Guest Houses

Negotiating the castle walls

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Van Mansion also known as Castell y Fan or Y Fan is a 500-year-old mansion set on the outskirts of Caerphilly just north of Cardiff. Restoring a listed building doesn’t come without its snags. Bill Lumley speaks to Christine Tallon who tells of the switch from City rat race to luxury country dream

Rising to the challenge

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No amount of hospitality experience can ever prove to be quite enough to absorb the initial shock of opening up your own B&B and welcoming in your first guests. Bill Lumley talks to Alex Johnson, co-owner of four-bedroom Crickhowell Ty Croeso

Reviving the village spirit

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With regulation growing and demographics on the move, making a success of running a rural village inn can be a major challenge. Bill Lumley speaks to the owner of The Golden Lion Hotel in the rural Northumberland village of Allendale about his plans to integrate the business of his inn with his neighbouring farm

Amenitiz, the Shopify of the hospitality industry, raises 620K€ to fuel its growth.

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Amenitiz, the startup that helps hotel and holiday rental owners to create and manage their digital presence, closed its first round of financing. Lead by Otium Capital, the 620.000€ seed round also includes several business angels from the travel industry such as Sebastien Venturini (CEO of Weekendesk), Antoine Giraud (COO Groupcorner) and Guillaume Rostand (CMO Liligo).