Less than a year after opening for business, glamping site Peaks and Pods has been awarded Green Tourism’s Gold Award for its commitment to sustainability and the environment.
The site at Boustagill Farm near Settle, on the borders of the Yorkshire Dales and Forest of Bowland, uses a 50kW wind turbine and 31kW photovoltaic panels to provide renewable electricity, while well-insulated pods, modern appliances and LED lamps keep running costs low. This is all supported with eco cleaning products.
Peaks and Pods is a farm diversification business, developed by Joanne and her husband, John, and opened in August last year. “We saw a gap in the market for a really high-quality glamping site but before we even opened we were very keen to make sure that we considered the impact on the local environment. We have five luxury pods, each sleeping up to four people, all with kitchens and private bathrooms – two of the pods have their own private wood-fired hot tubs. We’re so pleased that our efforts have been recognised by Green Tourism.”