Eco friendly cottages
Treshnish & Haunn Cottages are 8 eco friendly cottages on the Isle of Mull. Located near the beautiful Calgary Bay, we have been members of the GTBS since 1999. We were awarded our first Gold Award in 2002. 14 years on, we have just been audited (August 2016), and we still hold that Gold Award!
The bi-annual visits from the GTBS inspectors help to keep us on the right track. They ask a lot of questions as to what we are doing, and they offer a lot of useful advice. There is always something new to learn about, particularly as we want to continue improving our eco friendly cottages.
We were the first eco friendly cottages in Scotland to win both the GTBS Goldstar Award and the Carbon Footprint Award at the inaugural Green Tourism awards in 2011. Andrea Nicholas, Director of Green Tourism Business Scheme described us as ‘one of the ‘top 10′ Green Tourism Businesses in the UK’.
We think of the future when making decisions for today. We continue to monitor our energy consumption; we responsibly source and use materials; we support our local community and we re-use/reduce/recycle. Adopting domestic scaled renewables to generate electricity has helped reduce our carbon footprint. And also, we are now generating 80% of our annual requirements. We would like to encourage you to help us while you are here!
Choosing a GTBS member for your accommodation should give you confidence in what is being offered, as the auditing process GTBS members go through is rigorous!