The Best of Irish Hotels & Guesthouses

Sat 20 Apr, 2024
Saturday 20 Apr, 2024

Marlfield House
Co. Wexford

Visit Website

Marlfield House share their Environmental Goals for 2022 and beyond
Minimising their environmental footprint and maximising their support for the local economy
 Thurs 11th August 2022

Since opening in 1978, Marlfield has always focused on hospitality, luxurious surroundings, beautiful food and warm and friendly service. Having always grown their own produce in the kitchen garden, used local fish and meat, kept waste to a minimum and sourced local food producers, the team have always employed many sustainable practices. However, in recent years they have moved to further enhance this approach by implementing an environmental sustainability programme and achieving Green Hospitality Certification.

Five luxurious pond suites were completed in 2020. Each suite stands alone in its own grounds amid oak and chestnut trees, surrounded by nature, and is built to the highest building specifications & a very low carbon footprint.

This along with other commitments form part of Marlfield’s immediate vision in implementing as many actions as possible to minimise their environmental footprint and maximise their support for the local economy – suppliers and local community environmental initiatives.

For 2022 and beyond, the team at Marlfield have outlined a number of goals:

  • Energy – reduce consumption by 5% with a target of a 30% reduction by 2026
  • Water – reduce mains water consumption by 5% in 2022
  • Waste – Achieve the Plastic Smart GREENMark during 2022 – minimising single-use plastics
  • Local Suppliers – measure expenditure within a 50km radius and set a target to increase this for 2022 and annually thereafter
  • Achieve Eco-label Certification with the Green Hospitality Programme
  • Their additional target for 2024 is to be a carbon-neutral hotel, focusing on Scope 1 & 2 emissions, reducing energy consumption as much as possible, purchasing green electricity and Bio LPG, along with an ongoing energy efficiency programme. They will also offset any corporate/business travel and engage with suppliers to reduce their emissions

Laura and Margaret Bowe of Marlfield House encourage all guests to employ the principles of “Leave no Trace” when visiting local sights and attractions and to support local artisan food, drink and craft businesses. Laura and Margaret thank all their customers for their support in minimising the hotel’s environmental footprint and supporting their sustainable endeavours – showing that luxury and sustainability can go hand in hand.

Visit Marlfield House’s website

IHF Member Hotels & Guesthouses and tourism industry partners can submit news stories for inclusion by emailing us at

Book Direct for the very best
deals and guest experience!

Irish Hotels Federation | Working Together