More useful tips and advice for your B&B from the Bed & Breakfast Academy
More useful tips and advice for your B&B from the Bed & Breakfast Academy
In this article, we have a few ideas about how you can stay ahead to prevent bed bugs from making their home in your accommodation.
We ask Karen Thorne from the Bed and Breakfast Academy what are her top 5 products from Out of Eden
Everything you need to build the perfect bed for your guests.
We're all looking for ways to be more mindful when it comes to how we create and dispose of our plastic waste - here's our top 10 ways to reduce it in your accommodation
We love a good celebration! Find out about how the team celebrated and how one of our founders has a 125 year old flag...
Discover the top 10 benefits of refillable toiletries including the cost-saving and time-saving advantages for your holiday let, hotel or guest house.
Holiday letting advice about the best kitchen supplies & tableware your property will need and top buying tips. Read more holiday let advice on our blog!
As 2022 comes to a close, we had a look at some of the emerging market trends and how the hospitality industry is dealing with the challenges of rising costs and staff shortages.
In this new blog series, we offer some insight & advice for owners of self catering properties or holiday lets on what bedding & bed linen they might need.
Do I need a summer duvet? What is a summer duvet? We have put together a guide on choosing summer duvets so you find the right bedding for your accommodation.
Find out the difference is between bath towels and bath sheets with a handy life-size infographic, alongside tips on choosing the best towels for your business.
Looking to improve profitability in your accommodation? With energy prices rising, it's becoming ever more difficult to increase your profit margins, but we've got some advice on how to keep costs low
Time is crucial, especially when working with a high turnover of guests, in a short space of time. Increase efficiency with these top time-saving tips for your accommodation!
Improve sustainability and reduce your environmental impact, by choosing from our selection of eco-friendly cleaning products, and more! Here are just a few highlights from our range.
Where should you start when deciding on a style for your accommodation? Whether you’re a self-catering or bed and breakfast business, one of the most crucial decisions is what style to go for.
Wondering which products you need for your accommodation? Have a read to see some of our top picks!
Everything you need to build the perfect bed for your guests.
Refillable products continue to rise in popularity, thanks to the cost-effective and eco-friendly benefits they offer.
Offering your visitors a selection of pillows to appeal to their different needs and preferences is a sure-fire way to please, but knowing exactly which pillows to choose can be a difficult task
At Out of Eden we are constantly improving our core product ranges to ensure you offer your guests the most on-trend, environmentally friendly and affordable products possible.
With reopening dates almost here, guests are getting their bookings in at UK hotels for the summer period. The question is, with so many hotels to choose from, why should they choose yours?
With the dates for hospitality reopening in sight, it’s time to prepare your accommodation for welcoming guests again.
It’s no surprise that the demand for pet-friendly accommodation has rocketed over the last few years, becoming more of a standard across B&Bs, holiday homes and hotels.
Want to get the most out of your bed linen? Here are a few quick tips from Out of Eden for washing, drying and ironing.
Outsourcing launderers to wash your pillows and duvets is a thing of the past with the handy wash & bounce collection, designed to make your life easier and save on time and money.
With most Brits opting for a ‘staycation’ as opposed to holidays abroad this year, self catering properties are fast becoming the most popular choice.
PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment, an umbrella term which encompasses a range of items that help to reduce exposure to and the spread of harmful germs, chemicals, bacteria and viruses
For many business owners and housekeepers trying to wrap their head around best practice for the ‘new normal’ amongst B&Bs, hotels, self catering facilities and campsites, one of the biggest...
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With only two weeks to go until spring gets in full swing, what better time to get involved with the National Spring Clean Week and get your holiday homes looking spick and span?
As a business, one of our core goals at Out of Eden is to consistently conceptualise, source and supply products that will save our customers on time and money throughout aspects of their business.
This bed linen range delivers a soft finish while remaining incredibly strong and smooth to deliver an indulgent drape.
A firm favourite amongst hoteliers and laundries as it retains and even improves its quality, look and feel, even after hundreds of washes.
