Kintaline House is part of the 24 acre Kintaline Farm which is being run with regenerative and permaculture ethics. Both of these philosophies encourage productivity and yield, but with a closed loop of resources, and a light touch on the earth.
There are so many ways to improve what we do, without any compromise on the high quality of service to our guests.
Supporting our local community of producers starts with your welcome pack of goodies and there are lots of links to others for you to explore in the comprehensive digital guidebook.
The house has been set up as a home, exactly as my mother had enjoyed it for 20 years. She designed it with space, light, comfort and a cosy simplicity of style. It is so important that you feel relaxed and comfortable. It is a Scandiahus design, triple glazed, highly insulated. There is a wood burning stove to complement the electric central heating, with good supplies of sustainably sourced firewood. It is an aspiration to have solar panels to run the heating in the future.
Caring for the environment drives every part of life around the farm - there is a lot to do yet, but it is exciting and inspiring to learn new ways to increase the diversity, build soils, capture carbon whilst making a beautiful place to live and work. Trees are being planted, copses cared for, permaculture principles are gradually being applied to how the land and life is managed.
The house is supplied with eco friendly cleaning, soaps, dishwasher and laundry materials, (each change over Covid sanitiser is used to finish all over the house).
Recycling is important, and separate bins are provided for recycling, compost, cardboard and compostible bags are included.
Outside you have a large private mature garden with lots of perennial flowers, shrubs and trees, and increasingly will have more fruit, herbs and veggies added for you to enjoy - Fair share is an important part of the 3 permaculture ethics - please help yourself, but leave some for future guests.
In November 2020 Visit Scotland, Sail Scotland and Wild Scotland joined the Tourism Declares - and so did Kintaline.
An Inspiring movement - and this will be a powerful driver towards making tourism more sustainable. It is such a valuable part of our community in so many ways, we want to continue to welcome visitors from all over the country and the globe .. and in our own small way it is possible to make that a lighter step on the earth.