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Carmarthenshire glamping site gains international eco award

Larkhill Tipis & Yurts have been recognised for their sustainability efforts and have become the latest businesses in Wales to achieve the Green Key award.

[aoa id=”1″]The site was established in 2003 as one of the first Glamping sites in the UK. Tucked away on the edge of a 20-acre smallholding and woodland in West Wales, Larkhill Tipis & Yurts offers a complete escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This family run site prides itself on providing an eco-friendly holiday with a focus on their guests enjoying the nature and wildlife that surrounds it. The site is off grid and all the electricity is generated by harnessing wind, solar and water power.[/aoa]

Green Key is the fastest-growing eco-label awarded to more than 3,000 hospitality providers in 58 countries worldwide. In Wales, Green Key is operated by Keep Wales Tidy, who also manage the iconic Blue Flag programme.

Owner Fran Wintle said:

We are delighted to be awarded Green Key certification. As a business we have been self-sufficient in power since we started in 2003 and have always worked with an eco-ethos, recognising that ecological sustainability is essential for the following generations and for the health and vitality of our planet. With Green Key Certification we are clearly able to demonstrate to our visitors the importance that we place on ethical and green matters. By joining Green Key we aim to develop our mission to not only achieve as many green targets as we can as a business, but to inspire our guests to make better decisions, choose ethical and green products for their own homes and consider power and water consumption in their own lives

Businesses throughout the sector are eligible to apply for Green Key. This includes bed and breakfasts, hotels, self-catering accommodation, camp sites, conference centres, restaurants and attractions.

Nick Ashby, Green Key Coordinator at Keep Wales Tidy said:

We’d like to congratulate Larkhill Tipis & Yurts on their success. We’ve seen mounting concern recently about the damage that’s being caused to our natural environment, so it’s important to recognise and celebrate Welsh businesses that are taking the lead on sustainability.  Larkhill Tipis & Yurts have put caring for the environment at the heart of their lives and business for the last 15 years. As well as producing their own electricity they are passionate about recycling, they compost all food waste and use it to grow their own veg. Guests can also enjoy honey and eggs produced on the site”