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Looking for a Passivhaus staycation?

As lockdown restrictions ease and the country gradually starts to open up again, our thoughts turn to summer stays in beautiful places and beautiful buildings. How about taking the opportunity to stay in a certified Passivhaus and experiencing the comfort first-hand? Here is our pick of UK Passivhaus projects offering overnight visits:


The Barrel Store

Cirencester, Gloucestershire

The Barrel Store

A finalist in the 2018 UK Passivhaus Awards, this former brewery building has been converted to an exceptionally executed EnerPHit Youth Hostel operated by New Brewery Arts. The Barrel Store has 14 rooms and can accommodate 40 guests.

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Woodlands Oak Frame Passivhaus

Malvern, Worcestershire

Woodlands Passivhaus | photo (c) Mark Bolton

Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this 3-bed Passivhaus boasts a feeling of airy openness, characterful oak beams, and great views from the upstairs living areas - as well as (of course) the superb comfort and indoor air quality characteristic of a Certified Passivhaus.

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Hale House B&B

Wendover, Buckinghamshire

Hale House - Field View

This Certified Passivhaus and 4-Star award-winning boutique bed & breakfast lies in a beautiful rural setting on the outskirts of the market town of Wendover and the Chilterns.

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Billy Butcher's

Plymouth, Devon

Billy Butcher's - exterior

This retrofit by Passivhaus pioneers Sally and Mike of WARM: Low Energy Building Practice has transformed the old Butchers Arms in Plymouth into a super cosy eco home with a cracking view. Step-by-step EnerPHit certification is expected.

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Rutland Passivhaus

Whitwell, Rutland

Whitwell, Rutland Passivhaus

This detached home on the shore of Rutland Water offers a self-contained ground-floor double bedroom with ensuite shower room. A chance to stay in a Certified Passivhaus - plus your hosts will be happy to give you an introduction to designing and constructing to the Passivhaus Standard.

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Whitstable, Kent

Topsails, Whitstable, Kent

This modern, spacious eco-home in the popular seaside town of Whitstable can host up to 11 guests. With an excellent airtest result of 0.26 ACH, it's aiming for Passivhaus certification. Selected as one of 40 extraordinary places to stay by the Guardian newspaper.

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Pendine Sands Eco-Hostel

Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire

This 42-bed hostel is still under construction, but hopes to be welcoming guests from summer 2021. Together with the new Sands of Speed museum next door, it's targeting the Passivhaus standard. We're watching with anticipation!

Looking for something further afield once lockdown restrictions are lifted? Find more certified Passivhaus staycations across the globe. 

For a shorter visit, the biannual International Passivhaus Open Days offer excellent days visits in Summer & Winter. From newly certified to those still under construction, multiple projects open their doors, providing an unmissable opportunity to talk to those involved with designing, building, and living in a Passivhaus.


Further information

Passivhaus site visits

International Passivhaus stays

10th April 2021

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