Updated: May 18, 2015
However you like to spend your weekends we’ve put together a handy guide to help you explore Britain and support small businesses along the way.
Whether you’re a keen golfer, or married to one, the Craigmore Guest House located in the heart of St Andrews is a must see. It is a pleasant stroll from the famous ‘Old course’, or if you can coax yourself off the golfing green there is St Andrews Castle and Cathedral, or even the beach to enjoy.
Craigmore House borrowed over £35,000 in November 2014.
Hop on down to Somerset and stay at the glorious 15th Century coaching inn at Wells. The Crown, who took out a business loan in 2012, is based in the heart of the historic City, a stone’s throw from Wells Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace. It even featured as an integral part of the smash hit comedy Hot Fuzz, filmed in Wells in 2006, and has a rustic Bistrot and Bar. The bar is named after Quaker William Penn (who gave his name to Pennsylvania USA) as he famously preached to a crowd from an upper window of the inn in 1685. You’ll be sure to learn something on this trip!
The Crown at Wells borrowed £50,000 from 674 investors.
Situated on the edge of picturesque Grasmere Village, and surrounded by the majestic lakeland fells, the Rothay Garden Hotel is the perfect break for weary workers. After a long lakeland walk the hotel’s new Riverside Spa, complete with herbal pine sauna, hydro spa and heated infra-red loungers, is guaranteed to leave you feeling revitalised. Bliss.
Rothay Garden Hotel borrowed £95,000 from 1,064 investors back in March 2012.
Spend a romantic weekend amongst the magnificent Welsh countryside at this stunning hilltop hotel. Located just 20 miles from Cardiff Llechwen, meaning ‘white slate’, guarantees a memorable visit. Splash out on a sumptuous four-poster room for a truly luxurious weekend.
Llechwen Hall Hotel borrowed £70,000 from 996 investors back in September 2014.
Fine furnishings, family heirlooms and antique furniture. A weekend at Blakelands Country House will be fabulous. Enjoy Afternoon Tea at The Lodge Restaurant or simply marvel at the impressive Queen Anne building. What fun!
Blakelands Country House borrowed £85,000 from 1,156 investors in December 2014.
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