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Bryn Bella Guest House opens “next chapter” of green tourism in North Wales
ECO-FRIENDLY guest house is now even greener by being the first in Snowdonia to install charging stations for electric vehicles Guests checking into the award-winning Bryn Bella in Betws-y-Coed can now charge electric vehicle in its car park for free
Visitors checking into the award-winning Bryn Bella, overlooking Betws-y-Coed, can now plug into two electric vehicle charging points in its car park for free.
This is another step forward by owners Joan and Mark Edwards to promote "sustainable tourism" in North Wales.
Among the green initiatives which have previously won Bryn Bella national recognition are: solar panels to heat all its water; electricity from renewable sources; and its own waste and energy reduction and recycling programmes.
Mark Edwards said: "Bryn Bella's two electric charge points are going to open up a new chapter in green travel and tourism in North Wales.
"They fill in a big gap in the map of northern Snowdonia by making holidays fully accessible to electric vehicle owners.
"Guests with electric cars can now come and enjoy a day's sightseeing, recharge using electricity from renewable sources overnight for free and then explore more of this beautiful part of the world.
"It's a fantastic feeling to know that we are now part of a growing national network of locations offering reliable charging to drivers while simultaneously promoting greener tourism. "
Bryn Bella’s two electric vehicle charging stations - which comprise 13-Amp sockets and 32-Amp connectors - were donated by Zero Carbon World, a charity which implements carbon reduction projects nationwide.
Zero Carbon World is currently donating 1,000 electric vehicle charging stations to businesses around the UK which then become a part of "Zero:Net" – the UK's only unrestricted national electric car charging network.
Kevin Sharpe, founder of Zero Carbon World, said: "There are no restrictions to use Zero:Net - you don’t have to be a member, subscribe, pay in advance or use a smart card to access electricity.
"Wherever electric vehicle drivers are, they can recharge while eating, sleeping, working or simply relaxing.
"We are extremely proud to be creating the UK’s only open charging station network.”
Bryn Bella has five en-suite rooms with allocated parking spaces, free WiFi and a peaceful garden for guests' use.
In addition to becoming the first guest house in Snowdonia to win a GOLD award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme in 2010, it was also presented with the “Most Sustainable B&B Award 2009” from the Green Snowdonia Tourism Awards.
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