Looking for an escape from WFH? Or perhaps you need some time away somewhere where sustainability is at the centre of its ethos? Well, look no further. We've got you covered with our favourite top 10 sustainable escapes across the UK.
Our first recommendation is the Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons a beautiful 15th-century manor hidden away in the Oxfordshire countryside. It's mostly known for its 2 Michelin star luxury sustainable restaurant run by Raymond Blanc, recently winning a Green Michelin Star Award for its sustainability credentials, one of the first of only 23 restaurants across England and Ireland to achieve the award.
Serving seasonal dishes with organic produce, cultivated on the grounds, growing over 90 different vegetables and an array of herbs. Sourcing only local organic meat and the UK sourced fish. Organic waste is used from the restaurant as compost for the garden, working towards 5% waste reduction targets every year.
“Good nutrition and good food can only start from wholesome ingredients".
President of the Food Made Good Raymond Blanc OBE
The choice of activities is endless. You can relax and enjoy their 1930s-style bar that serves comforting cocktails to renewing your culinary skills at Raymond Blanc's cookery school. Or admire the grounds Japanese gardens, following by walks around the Oxfordshire countryside.
Check their website accessibility guide for specific access requirements, the hotel is wheelchair accessible.
Second, on our top 10 sustainable travel destinations to visit is Daylesford Farm cottages nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, set over 2,500 acres of idyllic rolling organic countryside. A perfect spot for the wholesome family or a romantic getaway.
You might be familiar with one of their organic stores and restaurants in Westbourne Grove and Pimlico.
Daylesford Organic Farm is known for its sustainable farming, growing produce and raising animals with significant consideration for the environment and animal welfare.
The Organic farm shop and restaurant is a few minutes walk away, which serves everything from wood-roasted pizzas to fresh daily seasonal dishes of the day, using the farm's heritage fruit and vegetables. You can also visit Daylesford sister restaurant, The Wild Rabbit, a culinary treat only a stone's throw away from Farm.
The options are endless when it comes to activities, from long scenic walks to cooking and floristry workshops, talks and massages.
The best part is that's it's only a ninety minute trip outside of London, what are you waiting for?
For accessibility requests please visit Daylesford Farm website.