Saving power, water, recycling etc.
We buy our gas and electricity from a ‘green’ supplier (Ovo)
We use energy efficient light bulbs wherever possible
Please do not leave the TV on standby. This can use up to 90% of the electricity that it uses when on.
Behind the radiators is a sheet of foil covered cardboard. These are easily made from old boxes and normal cooking foil. By putting a reflector behind your radiator it helps to reflect heat into your room without heating up the wall.
Fitted to your radiators are Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRV). This means that the temperature in each room is under your control. Please feel free to turn the radiator up or down to suit your needs but please do not overheat the room especially when you are not in the house or have the windows open as this is a waste of energy.
Drawing curtains when it gets dark and the heating is on helps to reduce the amount of heat lost through windows.
In order maximise the heat of from radiator please tuck the curtains behind the radiator or tuck them up on to the windowsill.
Please make sure that you keep the double glazing properly closed in order to keep the heating needed to a minimum.
There is no heating in the left hand bathroom. If you leave the door open when it is not in use, it will become warm from the neighbouring radiators.
The shower-room is heated via an electric towel rail that is used minimally. Please feel free to switch it on if you need to. (Please also leave the shower door open after you have used the shower otherwise the shower cubicle gets very damp and this affects the tiles and grouting, needing more cleaning materials to get them clean).
No air fresheners or polish sprays have been used in the house. We use Ecover environmentally friendly cleaning products.
We provide Ecover handwashing liquid and recycled toilet paper.
We are happy for guests to have a bath but would remind you that most showers use less energy and water and the hot water tank will need time to re-heat.
Please use the bins in the kitchen. If you have any waste that can be recycled (paper, cardboard, glass bottles or jars, plastic bottles, plastic bags, cans and tins) please use the recycling racks in the kitchen.
The white flip-top bin by the sink is for non-recyclables.
The green rack in the kitchen and the 2 white bins are for waste that can be recycled. This includes paper, cardboard, glass bottles or jars, plastic bottles, plastic bags, cans, tins, flat batteries and textiles.
The white lidded bucket is for compostable waste. Please do NOT put food that has been cooked (e.g. bread or porridge) or meat into this container.
We support local groups and causes such as the pro-wind farm group, Edible Knighton, the local coppicing group and Knighton Under-5s (to encourage families with young children to stay in the town).
Martin Holborow and Margaret Leach
13 Bridge St,
Powys, LD7 1BT
Tel. (UK) 07976 403434