In 2003 when we made the decision to relocate to the West Country there was, on a tick list of features we were looking for in our ideal home – the potential for creating a countryside B and B. We had stayed in many B and Bs around the country and had formed an idea of the best kind of establishment.
En suite was vital, as few people want to share bathroom facilities when away from home. Space around the house, for parking and a garden to enjoy and make available to guests was another aspect for consideration. A property that would allow for renovation to what we had in mind was important. It took several months and inspection of over 60 properties to find Hill View and we recognized immediately that a small B and B could and would emerge from Hill View. The idea was to begin slowly and create an establishment that we could run together after retirement. Our different skill sets dovetail perfectly to create the team behind the business.
Full retirement still remains elusive to us but we have found that the requirements of running a small B and B still fit with the lifestyle we now enjoy in Somerset. The house has evolved through Geoff’s hard work and the rooms with their en suites have been created and over the years updated to a high specification. Most of all, we have enjoyed welcoming so many different people to share our home. Recognising the qualities we have enjoyed in hosts we have stayed with ourselves over the years, we know that a warm welcome, attention to detail and the provision of what guests want, need and request is all important.
Most of all, we enjoy providing a peaceful and relaxing environment for our guests, with as many of the elements of the best kind of break provided.