At Luxury In The Cotswolds sustainability is a principle, a responsibility, a direction. We are committed to instilling a culture of eco-conscious innovation by embracing green technology.
Our Grade I listed barns have been lovingly restored to retain their original features. Handcrafted kitchens from salvaged Walnut, English Oak and English Elm form the heart of our properties. Locally sourced timber, lines our shelves and frames our doors. One of our most distinguished features are the zinc roofs on our barns. Metal roofs are the most environmentally-friendly group of materials, recognised for their longevity, their energy efficiency and fundamentally their recyclability.
Amongst the original thick stone walls lies a modern edge, MVHR ventilation systems provide a balanced low energy ventilation solution, allowing us to reuse up to 95% of the heat generated by a property that would otherwise be lost. Our Windhager wood chip boilers provide a sustainable fuel source and a low carbon heating system. Our triple glazed windows and utilisation of K glass ensures heat is preserved by allowing sunlight to pass through the room whilst preventing heat from escaping.
Low energy lighting is fitted throughout and we encourage our guests to turn lights and electrical appliances off when not in use.
We have electric car charging points for both Tew Farmhouse and The Barns, and have plans to extend our eco-technology to generate the electricity for these in the future.
Tew Farmhouse: Rolec Basic Charge 2 Way Pedestal x1
The Barns: Rolec Basic Charge 2 Way Pedestal x2
Our waste management includes recycling of paper, plastic, metal and glass.
Our approach of informal borders overflowing with herbs and flowers in the courtyard provides shelter and nesting opportunities for wildlife. Our bee-friendly blooms (some of which benefit the kitchen) include rosemary, thyme, sage, lavender and a wildflower mix in the meadow.