Now that you’ve made your decision to start a B&B, you should get up to scratch and take care of all this little – and large – details that are required of a bed and breakfast.
First of all, you’ll need to apply for a licence or permit to be able to run your B&B. Check with your local council about what paperwork you’ll need.
Included in the above, you might need to check about parking provisions, as your guest or guests will need a parking space.
The most important part for your guest – the bed! Is the mattress of good quality? Is it comfortable and the right size?
Does your kitchen or dining room accommodate guests for breakfast? And are you fully equipped to cook everything theymay want?
Stock up on good towels, face cloths, soaps, coffee, milk, shampoo, and absolutely anything they may need.
Many B&Bs have shared bathrooms, but you may want to consider a private guest bathroom. Make sure it is fully stocked and clear of any personal ‘clutter’. It should be clean, easy to navigate, with a working fan, good shower, and ideally a bath tub.