Stretton Lakes Environmental and Sustainability Policy
Stretton Lakes is surrounded by beautiful unspoilt countryside. We are extremely lucky have such beautiful natural, unspoilt views. We endeavour to keep Stretton Lakes a very special tranquil place. Where possible we aim to reduce our carbon footprint.
•The office uses recycled paper and envelopes and printing is kept to a minimum, where possible double sided printing is used.
•We encourage our guests to recycle, a recycle bin for cardboard and bottles is provided.
- We have thermostatically controlled radiators and zone controlled heating.
- All lodges have Worcester greenstar combination boilers
- Light fittings and bulbs are low energy where appropriate, outside lights are on Passive infra red sensors (PIR)
- Double Glazing
- High efficiency insulation
- Kitchen appliances are A grade.
- Hot tubs have high insulation covers which keep the hot tubs at temperature when they are not being used.
- The toilets are dual flush
- Each lodge is fitted with a shower. Showers use less water than running a bath.
At Stretton Lakes we endeavour to find local companies and believe we have been successful in achieving this. We are situated in a very rural location, but are very lucky to be situated between two excellent market towns Oakham and Stamford which are ideally placed for us to purchase products from.
Stretton – Oakham = 8 miles
Stretton – Stamford = 8 miles
Stretton – Melton Mowbray = 15 miles
Stretton – Leicester = 25 miles
- Where possible we use local traders and suppliers
- We encourage our guests to visit our local pubs and restaurants and especially those that specialise in sourcing local ingredients.
- Menus from the local pubs are in the lodge welcome information packs.
- Where possible the lodges internal furnishings have being purchased from our local towns.
- We have planted over 1000 deciduous trees all native to the surrounding area.
- The lakes at Stretton have been left to naturalise with the natural plants and seeds in the soil. The lakes are wonderful for attracting all kinds of wildlife from Kingfishers, Dragon Flies, Families of Geese, and the Deer that roam our surrounding woodland are often seen early in the morning drinking from the lakes.
- Over the past years we have converted arable land into the beautiful lakes and ponds that we now have.
- Our future tree and hedgerow planting schemes, all trees are sourced for our local nurseries to be native to the surrounding area.
- We encourage our guests to go for walks or explore the local areas on bike. Each lodge has walking maps and ordnance survey maps. (To help we are looking into hiring out bikes to guests)
- Local towns can be accessed by the regular bus service that runs from Stretton village.
- The lodges have leaflets of all local attractions in the surrounding area.
- Guests are encouraged to go to our local markets for local produced produce.
At Stretton Lakes we have installed a bio digester sewage treatment plant. This is designed to treat all waste water from the lodges, treated water flows out into a reed bed for further treating before entering a lake
- We employ local people from the surrounding villages, cutting down on miles and to help the local community.
- If possible we encourage car sharing.
All the farm land is part of the Environmental Stewardship Scheme.
The environmental Stewardship scheme is primarily to encourage wildlife, native farmland birds and insects.