EXMOOR House, a guest house and restaurant at Wheddon Cross, is the first accommodation provider on Exmoor to achieve a gold award from Green Tourism.
Among other things, the award recognises energy and water efficiency, use of local produce, environmentally-friendly cleaning products, waste minimisation, working with the community, encouraging car-free activities and green promotion of the business.
Co-owner Rosi Davis said: â€œWeâ€™ve always done our best to run Exmoor House in such a way that we minimise our effect on the environment. To me, as well as being something I really believe in, this is just plain old common sense. At the risk of sounding a bit jargony, the Green Tourism accreditation process is a very good way for businesses to benchmark themselves against a comprehensive set of standards.â€
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