A bed and breakfast business has come up with the perfect solution for people who love visiting the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park but are concerned about their carbon footprint.
Stephen and Lynne Groves, who run Old Radnor Barn B & B in Talgarth are now promoting discounted room and electric car hire for visitors during their UK getaway in Wales.
The couple have purchased a Renault Twizy, an eco friendly, fun and funky car, which they have named Taffy.
Old Radnor Barn is one of five tourism businesses in the national park to join the Eco Travel Network, which has a starter fleet of Renault Twizy electric cars for hire. There is also a network of more than 20 free charging points across the area, which enables tourists to visit attractions and activities and to try places to eat and drink.
In addition, the network is partnering with Welsh Road Trips and Zero Carbon World to sign up tourist businesses as charge points, which welcome eco travel vehicles to stop and top up as well as accommodating visiting electric cars from farther afield.
Mr and Mrs Groves offer guests a package of accommodation and eco car hire costing from £115 per night for B&B and the use of Taffy for up to eight hours. Taffy and his friends have a range of about 44 to 60 miles dependent on how they are driven.
Taffy can also be hired from outside the premises for £20 for two hours, £30 for four hours or £60 for a full day.
Mr and Mrs Groves also hope to forge links with Talgarth’s Walkers are Welcome Group and provide transport for people who are less mobile but would like to follow some of the walks.
Old Radnor Barn is a member of Mid Wales Tourism, an independent organisation representing 600 tourism and hospitality businesses across Powys, Ceredigion and Meirionnydd.
“In theory people can hop from point to point, taking in the scenery, having a tea, coffee or perhaps a meal here and there,” said Stephen. “People like to come to this area for the landscape and to become immersed in it.
“What better way to see the national park than in an eco friendly, fun and funky car. It is semi-open to the elements, so the smells of the country, the wind, sunshine, rain whatever, it is in there with you.
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