OLD WORLD TRADITIONS WITH
A FOCUS ON OUR FUTURE
Echoes of a past era are blended perfectly with Peckforton Castle’s uncompromising commitment to the local environment. We play an important part in the local economy of Cheshire so it is vital that we support as many local business as possible.
We recognise the need for responsible management of all the services we provide for our guests and visitors, from reducing waste and protecting the land on which our Castle sits to positively contributing to the community in which we work.
With a targeted focus on environmental issues, our team of staff are encouraged to share our vision of sustainability. Guests are also welcome to provide their views on how we can continue to strengthen our environmental actions.
As a single hotel we do not have a significant negative impact on our environment. However we are very aware that all hotels can be wasteful and consume a huge amount of resources, which is why we are committed to focusing on the energy we use and the waste we produce.
We have installed discreet solar panels on the main Castle roof that provide hot water to a third of our bedrooms, with plans to double this in the near future.
Motion sensors, ensuring that safety is never compromised by our commitment to reducing energy waste, trigger all public and staff area lighting.
Our purchasing policy is to ‘buy local’ wherever and whenever the quality complies with our standards of excellence and continuity of supply. We buy meats, fish, cheese, diary and vegetables from local growers and suppliers. Local spring water is used throughout the hotel and beer products are from a Cheshire brewer.
A Cheshire contractor has been used to complete renovation and building works, with local tradesmen used extensively in the Castle to complete both upgrade and maintenance works.
The hotel employs staff that live here in Cheshire - the majority of which come from within the immediate area. We engage with local schools to offer work placement and apprenticeships.
In recent years we have been working in conjunction with Natural England to rehouse a colony of rare bats that had taken roost in one area of the Castle. This has involved installing numerous bat boxes at many locations across the Castle grounds to achieve success in relocating them safely and appropriately.