Aveland House
Aveland Road
Babbacombe, Torquay, TQ1 3PT

Tel: +44 (0)1803 326622    Email: avelandhouse@aol.com

Green Policy

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.