As we hit midsummer, picture yourself surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of the UK's most eco-conscious destinations, knowing that your wardrobe is as flexible and responsible as your chosen travel spot. We're here to help with our top pick of the UK's most sustainable getaways.
1/ For Lakeside Living
Fritton Lake, Norfolk
A private holiday club that puts nature first, deep in the heart of a pioneering, 1,000-acre re-wilding project is Choose from stylish clubrooms or cottages, a woodland or lakeside cabin whilst planning your retreat with the many activities on offer from wild swimming in the lake, to yoga and nature safaris, just a short drive from Norfolks unparalleled coast line. Nestled in Somerleyton Estate that undergoing an ambitious re-wilding programme, with a switch to regenerative agriculture on the farmland. Guests are encouraged to get involved and learn more about the initiative, with re-wilding tours on offer, as well as foraging trips with local experts.
2/ A Capital City Break
Inhabit Hotel, London
This stylish new London ‘mindfulness hotel’ stand out from the crowd. It recently achieved Green Key certification, the tourism industry’s leading award for environmental responsibility, and its Scandi-chic rooms feature furnishings and products from ethical names such as Aerende and REN. The hotel also hosts Yeotown, the plant-centric restaurant that offers California-inspired healthy and wholesome food. Inhabit’s focus on sustainability is just one element of its overarching ethos of wellness and wellbeing, which the hotel encourages through a packed programme of daily yoga and Pilates classes, guided nature walks, mindfulness sessions and morning meditation classes.
3/ An Architectural Beauty
A strikingly modern yet sensitive to its surroundings, Breac House was designed by award-winning architects and built by a team of local tradesmen, perched on a dramatic headland overlooking the Atlantic. It’s all natural wood, native materials, and locally crafted furniture, fabrics and products from locally quarried stone to hand-woven tweed. There’s a strong sense of place, which expands with a venture across the dramatic landscape – cliffs to forests, beaches and dunes, lakes to heather and gorse, and the iconic Muckish and Errigal mountains, all immersed in refreshing Atlantic Ocean air. Or enjoy it from your bedroom terrace with its panoramic views, wrapped in a cosy blanket.
4/ Relax in a Farmstay Retreat
FForest Farm, Wales
Fforest is 200 acres of outdoor eco heaven. You can even wind your way through woods, reed banks and the Teifi estuary all the way into Cardigan on the West Wales coast for a day exploring the beaches. Built on the concept of slow sustainable living, FForest grows their own produce just 200m’s from their restaurant tables. The incredible setting offers a moment of relaxation and calm nestled in the beautiful surrounding countryside.
5/ For Isolated Luxury
Croft 103, Scotland.
At Croft 103 the cutting-edge eco buildings facing Loch Eriboll and Ben Hope (the most northerly Munro) were created from local stone and recycled materials. Set by the water’s edge, Shore Cottage and Hill Cottage are insulated with sheep’s wool, and mostly powered by an on-site wind turbine, while heating is provided by an array of solar collectors. Both are designed to be an away-from-it-all escape for couples, featuring sleek kitchens and bathrooms, bespoke furnishings and fabrics. From the outdoor bathtubs, you can keep watch for the local sea otters and eagles, or maybe even the Northern Lights.
We hope to empower you to travel light while embracing all that Mother Nature has to offer, without leaving a heavy environmental footprint, through our flexible essential items. With the ONE Essentials capsule wardrobe, you're not just packing for a trip; you're packing for a better future.
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