At Stirk House, we are committed to supporting the local community and protecting the wonderful landscape around us. As such, we’ve implemented a series of sustainability policies and practices, which cover all areas of the hotel, from management of energy, waste and water consumption to extensive conservation work in the gardens and grounds. Embracing new technologies, we are constantly striving to improve our sustainability and reduce our carbon footprint whilst continuing to support the local community.
Our 22 acres of grounds are managed specifically for conservation, with an array of projects all aiming to enhance biodiversity. From planting over 5000 indigenous trees and wild flowers, to building our very own 5* bee hotel, no task is too little, or too large, to convert our grounds into a wildlife haven.
Official partner to The World Owl Trust, we were proud to officially open our very own World Owl Trust Resource Centre, which houses more information and resources on the organisation.
We recently installed biomass boilers, switching our main source of fuel from kerosene to wood pellets, in turn reducing our CO2 emissions by an estimated 39%. As well as our numerous investments in sustainable energy, we also ensure our day to day hotel operations reflect our commitment to sustainability, such as providing water in re-usable bottles and altering our towel policy.
With menus that are designed to champion local, organic produce, a drying room and cycle store to encourage guests to explore the local area and a commitment to providing employment opportunities to local residents, we pride ourselves on being at the heart of the local community.