We at Swansea Valley Holiday Cottages are
committed to sustainable tourism and by choosing to holiday at
one of our self catering cottages, you are supporting our efforts
to protect and enhance the natural environment in our little corner
"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing
because he could only do a little." Edmund Burke
We recycle all our waste at Plas Farm from
our ink cartridges to farm plastics to beer bottles. There are
clearly marked bins in our recycling area near the holiday cottages.
We use energy efficient light bulbs in our holiday cottages. They
use around 20% of the energy used by traditional bulbs.
We run a 'Carbon Neutral Cottage
Holiday Scheme' that allows guests to offset the environmental
impact of a cottage holiday in Wales through climate-friendly
projects at our farm in the Swansea Valley.
We use 100% recycled paper for all our marketing
We use high quality 100% recycled toilet paper such as the Nouvelle
brand in all our sustainable self catering cottages.
We clean the cottages using ecologically friendly
cleaning products such as Ecover, Bio D and Clear Spring. All
are biodegradable and use plant-based ingredients.
We use fair trade tea, coffee and sugar in our self catering holiday
We manage the countryside that surrounds the
cottages under a government scheme aimed to enhance the biodiversity.
We lay the hedges, put up bird boxes, create ponds, plant butterfly
friendly plants etc. To see what lives around the cottages please
take a look at the Plas Farm
pages and follow the links in the left hand bar - flowers,
and many more species are listed - all spotted by our guests!
We have a weather station that feeds data into
We are constantly reviewing the latest developments
with regards renewable technologies. It is the goal of Swansea
Valley Holiday Cottages to produce and use 100% renewable energy.
We are currently carrying out a feasibility study into a micro
hydro scheme at the farm.
We often support students who wish to carry
out environmentally orientated projects at the farm. If you have
any ideas, please let us know!
Swansea Valley Holiday Cottages - committed to providing high
quality sustainable holiday cottages in Wales.
Wales Business & Sustainability Awards Winners