Resources from the web site of Well House Consultants on the subject of Four in a Bed. We provide
In July 2012, we applied to appear on the Channel 4 TV show
"Four in a Bed". We were vetted, screen tested, and selected, with
filmingtaking place early in September 2012. Our week's shows were
first transmitted in the week of 7th January 2013, and this
section is a log of articles relating to the show.
|Articles and tips on this subject||updated|
|4474||Effect on external factors on traffic to our web sites - an update|
A post on the "Four in a Bed" Facebook fan club page says that the reader loves the show - but says there are too many repeats for her liking. Well, sure, it's expensive to make new shows ... and I wonder just what is "too many" repeats. I know some of our Facebook friends who took part in the show ...
|4468||Four in a Bed - most popular answers|
Written up as an an answer to the many questions I see / have had asked. It's 2 years since we appeared now, and the show format develops with time, so so things may no longer be the same.
* People's reasons for taking part are many and varied. Some have thought it through, others not fully.
* Contestants ...
|4241||Four in a Bed - the story continues|
On TV again last night - a repeat of our "Four in a Bed" week that first aired just over a year ago. Lisa emailed me to tell me while I was on the Newport to Manchester train, and I spent a happy couple of hours answering incoming emails from people who had been watching the show and were writing to ...
|4232||Not wanted here - hotel guests who will not be happy|
Yes, I want you to stay at Well House Manor - but only if you'll enjoy it; I really don't want to sell rooms to people who won't overall be happy with what they have bought - not only would we end up with a disappointed customer, but we also risk bad reviews. We risk damage being done ("room was trashed") ...
|4204||With the Shpigs and Donkeys|
At Happy Donkey Hill... a rare weekend away. Contestants from our "Four in a Bed" experience all met at The Daffodil last night
And this morning we went around to see the other animals - more than just donkeys
Off for Sunday lunch in a few minutes ...
|4156||A further chance to see Melksham on TV|
There's a further chance to see Melksham and Well House Manor on TV on Sunday, 1st September when "More 4" repeats (as an omnibus edition) the "Four in a Bed" week that takes Lisa and Graham to Crieff in Scotland, to Blackpool, and to Worcestershire to sample and review accommodation there - and brings ...
|4147||A hidden hotel gem in Melksham|
"We didn't know you were here" ... how frequently we hear that comment when residents of Melksham pop in to Well House Manor. It shouldn't really be too much of a worry to us, as our business is primarily in niche IT training and < href=http://www.wellhousemanor.co.uk>business and leisure hotel accommodation, ...
|4138||Should a hotel accept guests who book for just one night?|
Do we accept bookings for single nights at Well House Manor? YES, we do; if we have a room available you are very welcome indeed.
Click on image to download our in-room guest information. Or click [here] for our hotel web site
Through our appearance on "Four in a Bed", we have met with many other hoteliers ...
|4112||Really good friends - four in a bed!|
We've made some really good friends through "Four in a Bed" - not only has it introduced us to a few new guests, but it's also been an ice-breaker in Melksham as people feel they know us a bit better now. And we get on so well with many of the other "contribs" - contributors, or hotel / B&B owners.
|3924||The bedrooms at Well House Manor|
Last Sunday was... a Sunny day. And looking at the diary for Well House Manor, I noted that it was the last day until almost Christmas when all of our rooms were vacant during the day. So - what better chance to take some updated photographs?
Bedroom 1. A quiet room around the back of the property, ...
|3962||Melksham welcomes visitors - new blue plaque trail and more|
Melksham's new blue plaque trail looks forward to its first full year in 2013! Melksham was a significant settlement even before the time of William the Conqueror and the Doomesday book, and some of the stone from the original Saxon church can be seen if you know were to look. And through Georgian and ...
|3984||20 minutes in to our 15 minutes of fame|
Well - in the week of 7th January, we were on Channel 4 every day at 5 p.m. as we visited (as owners of Well House Manor) three other accommodations around the UK, met with their owners, and competed for the "Best Value B&B of the week" prize. Watched by (third party data) around 950,000 people. ...
|3977||A variety of continental breakfasts|
What is our breakfast? We don't do a cooked breakfast - we do a continental. But there's continental and there's continental - it can differ widely from one accommodation to another. Here's a comparison:
Our Continental breakfast Regular Continental Short Continental And I have had Porridge Yogurt ...
|3975||Being an amateur hotel inspector helps me run a professional hotel|
In September of last year, Lisa and I slept in 9 different beds in 2 weeks - in 8 different hotels and other accommodations (we visited one twice, and had different rooms). Prices, facilities and quality varied greatly - four were highly enough regarded by their owners to be put up for the "Four in ...
|3973||Well House Manor on Four in a Bed - the ongoing story|
It's a day after the result show first aired ... and here's a list of follow ups and places.
Where to watch us
Watch us on "Four in a Bed" - [here]. Watch the whole of our week [startine here]. And watch the "reveal" [here]. These links are all valid at least until the end of January 2013. I understand ...
|3972||Four in a Bed - comment on results|
If your hotel / guest house is selected to appear on "Four in a Bed", you're already a winner. And if you enjoy the experience, and come across well on the show too, you're a double winner. Who pays whom how much after each visit, and the basis on which the decision of "worth" is made, is interesting ...
Written to a friend / industry contact about Four in a Bed, when we knew our transmission dates
We've had a fantastic experience "thus far". I answered an email / advert in high summer, and was a little surprised how quickly the casting lady got in touch and came down to see us, and "screen test ...
|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 ...
|3968||Expecting nothing, but prepared for anything|
Last Septmeber, Well House Manor was recorded for the "Four in a Bed" series on Channel 4, where 4 different sets of hotel / B&B owners go round, visit each others establishments, critically review, and pay just what they think each of the places is worth for their overnight stay. With a wide variety ...
|3965||Well House Manor, Melksham - on national TV next week|
It looks like 2013 will start very busy indeed ... with Well House Manor being shown on no fewer that 4 national TV channels in the week of 7th January. The timings I'm giving here are for the first of five shows of 30 minutes, the channel number is for Virgin Media and will vary for Freeview / Sky; ...
|3948||Quiet little town? Advanced Technology Centre?|
We live in a quiet little town in the English countryside, set way back in time where nothing has changed for many years, right?
WRONG! It never ceases to amaze me how many advanced engineering skills we have in this town - how many innovative and international businesses where the technology you'll ...
|3933||Behind Melksham Spa - Mood Mist over wet fields.|
The wet, wet fields ... followed by a warmer day, and the mists rose at dusk leading to these spectacular views. Dogwalkers appearing from the fog.
|3864||Guest Guide for Well House Manor and Melksham|
Our inroom guest book at Well House Manor contains all the information that we expect guests to commonly need - it's our "Frequenly Asked Question" (FAQ). It also includes information about what there is to see and do in Melksham and in the surrounding area.
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