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Carbon-Negative Hotel in Scotland Welcomes Sustainability Fans

News Three Glens house hotel in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, will surely attract attention of tourists who care about planet and prefer environment friendly hotels. Built in the middle of a farm, this luxurious guest house offers something incredible – the property is carbon-negative.

Due to its innovative approach, the hotel has quickly become popular. It took less than one year to become a finalist of Scottish Design Awards 2014 contest. The hotel was also featured by Visit Scotland that gave the hotel a five-star rating. Later, the Three Glens won the Rising Star Rural Escape award at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2014.

The hotel is an eco-farmhouse, where guests can enjoy not only amazing landscapes, but also freshly produced products, high level of privacy, ski-chalet and concierge services. Owners of Three Glens, Neil and Mary Gourlay, are fourth generation of farmers. They have deep love to the land, and Neil was even awarded as Green Farmer of 2011. Later, he got an idea to make a modern and luxury hotel, where sustainability will meet comfort. The hotel’s main concept is based on four R – Reduce, Re-use, Recycle, and Recover. Walls of the hotel are insulated with wool got from the sheep that live in the farm. Stone material was also taken from nearby. Electricity for the hotel comes from the 100kW turbine installed on the hill. Water is got from a bore hole, while warm water is heated by solar energy. The hotel also uses ground-source heating and a biomass stove. Local materials were richly used in the hotel’s furnishing, and fittings are usually over 80 years old (porcelain sinks, cast-iron baths). Despite so many precautions and such care for environment, the hotel looks modern, and this would certainly attract green travellers and contemporary design lovers.


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