Colin is a retired Royal Marine officer and airline captain. He and his wife Angie were involved in the hospitality business for over 15 years.
In Devon, Campbell's Bed and Breakfast won the award for best B&B in the South Hams twice.
They published a book on How to Run a Successful B&B and have lectured on the subject to aspiring hosts.
Sadly, Angie passed away in 2012; Colin’s partner Liz now acts as quality assurance manager for Campbell’s.
Booking for 2019
We are open most of the year, excluding Christmas. We ask our guests to stay for at least two nights during July, August and September.
How to Run a Successful B&B
B&B may sound like a great idea. But how do you turn that dream into reality? Is it really as simple as it seems? Where do you start? What about planning permission and regulations and whatever else Brussels has thought up to stop a citizen making an honest crust? What about advertising? How about evening meals? How much should you charge and what can you expect to make in a good year?
This book provides most of the answers.
Written in humorous chatty style with tales from the author’s extensive experience, it’s packed with tips and ideas on how to set up and run a successful B&B.
It won’t tell you how to do B&B because that’s up to you; after all, it’s your home and how you treat guests is your business. Nor will it tell you how to fry an egg – let’s leave that to Delia – but it will reveal how the author does it successfully and how to avoid some of the pitfalls. It will save you money and it may help to maximise your potential.
“Informative and amusing. Essential for those who want to get it right from the start”