Our Green Agenda
Ingoldmells Holidays sits on the Lincolnshire Coast 4 miles from
Skegness, which is home to Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve. We are also 2 miles from the North Sea Observatory at Chapel Point, Chapel St. Leonards which has fantastic uninterupted views of the sand
dunes, beach and the North Sea.
The Lincolnshire countryside is diverse with its mix of coast and rural, its
agricultural and cultural heritage and its flora and fauna.
We are more and more
aware of the potential impact that tourism can have on our precious environment and this is why we have joined the Green Tourism Business Scheme as a measure of our commitment to running a
sustainable tourism business.
We don’t pretend to
know everything about running a ‘Green Business’. We don’t pretend to get everything right. Sometimes we have to think long and hard to find the best way to do things which balance the
needs of our guests with the needs of the environment. Some of the changes we have made to the way we do things seem such a small drop in the ocean. And we know we still have a long journey
ahead of us. But we are trying, and we ask you to try too.
Here are some of the
things we are doing:
- We replace appliances with ones rated 'A' for efficiency.
- We monitor our use of resources and energy – electricity, gas and water – to try to make
- We recycle all our plastic containers, cardboard, tins, bottles, paper and old
- We recycle the garden waste
- We buy as much of our guest welcome packs from local suppliers as we can, to support their businesses
and cut down on food and product miles.
- We are replacing all the light bulbs with low energy light bulbs as they require
- Wherever possible we use microfibre and steam for cleaning the bungalows, these methods of
cleaning uses less chemicals than traditional methods of cleaning.
- We use environmentally friendly cleaning products and refill the bottles from larger 5lt bottles
to reduce the number of plastic bottles we use.
- All our toilet rolls, kitchen rolls and tissues are made from recycled
- We are members of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, and Lincolnshire
- We encourage our guests to enjoy the flora and fauna Lincolnshire has to
And here are some of
the things you can do to help:
- Use recycling facilities, for papers, bottles, cans and cardboard. Available in the Council car park
on Skegness Road. There is a glass recycling bin in the garden and the light grey recycle bin for cleaned recyclable items in the garden. Try
to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle wherever possible.
- Buy your food, gifts and souvenirs from local producers, artists and craftsmen. To help to keep the
local economy alive.
- When you are out and about, be sure to take all rubbish away with you as litter is a danger to
wildlife and habitats, and spoils the area.
- Try walking/cycling or using public transport for some of your days out while you're here – if you
want to visit somewhere close by, we might be able to help! We provide information, bus and train times.
- Please leave any unused towels on the wardrobe, otherwise all towels will be sent to the
- Please use water wisely and turn taps off when not in use. Please don’t flush any non-biodegradable
items down the toilet.
- Please save energy by switching off lights if not required and keeping windows closed if the heating
is on. The heating can be turned down if you are too warm.
- Please feel free to fill in the Guest book advising other guests of local restaurants and pubs (the
guest book is in the living room).
- We have a range of novels in the book case, please feel free to exchange your own book for one from
the book case, however please don’t remove any of the reference books.
The population of
Skegness is around 21000 – yet every year this number swells to around 250,000! These are small things – but if quarter of a million of us do them every year... just
Green Things to do
There are some great
walks to be taken straight from your door when you stay at Ingoldmells-Holidays. We have written walk notes for our guests to use, including circular strolls of 1-2 miles as well as longer walks
taking in some of our local attractions.
In the area:
With miles of open countryside and a lengthy and attractive coastline, Lincolnshire has much to offer
the cyclist. This section of England is also fairly flat offering up an abundance of attractive cycling options.
Some cycled leaflet are available in each bungalow or download more from
Travel and Transport
Rail: Nearest Railway Station is Skegness
Air: Humberside Airport
Bus: Nearest bus stop Hurdman Way. Bus timetables available