Britain’s oldest stately homes are drawing in the crowds with endurance events
If you are visiting a stately home this summer, there may be a lot more to do than a gentle stroll around the grounds and a cream tea.
Castle Toward secures multi million pound diversification investment
Landmark Scottish estate set to transform into major events destination.
UK Resorts set for Staycation Surge
UK leisure and tourism sectors forecast £31 Billion boost this summer.
SETTING UP A WEDDING BUSINESS AT YOUR FARM
Converting agricultural buildings such as barns into idyllic countryside wedding venues is a trend that has been picking up momentum.
RESEARCH KEY FOR DIVERSIFICATION SUCCESS
Rural diversification expert and founder of The Business Barn advises aspiring diversifying farmers to carry out in-depth research before embarking on any new projects.
BOUTIQUE HOTEL GROUP ANNOUNCES £30M EXPANSION PLANS
The Pig Hotel Group are expanding their portfolio by acquiring three new boutique hotels in Cornwall, Kent and West Sussex.
Folk2Folk reveal their ISA transfer lending platform
Folk2Folk have developed an ISA transfer platform for its lenders to earn 6.5% tax-free interest while helping rural businesses grow.
Aspall Cider sells to Molson Coors
Suffolk-based Aspall states the deal as "an important milestone" in the firm's near 300-year history.
Plans to create a Northern Forest
The Government has backed plans to create a "Northern Forest" with a £5.7million investment.
BITCOIN ENTERS THE LUXURY WEDDING MARKET
A Northumberland entrepreneur who owns two luxury wedding venues in the North East has decided to start accepting the popular cryptocurrency at his wedding business.
PLANS TO BUILD MAJOR CARAVAN PARK ON THIRLESTANE CASTLE GROUNDS REVEALED
Lauderdale Estates hope to set up 500 static caravans and 50 touring caravan pitches on the site.
LORD KITCHENER'S BROOME PARK SOLD FOR £6M
The iconic mansion has been bought by real estate developer Bonds Group, who seek to return the 250-acre estate to a hotel resort destination.
First cultivation of Black truffles in Scotland
Black truffles - Never before cultivated in Scotland!
PLANS TO BUILD GLAMPING PODS AT BUZZING WEDDING VENUE
The Grade I listed building has just submitted an application to add 10 holiday pods to its venue due to a high demand for overnight stays.
Ramside Hall Hotel invests in luxury treehouses
North East hotel invests millions in creating six luxury treehouses.
£450M PLANS TO TURN RUINED CASTLE INTO TOP TOURIST DESTINATION
Plans include turning the castle into a luxury hotel and adding 1000 eco-homes, holiday lodges and a waterpark.
Merlin Entertainments to build 80-bed hotel at Warwick Castle
Merlin Entertainments have just submitted their plans to build a 80-bed hotel at Warwick Castle as part of their 10 year plan.
De Vere re-launch following £100 million investment
De Vere have re-launched their country estate hotel offering thanks to a £100 million investment from Starwood Capital Group.
Glamping With A Difference at Montrave Estate Wigwams
New Glamping Site in Scotland due to open late October!
Xerogrid helps farmer achieve £40,000 solar savings
This efficient off-grid energy system will be used to power his beef farm.
Case Study - Black Pig Retreats
Black Pig Retreats is a Glamping Business near Shaftesbury in Dorset - they have been working with Farm Business Exhibitor Anne Clarke (Connected Thinking).
Longleat’s new resort and waterpark gain planning approval
FORREC are behind the ambitious design of the development, which has been inspired by the estate manor’s 400-year history.
World’s first treehouse on a crane comes to Bristol
200 lucky guests will be able to stay at Canopy & Stars' unique treehouse until the 30th of September.
GRINKLE PARK ESTATE TO BUILD LUXURY HOLIDAY LODGE PARK
If the plans are approved, 60 lodges and two new lakes will be built, costing approx £5 million.
One month left to enter the Rural Business Awards 2017
Praising farms on their innovative diversification efforts, the awards are closing their submission window the 30th of June. Register now!
KELBURN CASTLE GETS £1M FUNDING FOR GLAMPING EXPANSION PROJECT
The 13th century castle is receiving funding from Barclays, who are committed to support business growth in Scotland.
FIVE ALTERNATIVE USES FOR YOUR LAND
With the value of farm diversification expected to rise past £580M in 2017, here are the most popular uses for your land that break from tradition.
Rural Businesses in Need of Reliable Internet to Succeed
Global Teleports and Bentley Walker amongst those bringing reliable internet connection to rural areas.
New ways to make money from your land - National Outdoor Event Association
Meet event organisers looking to rent land.
Unlocking your estate’s commercial potential
When country house owners look to their property to discover new revenues streams, entering the tourism and events industries often feels like the natural step...
Beyond the country house – discover the potential of your property
The commercial value of a country house does not end at the front door. The truth is that there is often a world of commercial opportunity sitting beyond the walls and windows of the house...
Expand your Client Base with Play Area Facilities
Studies have shown that play areas become community hubs, providing meeting points, social interaction and healthy lifestyle changes.
Realities of listed home ownership
It’s easy to understand the initial appeal of owning one of Britain’s beautiful, listed buildings. Many discover, however, that the reality of maintaining...
Taking tentative steps into the wedding industry
Weddings in the UK are big business. Data collected by wedding website Hitched estimated the industry to be worth more than £10 billion. The over 300,000...
The development of Glamping
With European holidays growing ever more pricey and inaccessible the great British summer holiday is making a huge comeback.
Increase your security, reduce your insurance risk
"...the more you invest in security protection the more you reduce your risk of claiming under insurance and consequently save on insurance premiums." IDS Group collaborate with Omar Insurance to offer preferential rates.
Innovative Solutions: Future Rooms
Our Pods are versatile, affordable and perfect for generating new income from glamping, events and functions.
Gleneagles announces multi-million pound refurbishment
Recently announced - an extensive refurbishment programme throughout the property.