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 ‘So’ Energy, who are proud that 100% of the electricity supplied is from renewable sources, and at no extra cost.
In 2014, trust in the energy suppliers was lower than bankers and politicians, so … So Energy started by keeping things simple and using the latest technology to ensure that they operate as efficiently as possible.
One hour of sunlight provides enough energy to Earth’s surface, for it to meet world energy demands for a whole year. Solar energy generated is growing by 30% each year, and last year, 21% of So Energy’s electricity was supplied from the sun – and 56% of electricity was supplied by the wind. The UK is the world’s sixth largest supplier of wind energy, after China, USA, Germany, India and Spain.
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 elsewhere where possible, please. Waste collection from Kinnersley is on alternate Thursdays, and all waste should be placed in a blue bag (one per week), and then either, placed at the front of the roadside, or on top of the grey bin at the back.
If this isn’t your week for collection, the bags will be retained and put out the following week.
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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