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Charging points for electric vehicles

So... you've got your fabulously green electric car, and you are just desperate to take it on holiday for a whirl... but where to stay where you can be assured of a socket to plug in to and recharge it? There are an increasing number of places to stay that provide charging points for electric vehicles, and if they have thought of that, you can be assured that they have had other eco friendly whims and inspirations, too.

The Oak and Hazel Houses

Little White Alice, Carnmenellis, Cornwall

A newly built green complex of 6 luxury self catering holiday cottages and 2 arks in the heart of Cornwall. Self sufficient with wood burners, a natural swimming pool, nature reserve and 25 acres of land. Close to North and South coasts.
From £210

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Lovely clean white exterior of Bryn Bella

Bryn Bella Guest House, Snowdonia, Wales

A quiet, friendly 5-room B&B that's a great base from which to explore the picturesque Snowdonia National Park and the rest of North Wales. Delicious hearty home-made breakfasts in the pretty dining room overlooking the valley towards Betws-y-Coed.
2 Double Rooms 3 Kingsize Rooms

Double room £75.00 Kingsize Room £80.00

The Old Coach House and its garden nestling in the Dyfi Valley Biosphere

The Old Coach House, Machynlleth, Mid-Wales

A 1 bed, self-catering holiday cottage in the peaceful Dyfi Valley and Snowdonia National Park. Ideal for walkers, cyclists and bird-watchers. Evening meals can be provided in the dining room in the main house with prior notice
The Old Coach House Self Catering 1 bedroom Cottage

from £90 per room per night

Gorge View Cottage with Cheddar Gorge in the background

Gorge View Cottage, Mendip Hills, Somerset, England

An traditional cottage recently fully renovated to exacting environmental standards. Situated on a small lane, conveniently located in Cheddar village, with panoramic views to Cheddar Gorge, it is perfectly placed to explore the Mendip Hills area.
Living room/kitchen; 1 double bedroom en-suite

from £235

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Aberhyddnant Farm Cottages, Brecon, Powys, Wales

Two comfy cottages on a 220-acre working organic farm in the heart of the splendid Brecon Beacons National Park. There's fresh spring water, home produced organic meat and eggs. Great for walks and bike rides in outstanding countryside.
6 in 2 cottages 2 double, 3 twin 1 nursery

From £83 per night

The Oak and Hazel Houses

Little White Alice, Carnmenellis, Cornwall

A newly built green complex of 6 luxury self catering holiday cottages and 2 arks in the heart of Cornwall. Self sufficient with wood burners, a natural swimming pool, nature reserve and 25 acres of land. Close to North and South coasts.
7 double, 5 twin/double, 2 Arks (2 adults and 2 children)

From £210

Coliza cottage, Bosinver

Bosinver Farm Cottages, Cornwall, England

20 individual, award winning detached cottages on a farm in a hidden valley near the sea: easy access to all of Cornwall. 30 acres of wild flower meadows, woods, lake & friendly animals. Pool, tennis court, playbarn. Ambassador for the COAST project.
20 cottages sleeping 3-12

: Cottages for 4, prices £440-£1845, cottages for 12 £1180-£3800 and everything in between.

Ffestiniog steam train is close as is Cwmorthin valley

Bryn Elltyd Eco Guesthouse, Snowdonia, North Wales

Homely eco guesthouse in a picturesque setting where ALL energy is from renewables, with easy open access to the mountains from the door. The wonderful Ffestiniog steam train curls around the grounds. Bus & mainline trains 2km at Blaenau Ffestiniog.
6 ensuite rooms.12 person total single,doubles,twin triple

from: £40

Gwel an Mor

Gwel an Mor, Portreath, Cornwall

A fabulous gathering of self-catering eco lodges above a beautiful beach in Cornwall, full service with a spa, indoor pool, wildlife centre and restaurant. Perfect for all the family and fully accessible. Like a five star hotel but without the price.
Over 80 self contained chalets and residences

From £599 for low season short break From £1039 for mid season short break From£1909 for peak season short break Prices for Residence 3 Bed in 2016

