Comfortable with nature, sympathetic to the local environment.
Mistletoe Cottage has been designed to be comfortable with nature, and sympathetic to the local environment. It has been built by a local company, using local tradesmen and suppliers.
Our supplier for electricity is Ecotricity, who generate all their energy from renewable sources including wind, waves and solar energy farms.
Green Electricity didn’t exist in the world back in 1996. When Ecotricity offered it for the first time, they became the world’s first Green Electricity company – and kick-started the now global Green Electricity movement. Their mission is to change the way electricity is made and used in Britain.
Conventional electricity is responsible for 30% of Britain’s carbon emissions – it’s the biggest single source as a nation, and therefore the biggest single thing that can be changed.
At Mistletoe Cottage, our heating is supplied by air source, and our waste systems are designed to be filtered into the local water supply, without detriment to nature around the area.
Air source heat pump efficiency ensures a sustainable, and effective heating solution. For every 3Kw of heat that an air source heat pump produces, it uses only 1Kw of energy. There is no need for fuel delivery, all the work is done by the heat pump at the back of the house.
All heating and lighting costs (excluding wood and kindling for the wood burner, at your own cost) are included in the price of your holiday. There are no hidden extras. As with all energy, please do your bit to conserve energy, and not waste this precious resource. Thank you.
To remove waste and water from Mistletoe Cottage, a natural system is used in conjunction with a treatment system to treat liquid waste and they are aquatic plant based systems which allow bacteria, fungi and algae to digest the sewage and clean the water before allowing it to be filtered back into the culverts and thus supply local fields with water.
We encourage you to recycle your waste where possible, please. Waste collection from Kinnersley is weekly, and rubbish will be collected from your front gate. Any rubbish left at the end of your holiday will be removed and recycled.
Surrounding the country garden, a wild flower meadow has been sown to attract butterflies and beetles, grasshoppers and bees. However, a meadow remains an important and crucial habitat with over 150 different species of flower and grass that support a myriad of insects, which in turn support many small animals and birds. A flower meadow could contain up to 40 species per square metre.
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