For the parents of most babies, having the Devil jump over their new-born isn’t at the top of their to-do list. Unless, that is, they live in Castrillo de Murcia, near Burgos in northern Spain. In this small Spanish village, El Colacho (otherwise known as the Baby Jumping Festival) is held as part of the celebrations of the Feast of Corpus Christi and has taken place every year since around 1620. It involves men dressed

We know that every single host and hotelier has a unique story to tell and that is what makes them stand out against their competition. So we thought we’d catch up with a couple of the finalists and winners from The AA B&B Awards to find out their story and get some advice about standing out! Firstly, we speak to Liz from Bulleigh Barton Manor who was a finalist from the AA Friendliest B&B award,

We recently analysed the booking data from our 5,000+ UK customers and discovered that forward bookings for this summer are up 19.2% year on year compared with the same pre-Brexit-vote period – great news! So, there’s little doubt that the Brexit vote and subsequent invoking of Article 50 have had a measurable positive impact on bookings for Britain’s independent hosts and hoteliers. There is no gloom at the Inn this summer! Our customers are seeing

It’s that time again, unplug the phone, put on some background music and put the coffee machine on for 60 seconds with Nicky Clement from Sarnia Guest House.  What advice would you give someone before they took a leap into the accommodation business? You should go and work in one, in all departments for a whole month. What do you think is the most important thing about being running your own B&B, guest house or small

Recently we spoke to Tony at Harmony Lodge in Scarborough, we were keen to find out about this quirky octagonal guest house in North Yorkshire, but Tony also told us about how he ended up running a Guest House, and how it all started when he met a clairvoyant! Read on to find out more. Can you tell us more about your property and what makes it so unique? The guest house is octagonal and situated at