Good Causes and Sustainability

We believe strongly that tourism should have a positive impact on the Lake District and the wider environment. In the development of our cottages sustainability was a key consideration, some of the steps we have taken to mitigate our negative effects and promote our positives include;

  • Our electricity is provided by Bulb, a 100% renewable provider.
  • We have removed the miniature toiletries single use plastics in favour of refillable dispenses. 
  • We are installing bee boxes and bird feeders to encourage biodiversity.
  • Where possible we use local suppliers and support local businesses, and encourage guests to do the same.

We also donate £3 from every stay to local charities.

For 2020 this is Coniston Mountain Rescue, who are a voluntary organisation which relies solely on the support and generosity of the public to provide vital rescue services to the south Lakes. They are on call, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to recover climbers from precipitous crags, reunite lost walkers with their pals and ensure injured and sick casualties are safely delivered into vital hospital care.

In 2019 we donated £456 to Fix the Fells, who tackle erosion by repairing and maintaining 330 upland paths, helping to keep the Lake District a special place for us and for future generations. 

We have recently started working with the charity Something To Look Forward To.

Together in 2020 we have hosted 4 families who have been impacted by poverty as a result of a cancer diagnosis. These 'gift' stays are provided to gives these families respite and enjoy a getaway. 

Such as Sherine who stayed at Pepper Cottage; 'The stay meant I was able to forget about my diagnosis and what’s to come. I was able to just enjoy the moment by making memories with those closest to me.'

Though booking your stay with Coley Cottages, you will help us to continue to promote sustainable tourism to the Lake District and support our charitable causes. 

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