Made from a blend of soft combed cotton yarns and durable polyester, the Expressions collection has been specifically crafted to offer on-trend colours and impeccable quality that lasts.
Made from a superior polycotton blend, the satin stripe range stands up to the rigours of commercial use and will retain its whiteness and quality even after repeat washing.
Quick drying and requiring minimal ironing, our Percale range allows for effortlessly quick changeovers while retaining its size, strength and softness, wash after wash.
Towel art is a great way to add a fun touch to your guest rooms. Simple but effective, creating towel animals such as turtles, elephants or even yule logs!
When looking for a new product, we always ask, “what problem does this solve for our customers?” and if we can genuinely source an item that does just that, then that’s good enough for us!
The last few years have been pivotal for raising awareness surrounding what goes into the products that we buy, use and eventually throw away, and just how much this can impact us and our planet.
Perfecting your guest beds is not simply a case of a supportive mattress, a cosy duvet, or even lofty pillows, it’s actually a combination of all three, and so much more.
With 81% of guests regarding a comfortable bed as “the single-most important factor” for an enjoyable stay in a hotel room, it’s imperative to ensure you get it just right.
At the core of every great bed and breakfast is most definitely the latter - a tasty breakfast.
A few months ago we made the short trip over to the idyllic Cumbrian town of Keswick to visit one of our longest-term customers, Sue Newman, the owner of Derwent Cottage.
Following the popularity of our towel animals on our social media, we thought we’d, ahem, address the elephant in the room and show you just how we make them.
Irons, kettles and hairdryers. For households and the hospitality industry alike, these products are manufactured by trusted and affordable suppliers but they haven’t always looked this way.
In this blog, the last in a six-part series, we ask what’s next for us in making sure we keep true to the values we stand for as our business grows: planet, people, and turning a good profit.
2018 was undoubtedly a pivotal year for raising awareness with regards to what goes in to the products that we buy, use and eventually throw away, and just how much this can impact us and our planet.
Simply follow our simple, easy-to-follow video and you can make quick and fun towel creations to delight your guests every time.
Last week was Walk Your Dog Week and it really got us thinking just how important our dogs are to us, and why we at Out of Eden think our hounds deserve a holiday too.
They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, so making sure it's spick and span ready for your guests' arrival is absolutely essential for ensuring they leave with that great overall impression
With just days to go until Christmas, we've been feeling very festive here at Out of Eden!
Sustainable business, practice and products are essential for us here at Out of Eden, and making sure eco-friendly products are readily available for our customers is just as important to us
Earlier this year we met up with Jill and Rupert Richardson from Dowfold House, who have been running their luxury bed and breakfast for almost 12 years.
Year on year, self-catering staycations are increasing in popularity throughout the UK for families, couples and friend reunions alike.
In this, the penultimate blog of the series, we share some of the ways we help people through our business: be that people in the communities that are closest to us or people further away.
We believe a quality sleep should be done right the first time, which is why we’ve comprised a list of 3 top tips to ensure your guests have a perfect night’s sleep.
Whether you use them as a splash of colour, a little added texture or are tying into a muted colour scheme, you can completely reinvent the whole look and feel of a room with just a few added pieces.
Family holidays are set to be bigger than ever before as grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings and grandchildren are all heading off on holiday together!
Like any ethical business, Out of Eden places a premium on people, as well as profit and planet. Not just the people we work for – our customers – but everyone who works here.
Easter continues to be one of the busiest times to staycation in the UK, with tens of millions of people packing up in desperation for a glimpse of summer, and some well-earned time off work.
Let’s face it ironing is no-one’s favourite task, particularly when you have a busy business to run.
We’re exploring guest behaviours and influences on making a booking, to explore the theme of guest loyalty and question whether securing a larger proportion of repeat visitors is relevant for B&B’s.
The setting and serenity of a property is becoming increasingly important, with quality accommodation and ‘things to do’ not being the only factors in converting guest bookings.
In-room refreshments are more than an essential pick-me-up for your guests, they’re a staple part of the quintessentially British guest experience.
