Grange Holiday Cottages
tel: 01768 361867
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After the Environment
believe that we all have a duty to care for the environment and
have taken the following steps.
All high-use external lighting is by low energy, long-life bulbs
that is controlled by a both a timer and a photo-electric cell (quality
of natural light). We are trialing the use of low energy bulbs in
the lighting of the hallways and landings of the cottages.
cottages are supplied with electricity via a coin meter that is
set to charge at below cost. Experience across the country suggests that
the use of meters is an effective means of reducing the consumption
an experiment to assess the cost/benefit of double-glazing, we have
fitted replacement windows to the front of Hayloft Cottage.
are replacing white goods with more energy-efficient minimum A rated models.
the period between 1st October and 30th May, should your cottage
be too warm, please feel free to turn off the storage heater, at the wall socket, rather
than leave windows open.
Although some consider that Cumbria experiences a higher rainfall
that many other parts of the country, all water has to be processed
before it is pumped to Milburn Grange.
encourage water conservation, we have fitted showers above all baths.
'foul' water from the cottages drains to a septic tank we ask guests
to consider what they are flushing down the toilet or pouring down
the sink! Bleach and certain cleaning agents are harmful to the
bacteria that break down waste that is in the septic tank. Oils
and fats may cause blockages in the pipework - please dispose of
such material in a plastic container or jar (we will provide the
latter if requested).
The gardens are laid mainly to lawn with borders of shrubs. Unlike
annuals, shrubs do not require watering during the long, hot summers.
We recycle all our waste paper and cardboard, plastic bags, bottles (glass and
plastic), cans and batteries. To conserve natural resources and energy as well
as reduce landfill, please use the bins that we provide at the far
end of the barn for recycling packaging materials. This waste is recycled at Milburn Village who receive a payment for managing the facility which is then used to support the village hall.
refuse is composted.
peelings and uncooked vegetable scraps are fed to the sheep.
have achieved our target, set 3 years ago, of reducing waste sent
for landfill to 30%. With your help we have achieved this figure.
We use local suppliers wherever possible. This both helps to sustain
local businesses and reduces delivery costs.
are invited to use the village store at Silverband.
offers a grocery and butchers shop, a bakery, pharmacy, post office,
garage, several traditional pubs, cafes, take-away food outlets
and a bistro.
best way to cut down on pollution is to walk, cycle or use public
transport. Bus timetables and details of local cycle-ways are available
in the Utility Room. Suggestions for local walks are provided in
each of the cottages.
the local bus serves us on Fridays only!
We have uncut areas of grass and dead wood is left in places to
encourage insects upon which birds and small mammals feed.
boxes have been placed in a number of locations in the grounds of
Milburn Grange and bird feeders are located in the shrubs opposite
Milburn Grange is situated within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the fells
(hills) behind the cottages are part of the Moor
House-Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve.
Grange Holidays is an Associate Member of Nurture Lakeland and, through
its guests, is helping to fund the Dufton
Current total donation through guest sponsorship £374 - Mar 2011
encourage visitors to consider the importance of protecting the
environment for future generations and invite you to make suggestions
as to how we might improve our environmental performance.