How to Start up and Run a Bed and Breakfast Business

A Practical Guide

How to Start Up and Run a Bed & Breakfast Business in the UK?

I have been successfully running a 5 Star Gold Bed and Breakfast Business in the

South of England for the last 7 years and am frequently asked:

"How did you get started?"

I have written a book on starting a Bed and Breakfast in response to questions from guests.

Sections include:-

How we got started

How to contact the professional awarding bodies for room requirements and assessment details

Useful experience and qualifications

Bedroom equipment and daily domestic procedures

Bathroom equipment and daily cleaning procedures

Linen list and laundry costs

Breakfast room, china and cutlery requirements

Breakfast routine

Parking facilities and developing the garden

Advertising outlets and potential costs

Website development

Making reservations

Welcome routine

Money matters


Links are included to relevant sites throughout the booklet

Example page 1 - Bed size

Example page 2 - Linen requirements

If you would like to receive a pdf book, please send £4.00. via Paypal and we will email a copy by return (within 12 hours.)

If you are keen to learn more about starting up a bed & breakfast business, why not come and stay at Ocklynge Manor in Eastbourne and we can offer help and advice.

01323 734121 or   and


Womans Weekly 2011

Homes and Gardens 2011

One of the 5 Best Places to Stay with Gardens in the UK

(Good Homes Magazine 2010)

Sussex Life 2010

One of the 10 Best Bed & Breakfasts on the British Coast

(Coast Magazine March 2009)

Fujingaho 2008


Highly Commended in Tourism Excellence Awards South East of England

Runner-up AA Landlady of the Year

3rd Place in The Independent's 50 Best British Bed & Breakfasts

Ocklynge Manor has maintained the highest awards from the AA (5 star Highly Commended) and Visit Britain (5 star gold) from the very first inspection.