One of the things that makes Birch Eco Cottage a unique Green Tourism business is that it is powered entirely by renewable energy made here on the farm. Lackan Cottage Farm is totally off-grid as part of our commitment to reducing our environmental impact.  As a result of using a combination of solar panels and wind to charge batteries we can ensure that there is always power when it is needed. Both Birch Cottage and our own home have ‘regular’ appliances, though maybe less of them than some homes.

Renewable energy is at the heart of our green tourism commitment

The super efficient building is heated just with the power of the sun and a little woodburner. If you want to know where the wood fuel comes from you only need to look out of the window at the woods beyond.

Our tree planting scheme is part of our green tourism commitment

Green Tourism Gold

We’re proud to be a Green Tourism Gold standard business. Minimising our impact on the environment goes to the very core of everything we do here at Lackan Cottage Farm, and Birch Cottage is a huge part of that. We work with other Green Tourism businesses in the area to give our guests the very best experience.Birch Cottage at the heart of green tourism in County Down

It is wonderful to see guests seeing that it is possible to reduce their environmental impact and still live in a comfortable, beautiful home. As a result they tell us that they are inspired to take some of the ideas they have found here home with them.

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