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Our Green Journey

Being members of Green Tourism Business (https://www.green-tourism.com/) we are 100% committed to making the running of Haddington House Apartments as ecologically friendly as possible and there are a number of ways in which guests can help us.


Cleaning and laundry products: We now source as much of these as possible by using ‘Bio D’ products purchased from an independent health food store, Ethica in Plymouth. Bio D is a British company whose entire range is 100% hypoallergenic with everything made in the UK from plant based products. More information can be seen by following this link: https://biodegradable.biz/who-we-are/.


All the products are refillable so we ask guests please not to throw away the containers if they run out. Just let us know and we will refill them immediately.


Recycling rubbish: Each apartment has a bin with a black bag for general rubbish which goes in the brown bins by the back gate. We also provide a clear plastic box for the easier separation of recyclable items which then go in the green bins. Collections of both bins are currently fortnightly on Thursdays. Please put the following items only in the box/green bin:



Paper and cardboard
Rinsed empty food tins and cans
Plastic packaging that is solid ie not ‘squashable’ ( eg.not plastic bags)
Rinsed empty glass bottles and jars



Please do not put food or plastic shopping bags in the green bin!


Getting around the area: We encourage the use of public transport and can provide a couple of adult sized bicycles for loan if desired. Please ask. There are local bus and train maps and timetables available in this folder and more information on both is available by googling the relevant travel companies. Timetables are notorious for being constantly updated so it is always worth checking with the travel company first.


Locally sourced food:strong> Plymouth benefits from having two organisations that will deliver locally sourced food. Riverford organic is one with a huge range of produce and Tamar Grow Local is another. Links to their websites are as follows:


https://www.riverford.co.uk/
http://www.tamargrowlocal.org/


Within Plymouth we have a wonderful social enterprise bakery selling artisan bread at the Column Bakehouse nearby in the Devonport Guildhall in Ker St. https://columnbakehouse.org/


Another popuar artisan bakery on the Barbican is Jacka: https://www.facebook.com/JackaBakery/


Even nearer is the Albert Rd Dairy selling milk yoghurt and butter sourced from a single Friesian dairy herd at Underdown Farm, Exbourne, near Okehampton. Mike Tincler, the proprietor, is third generation running his family dairy and you will not find more delicious hand rolled golden butter in Plymouth. The natural live yoghurt is fresh and is our personal daily staple. Mike can order clotted cream on a daily basis as well. The address is 242, Albert Rd, PL2 1AW and Mike can be reached on 01752 563073. He is open Monday – Saturday from early to 5.30pm and the shop is a 10’ walk straight down to the bottom of Albert Rd opposite the Dockyard’s Albert Gate entrance.


Plymouth City Market has a wonderful fish stall as well as others selling local fruit and veg in season. It’s located in the independent shopping area within the city centre running between Cornwall St and New George St. http://www.plymouthcitymarket.co.uk/


Many restaurants are keen to promote locally sourced food, too many to mention here but I must mention Il Pezzetino, an Italian cafe up in Stoke Village at the top of Haddington Rd which is an small independent cafe who love what they do and do it very well indeed. Another favourite of ours is Maker Heights above the Mt Edgcumbe estate just across the Tamar in Cornwall. https://www.facebook.com/makercanteen. It’s accessed by crossing on the Cremyl foot ferry http://www.plymouthboattrips.co.uk/ferries/cremyll-ferry/ and walking up through the deer park over the top on the rise – allow a couple of hours from here on foot but a glorious walk which can then be extended by descending to Kingsand/Cawsand and coming back to Plymouth on the beach ferry. Our favourite fish and chip outlet is the Chip Stop in Waterloo St. http://www.thechipstopplymouth.com/


We hope that helps to point you in the direction of good local places to try. Please don’t hesitate to ask us for more information on anything mentioned above. You can reach us on 01752 318087 or 07590 685236. Our house keeper Isobel who is around a lot is also a mine of local information especially when it comes to buses!