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Close to Ullswater, set back from the lake shore, Dalemain Mansion is a beautiful country house in the Lake District. Its stately rooms are full of family heirlooms, ancient objects, portraits and…marmalade. Every year the house hosts the World’s Original Marmalade Awards, an event which for a few weeks in March sees jar upon jar of marmalade sent from around the world to compete in the friendly, yet fiercely competitive taste-off. This year eviivo were

It’s time to grab a slice of toast and a sliver of jam, pour a mug of tea and take 60 seconds with Greg White from April Cottage.  What advice would you give someone before they took a leap into the accommodation business? It would be to pick a market segment that you are comfortable with and that works for your area for example tourists, workman or luxury. Then work out a way to separate

It’s time to put a selection of biscuits on the tea tray and curl up with the cat for 60 minutes with Adrian Craigs from Carn Mhor Bed and Breakfast     What advice would you give someone before they took a leap into the accommodation business?  You need to make sure you have all your finances in place and have completed a business plan with as much focus on income and expenditure as possible

We understand that it’s difficult to rely on direct bookings, rather than the travel websites. So we wanted to find out if there are more ways that you can promote booking with you directly instead? We asked B&B, hotel and guest house owners, what they do get more direct bookings, and here’s what they told us: It’s all about your website Make sure your online booking is clear on your website. Also if guests book through

With the first stirrings of spring, the inhabitants of Valencia, Spain’s third largest city, embark on a serious celebration of the changing seasons. The party atmosphere builds from the 1st March, with strings of deafening firecrackers being let off every afternoon outside the city hall in a ceremony presided over by the Fallera Mayor. Then for 5 days from the 15th, the atmosphere builds, with music, parades and more fireworks until a fiery finale on