Sedgeford B&B named in Sunday Times list for second year running as one of top places to stay in Britain

Pip Barber, proprietor of Magazine Wood, with her daugher Elise, 9. ANL-151210-151456001
Pip Barber, proprietor of Magazine Wood, with her daugher Elise, 9. ANL-151210-151456001
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A bed and breakfast establishment in Sedgeford is celebrating gaining an entry into a prestigious recommended list for the second year running.

Magazine Wood was set up by proprietor Pip Barber in 2008, starting off with just one room and expanding to include two more three years later.

Magazine Wood at Sedgeford. ANL-151210-151850001

Magazine Wood at Sedgeford. ANL-151210-151850001

She is delighted with the news that her business has been named as one of the Top 100 Places to stay in Britain for the second consecutive year.

She said: “For Magazine Wood, with just three rooms, to be featured again alongside some of the most famous hotels in Britain is really quite overwhelming.

“The real challenge in this industry is to continue to offer guests something that is fresh and very appealing and I am so pleased that we continue to achieve that.”

Magazine Wood offers a very different approach to the traditional bed and breakfast with self-contained suites with super-smart bathrooms, big stylish bedrooms and special touches that has earned it national recognition.

The establishment has gained particular praise for its contemporary design with chic fabrics, calming colours, top quality linen on luxurious beds and every modern convenience to make any stay as relaxing as possible.

Moody lighting, plasma TVs and guest phones are complimented by personal tablets that can conjure up everything from the latest movie, daily newspaper or simply a great recommendation for a good meal out.

The centrepiece of the experience for guests is the location. There are private terraces with far reaching views, which on a clear day, can extend as far as St Botolph’s Church, known locally as “Boston Stump”, in Lincolnshire.

The venture was launched by Pip in 2008 after she had her second child and wanted to resume her career so would be able to work from home and with a young family. In 2011 she added a further two rooms in a new annexe.

This year visitors have travelled from as far away as Australia, Japan and Canada.

Rooms can be booked online at

Last month Magazine Wood was also featured for the first time in the prestigious Michelin Guide and is also a new entry in Alastair Sawdays recommended British Hotels Guide for 2016.

Pip and her husband, Jonathan, set up the award-winning Wild Luxury business in 2011, which offers comfort under canvas in lodges at campsites along the north North coast. It won the Leisure and Tourism category in the Mayor’s Award for Business in 2014.