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Delegates who come on our courses, and business
visitors to other companies in Melksham are looking
for large rooms in a quiet location, with parking
yet close to the town centre. They're looking for
large screen TVs, ensuite rooms, internet access,
plenty of power points, good coffee, a healthy
breakfast ... and an absence of children running
around. Oh - and they want to pay by credit
card, Visa, MasterCard or AmEx.
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|4101||POETS day at Well House Manor|
It's POETS day - "Push off Early - Tomorrow's Saturday". No course, no events at the hotel. Sarah, who usually does the Friday morning shift, took the day as holiday and I stood in with a view to catching up on a few things I needed to do, expecting it to be quiet. I also decided to log comings and goings ...
|525||Vision AND venture|
"Vision is not enough - it must be combined with venture."
That's what the slip of paper in my fortune cookie at the Chinese Restaurant told me last Friday night. A wise saying which I folded carefully and slipped into my credit card holder.
The lady at Chan's Kitchen in Devizes where we eat from time ...
|3970||Comparing four VERY different places to stay|
On Monday through Thursday this week, the "Four in a Bed" TV show on Channel 4 has visited Knock Castle in Crieff, Perthshire, Barton House in Blackpool, Well House Manor in Melksham, Wiltshire and Applewood Glamping in the Worcestershire Countryside.
We're the third of those - Well House Manor - and ...
|3549||Well House Manor - perhaps the best hotel rooms in Melksham|
A beautiful, sunny morning ... and the first morning in a very long time that most of our bedrooms were unoccupied - so an excellent chance to take (and show you) up to date pictures.
Well House Manor is a small hotel providing ...
|3814||Returning guests - a sign of a good product. Cream teas and hotel rooms.|
1. We're getting busier and busier at Well House Manor
2. Many of our guests are returning guests - we're seeing familiar faces for our cream teas, and some of our hotel guests have been with us dozens of times.
What does 1. plus 2. mean? It means we must be doing something right, as our customers ...
|3800||Fancy a weekend away? Try Well House Manor in Melksham, Wiltshire|
Wiltshire is a beautiful county, and Melksham has some gems, and is an excellent touring base too. This is the Pack Horse Bridge - perhaps 300 years old - a short distance downriver from the town. And we're just 4 miles from Lacock, 6 miles from Bradford-on-Avon, and the bus direct to Bath city centre ...
|3702||Digital Champions think that Well House Manor is a champion venue!|
Wiltshire has an Online future ... and Wiltshire Online is providing help for individuals and businesses to improve their connections, and their use of online facilities.
At Well House Manor, we're delighted to allow (no - I want to be more positive - we encourage) the county's Digital Champion volunteers ...
|3405||Where do businessmen stay in Melksham?|
I've just been reviewing hotel bookings for the next 20 nights, and we're booked to 58% of capacity. 4 nights, including tonight and this Friday are completely full; 2 nights, both further ahead, are yet to take their first booking.
Am I happy with these figures? Yes - very much so. We've got hotel ...
|2962||Well House Manor - the history of the hotel|
Well House Manor was built in 1906, as a home, on a 3/4 acre plot on what was then the outskirts of a much smaller Melksham. Originally, the staircase lead up from the right of the entrance door, and we believe that the ceiling was much higher, there being no room above.
Around 1920, the staircase ...
|2565||Bright day, snowy day|
We're just half a dozen days into the new year, and already I can show you a contrast is pictures ... of the hotel and training centre, and of our home / HQ (that latter being a semi, and not the whole building!
It was predicted that last night would end with us a foot deep in snow - that turned out ...
|643||If it's Sunday, it must be Bedwyn|
Taunton last Saturday, and Warminster on Monday. Melksham on Friday and Bedwyn today - 4 railway meetings in 8 days, and a chance to listen to and speak with the MD of First Great Western, their operations manager for the South West, our MP, and numerous other speakers. Alas, the whole train cut thing ...
|550||2006 - Making business a pleasure|
"Making Business a Pleasure" - a spoken logo for Well House Consultants for 2006.
Whether you're attending a course, staying as a guest at Well House Manor, working for us, or simply visiting our web site, we want you to enjoy the experience.
We don't know exactly what 2006 will bring, but we have ...
|598||Should we cruise around the world?|
Cruise Liner in Venice.
Waiting for a pizza in the Acropolis on Tuesday, I was reading the material they provided ("The Sun"). A self-evaluation quiz - "how strong is your marriage" - caught my eye for a few seconds and I read (paraphrasing):
Which of these best describes your view of the future?
|1706||The Story of Well House Manor|
"What's the story of this place?" ... a question that I'm often asked at Well House Manor as I check out hotel guests.
