This week we make our way from city to country to spend a few blissful nights in a bed and breakfast in Wales. Accommodations of the bed-and-breakfast type are well known across the world for a good night’s sleep at a reasonable price. And all those nights add up. In Britain it’s to the tune of around 25,000 establishments contributing a whopping 115 billion Pounds to the British economy.
Their popularity in Britain is well deserved. After all, the B&B was invented here as an inexpensive place for Roman officials traveling to their conquered land to spend the night. And the concept soon spread, with the pension tradition in France, the Fremdenheim in Germany and the Minshuku in Japan. Across the world, these small, mostly family-run businesses are a perfect way to meet locals and stay on a budget.
So we rent a car at Waterloo Station in South London and head off to the countryside of Wales. We arrive several hours later to meet Nicky and Johnny Rogers at Hayston Farm in the tiny town of Merrion, Pembrokeshire, South Wales.