Cornwall’s The Scarlet, set overlooking the beautiful Mawgan Porth Bay, is a luxury adult-only, dog-friendly, eco retreat that has carefully considered the needs of both its guests and the environment throughout its stunning, uber-zen design. Its ‘101 sustainable ways’ (as listed in full on its website), include the use of rainwater to flush toilets, solar panels for water heating, towels made from organic cotton, and a biomass boiler fired by wood chips that are a byproduct of a local company. Book a hottub overlooking the beach for sunset for an extra memorable experience.
When Titanic Spa first opened back in 2005, this former Edwardian textile mill in West Yorkshire was hailed the UK’s first official eco spa, setting new standards in eco buildings. The spa has its very own water source, set 100 metres below ground, which provides fresh drinking water and bathing water for the plunge pool, salt regulated swimming pool, showers and ice experience. The building runs on renewable energy; the bistro restaurant sources local, organic and fair trade seasonal ingredients whenever possible; and recycling is encouraged throughout the building.
Bamford Haybarn Spa
Bamford Haybarn is a spa by Daylesford’s organic farm and is situated in the magical Cotswolds. The wellness retreat focuses on a holistic approach to mind, body and spirit by offering wellbeing treatments inspired by Ayurveda, as well as activities like yoga and meditation. The spa also uses Daylesford’s own products made in England from certified organic ingredients that are free from Parabens and SLS. By 2020, the farm aims to be 75% energy self-sufficient and has installed solar panels, as well as car charging stations to further this goal.