We’re proud to be part of the Green Tourism scheme, which the most trusted eco tourism brand in the UK and Ireland. We are always striving to reduce the impact of the farm and Birch Cottage on the environment, and our Gold rating reflects that. So it’s nice to see the cottage featured as a case study on the Green Tourism site. ¬†Although eco tourism is at a relatively early stage here in Northern Ireland, we’re continually pushing to raise its profile, especially as we live in such incredible surroundings.

Our aim is always to show how lowering your impact on the environment doesn’t necessarily mean going without, and those who stay in the cottage seem to agree –

The little cottage is just what we hoped for; a little retreat for the weekend to unplug and relax. Everything is finished to such a high standard.

You can find the case study on the Green Tourism website here –¬†http://www.green-tourism.com/go-green/sustainable-business-case-study/birch-cottage-county-down/case-44/