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Estancia Los Potreros  Hot
Hotels 5 Green Stars
Eco Stars: 5 star
Stars: unrated
Location: South America
Country: Argentina

Estancia Los Potreros

Estancia Los Potreros is a 6,500-acre working farm, delightfully secluded at the top of the ‘Sierras Chicas’ in the heart of the beautiful region of Cordoba. The Begg family delights in welcoming guests to share their home and lifestyle, providing a unique and unforgettable vacation in first hand contact with the rural traditions of Argentina. The estancia prides itself on setting a high standard of professionalism in accommodation and hospitality, taking care of guests with unrivalled personal attention to detail.

Whether your passion be outstanding horses, beautiful scenery, walking, photography, bird-watching, soaking up the local culture or simply enjoying good company in a truly unique setting, Estancia Los Potreros has something for everyone. Here, responsible tourism is a way of life. Farming methods remain similar to those used in the area for hundreds of years. Historic buildings on the estancia are gradually being restored in sympathy with the original construction.

The majority of energy is generated from renewable resources whilst spring waters are kept free from pollutants and farming is organic. There is an active tree-planting programme, and wine bottles are re-filled at the local winery! Wherever possible, vegetables and fruit are supplied from the estancias organic vegetable gardens along with free-range eggs and home-reared beef. Most employees on the estancia are local people, with some families having worked on the estancia for many generations. Supplementary fresh produce is sourced from local suppliers, and the estancia has long-supported the local rural school through donations in kind.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★★ (5)

Energy Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - Our electricity is generated from renewable sources – wind and solar, with only a back-up generator when needs arise. We have energy efficient lighting, reminders to guests to conserve our electricity, and we do not offer appliances such as hairdryer

Water Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - We are extremely privileged to be able to take our water straight from source on the hills, and at all times are respectful of this privilege. Our farm uses no pesticides and no cleaning products enter the water source. Waste water is re-used, and recently we have been removing high maintenance flower beds and replacing with indigenous plants that do not need such heavy watering regimes.

Disposal Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - Regrettably, recycling is still in its very early stages in Argentina. We minimise waste at the outset by producing food stuffs ourselves (beef, eggs, vegetables, fruit) buying in bulk and from local suppliers to reduce packaging. All organic material is composted. Our wine bottles are returned to the winery to be re-filled. Items such as bathroom products (bath salts, shampoo, etc) are provided in re-fillable containers. Waste disposal forms part of our sustainability memorandum.

Eco-Active Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - Aside from the measures outlined above we try to where possible: recruit local staff; buy produce that we don’t grow from local suppliers; support through guest donations our local rural school; follow totally organic farming methods; provide information in our rooms, website and marketing information on our commitment to responsible tourism; provide clothing donated by guests to local charities; use antique furniture thus protecting resources; have an active tree-planting programme, planting between 100 – 200 trees each year

Protection Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - As above. Our main activity is horse-riding, which allows guests to share in the natural beauty of both the environment and local culture in a low-impact fashion

Contact Details

Estancia Los Potreros
Casilla de Correo 64
Rio Ceballos 5111
+54 11 6091 2692
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