Five star B&B lodges a UK Top 50 place

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A BED and breakfast venue in Wavendon has been named as one of the top 50 in the country.

South Lodge Boutique Bed and Breakfast and Gathering Venue, in Cross End, was named in the Independent newspaper’s list on March 12.

Proprietor Julia Cox said South Lodge was in the list of 10 submitted by one of the judges and added: “We were only one of seven in the south-east and only one north of London.”

The five star business turns over £70,000, and Julia hopes the publicity will bring about more bookings and a reduction in marketing costs.

She added: “It’s absolutely critical to work out who your customer is – or likely to be – and then provide what they want.

“You need to have a pathological fear of the possible results of cutting corners! I think we have a possible model for small hotels.”

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