Done well, tourism generates employment, grows local economies, promotes cross-cultural understanding and provides an incentive to preserve culture and natural environments.
Whether you’re launching a new venture or 20 years down the line of running a self-catering property or site, the 'how-to' of securing bookings can continue to feel like somewhat of a dark art.
We are happy to announce Out of Eden are sponsoring the Cumbria Tourism Awards for the third year running, specifically the Self-Catering Holiday Provider of the Year Award.
Top 10 UK hotspots for buying holiday rental property and why choosing the right location for your next investment is the key to success.
When you want your guest bathrooms to deliver the wow factor there’s really just one simple rule to remember – it’s all about the sparkle.
Making the most of your outdoor space, however small that space may be, could be the difference between securing a booking and missing out to the competition.
At Out of Eden, better business often boils down to "just doing what we think is common sense"
Some useful recommendations that you may want to take on board to ensure your guests sleep easy and leave feeling well rested from their stay at your hotel.
Here's our predicted 2018 trends for hotels and how these changing behaviours are likely to impact small and boutique hotels in the UK.
Whether you’re a new B&B owner, or looking to give your property a revamp, there are a few things you can consider for a stress-free makeover.
Effective online marketing is a crucial element of the mix for any modern B&B business, and maintaining a good quality blog contributes a huge amount to your overall success.
B&B’s are steeped in UK tradition, heritage and culture, so it’s hard to believe that some people can have such misconceptions about our beloved bed and breakfasts.
The number of people opting for ‘glamping’ holidays in the UK has continued to rise year-on-year, with people seeking an outdoor adventure with some home comforts thrown in!
You get what you pay for when it comes to pillows, and there’s no more certain way to give a guest a bad night’s sleep than to give them a worn out old pillow.
We like doing business differently, taking our cue from the small but increasing number of great British businesses placing value on their workers, community and a more sustainable bottom line.
Take a good look around your dining tables just before service begins, and cast a close and critical eye over the table cloths and of course the napkins too.
Even though they operate to a much larger scale, there are valuable lessons which can be applied to much smaller venues, or even single properties, to encourage bookings and welcome new guests.
In recent years the B&B sector has been plagued by reports that the industry was set to decline as the number of budget hotels increased and a new trend of home rentals emerged.
You can’t run guest accommodation without giving your guests keys; and no matter how often you remind them to leave them behind, quite a few of those pesky keys are going to escape!
Wellness has been a growing buzzwords in recent years. But how can smaller hotels create wellness experiences for guests without having the luxury of an in-hotel spa or gym?
Get guests creating picture-perfect moments of your B&B on Instagram to help promote your business on your behalf to a new audience. Pure marketing gold!
Out of Eden speaks to families who opt for a self-catering Christmas staycation and owners of a countryside cottage to find out how to appeal to potential guests at this time of year.
Jamie Edwards of Explore with Ed talks us through his approach to finding and booking a B&B and the criteria that’s most important to him.
If you’re new to the game then running a B&B can feel a little like a dark art. Read our top tips guide to running a bed and breakfast business.
Make sure the cold winter nights don’t result in chilly and uncomfortable guests - perhaps it's time to assess the duvet situation at your property!
It’s easy to comprehend how music can make us feel; relaxed or upbeat, happy or sad, but have you ever thought about how your music could be dictating the mood of your guests?
Bonfire night is one of the highlights of this time of year when the evenings are dark, damp and dull. So is your B&B or Guest House fully stocked up on hot drinks and sweet treats for your guests?
Review culture is an increasingly dominant behavior and it’s not changing any time soon. Check out our top tips for managing your Trip Advisor profile.
It’s the buzz word of the hospitality industry with hotels, B&B’s and guest houses either harnessing the trend of personalisation or terrified by the perceived price tag associated.
Nikki and Karen discuss some handy tips on how to add value to your self catering property and what to look for to increase revenue.
What led to a surge in people traveling with their canine companions? And when did the pet-friendly service go from ‘all welcome’ to ‘pets are the VIPs’?
