Alongside the picturesque landscapes, historic charm and warm welcome you find in Lancashire, there is a growing range of fantastic eco-friendly options for those looking to getaway in a more earth friendly way.

Not only can those seeking an eco-conscious escape find one easily in Lancashire, but those looking to go green in style can find some luxury getaways that seamlessly blend affluence with environmental responsibility. Whether you are looking for luxury accommodation or locally sourced gastronomy, Lancashire offers it all.

Green Retreats: Eco-friendly Accommodation in Lancashire

Lancashire boasts a range of sustainable accommodation that redefines the luxury experience. From boutique Spa Hotels and glamping pods with a different, to charming bed and breakfasts, these establishments prioritise environmental responsibility without compromising on comfort.

One of the standout luxury accommodation providers in the county has to be Hedgerow Luxury Glamping in the Ribble Valley. With discreet wind turbines, solar panels, freshwater filtration systems, air source heat pumps, and energy-efficient appliances, as well as electric vehicle charging points and rainwater harvesting systems, Hedgerow goes above and beyond to ensure guests can indulge in guilt-free luxury glamping. The site is also adults only and offers a beautiful and peaceful retreat for anyone looking to get away from it all. Each pod has a king size bed, top of the line hot tub, fire pit and outdoor furniture, and some also feature saunas and roll top bathtubs. Plus, all of this is on a farm, so you get the chance to meet alpacas, highland cows, and rare breed sheep, you can even pick your own eggs for breakfast too!

Another peaceful retreat option is The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall. This adults-only luxury bolthole offers indulgent spa packages to help you concentrate on your own wellbeing within 100 acres of beautiful countryside. The Aqua Thermal Journey was voted the UK’s best Day Spa by the Good Spa Guide for two years running and will have you feeling refreshed in no time. The spa sits within Ribby Hall Village, a holiday village that’s entire site is dedicated to biodiversity and ensuring lower carbon emissions with waste management, recycling policies and all electric site vehicles. Their head gardener specialises in sustainable gardening to ensure the site remains biodiverse and there is a wildflower meadow to encourage more insects and bees to thrive. The Wild Discovery mini zoo is also helping with international conservation projects including the Scottish Wild Cat Breeding Programme, the Ugandan Bee Project and the Red Squirrel Restoration project.

One of the benefits of sustainable getaways is often the opportunity to get in touch with nature, and while the thought of nature may not immediately bring luxury to mind, Dale House Bed and Breakfast near Gisburn Forest blends the two perfectly. While the bedrooms are comfortable, offering everything you need for your stay, the property really excels in its breakfast and dining options. Dominque, the owner and chef at Dale House Barn has trained in some of the best professional kitchens in the country under Michelin star chefs and was the pastry chef at the Houses of Parliament for 13 years. The food on offer when you stay at the B&B is wild, seasonal, local and sustainable and above all, mouthwatering. Breakfast is included within the break but guests can also opt for evening meals too. All this takes place in a 400-year-old country house which has been lovingly looked after and altered to ensure it is more sustainable, with bio mass boiler system, wood fired stoves powered by local and sustainable-sourced wood and solar panels. Guests can make use of a car charger for electric vehicles and buy eggs from the barns free range hens.  

Farm-to-Table Sustainable Dining Experiences

Lancashire's commitment to sustainability extends to its culinary scene. Head to the area to engage in farm-to-table dining experiences that showcase the region's rich agricultural heritage. With chefs crafting mouthwatering dishes using fresh, seasonal produce sourced from nearby, or even on site, farms. If you are looking for establishments that give you the chance to savour the flavours of Lancashire while supporting the local economy and minimising the ecological impact of their meals; look no further.

Moor Hall Restaurant in Aughton has held a Michelin Green Star since 2022, alongside its Two Michelin Star status. Michelin Green Stars were first awarded in 2021 and recognise restaurants at the forefront of the industry when it comes to sustainable practices. Moor Hall’s dedication to excellent, well-sourced produce, its five-acre landscaped garden kitchen and the effort Executive Chef Mark Birchall goes to in sourcing ingredients from the surrounding West Lancashire area is what earned the restaurant the accolade. The kitchen garden uses composted kitchen waste to ensure a full cycle of organic growing and the restaurant car park was one of the first in Lancashire to feature electric vehicle charging points. In 2024 the restaurant is adding a further 7 rooms to its accommodation offering which are in the form of “garden rooms” within the woodland area of the site, all made using sustainable building materials.

Outdoor Nomadic fine dining is also an option in Lancashire; if you want to really immerse yourself in a sustainable, natural surrounding while also enjoying a one-of-a-kind gastronomy experience. The Rewilding based at Patty’s Barn in Cockerham hold seasonal dining events that define field to fork, with options for guests to forage for their own ingredients or visit the barn to enjoy fine dining from local chefs that deliver produce found on site or nearby. The immersive Wild Food Experiences from MasterChef professionals Oli Martin and Matt Willdigg have featured heavily on the site’s events calendar in recent years with options including “Fed from the Salt Marsh” coming up; a tasting menu dedicated to the best of Morecambe Bays shoreline; salt marsh lamb, foraged sea greens and fresh fish.

Lancashire's sustainable luxury getaways redefine the travel experience, offering a perfect blend of indulgence and environmental responsibility, so plan your next escape and embark on a journey where extravagance meets sustainability in perfect harmony




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