Browsholme Hall, Clitheroe Rd, Cow Ark, BB7 3DE
Browsholme Hall – the oldest surviving family home in Lancashire - is the ancestral home of the Parker Family, who have lived there since it was built in 1507. The current owners, Robert and Amanda Parker, invite you to share their home and gardens and provide guided tours for day visitors, groups and coach parties. The Hall, gardens and tearoom are open each Wednesday from May to end of October, plus Bank holiday Mondays in this period and other days.
The environmental impact of our enterprise is very important to us. At Browsholme Hall we constantly endeavour to implement practical measures to help safeguard the environment, here are just a few of them: •Using ecological detergents and cleaning products •Returning cardboard and paper, glass, tin and metals, plastics, printer cartridges, food and green waste for recycling or heat recovery •Using recyclable/biodegradable stationery and packaging
Visitor experiences – all the extra touches!
Wildlife watching - opportunities onsite for excellent wildlife watching
Conservation – manage our land to conserve habitats and attract wildlife
Walking - excellent opportunities from our door, including maps and walking routes
Local produce – we use or promote local and fair trade products or provide homemade/home grown products
Carbon conscious – we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint through thorough energy, water and waste reduction measures
Forest of Bowland Sustainable Tourism Anniversary Award 2014
What's green about ....
Tithe Barn: •As a new conversion the building is fully compliant with current building regulations for energy conservation; including insulation and waterless urinals. •Use of led, or energy efficient lighting system operated and monitored by computer operating system. •Installation of a renewable energy ground source heating system throughout the building, providing under floor heating and hot water. •Purchasing were possible locally-produced products, locally grown, manufactured or made by farmers, craftsmen or small businesses. •We use recycled toilet rolls and paper and minimise our paper output by e-mailing booking forms to guests. •Our internal office systems are largely paperless and we have a strategy in place to create an electronic archive to replace our paper archives. We are also in the process of introducing a new, improved database that will facilitate higher service levels and reduce our paper output further. •We have a nature trail starting at the Tithe Barn exploring the wildlife rich private grounds of Browsholme Hall. Lakeside Nature Trail (pdf) •We also have available information on walks and cycling routs within easy reach at the Tithe Barn and on this website. •We hold regular events featuring work by local artists and crafts people and have a program of theatrical and musical performances. •We have regular farmers markets to promote local food producers. •We provide public transport information to encourage visitors to leave their car at home. •When the Hall or Tithe Barn are open customers are free to leave their cars in the carpark and explore the local area on foot or cycle. •We opperate a visitor payback scheme supporting the Forest of Bowland Environmental Fund.