Luxury barns on Gower earn themselves a Green Tourism Gold Award
Tir-Cethin Farm shows they care for the environment, local residents and visitors alike, now and in the future
Tir-Cethin Farm, Gower
The Green Tourism Business Scheme Award recognises those tourism businesses who are actively engaged in reducing the negative environmental and social impacts of their tourism operations.
Tir-Cethin Farm, situated in Three Crosses, Gower - the UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - consists of 2 luxury barn conversions finished in 2011 and recently graded 5 stars by Visit Wales.
The barns are heated using a Ground Source Heat Pump which extracts heat from the ground and heats the buildings via underfloor heating.
The water is heated using solar panels which produce up to 60% of the water needs with the heat pump producing the rest.
All the rainwater that falls on the roof is collected into a tank and recycled back into the toilets and washing machines.
Thanks to all these environmentally friendly installations, Tir-Cethin Farm scooped the coveted Gold Award with the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS).
By choosing a Green Tourism Business Scheme business, you are guaranteed that the business is committed to sustainable tourism and minimising its damage to the environment and operating in accordance with the relevant environmental regulations.
You can also be assured that the site meets minimum standards of good practice across a range of sustainable development indicators and has been audited by a qualified professional to ensure standards are maintained.