Woodend Holiday Cottages
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Woodend Self Catering Holiday Cottages & Bed and Breakfast

Ulpha, Between the
Duddon & Eskdale Valleys

Holiday cottage in Lake District

Caring for the EnvironmentSolar Power

We are committed to running our home and business in a way which has minimal impact on our environment and beautiful surroundings.

We are continually looking for ways to reduce our energy consumption and pollution generation.

We have invested in renewable energy technology to generate our own electricity with PV cells which contributes to the overall use in the cottages.

On a sunny day this provides a plentiful supply of energy for the cottages appliances, hot water, washing and drying of laundry and even sends a little back to the National Grid!

Our Energy Use

  • Since November 2015 we have been generating electricity from our 6 KW system of Solar PV panels.
  • Our electricity is supplied by Bulb who use 100% renewable energy. Bulb Website
  • We are replacing our light bulbs and now most are low energy LED which use 85% less energy than standard old style bulbs.
  • All our properties, three being new conversions within old stone walls, have as much roof insulation as we can employ.
  • All water cylinders are lagged and pipes and insulated to reduce heat loss.
  • Guests are encouraged to boost water heaters during the day when it is sunny.
  • Where possible, appliances are rated highly for energy efficiency.
  • Wood used for the wood burning stoves comes from trees in the Duddon Valley and are brought here from no more than 5 miles away.
  • Our oil boiler is serviced regularly to optimise efficiency.
  • Each cottage is provided with a "clothes horse" for drying clothes in order to reduce the amount of energy used in machine drying.
  • We launder our own bedding and towels and this is done at sunnier periods, as much as possible, to make use of excess electricity generation.

Buildings and Structures

  • All our conversions have been carried out to maximise energy efficiency.
  • Where possible, materials used have been reclaimed and upcycled.
  • All stone barns have, as much as possible, high levels of insulation.
  • All labour used for building works is sourced locally.

Our Recycling PlanSolar Power

  • We recycle as much as we can and guests are encouraged to recycle when they are staying with us. We take glass, cardboard, plastic, cans and paper to recycling centres and each cottage is provided with clear information about how and where to recycle during their stay.
  • We compost all vegetable waste from our kitchen and garden and we aim to provide compost caddies in each holiday cottage for our guests to use.
  • All compost is used in our garden and fruit and veg plot.
  • In order to minimise the use of single use plastics bottles, we use a sodastream to provide carbonated drinks.
  • All of our accounts use paperless billing to reduce paper use.
  • We recycle old electrical appliances through our local recycling centre.
  • Wherever possible we use rechargable batteries in things such as remote controls, clocks, etc.

Natural Water Supply

  • Our water comes from a stream or "beck" high on the fell behind Woodend and provides all of our water.
  • All domestic water is filtered and passes through an ultra violet system to purify it. The Environmental Health department test it annually and it passes their strict procedures.
  • We have a septic tank and natural drainage. Our guests are asked not to put anything down the toilet (other than toilet paper), that they have not eaten first.

Wildlife and the LandscapeWoodend Wildflowers

  • We grow much of our own fruit and vegetables in our deep beds, poly tunnel and fruit cage.
  • We encourage birdlife and have put up several bird feeders around the property and all cottages have bird tables or feeding stations.
  • Our guests are encouraged to put food out for the birds and we provide guides to the birds that you will find in and around Woodend. Our Bird Spotting Guide
  • Wild areas edge the woods and garden borders where we have encouraged wild flowers to grow. This in turn has encouraged butterflies, bees and insects into the garden and grounds.
  • We have a one acre field with a small stream and we keep hens and pigs there. We encourage our guests to use this area.
  • Guests are encouraged to use and enjoy the grounds and woodland walks
  • We have planted daffodils, native primroses, bluebells and snowdrops in the banking in and around Woodend and are encouraging them to naturalise.
  • We use home made organic compost on the garden borders and fruit and veg patch.

Address & Directions

Woodend Holiday Cottages
Woodend Address
Woodend Barn
Ulpha
Broughton-in-Furness
Cumbria LA20 6DY

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Contact & Book

To make an enquiry or booking
please don't hesitate to call or email

Call Paul
Woodend Phone Number
Tel: +44 (0) 19467 23277

email
Email Woodend
enquiries@woodendhouse.co.uk

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