Yarmouth vacation accommodation on the Isle of Wight


Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

We aim to minimise the harmful effects and maximise the beneficial influences that our activities have on the Islandís environment.

We support a number of Isle of Wight environmental organisations (Gift to Nature, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, Isle of Wight Ornithological Group, National Trust) that aim to protect the island's precious wildlife and encourage visitors to get closer to nature.

We provide a kitchen caddy for food waste and a wheelie bin for recyclable waste. Instructions on waste collection and recycling are clearly displayed. We use electronic media as the core of our marketing strategy, advertising on several internet sites so our use of paper is minimal. We provide personal hygiene products in the same kind of formats as the guests may use in their own homes - we do not purchase individually packaged soaps, shampoos etc.

Our website promotes the use of public transport. We advise guests about public transport options if they leave their car behind and travel as foot passengers Ė very easy as we are close to Yarmouth ferry port. We provide guests with information on places to visit that are easily accessible via public transport and provide links to public transport providers, including ferry operators and buses. There is a bus stop within easy walking distance. We provide walking and cycling guides. We promote the use of Wight Cycle Hire based locally in Yarmouth and they can deliver cycles to the property. The island is popular with cyclists and has dedicated cycleways. Our website includes a link to CycleWight, a local organisation which promotes cycling. Guests are given access to the garage so that they can store cycles securely.

We support the responsible use of chemicals and long term protection of the planetís natural resources. When choosing products from our suppliers we therefore consider the value, performance, safety and wider sustainability impact of their products and operations, i.e. human safety, environmental safety, greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, waste and sustainable sourcing. We provide a welcome hamper that includes local produce. We provide Fair Trade tea, coffee and sugar in the cottage.

The Impacts of this Trip

We do a lot to promote the Isle of Wight and all the good things that happen on our wonderful island. We have active Facebook and Twitter pages and use our own website to promote the Isle of Wight, including a daily news item. We provide leaflets in all our properties on surrounding cultural attractions, including museums, National Trust and English Heritage properties, gardens, archeological sites, galleries, local events and festivals. We also have comprehensive information on our website and in our welcome pack, including where to shop for island produce and crafts.

We are members of the local Chamber of Commerce and are listed on the IOW Tourism website. We partner with the Isle of Wight ferry companies in order to provide discounted fares, including foot passenger fares, for our vacation guests. Teresa volunteers for the National Trust Isle of Wight and is a member of the Newtown National Nature Reserve team and the central volunteering team.

We use the services of a cleaner and caretaker from the local area (i.e. nearby village of Freshwater).


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