UK’s one and only truly zero-carbon vacation

Classic Cottages, the UK’s leading independent cottage holiday company, introduces a luxurious eco-holiday first for the UK.

The Emerald, an award-winning collection of five top-of-the-range (5*) holiday homes (sleeping two – six people) in beautiful countryside near Falmouth, operates according to the Code for Sustainable Homes. The code is graded into six levels and The Emerald is the first tourist accommodation in the UK to achieve the highest possible grading – Code 6 status.

How has The Emerald reduced its energy consumption by over 90%?

  • Generates its own electricity
  • Produces its own water
  • High levels of insulation
  • Use of recycled materials
  • Recycles waste
  • Plants native trees

And the experience?

Guests stay in hi-spec, spacious, cedar-clad houses with fully-fitted kitchens complete with wine fridges, sitting areas with access to terraces and balconies, and beautifully-appointed bathrooms with under-floor heating and big walk-in showers. Each property has Wifi, iPod docks and Smart TVs with Netflix; some have hot tubs.

Spread throughout five acres of mature woodland and beautifully-maintained grounds, The Emerald has an indoor heated swimming pool and gym, an outdoor tennis court and children’s play-area, plus an orchard with chickens and ducks.

A three night stay (Sat – Tue) costs from £170 pp (£679 total).

For more information and to book one of Classic Cottages’ huge range of coastal and country properties, call 01326 555 555 or visit

To help plan your visit to the South West, with plenty of ideas of places to go and things to do suggested by Classic’s local experts, visit



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