops and training designed to engage and inform other business in becoming more sustainable in their thinking.
If you arrive at your Pollaughan holiday on four hooves (or by train, bus or bike) we will give you a complimentary arrival supper for your first night or a cooked breakfast the next morning, a free ferry ticket to take you over the water to enjoy Falmouth during your stay and you can order some groceries to stock the fridge.
… and if you just want to help us keep Cornwall lovely, then simply give our suggestions some thought.
*** If you have an EV (electric vehicle) we have a fast charge point here you can use for free… ****