B & B Know-How
How to make money from your spare room
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About the author
In 1980, Amy Willcock moved from the USA to the UK with her parents to enter the world of the B&B. The project that started as a retirement amusement for her parents grew into a thriving business of three B&Bs and a hotel. When Amy married Jeremy Willcock she stayed in the business and they now own the Michelin-starred George on the Isle of Wight, a pub and two other hotels. Amy runs lifestyle and Aga workshops, and writes for Aga Links and The Shooting Gazette. She is the author of three bestselling books: Aga Cooking, Amy Willcock'sAga Baking and Amy Willcock's Aga Know-How.
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.
; December 2011
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Title: B & B Know-How
Author: Amy Willcock
In the press
""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.""