Could hotel supplies transform farm into guest house?
Britons who believe their home is spacious and attractive enough to share with others may wish to consider transforming it into a guest house, particularly if they live in a farmhouse that benefits from stunning views.
The Guardian's Patrick Barkham writes that a historic farm building in Wales has recently been restored and opened to the public as a guest house after it inspired its original owner to sample the good life.
Thomas Firbank purchased the property in the Dyffryn Mymbyr valley in 1931 and wrote a book detailing his experience of running the sheep farm. The house is now cared for by the Natural Trust.
"For all the freedoms of Snowdonia - and the shops and tea rooms of Betws-y-Coed, six miles down the road - it is tempting to confine yourself to the farmhouse," Mr Barkham says.
People who own a farm with outbuildings could consider kitting them out in new furniture, linen and wholesale bedding and renting the space to guests during the summer months.
They could also provide a bed and breakfast deal, which may see them boosting their own income, while sharing their home and surroundings with visitors.