Welcome to the Yellow Duck Collection...
Unique and Independent B&Bs and Holiday Accommodation
The Yellow Duck Collection is a group of unique, independent Bed and Breakfasts and holiday accommodation, whose owners have attended the B&B Academy Courses or are part of the B&B Academy Marketing Membership.
or follow #theyellowduckcollection on Instagram
You can see a map of their locations here and a list of the websites below.
The Yellow Duck B&Bs and other Guest Accommodation
www.scourieguesthouse.co.uk Lairg Scotland
www.millburnskye.scot Isle of Skye
ravenswoodhouse.com Fort William
www.cruickshanksarran.co.uk Isle of Arran
www.stablesguesthouse.com Newton Stewart
Merlstead House Hornsea
www.tynllainbandb.com Amlwch, Anglesey
www.tybae.co.uk Holyhead, Anglesey
www.letsglampretro.com Llandysul, Ceredigion, West Wales
maplehousehay.co.uk Hay on Wye
www.radnorhousehay.co.uk Hay on Wye
www.myndhouse.co.uk Church Stretton
www.bankhousebnb.co.uk Bishops Castle
www.theschoolhousebandb.co.uk Chapel Lawn
www.sheepfoldbandb.co.uk Chipping Norton
www.bramblelodgeblakeney.com Holt Norfolk
www.barnandbeach.com North Walsham
www.theweatherdene.co.uk Great Yarmouth
Isle of White
www.bedfordlodge.co.uk Shanklin Low
www.escapetosouthdevon.co.uk Newton Abbott
www.mountpleasantbnb.com Chapel Allerton
www.oldparsonagebnb.com Farrington Gurney
www.theoldstablesbandb.com Shepton Mallet
www.bedbreakfastlimousin.com Bussière-Galant, France
www.oneshorestreet.co.uk Donaghadee Ireland
www.watersedgeglenarm.com Balleymena Ireland
Friends of the Yellow Duck
In the past we have invited a very few select B&Bs, who we are friends with, to join the Yellow Duck Collection if we believe they share the community values and approach to running a B&B. These B&Bs have not been on our course nor are members of the B&B Marketing Membership.
www.romanticbreak.com Walford, near Leintwardine
www.facebook.com/HopBarnNeenSollars Cleobury Mortimer
www.topoftheridgefarm.com New Durham USA
If you'd like to join the Yellow Duck Collection...
If you've attended my B&B course in the past..
And you'd like to be featured in the Yellow Duck Collection, please send me an email, reminding me of the date you came on the course, and I'll get you added
Why a Yellow Duck?
Hi, it's Karen here, owner and founder of Bed and Breakfast Academy. I'm often asked why our community is called The Yellow Duck Collection, so here's the story!
I joined Twitter in 2009 and used one of the yellow ducks from my own B&B bathroom as my profile photo. This bright yellow duck stood out on the Twitter feed and helped me gain 14,000 followers! I don't use Twitter anymore but the yellow duck has jumped ship and is now my Instagram profile pic. The yellow duck has become a mascot for both my B&B and for Bed and Breakfast Academy.
During lockdown, a tough time for the hospitality industry, members of the past course attendees facebook group pulled together as a community. We held regular ZOOM calls and supported each other as we navigated our way through cancellations, claiming grants and how to reopen safely.
I've never had one directory of everyone who has been on the course, so we took the time we had spare during lockdown to pull this together. A group brainstorm birthed the name "The Yellow Duck Collection"
The Facebook Group is only 5 years old and I've been running the bed and breakfast training courses for 15 years, so there will be some course attendees who are missing from the list. If this is you and you want to join us, do get in touch!
The web presence for the Yellow Duck Collection is still work in progress. But my motto for the the B&B Marketing Membership is "PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION"
I'd like to give a huge shout out to all of the Yellow Ducks who have supported each other during a tough year and a bit. But I'd like to say a special huge thank you to Clare and Dave Wright of the School House B&B in Shropshire. Clare worked very hard to pull together the Google map and Facebook Page of the Yellow Duck Collection.
And to Catriona Haskell-Ward of Milburn Bed & Breakfast on Skye, who created this list of B&Bs.
And also to Steve and Sarah of Station House B&B in Thorpe, Ashbourne, who commissioned this amazing Glass Yellow Duck, that members of the community can buy and proudly display.
The B&Bs and other guest accommodation listed have attended a B&B Academy Course, are a current member of the B&B Marketing Membership or are affiliated with B&B Academy.
The properties have not been independently inspected by the Bed and Breakfast Academy.
The quality and style of the B&Bs will vary from business to business, so please visit their websites and make your decision based on the information there.
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