Our Eco House
Lowen — made with a little magic and a lot of love
A little bit of magic and a lot of love went into building Lowen. It’s carbon neutral and energy self sufficient, using PV panels and a ground source heat pump to provide electricity, heating and hot water to the house.
There’s even an LED screen in the hall where you can see how much energy is being produced, used and saved at any time and Lowen is complete with a Type 2 EV charging point for electric vehicles.
And that’s not all – almost all the furnishings are either environmentally friendly and/or recycled and locally sourced too.
Why we built Lowen
Part of the reason we built Lowen was to demonstrate that it’s possible to construct buildings and run a business with a low environmental impact – with the aim of inspiring others to do the same.
We also wanted to show guests how renewable technologies work, and that going green doesn’t have to mean sacrificing comfort or style. Lowen is our most luxurious property yet!
Our aim throughout the build was to source materials and labour as locally as possible. Where possible, all the furnishings are eco-friendly and/or recycled and locally sourced. We’re also committed to supporting local artists and craftspeople: much of the furniture and artwork in Lowen was specially commissioned from artisans in Cornwall.
More about our sustainable methods
Take a look at the Business Link case study video below to find out more about Lowen and our sustainable business practices. The renewable technologies used for Lowen and our new indoor swimming pool were supplied by zlc energy – have a look at their website, they may be able to assist you too in saving money by becoming more energy efficient at home or at work.
You can also read our diary of the build process, and download our Lowen key facts pack, which includes details of all the suppliers we used.
Thanks to a European Regional Development Programme grant we are currently working with zlc energy to develop an energy monitoring system across the whole Bosinver site so we can remotely monitor consumption and reduce our total electricity usage.
has super powers
This incredible property is entirely carbon neutral. In fact the solar panels on Lowen’s roof and a ground source heat pump generates enough energy to power itself, two other Bosinver cottages and send some energy back to the grid – magic!
We include up to a whopping £475* of Extras in your holiday!
Your young family holidays will be some of the most special you take. To make sure you get great value from your break at Bosinver, we include a whopping £475 worth of activities and facilities within the price of your holiday. So once you arrive you’ll know that you can relax and enjoy the time you spend with us without worrying about additional costs.
*When compared to similar venues that charge extra for activities, facilities and equipment.
The very latest from the bosinver team
Action Nan and the rest of the team are always busy writing posts that we think you’ll like – from top tips on where to take the kids, to what’s likely to be going on in the local area when you stay – we’ve got it all in our blog!