Since first coming to Bryn Tanat Hall in 1967 the family has made a long term commitment to good environmental practice. The fragile nature of the landscape surrounding us is something we are well aware of. Bryn Tanat Hall enjoys a wonderful setting and it is our aim to operate The Hall in the most environmentally responsible manner as possible. The environments enhancement and long term sustainability is a concern for us and we work towards its protection with responsible stewardship of natures resources. We recognise the importance of preserving our environment for future generations.
Early in 2013 a Biomass Boiler system (wood-pellet boiler) was installed at Bryn Tanat Hall. The system provides heat and hot water requirements to the main house, Coach House, laundry, games room and spa. After considering our options, we settled on an energy centre (boiler and fuel store) sited in a converted shipping container clad in Douglas Fir, with provision to extend the system in the future with underground pipework.
We are also proud to have planted over 2,500 trees in the parkland since 2008 of which over half are now semi mature recreating lost gardens and encouraging wildlife in all its forms to make Bryn Tanat Hall a sustainable venue in Mid-Wales.
We recycle organic waste and we are keen to create our own compost and horse manure fertiliser for the gardens here at The Hall to keep them looking stunning and environmentally friendly.
Throughout The Hall we are moving towards all of the lights being low voltage LED fittings with some lights on a movement sensor.
We have also updated our own laundry, using the latest technology to wash at lower temperatures using the minimum amount of cleansing agents, water and energy (30% less than conventional laundries).
Bryn Tanat Hall is working towards achieving the coveted Green Tourism Business Scheme award. The scheme is the largest green accreditation scheme in the world and recognised by the Visit Wales tourism authority.
Our commitment to you:
- Adopt a policy of ‘green procurement’, taking environmental factors into account in all purchasing and supplier contracts using where possible local suppliers, artists and retailers and incorporating organic and fair trade products when available.
- Reduce waste at source and recycling paper, cardboard, plastic, and glass.
- Composting organic waste and horse manure on site to fertilise the gardens.
- Use environmentally friendly cleaning products where possible, and minimise the use of chemicals throughout the business.
- Adopt the practice of responsible and efficient energy management to reduce consumption in all our operations.
- We supply locally sourced logs for the fires and wood burning stoves.
- Maintain a non-smoking environment in any of our buildings, and offer guests designated outdoor smoking areas.
- The wood and along the river provides a natural habitat to swans, woodpeckers, kingfishers and herons. In addition on most days you may see our resident Buzzard family flying over the parkland watching out for prey.
- We encourage our guests to enjoy our 1 ½ miles of fresh air, and have a map featuring a range of easy to follow walking routes around the grounds.