Well House Consultants has been running specialised computer training courses in Melksham since 2000 - so specialised that the majority of our customers travel a long way to attend, ...
|575||Eating for the single business traveller|
Hello from Southend, where I'm giving a private course on Apache httpd and Tomcat. Last night, a cold January evening left me preferring to stick around my hotel and the attached restaurant / pub rather than traipse down to a blustery Seafront, and that gave me an opportunity to catch up on some sleep ...
|558||Converting between acres and hectares|
I wanted to do a few conversions between hectares and acres and - guess what - I didn't know the conversion values off the top of my head. Then I may have a few other area conversion to do too, and I could do with some more PHP examples. Guess what ... a program ... and one worth sharing too
If you ...
We're studying good and bad hotel practises to that we know what's on offer ... you may have read a little about the Well House Manor project already on "The Horse's Mouth", and although it will be neither a hotel nor a B&B we can learn plenty from establishments of both types - especially those ...
|902||Brand new hotel and training centre, Melksham|
Our first full week at Well House Manor - and what a week it was! The hotel opened for guests last week, and this week for our public courses. Initial reviews all excellent - "Accommodation excellent; I can't praise the organisation and course highly enough" writes one delegate.
If you've found this ...
|1520||Terms and Conditions - Hotel, England - plain English|
With our hotel getting busier every month, and with advertising in place to fill rooms at weekends and holidays when our training courses are not in full swing, it seems a good time to update our terms and conditions.
On one hand, I wanted to cover almost every eventuality, but on the other hand I wanted ...
|1388||Well House Manor - a year on|
It's exactly a year since we welcomed the first delegate on a training course at Well House Manor ... and we've come a long way since. As well as courses this week, we've had a hotel lively with guests, and we've hosted a number of business events too.
We couldn't have done it without "the ...
|1332||Melksham Hotel - Five Star Kitchen!|
I'm delighted to be able to report that the catering facilities at our Well House Manor have been awarded five stars by the food hygiene team of the local district council in their "Scores on Doors" campaign. That's top score, and is only achieved by a small proportion of establishments - needless to ...
|1211||A lot has happened in a year|
It's a year ago to this day that we completed on the purchase of No. 48, Spa Road, Melksham which had been running for a number of years as "The Old Manor" B&B.
A lot has changed in a year!
We undertook a major upgrade and refurbishment in the first four months turning a tired but lovely old building ...
|1072||Well House Manor in the Snow|
Scenes yesterday morning
|1059||Three sets of twins|
I've heard it said that a hotel sets up a bedroom as a single if there isn't room for a double bed in the room, and as a double if there isn't room for twin beds. But our doubles aren't like that - we provide mostly double room since people, even on their own, usually LIKE a double bed. But we can ...
|963||George Hotel and Well House Manor, Melksham|
The George Hotel, Melksham, stood on the corner or Lowborne and Bath Road - prime real estate in the town centre; alas, it was demolished around 60 years ago to make way for a modern (then) parade of shops which now are showing their age and considered to something of an eyesore in many of our Vistas. ...
|933||Course Joining package - updated|
The moving of training to our new venue just 1km up the road in Melksham, and the extra facilities we've added has lead to a bevvy of updates to our web site - some immediately required by the move, and others caused by consequential alterations - extras that we can now provide and things we have to ...
|891||Well House Manor Hotel, Melksham, Wiltshire|
Some pictures of "Well House Manor" taken just a couple of days before we opened, during room dressing. I admit it - I couldn't resist putting these up even though they'll be able to be replaced by something even better in a few day's time.
We have five bedrooms - two are doubles, one is ...
As I drove from Melksham to Leek this morning, I was catching up on thoughts and ideas and news - one ear to the radio, two eyes on the road, and a mind flitting from C programming - next week's course - to the case I'll be composing for "The Melksham Train" for Tom Harris, the new Transport Minister, ...
|571||Well House Manor|
The background - we've been running open source training courses in Melksham for more than 5 years, and we foresee ourselves doing so into the future. We love the town, we have a good customer base, and the work is great fun as well as being work.
Being in a niche market, our delegates travel far and ...
|582||DWIM and AWWO|
"Do what I mean". One of the new buzzwords for Perl 6.
I first heard the new term "DWIM" mentioned some three or four years ago and it's a noble target. And I thought of it again last night as I was looking through hotel reviews and considering how we'll react to customer comments - indeed how we ...
|594||Twice is a co-incidence and three times is a pattern|
Open Source training from Well House Consultants started from just three customer requests for a Perl course.
I was using Perl for various web site and internal works, and training under contract - so I suppose I was a natural one to ask. By I hadn't given a clue to people that I could / would write ...
|615||Looking for leading not bleeding edge|
When I use a swimming pool, I'm always very conscious of the safety equipment and lifeguards, and also of the other pool users and what they're doing. I have an especial eye for the quiet ones and any places out of common / easy view. Am I odd in this approach when I'm just out for a bit of exercise ...
|667||Well House Manor goes ahead|
Under English planning law, a "Bed and Breakfast" and a "Guest House" are two totally different classifications - you can run a B&B from the place at which you live with no special permissions even if it's in a residential area, but a Guest House or Hotel is described as a business and the property ...
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