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.

Follow the Facebook Page here 

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

Scotland

www.scourieguesthouse.co.uk Lairg Scotland

www.millburnskye.scot Isle of Skye

www.morleabedandbreakfast.co.uk Drumnadrochit

ravenswoodhouse.com Fort William

www.arden-house.info/ Kingussie

www.theguesthouse4u.co.uk Helensburgh

www.cruickshanksarran.co.uk Isle of Arran

www.stablesguesthouse.com Newton Stewart

www.rockhalltower.com Dumfries

www.meadhon.co.uk Jedburgh

www.thegordonguesthouse.com  Ballater

Cumbria

www.themountkeswick.co.uk Keswick

www.maplebank.co.uk Keswick

www.raiseview.uk Ambleside

www.rydallodge.co.uk Ambleside

www.highfoldbedandbreakfast.co.ukWindermere

Lancashire

fossiltree.co.uk Blackpool

Yorkshire

www.franklinmountguesthouse.co.uk Harrogate

www.number6whitby.co.uk Whitby

www.chestnutcottage.co.uk Scarborough

Merlstead House  Hornsea

palacehillhotel.co.uk Scarborough

Lincolnshire

www.littleredlands.co.uk Lincoln

Nottinghamshire

www.thewheatsheafbingham.co.uk Nottingham

Derbyshire

www.sherifflodge.com  Matlock

www.bankhousewinster.com Matlock

www.grendonbnb.co.uk Buxton

www.stationhousebedandbreakfast.co.uk Ashbourne

Hampshire

www.hythebedandbreakfast.co.uk Southampton

www.avalonhousebandb.co.uk Lyndhurst

www.bedandbreakfast-newforest.co.uk Brockenhurst

 

Staffordshire

www.oldschooldorm.com  Ellenhall

Cheshire

www.foxesfieldbandb.co.uk Nantwich

Wales

www.merrydalellandudno.co.uk Llandudno

www.tynllainbandb.com Amlwch, Anglesey

www.tybae.co.uk   Holyhead, Anglesey

www.afon-view.co.uk Betws-y-Coed

www.awelmor.com Criccieth

www.oceandrivebarmouth.co.uk Barmouth

www.gwaenynog.com Welshpool

www.theswanbedandbreakfast.co.uk Rhayader

www.brecontownhouse.co.uk Brecon

www.letsglampretro.com Llandysul, Ceredigion, West Wales

maplehousehay.co.uk Hay on Wye

www.radnorhousehay.co.uk Hay on Wye

Shropshire

www.myndhouse.co.uk Church Stretton

www.bankhousebnb.co.uk Bishops Castle

theoldrectorywheathill.com Ludlow 

www.theschoolhousebandb.co.uk Chapel Lawn

West Midlands

www.oldfarmbournville.co.uk Birmingham

Gloucestershire

www.hammonds-farm.co.uk Stroud

www.crosswaysguesthouse.com Cheltenham

Oxfordshire

www.sheepfoldbandb.co.uk  Chipping Norton

Norfolk

www.bramblelodgeblakeney.com Holt Norfolk

www.barnandbeach.com North Walsham

www.pinelodgecottage.co.uk Norwich

www.theweatherdene.co.uk Great Yarmouth

www.hollytreehousebandb.co.uk Diss

Warwickshire

pillowsandporcelain.com Warwick

 

Kent

www.baytreebroadstairs.co.uk Broadstairs

www.thecornerbroadstairs.co.uk Broadstairs

www.bramblesbreakfast.co.uk Dover

https://www.7longport.co.uk/ Canterbury

East Sussex

www.brighton-bed-and-breakfast.co.uk Brighton

Isle of White

www.thefernside.co.uk Sandown

www.bedfordlodge.co.uk Shanklin Low

Dorset

www.canfordcrossing.co.uk Wimborne

www.glenleeswanage.co.uk Swanage

www.spurwing.info Wareham

www.stjohnsguesthouse.co.uk Weymouth

Devon

www.townhouseexeter.co.uk Exeter

www.brunswickhouseteignmouth.co.uk Teignmouth

www.escapetosouthdevon.co.uk Newton Abbott

www.longmeadhouse.co.uk Lynton

www.yarde-orchard.co.uk Torrington

www.woodlandsteignmouth.co.uk Teignmouth

Cornwall

www.penmenner-house.co.uk Helston

www.pengellyfarmhouse.com Truro

www.old-parsonage.com Boscastle

Somerset

www.abbotsleigh.co.uk Glastonbury

www.mountpleasantbnb.com Chapel Allerton

www.oldparsonagebnb.com Farrington Gurney

www.theoldstablesbandb.com Shepton Mallet

France

www.bedbreakfastlimousin.com Bussière-Galant, France

Ireland

www.oneshorestreet.co.uk Donaghadee Ireland

www.watersedgeglenarm.com Balleymena Ireland

www.themulberrys.com Crossgar Northern 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.

Scotland

www.rumblie.com  Newtonmore 

www.kiltearn.co.uk   Ross-shire

Shropshire

www.ferndellshrewsbury.co.uk   Shrewsbury

www.romanticbreak.com   Walford, near Leintwardine

www.facebook.com/HopBarnNeenSollars   Cleobury Mortimer

USA

www.topoftheridgefarm.com   New Durham USA

 

If you'd like to join the Yellow Duck Collection...

we welcome new members who have been through the B&B Academy Bed and Breakfast training Course or who are current members of the B&B Academy Marketing Membership

 

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.

 

Disclaimer

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.

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