The Bay Bed and Breakfast has been certified as Trip Advisor Gold level Green Leaders, you can click here to find out more. We’ve also achieved Visit Isle of Wight’s Green Tourism Award where we have been awarded Gold status; helping you find ways to explore our beautiful island without the car, by cycling,walking, using bus and train travel. Click here to find out more at Visit Isle of Wight's website.

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We have harnessed the power of the sun to generate electricity and provide heating and hot water.
A thermal store is heated by solar thermal tubes and boosted by biomass (wood) during the colder months. This in turn heats the central heating system and provides all the hot water for the property.
Photovoltaic solar panels generate electricity for the house and send extra power back to the grid.
All our lights are energy-efficient LEDs.

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We have light sensors in bathrooms and common areas so there is no need to worry about turning lights on or off.
Our appliances are all A rated or above.

You can help by:
Charging devices during daylight hours; meaning they are powered by the sun.
Not leaving chargers switched on once items are charged.
Turn main room lights off when you go out. 

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Our intelligent washing machine uses less water per wash.

Dual flush toilets reduce the amount of clean water used in each flush.
We collect rainwater for use in our garden in water butts.

You can help by:
Not running the tap while you brush your teeth
Lathering up in the shower with the water is off.
Leaving towels on the rail to use again; we'll wash them if you leave them on the floor.

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Food and drink
Where possible we buy Fair Trade (or equivalent) and British produce.
We purchase supplies from Island businesses help support the Isle of Wight's economy. We 'Love Food, Hate Waste!'

You can help by:
Not ordering more food than you can eat
(We will gladly keep you supplied with a good breakfast to set you up for the day, but hate to see wasted food.) 

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Reduce, reuse, recycle
We actively try to reduce the amount of rubbish we throw away. We recycle paper, cardboard, plastics, glass, metals, food waste, electrical and batteries.
We buy recycled content and/or FSC approved toilet roll.

You can help by:
Putting recyclables in the right bin.
Not buying stuff you don't need while on holiday. 

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We cut our use of harsh cleaning chemicals and use green cleaning products, such as plant based products from companies like Ecover, and use disinfectant or a mild bleach solution where required. 

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The building
Our Victorian building underwent a major renovation during 2014/15. During that time we:

Reused and recycled as much as possible, for example hundreds of old bricks were cleaned and used again on the property.
Used environmentally friendly paints.

Replaced old windows with modern high efficiency double glazing.

Topped up our insulation to keep the heat in.

Installed bike racks to support green transport and have since purchased electric bikes for guests to hire duing their stay to further reduce their carbon footprint.

Refurbished vintage furniture in the guest room.


Contact Us

The Bay Boutique Bed and Breakfast
Guest Accommodation and electric bike hire
Holme, Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, PO40 9QA

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