A place in the Pines is a eco-friendly stay

Our Green Goals

What are we doing to improve Coolstays environmental impact and become more sustainable?

Pictured: A Place in the Pines

The inescapable truth: Every holiday involves some cost to the planet.

No matter how close to home you might be staying and your mode of transport, or whatever kind of property you are staying in, your trip will have an associated environmental impact.

Put simply - a carbon cost.

Coolstays are on a journey of our own - to reduce our company's impact on the environment, and become as sustainable as possible.

We've split our mission into 3 distinct goals. Read on to learn more about them...

Renewable energy

Goal 1: Achieved
We are a carbon neutral business!

Measuring our carbon footprint, reducing our emissions and creating a future-proof carbon strategy.

We've partnered with the sustainability specialists at Positive Planet to measure and analyse our carbon footprint. They are helping us create a carbon reduction strategy to minimise the emissions that we can control and offset those that we cannot change.


Measure our Carbon Footprint - the emissions generated by our business activity, both from sources we control and from those we don't.


Take steps to reduce the emissions we can control - offsetting our remaining carbon footprint with certified projects in Britain and around the world.


Develop and regularly review a credible net-zero carbon strategy, to maintain our Carbon Neutral Certification.

Thanks to Positive Planet and the continued efforts of our team, we are delighted that Coolstays is officially certified carbon neutral!

We know that carbon offsetting is a contentious issue, and besides - we want to go further than net zero and be a "climate positive" business if we can. With that in mind we are doing what we can to shift the balance with immediate action - donating a proportion of our business revenue to support wildlife projects around the UK.

Wildflow meadows

Goal 2:
Directly support local wildlife projects

Donating revenue to restore UK temperate rainforests, plant trees, protect Sussex sea kelp and restore our native oyster beds.

Coolstays have been working with GreenTheUK since 2022. They distribute our funds to UK wildlife projects that are delivering a measurable local impact - conservation and restoration projects on land and sea, delivered by experts in their field.

For 2024/25 we've chosen to support 4 of their partnerships that resonate most with our team.

Click on an image below to read more about the projects.

The Bothy at Nether Glenny

Goal 3:
Encourage and support greener stays

The Bothy at Nether Glenny is a totally off-the-grid experience.

The Bothy at Nether Glenny

Once you arrive at your destination, it's important that accommodation minimises its impact on the local environment and is managed as responsibly and sustainably as possible.

Many owners are already doing this by repurposing old and derelict buildings and vehicles, or building new sustainable holiday accommodation. They are also adding eco-friendly touches, from compost loos and solar power, to state of the art heat pumps and EV charging points.

Coolstays are detailing the eco credentials of the properties we list on the site, for those guests that want to make an eco-informed choice about where they are staying.

We’re also highlighting the top performers with a green leaf “Eco Score” that is easily visible on the site search results - recognising the owners that are championing the cause.

You’ll now find the highest rated eco-friendly stays grouped together in our Eco-Friendly collection.

National Trust Holiday Cottages
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