Petworth cottage in the South Downs, England

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Petworth cottage in the South Downs, England

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Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

We at Honeysuckle cottage try to protect our environment by ensuring we only use eco-friendly cleaning products and household products which do not harm the environment.

To sustain energy we have replaced our light bulbs used in our lamps with energy saving light bulbs. We do try and encourage our guests to switch off heating if they go out during the day or for longer periods and use the timed programmes instead. When it comes to our cottage turnarounds we try and line dry our towels and bedding, and then finish them off quickly in the tumbler dryer, this is particularly useful in the warmer summer months.

For our guests arriving, we provide a welcome pack which includes eggs (free range) bread, milk and butter all of which is locally sourced from Petworths local delicatessen Cates and the bread is supplied by a lovely family run Slindon Bakery. We also encourage our guests to separate waste from the main bin and dispose of glass, paper, cardboard and plastics in the appropriate re-cycling bins provided.

The cottage was I believe an old part of Petworth Laundry House for the workers. It was in extended in 1998 with the new part the kitchen and bedroom added on keeping it in character. The cottage is all on different levels. Upstairs is reached by a French spiral wooden staircase. Reclaimed brick was used to match the existing pat of the building. All our wooden window frames were stripped back last week and painted using water based undercoat and gloss which is friendly for the environment.

Community

Honeysuckle Cottage is close to the Historic town of Petworth so we do encourage customers to walk to town centre and Petworth House and to use regular bus services and trains rather than rely on cars.

We in Petworth have many local shops, cafes, pubs and local businesses which will all benefit our support by advising our customers to visit. One of the local businesses is Artful teasing in Petworth which specialises in the artisan blending of pure essential oils for the mind and body and they are all Paraban free.
We also try and have links to our local pubs so customers use them and have a guest book with all the local pubs like The Angel Inn, The Star and the Stonemasons in. We also attend The Goodwood leaflet exchange every year to exchange leaflets from local businesses and interact with the proprietors.

Our cleaning company is Task Angels and they provide employment for the local area. We also are members of Petworth Business Association which is of great support to all local businesses and we support them on lots of issues. Following on from this we have regular Farmers markets regularly selling locally sourced produce. Honeysuckle Cottage is regularly maintained and we only use local trades people, builders, plumbers, and electricians. We also employ local cleaning staff to help us out at busy times during the summer months. Finally we try and furnish our lovely cottage from local suppliers in Petworth.

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