Conservation in Glenlivet and the Cairngorms
Conserving Glenlivet and the Cairngorms National Park
Bluefolds Highland Holiday Cottages is a special place and worth taking care of for future generations to appreciate too. Our self-catering cottages, in Glenlivet, are equipped to ensure you enjoy your holiday. Your stay will have a minimum impact on this beautiful environment on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park.
Folds and Steading Conversion
The original farmhouse and steading were built from local granite and slate and re-built using the same materials. Modern insulation materials permit us to conserve heat to a level that previous inhabitants could only have dreamed of. We always meet the latest building-insulation regulations when making improvements.
The grounds at Bluefolds are planted with native Scottish plants and others that have been specially selected for our environment. They are all naturally adapted to our climate, rendering watering and irrigation unnecessary. Large areas have been devoted to wildlife conservation and Bluefolds supports a thriving population of voles, shrews and wood mice. Keen observers may even spot a stoat or brown hare in the early morning or a kestrel hovering to catch a meal. Everyone will enjoy watching the many visitors to our bird feeders.
Our cottages have a combination of electric heaters and multi-fuel stoves to minimise our impact. Electric heating also lets us take advantage of more environmentally-sensitive energy sources such as wind or wave power as they come online. As you drive around the area, you will see some of our wind farms. Low-energy lighting is used throughout and other energy-saving appliances such as showers, microwave ovens and dishwashers are available.
We have recycling facilities for glass, cans, paper, cardboard and plastics. Organic materials such as kitchen waste are composted.
Our crystal-clear water is drawn from an underground spring high on the side of Ben Rinnes. After use, it passes through a natural purification process before re-joining the ground water below the cottages. We provide cleaning materials for your use that will not harm this process.
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