An Old Norse sea serpent and a low carbon cottage

something special and i call this work. Park Farm on the Great Orme

something special and I call this work. Park Farm on the Great Orme (click on the image to see a video of the site)

It was one of those “I have a nice job” moments again. I was on the Pen y Gogarth or the Great Orme as its also called towering above Llandudno. Or to be specific Park Farm on the great Orme. This is the latest National Trust property in N Wales. An Ecological and archeological masterpiece. I was there both to admire the stunning views but also to look at the cottage which came with property. The main reason for the acquisition of the property was for the ecological interest which are of international importance but getting off oil and seeing if we could generate energy for on-site use is not a bad idea as well! The cottage is a holiday cottage and we have moved immediately into LED lighting and its insulation next. But the cottage needs a bit more than this to get off its oil heating system. The options seem clear. Ground Source Heat Pumps is currently under consideration. But soil, rock, heat loss and cost will play a part. PV could be but this is grid and location dependant. As ever more to come

oh the sea serpent mention in the title. This is what the Orme bit stands for in Old Norse. The Vikings were here abouts

the cottage.. plans are a foot to decarbonise the holidays!

the cottage… plans are afoot to decarbonised the holidays!

and above the cottage is the summit building... v nice day and a decent cuppa!

and above the cottage is the summit building… v nice day and a decent cuppa!

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