The four-bed cottage has been converted from a dilapidated building using a six figure sum investment and now contains an energy efficient heating and water system using air source heat pumps as designed by Stiebel Eltron UK.
Lorna and Donald Tyson originally opened the Edwardian country house hotel in 2008 and focus heavily on sustainability - they grow their own food and source produce locally to reduce the carbon footprint. "When we started looking at the refurbishment we also wanted to be as efficient as possible with our energy consumption. Through our long-standing relationship with Stiebel Eltron and managing director Mark McManus – who has used the hotel for conference facilities for the past few years – we decided to look at using green energy technology," Lorna said.
McManus said the hotel market was a growth area for the company and green technology firms generally. "The hotel and leisure sector is an area we are certainly looking to capitalise on at Stiebel Eltron UK, and this project shows just how well green energy technologies can work in hotels."