 Vineyard estate surrounded by beautiful forest, calm and relaxing

Une Campagne en Provence, France

A special homely farming resort in the heart of Provence with delicious home made cooking fresh from the local gardens. Enjoy a relaxing and peaceful holiday in this Provençal templar estate with lovely forest walks and beautiful vineyards.
5 guestrooms: 3 large beds, 2 twins/ doubles & 3 hol homes

From 100 €

Natural swimming pool to complement a green holiday in Ponta Delgada, Azores

Quinta do Bom Despacho, Azores, Portugal

Stay in one of ten double rooms in a historic manor house updated with all modern comforts. Swim in the natural pool in the organic garden which provides fruit and vegetables for all the self-catering guests.
2 suites, 5 doubles, 3 twins

From €24

The Old Barn

Old Barn Tregonetha, North Cornwall

Near the beaches of Padstow & Newquay, you will find Old Barn Tregonetha, North Cornwall. Tastefully converted to a self-catering property ideal for the family - even Fido. Perfectly up to date with eco technology including a charge point for the car
3: 2 kingsize, 1 single

From £450 per week - but discounts for midweek breaks.

Dewsnaps Farm Holiday Cottages, Peak District, UK

Self-catering cottages with a low carbon footprint. Each cottage is a highly insulated, converted barn with solar PV, solar thermal, wood pellet boiler and a wood burning stove. Walkers and cyclists welcome.
1 or 2 bedrooms per cottage, sleeping 2 to 4

Prices vary depending on season and length of stay

The Imperial Hotel

The Imperial Hotel, Snowdonia, Wales

With views across Llandudno Bay, this four star hotel prides itself on being a fantastic base for many of the attractions of North Wales. The hotel itself features comfortable rooms, award winning food, a gym, swimming pool, sauna and spa.
98: many doubles, twins, singles; 4 suites, 4 family suites

£130-£475 per room per night.

Haggerston Castle Holiday Park, Northumberland

Haggerston Castle Holiday Park, Northumberland, England

This pretty woodland caravan park occupies an old castle estate. A pool, ropes course, pedalos in the lake and pony riding will keep the kids entertained and outside the park there are woodland trails, unspoilt beaches and ruined castles to explore.
2-bed caravans sleep up to 6 people, 3-bed sleep up to 8.

Standard 2-bed caravan for 3 nights from £246

Bedford Hotel, Dartmoor, England

Situated in the heart of the beautiful market town of Tavistock, the Bedford is a grand, crenelated hotel with welcoming rooms, a restaurant serving delicious local cuisine and venues for weddings and conferences.
31: Various Double, Single and Twin rooms

Bed and Breakfast: Single £70, Double/Twin £140, Four Poster £160. Including dinner: Single £100, Double/Twin £200, Four Poster £220

Best Western Beaumont Hotel, Northumberland

Best Western Beaumont Hotel, Northumberland, England

This family-owned Best Western hotel overlooks the 7th-century abbey in Hexham, with its Anglo-Saxon crypt, medieval monk’s staircase and well-stocked fancy dress boxes. The decor is a touch dated, but the staff are attentive and welcoming.
34 rooms

Double rooms: B&B from £132.30, room only from £126.

B&B near Lyme Regis and Axminster. Hedgehog Corner close to River Cottage.

Hedgehog Corner, Devon, England

Adult-only B&B and (separate) child friendly holiday cottage that sleep 6 very close to Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's River Cottage HQ. Just 3 minutes drive to Lyme Regis on the Jurassic Coast. Take a look at their website for a fabulous video.
B&B for adults only and child friendly Holiday Cottage.

