Category: sustainable tourism

Solar Thermal Update

We did a pretty good job of tracking our use of solar thermal water heating last year and the results are in the chart below. Overall we created over 7000 kWh of energy from the sun, all of which was used to heat water in the cottages and in the pool. The best performer was […]

PV power comes to Helsbury…

With Cornwall being the centre of the “Solar Goldrush” it seems only right that we would be part of it and here we are with our first set of PV panels up and running. They are going on Westhayes, Broadview and on the Stables by the Farmhouse to power the pool. We’ll be tracking their […]

Sustainable Tourism Charter for the best bits of Cornwall

The Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (making up over a quarter of the County and in which Helsbury Park is located) has formally been awarded the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism by the Europarc Federation. Europarc is the voice of Europe’s protected areas with over 400 members in 36 countries, who themselves manage the […]

It’s Yet More Gold for Helsbury

We’re absolutely delighted to announce our latest success, we’ve achieved GOLD standard in the Green Tourism Business Scheme [GTBS]. It’s extremely prestigious and quite an arduous process to attain a gold but we’ve managed it first time. Part of the assessment involved looking at our new pool building which has serious sustainable credentials and that […]

Solar panels are installed…

We’re hoping for a really good summer for more than one reason this year as we’re using the sun to heat our swimming pool, the panels are geared up to produce water at 82 degrees to keep the pool at a very comfortable 32. They look very impressive and hopefully will be man enough for […]

A big pat on the back…

Everyone who has visited Helsbury Park in the last 12 months must have noticed our Recycling Centres. We had these made (from FSC wood by local craftsmen) to try to organise our recycling more efficiently. Most people who completed our online ‘green’ questionnaire said they’d be happy to do it especially if it was simple […]