RUNNING AND MANAGING A BED AND BREAKFAST

  • Fed up with your job?
  • Looking for a career change?
  • Taking early retirement or redundancy?
  • Longing to work for yourself?
  • Do you want to run and Manage a Bed and Breakfast? Then our B and B course is ideal for you.
  • You need our Vocational B & B Training course! Let us help you achieve your dream.

From all the bed and breakfast courses now available, why choose ours?

We specialise in one to one courses. You will have our undivided attention throughout the time you are with us. The Course is also Vocational. So, as well as the classroom, you get your hands dirty, doing things like learning how to cook an excellent “English” breakfast, How to clean the rooms, How to Manage and Run the business and deal with the Guests who come to your home. I am also an Inspector so can help you get the business right for the grade you want to achieve.We have been training prospective B&B owners for the past 20 years.

Having won many awards including The Best B&B in Wales with the AA, Friendliest B&B with the AA finalist and Bringing Tourism to Wales to name a few. We are also holders of 5 star GOLD awards from Visit Wales and the AA.
Many, Many owners of B&B’s and small hotels have trained with us from around the world. Clive and Lisa Orchard, owners of Bindon Bottom B&B in Dorset, have gone on to win Trip Advisors “Best B&B in the World” 2017 award, (they also won in 2014 and came second in 2016).

This is a HUGE achievement on Clive and Lisa’s part. Lisa says ”When we are cleaning our rooms and greeting our guests, we think of you Val. Thank you for all your help and advice and for showing us how to do this properly”. Let us help you set up and run a successful B&B.

You are possibly thinking; “Why do I need to do a course? Anyone can run a B&B”. That is not the case. What ever your job, you would have received some form of training. That applies to running your B&B too. Banks and Finance Companies offering mortgages, look for commitment and upfront investment in both time and money. By attending one of our courses you are showing the banks that you have commitment and are prepared to invest money into training to run your business properly. Also you should view taking our course as “like having a full survey on a property you are hoping to buy”. Our course will show you if you are right for the B&B business. A hand full of couples have decided after doing our course, that running a B&B is not for them. Not because they did not enjoy the course, but they realised the implications of running a B&B business in your home, is not for everyone.

We want you to excel at running your B&B. Being mediocre or leaning on the job should not be an option. Dealing with the public and handling complaints about you or your business can be difficult to deal with. Cleaning your B&B is not the same as cleaning your house. Cooking an evening meal for friends is not the same as cooking a breakfast for numerous people wanting different things at different times. We can help you with all these things and more. Giving you the ability and confidence to run your B&B like a well oiled machine. Still not sure? Visit our website, www.coedllys.co.uk to see how we run our successful B&B.

Based in Carmarthenshire, South West Wales, Coedllys is very accessible from the M4. We are less than 3 miles from the A40 at St. Clears. Our course is residential and vocational. Arrive at 3.30pm on a Monday, departing after breakfast the following Friday morning, eating with Val and Keith each evening.

The cost includes accommodation and full board. Being a vocational course, you are not just sitting in a classroom, which is important, you will also learn how to clean a room thoroughly to very high standards with hands on training and how to juggle breakfast times, preparation and cooking too if you wish.

We also run a Self Catering Holiday Cottage. We can also help in this area too.

Many of our guests, both B&B and self-catering return time after time, year after year. 78% of our bookings result from guests returning or recommending us to friends and family. Many, I am pleased to say, have become good friends.

Pictured above is Sue and Steve Harries of Skiddow Croft enjoying their bed and breakfast course at Coedllys Country House

All our courses are one to one and tailored to individual needs.

If you have any question or would like further information, please call Val for a chat on 01994 231455 or e mail coedllys@btinternet.co.uk

A few of the things covered in the Course:

Business Plan & Financing.

What to expect from the job.

Housekeeping & Purchasing the right products at the right price.

Difference between a changeover and a daily service.

Practical hands on experience.

Cooking and juggling Breakfast.

Marketing.

Taking reservations – avoid double booking.

Dealing with difficult Guests.

Web sites.

Credit card facilities.

The Law.

VAT.

Evening meals and SO much more.


    We have listed below just a handful of B&B’s whose owners have attended our course.

    Bindon Bottom
    Mellieha Guest House
    Skidddaw Croft Bed and Breakfast
    Blarcreen House
    The Old Dairy Wales
    Lower Lamphey Park
    Belview Cottage
    Hollowmead Cottage Bed and Breakfast
    Linden Bed and Breakfast
    Bramblewood Bed and Breakfast


    We have also run course’s for aspiring B&B owners from the following countries:
    Argentina.
    Australia.
    USA.
    France.
    India.
    Ireland.
    Madeira.
    New Zealand.
    Nigeria.
    Portugal.
    Switzerland.

    2018 Rates. Bed and Breakfast Course Price

    Our courses are One to One. Our prices competitive and offer excellent value for money.

    £989.00. Per couple – fully inclusive of accommodation and meals. Base on 2 people sharing a double/twin room.

    £899.00. Single attendees – fully inclusive of accommodation and meals. Single occupancy of double/twin room. Conditions may apply.A deposit of £200.00 is required to reserve your course date.

    We recommend that both/all parties involved in opening and running a B&B attend the course. This prevents problems and arguments, later on, which can cause the business to fail.

    Many companies and the Government operate retraining schemes for persons being made redundant. In these instances they will cover the costs for the (ex)employee. We are happy to separate the billing in such circumstances. We are flexible with course dates and subject to availability, fit in with your available dates, wherever possible.

    Please contact Val to discuss your requirements.

    Having done the course, you may have questions or queries. We are happy to help. This is a part of the service we offer our attendees at no additional charge. Dont hesitate to call us if you have a problem.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Val & Keith.

    coedllys@btinternet.com 
    +44 (01994) 231455

    Coedllys Country House Luxury B&B, Cottage and Animal Sanctuary.

    Coedllys Country House – 5 star bed and breakfast

    AA Best Accommodation in Wales Award. Finalist in AA’s Friendliest B&B . Best B&B in Carmarthenshire Award . Visit Wales GOLD Award – top 2% in Wales. AA GOLD Award – top 10% in UK. Visit Wales 5 Star Award. AA 5 Star Award. Bringing Tourism to Wales Award. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. Trip Advisor Hall of FameAward. Michelin

    Please call 01994 231455. Val will be delighted to discuss the course content, dates, cost and answer any qestions you may have.
    Our Address:
    Coedllys Uchaf Country House.
    Llangynin, St. Clears.
    Carmarthenshire. SA33 4JY

    Tel: +44 (01994) 231455
    Fax: +44(01994) 231441