At Morven House we have retrofitted a rainwater harvesting system which collects rain from our roof into a 4000 litre tank to supply filtered water to all our toilets & washing machines. This system reverts to the mains in periods of low rainfall. We also collect rainwater at the rear of the property in butts for garden watering and have constructed a small pond to attract wildlife.
To reduce gas consumption we installed four arrays of evacuated solar tubes on our roof to heat our water and when there is a surplus of heat then this is also fed into heated towels rails and the central heating system.
In April 2011 with the aid of GR Edwardes Ltd. of Bridport we completed the installation of a further eight photovoltaic panels which form a small 1.48kw system on our roof to generate a portion of our own electricity and to feed back to the National Grid.
We compost kitchen waste and as much waste from guest rooms as feasible. Please help by using the recyling bins placed by our front door for plastic bottles, cans, and papers.
The different means of arriving at Morven House from your destination by public transport are shown on the Transport Direct Website .
Guests may leave bikes in our garage. Maps of the different cycle paths in Dorset may be downloaded from the Sustrans website.
Likewise low cost bus tickets are periodically available from megabus between London Victoria and Weymouth:
National Express Buses stop on the Esplanade near the Pavilion Theatre which is approximately 25 minutes' walk from Morven House
The following link gives timetables for all rail services to Weymouth: Rail Schedule
Senior citizens from England may use free their bus passes throughout Weymouth after 9.30am until 11pm with the exception of the 501 Open Top Bus to Portland. Morven House is approximately 150 yards from the nearest First Southern National bus stop on Dorchester Road for buses heading towards Dorchester. Ask the driver for the Weymouth College Stop. It is 200 yards from the nearest stop on the Esplanade for buses heading into Weymouth town centre and 50 yards from the nearest stop on Greenhill for buses heading to Swanage or Poole.
The popular Jurassic Coast Bus Service links Weymouth to Exeter, Lyme Regis & Poole in the summer calling at smaller towns like Bridport, Lyme Regis and Beer along the way.
The Swanage Steam Railway is a great way to see the Purbecks running from the Park & Ride at Norden near Corfe Castle to Swanage.