There are 0 properties currently listed in Babbacombe. At this time there are 1 "Green" lodging properties listed of which this is the only lodging property that has completed the iStayGreen Audit. Aveland House has been awarded a 3 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating Aveland House completed an audit of their property's compliance with over 70 unique eco-initiatives. Environmentally friendly measures that are reviewed include energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling, enviromentally safe cleaning, reduction of waste, ongoing maintenance, purchasing habits, plus many other factors. In it's efforts to create a more sustainable travel future and reduce their impact on our environment, Aveland House employs 44 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by Aveland House please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
We will endeavour to ensure, as far as possible, that our activities have minimal impact upon the environment. We encourage our guests to be environmentally aware through initiatives such as recycling, energy efficiency, and the purchase of environmentally friendly products. We support,use and promote local produce, food, drink and crafts. 1. Water and Energy Conservation We use energy efficient light bulbs, lower temperatures and switch off lights in unoccupied rooms. Roof and Cavity walls are insulated and all windows and outside doors are double glazed. Fridges, Freezers, Washing machines and Dishwashers are all eco friendly and are A rated. We are reducing water usage by installing water saving devices in the cisterns, & signs in rooms for re-use of towels We are using water butts for collection of rain water to water the garden and indoor plants. 2. Local Environment We will promote and support local environmental projects; Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust, Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Living Coasts and Kents Cavern.
We are members of the South West Coastal Path Association.
3. Reduce Waste by Recycling Glass, Tin, Aluminium Cans, Plastic bottles, Paper and Cardboard, are recycled, linen, clothes and household goods are given to charity shops. We recycle plastic carrier bags and use long life bags for shopping. We re-use plastic and crock containers for storage and garden use. We re-use postal paper and packaging. We also recycle ink jet cartridges, mobile phones, postage stamps and cooking oil. 4. Purchasing We aim to use to use Eco–Friendly cleaning products and avoid purchasing products with unnecessary packaging. 5. Customer Experience Aveland House is a non-smoking establishment. A supply of visitor information on attractions, places to visit, walks and timetables are available for guests. Aveland House offers secure storage for cyclists. We welcome any suggestions about how our environmental policy can be further improved 6. Wildlife We promote and encourage wildlife, flora and fauna at the Aveland House. We have erected nesting boxes and have a bird bath. We have additional reference information on wildlife available for visitors. 7. Trouble Free Transport 7.1 By Coach National express run regular services from around the country to Torquay. www.gobycoach.com 7.2 By Train Great Western, South West Trains, Virgin and Wessex trains have regular services into Torquay. Virgin cross country routes run to Newton Abbot with easy connections to Torquay. Rail enquiries 08457 48 49 50 www.nationalrail.com 7.3 By Air Exeter airport is just 45minutesfrom the resort with regular flights from Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle. Plymouth Airport(45 minutes) has regular flights from London and Manchester. www.westcountrynow.com/flights 7.4 Car free days out The English Riviera is easy to get around by public transport so relax and let someone else take you wherever you wish to go. There is a network of high frequency bus services from all of the main accommodation areas to three bustling town centres, numerous beaches and all the big tourist attractions, including an open top service.
There are many all- inclusive travel passes available. Express bus services provide fast links into the nearby cities of Exeter and Plymouth.
Train services to Plymouth, Exeter and the neighbouring towns of Teignmouth, Dawlish, Totnes and Newton Abbot run frequently from Torquay.
Torquay Tourist Information Centre have information available on bus, coach and train services.
Stagecoach One Stop Travel Shops 01803 664500. Tickets and timetables are available from Torquay Tourist information Centre 01803 211211. 7.5 Cockington Bus This service runs from Torquay's Princess gardens to Cockington Village every 20 minutes daily between 10am and 4pm throughout the Summer Season (May- Sept). A limited service is also available between November and April. Call into Torquay Tourist Information centre for a timetable and to purchase tickets. 7.6 Ferry Services Several local companies run regular excursions to Plymouth Exeter, Dartmoor, Dartmouth, and Dawlish by boat. The Torbay Belle service runs frequently between Torquay and Brixham harbours and takes in some fabulous coastal views along the way. Paignton and Torquay town centres are also connected by colourful road-trains. Accommodation HomeRoomsTariffSpecial OffersCheck AvailabilityBook Online NowPostal BookingContact UsLocal AreaAbout Local AreaAttractionsLocal Beaches Torquay United F.CInformation How to Find UsOnline BrochureAccess StatementGreen PolicyWeatherAdvertising Links