Holiday Cottage Short Breaks from £240

The Willowfield

The Willowfield, Arnside and Silverdale, England

With uninterrupted views over the Helvellyn range, this family-run guesthouse is the perfect spot for a quiet retreat. It’s also close to Arnside Knott and the nature reserve Leighton Moss, respectively renown for having butterflies and birds galore.
11: 4 doubles, 3 twins, 3 family, 1 single

Double/twin rooms available from £87 and single room £49

The School Annex, Talybont on Usk, Self Catering Accommodation

The School Annex, Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon, Wales

Set in the Brecon Beacons National Park we offer a high standard of self catering accommodation and great green credentials. You can take time out to relax or be as active as you want, even star gaze in our dark sky reserve, all on the doorstep!
1 double with bunk over. 1 super king which can be 2 singles

From £240

Isaac's Byre exterior

Isaac's Byre, Cumbria, England

This cosy barn conversion is ideal for a tranquil getaway, situated right in the middle of the beautiful North Pennines. With walks and gorgeous scenery on the doorstep it’s perfect for nature loving families.
3: 1 double, 1 double/twin, 1 twin

£70-160 (depending on season)

Best Western Plus Swan Hotel

BEST WESTERN PLUS Swan Hotel, Wells, Somerset

Located in the shadow of Wells Cathedral, the Best Western Plus Swan Hotel, with over 600 years of history, offers modern rooms, a stunning wedding venue and self catering apartments in a traditional setting, perfect for visiting the Mendips.
33 doubles, 15 twins and 1 suite

From £64

Waterhead Hotel, Lake District, UK

Combining 'traditional Lakeland elegance' with a wonderful natural setting, this is equally well suited to romantic weekends and fun-filled activity weeks.
41 bedrooms, en-suite

From £142 per night

Hotel Victoria, Freiburg, Germany

Near the train station in the student city of Freiburg is this Best Western hotel, located in a handsome 19th-century building in a vibrant corner of town. Comfy bedrooms, lively cocktail bar and exemplary green features throughout.
65 singles, doubles and suites

Various

Broadway Manor Cottages, Worcestershire

Broadway Manor Cottages, Worcestershire

Four award winning Cotswold holiday cottages and an apartment in the grounds of a Cotswold manor house, which dates back to the 16th century in the picturesque village of Broadway in the Cotswolds AONB
4 cottages sleeping from 2-4

From £295

Grape vine on west elevation

Tyas Cottage, Yorkshire, England

A 5-star graded cottage in a small hamlet near The Pennine Way with private patio and large shared garden, mill pond and stream. Features solar panels, wood burner and antique furniture including a wonderful Georgian Mahogany four-poster bed.
7:1 dble en suite, 1 twin en suite, 1 twin opposite bathrm

From £450 per week low season to £775 per week peak season (sleeps 6) 15% reduction if only 2 people

Latest reviewed accommodation

"Bryn Elltyd is a great base from which to explore the natural splendour and rich heritage of Snowdonia National Park, particularly if you are looking for a comfortable, no-nonsense B&B where you can expect a hearty breakfast in a relaxing atmosphere. John and his wife are also very experienced in providing for disabled guests so it’s a great place to stay if you’re looking for accessible accommodation. Finally, the commitment of the owners to reduce the impact of you stay on the environment and contribute to the local economy, makes Bryn Elltyd one of the most eco-friendly places to stay in North Wales"

Reviewed by: Richard Hammond

"Come here to enjoy: "the natural beauty of the countryside during the day and the the pristine sky at night with pure clarity of air" (Liz's favourite quote from the guest book which sums up Abberhydnant for her). And really do look at the night sky - Brecon Beacon National Park International Dark Sky Reserve is only the fifth in the world and in this particular part of the park you are in the darkest area with the darkest clearest sky. It is out of this world."

Reviewed by:

"Whether you want your holiday to be carbon neutral or you simply want a well-equipped, comfortable base to explore all the Brecon Beacons have to offer, here you are in good hands"

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Wern Watkin Bunkhouse, Brecon Beacons, Wales
Beds from £20 per night.

"Whether you’re on a school reunion, a family holiday, or you’re here with a group of scouts, ramblers, cavers or cyclists, the bunkhouse, says owner Andy Fryer, is a space which guests have the freedom to use how they wish. "

Reviewed by: Florence Fortnam