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B & B Know-How: How to make money from your spare room [Paperback]

Amy Willcock
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3 Feb 2005
No one knows more about starting and running a bed and breakfast business than successful cook, author and hotel owner Amy Willcock. The hotel that she runs with her husband and their business partner, The George on the Isle of Wight, was described in the Daily Mail as being run 'in the way in which you imagine the hotel of your dreams to be run'. In this attractively packaged paperback, Amy reveals the secrets you need to know to make running your B&B fun and profitable. Her lively narrative takes you through all stages of the process: preparing your home, advertising, creating welcoming bedrooms and luxury bathrooms on a budget, laundering the sheets, preparing the ultimate breakfast (for even the most demanding guest) and managing bookings - all this, while keeping your profit margin healthy. Also featured are the best stockists for any products that you will need and the definitive answers to frequently asked questions. This book is the perfect guide for all aspiring B&B landlords and ladies.

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press (3 Feb 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091900751
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091900755
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 13.7 x 14.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 133,366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Amy Willcock was born in Chicago, she moved to the UK aged 12. For the past decade, Amy has held her Lifestyle, Cookery and Aga Workshops all over the UK and her passion for cooking, flowers and entertaining is infectious!

She is a founder member of Yarmouth Women's Institute, the subject of a BBC 4 documentary, and a WI Cookery and Preserves judge. Amy has appeared on Market Kitchen, Kirstie's Homemade Home, Celebrity Masterchef and Masterchef. She also writes a monthly column for The Shooting Gazette.

She lives on the Isle of Wight with her husband, children, dogs, cats, hens and endless guests!

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""With the general rush from city to country idyll, more and more people are thinking about setting up B&Bs.  But having a big house with a couple of spare rooms is not a guarantee of success.  This rather good book could change that...In an easy to read Q&A format, she deals with various thorny issues such as star ratings and tipping, and goes into incredible detail on everything from how to make a bed to how to fry and egg on an Aga...Her book is well worth reading before you make the leap."" (Observer Travel)

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A pocket-sized guide for anyone who has ever thought of renting out their spare rooms for a little extra cash

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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative 2 Nov 2010
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I dug into this little book on many occasions while setting up and running my small B&B. The advice given was relevant and reasonable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A practical enjoyable read. 16 Aug 2013
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Good sensible advice without the frills. It is clear and concise and logically laid out. It has reiterated what I already knew and given me other ideas too. Can't wait to get up and running,!
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