Battlesteads Hotel and Restaurant in Wark near Hexham has announced the launch of five new luxury timber lodges.
The new lodges, opened in December 2014, add to the hotels 17-ensuite bedrooms and are all suitable for both double or twin occupancy with a family element to be added within the next few months.
The lodges, developed by Swift Timber Homes, all use sustainable wood manufactured in nearby Durham, under floor heating fed from the hotels biomass boiler and are furnished and decorated using local services.
Commenting on the hotel’s latest eco-friendly extension, Richard Slade, owner of Battlesteads says:
“Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do here at Battlesteads, so when we decided to extend the hotel we knew we needed to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Each lodge is made using sustainable materials that blend into our rural landscape and are in keeping with the green ethos that runs throughout the running of the hotel.”
The eco-lodges add to Battlesteads’ ongoing green credentials. The hotel was awarded a Platinum level rating in TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders Programme in 2014, a scheme that helps travellers make greener choices when deciding on a hotel trip. Battlesteads also boasts a Three Star Sustainability Champion status from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA).
The project is supported by a Rural Economy Grant, North East Small Business Growth Fund, for which the funds are provided by the Rural Development Programme for England.