The Eden Valley’s Appleby Manor Hotel, has claimed a top National accolade at the recent Best Loved Hotels Awards (23rd November).
Owners Mike and Angela Dunbobbin attended the glitzy black tie event held at Rudding Park, Harrogate, where they beat off stiff competition from The Black Swan, Oldstead and Soulton Hall, Shropshire to claim top spot in the Best Eco-Friendly Hotel Category.
The Cumbrian four star hotel has a string of eco awards to its name, including a Green Tourism Gold Award, and recently Cumbria Tourism’s Sustainable Tourism Award, and is in the running for a possible VisitEngland Excellence Award 2016.
This all demonstrates that the team at Appleby Manor take their commitment to the environment very seriously. As part of their efforts to minimise any impact the Hotel may have, they use local suppliers to reduce food miles, have installed a bio mass boiler to reduce energy use and have also created their own bore hole to reduce water use, alongside a range of other eco measures.
The addition of the hotel’s new £1m destination Garden Spa development has also followed this principle, by ensuring the build process and subsequent operation minimise the impact on the environment. The Spa has also been equipped with the latest in environmental technologies to conserve water and minimise heat loss and even the range of treatments, which will be used have been carefully selected to minimise their impact, resulting in one of the only carbon-neutral spas in the country.
Owner Mike Dunbobbin, said: “We are thrilled to have won this award and it goes some way to recognising the steps we as a business have taken to minimise our impact on our surroundings. We are really looking forward to opening our new destination spa in December and we are starting to get a little bit nervous about the VisitEngland Excellence Awards in early 2016. I have a feeling 2016 is going to be a great year for the hotel and we look forward to welcoming people to this beautiful green corner of Eden.’’
To find out more about Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa visit: www.applebymanor.co.uk
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