Whilst owning a B&B can be a fantastic venture, there are many things to consider first to understand whether it’s a fitting career and lifestyle for you.
Welcome to autumn – the season of brisk walks through woodlands, evenings drawing in, cosy log fires and if you’re an accommodation owner - the season of MUD!
Keeping your accommodation spotlessly clean is all about having the right tools for the job. Check out the superb range of OXO cleaning products for your B&B or guest house.
Out of Eden are delighted to announce the opening of our Trade Showroom, creating the perfect opportunity for you to see our entire catalogue of products for yourself.
As Britain emerges from a scorching June heatwave, here’s a reminder of what’s still sizzling hot here at Out of Eden.
These zipped duvets with a neat concealed zip are designed specifically for zip & link hotel beds and are made here in the UK exclusively for Out of Eden.
It's time to have a really good check round your property to see if any sprucing up might be in order to keep it in tip top condition. At the same time, why not consider upgrading a few things?
Out of Eden understand the practicalities of running self-catering accommodation. That’s why our service, product range, speedy delivery and low order quantity are designed to make it easier for you.
In response to ever-changing consumer demands, Out of Eden are very pleased to offer a range of colours in our range of luxury bathroom towels, robes, and slippers.
Aviva are one of the most beautiful dispensers around and sure to enhance your guest bathrooms or shower rooms.
If you run a B&B, guest house or small hotel, or own a holiday cottage or self-catering accommodation then read our 5 top marketing tips for growing your profile and attracting new bookings.
Are you an AirBnB host and looking for guest amenities? Take a look at a small sample of how to charm your guests with those little extra touches - all available from Out of Eden.
Attracting a good level of low season and shoulder season bookings is a major factor in achieving success in the hospitality industry.
Our new(ish) managing Director Mike Gannon looks back on the past year at Out of Eden and looks forward to an exciting year ahead.
It’s a beautiful time of year to work at Out of Eden, looking out over the glistening frosty winter landscape to the snow-capped mountains beyond.
As the UK ponders and pontificates on the whys and the wherefores, the ifs and the buts, the whens and the hows; we take a look at a couple of ways Brexit might affect you.
As a nation, we love nothing quite as much as a refreshing cuppa and a delicious biscuit - the universal fuel which powers everything from business meetings to impromptu catch-ups.
We recently travelled to Nottinghamshire to interview B&B owner and TV presenter of channel 5’s ‘To B&B The Best’, Lisa Holloway. Here’s what she had to say…
At Out of Eden, our driving ethos has always been, and always will be, to give our customers better service, better products, and better value than anyone else.
With the help of B&B aficionado Karen Thorne, Out of Eden have put together this introductory collection of useful tips to help you get things right from the word go.
Attracting a good flow of guests to your space means standing out above the rest - one highly effective way of doing this is the amenities that add a touch of luxury to your guests’ experience.
Have you tried Out of Eden's exclusive collection of Cole & Lewis hospitality toiletries and amenities yet? A great range of toiletries for any hotel, B&B, guest house or self catering property.
When somebody describes a hotel, a guest house, or a holiday cottage which they recently stayed in as ‘great value’, what do they actually mean?
Ask anyone why they might choose a B&B over a hotel, and you’ll almost always find the word ‘homely’ cropping up somewhere in the answer. Here we discover why that might be the case.
The rise of online-review culture from the growth of websites like Tripadvisor means hotels and B&Bs are always having to up their game. Read our top tips to improve first impressions for your guests.
A luxuriously fluffy bathrobe accompanied by a cosy pair of slippers? Very much a sign of the more exclusive and expensive establishment, wouldn’t you say?
Many guests view a room as their own little haven, a safe and peaceful place away from life’s everyday stresses and surroundings - the one thing they don't want is inconvenience during their stay.
It’s an inescapable fact of the hospitality business that if the kettle doesn’t make a guest’s water boil to their liking, then it’ll certainly make their blood boil instead.
Just what did people consider important factors when booking accommodation at a hotel, guest house or B&B? According to Hotels.com, people’s number one priority is a decent breakfast!