Sustainable Green Eco Holidays, Powys, Mid Wales
Over the last few years here at Nannerth we have begun to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and install renewable energy technology. Solar hot water heating panels have been fitted, additional insulation has been added to the cottages and the central heating and hot water for all cottages is now provided by a biomass boiler.
We are aiming to make our cottages carbon neutral by 2012. If you want a green holiday, Nannerth Country Holidays aims to be mostly sustainable in energy.
The Binder biomass boiler burns wood chip using advanced technology to produce as much heat as possible. Our wood fuel for the boiler is sourced from the farm and the local area. Andre and contractors fitted the high tech insulated underground pipes which carry hot water to the cottages. The project advisor was Cardiff based Sustainable Energy Limited.
Both the Granary and the Tollant have wood burning stoves, which provide a cosy warmth in the evenings for those who like a real wood fire. Wood is provided from Nannerth Fawr farm, from wind blown branches, hedge trimming and maintenance of the woodlands.
Most lights and lamps are fitted with low energy light bulbs and most rubbish is recycled, with the cooperation of guests. Our water is from a mountain spring up in the hills behind the farm. Guests say they can tell the difference…
Solar Hot Water
Solar hot water panels are installed on south facing roofs and provide masses of hot water on sunny days and raise the temperature in the tank even on duller days, thus saving energy and fossil fuels.
Photovoltaic panels are now fitted, producing electricity from light and feeding it back into the grid. This takes us a good deal closer to making our heat and power usage carbon neutral.