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New Romsey Bed and Breakfast awarded a £750 grant from the council

New local bed and breakfast owner Sue Mullane has been awarded a £750 business incentive grant.

Abbey Water Rooms, is in the heart of Romsey, overlooking a tributary of the River Test and has views towards Romsey Abbey. The town centre is just a couple of minutes’ walk away, so this is a great central location for visitors to the area. 

Abbey Water Rooms is a self-contained annexe, and the accommodation is for a couple or a family of four and includes a bathroom and a small kitchenette. Guests also have use of a small patio.

Sue said: “ It is a great help to receive a grant from the council.  It has gone towards the redecoration of my B and B, enabling me to offer my guests good facilities and a high standard of accommodation. Thank you TVBC.”

Business Incentive Grants are for new full-time businesses located in Test Valley and must be applied for before you start your business. They will be paid once you have been up and running for six months.

Romsey Abbey ward councillor Sandra Gidley who presented the cheque to Sue added: “The opening of a new bed and breakfast in Romsey is much needed and great news. I am pleased that Abbey Water Rooms has been awarded a grant from Test Valley Borough Council to help get the business off the ground.”

Anyone starting a business can find out more and download an application form at: Business Incentive Grant | Test Valley Borough Council


Image: Sue Mullane, Abbey Water Rooms owner.