Tantallon House Sustainable Tourism
Sustainable tourism meets the needs of present tourists and host regions while protecting and enhancing opportunity for the future - World Tourism Organisation
As a family-run business in a rural community, we aim to run our bed and breakfast accommodation in an environmentally friendly way, promoting sustainable tourism. This includes everyday energy reduction and the encouragement of local wildlife as well as making informed decisions about the produce we use in the day to day running of our accommodation.
Cumbria Business Environment Network
A good sound business with a good environmental ethos which is making continual progress and has good commitment. - Cumbria Rural Environment Network
Having recently developed our Victorian house to include more rooms for our guests, we have tried to ensure that at every step we are trying to maintain our local environment, as well as maintaining the traditional feel of this beautiful property. In order to do so we have been advised and audited by the Cumbria Business Environment Network, supported by Cumbria Council, who have awarded us the Silver award displayed on the left of the page. We are making every effort to follow their guidelines to help us becoming more environmentally friendly.
We purchase local produce, where possible, to support the region’s farmers to reduce our impact on the environment. This in turn helps to maintain the agricultural character of the area and supports the local business and the economy. Local products are generally free-range farm eggs, honey and freshly made marmalades from Lanercost, where available.
Here at Tantallon House Bed and Breakfast accommodation we try and use Fairtrade products, as we support their efforts to try to guarantee a better deal for Third World producers through better trade structures and practice to create sustainable and fairer development. Fairtrade coffee, tea and other produce are provided during your stay.