National vote of confidence in Peak District Environmental Quality Mark

VisitEngland, the country’s national tourist board, has reaffirmed its support for local businesses which display the Peak District Environmental Quality Mark (EQM).
The EQM is one of only four sustainable tourism schemes in the country to be validated by VisitEngland for its contribution to the environment and local economy.

Candlelight Cottage has been a member of the EQM scheme for some years now and we are regularly assessed to ensure we meet the high standards of conservation and environmental protection. For some of the ways we are taking action, see our EQM page.
Businesses entitled to display the EQM logo must:


  • put pride in the Peak District at the heart of their operations
  • actively help care for the Peak District environment and heritage
  • safeguard natural resources
  • invest in the wellbeing of their staff, local communities and the wider global community
  • work together with EQM businesses in other sectors and use and promote their products and services.


Stay at Candlelight Cottage and sample delicious locally made speciality cake, biscuits and bread in our welcome basket.

We can point you to businesses that aim to conserve the special features and traditions of the Peak District and in doing so, introduce you to locally made ice cream, home reared meat, seasonal food served in fine restaurants and much more. In addition, there are businesses producing beautiful and unusual Peak District crafts and gifts to take home with you.

When you choose to stay with us, you can be confident that we are constantly looking at ways to reduce the impact of our business on the environment, to preserve the beauty of our national park. In doing so, we don’t compromise on standards and enhancing our guests’ experience remains paramount. What’s included.

So come and see for yourself how we combine our 5 star Gold standards with our EQM credentials, to give all our guests a truly memorable experience with many returning year after year.

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