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Hi, my name is Terri and it has always been my dream to run my very own bed & breakfast in Somerset. It has taken me a few years to arrive at this point in my life, but the wait has definitely been worth it.

“Terri was the perfect host. The breakfasts were great. The rooms were lovely, clean and comfortable. Terri was happy to give advice on the local area. The Cross is in a nice quiet village, but easy to get to Wells and Glastonbury etc. Would definitely come back again.”    TripAdvisor April 2022

I’ve never wanted to work in a 9 to 5 job, so that’s probably the reason why I found myself happily engrossed in the hospitality industry when I left school.

Terri Chichester - The Cross at Croscombe B&B

Life before the cross at croscombe

It all began back in the early 1970s when I was accepted on a management program with Trust House Forte Hotels. After working in a wide range of hotels throughout Britain, I was lucky enough to travel further afield to work in establishments in Italy and Australia.

However, the West Country has always held a very special place in my heart and I was delighted to join the Swan hotel in Wells, as General Manager back in 2002.

The Cross at croscombe bed & breakfast

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After ten and a half years at the helm of the Swan hotel, an opportunity arose that was simply too good to turn down; the chance to buy a property that I could transform into my very own licensed bed & breakfast and in a Somerset village that I had lived very happily in for many years.

The refurbishment from Bull Terrier pub to luxury bed & breakfast took many, many months (and several sleepless nights!) but all the positive feedback has made it worthwhile.

So that’s the history. I hope you’ll come and enjoy my current adventure.

awards for my b&b

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It has been amazing to win some fantastic awards over the past few years. One of my most notable successes came at the prestigious Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards where The Cross at Croscombe was named, ‘B&B and Guesthouse of the Year’.

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In addition to my B&B, the village of Croscombe has an award-winning pub, a beautiful church and much used village hall. It is just a couple of miles from the lovely cathedral city of Wells and the Bath and West Showground is close by.

Croscombe lies in the heart of the county, making it a great base from which to explore Somerset. For ideas and inspiration Visit Somerset or take a look at my blogs. And if you fancy running your own B&B, be sure to read my top tips.

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