Bed and Breakfast Insurance

By understanding the separate elements of both home insurance and guest house insurance, we can tailor a bed and breakfast insurance policy that provides all the cover you need and the valuable peace of mind that comes with it.

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 Packages as unique as your hospitality

Packages as unique as your hospitality

We understand that the very nature of a bed and breakfast means that each one is as unique as the people who run them. Our account managers are trained to listen to your requirements and then create the right Bed & Breakfast insurance policy based on the facts you give us.

 Packages as unique as your hospitality
Packages designed around you

Packages designed around you

All bed and breakfast owners know that it’s a sensible precaution to have public liability insurance. It’s particularly important that any policy covers the specific requirements of a bed & breakfast or guest houses where things such as food hygiene and fire procedures are covered by government legislation. In addition, liabilities increase once additional assistants are taken on. The requirement for employees liability cover becomes a necessity as your home becomes a place of work for others too.

Tailored to your business

Tailored to your business

Whether you occasionally entertain paying guests at your cosy bed & breakfast, or run a busy guest house, we can shape a bed and breakfast insurance package which will provide the cover you need, without denting your wallet. We’ll take into account the relevant factors such as the scale of your business, whether you employ staff, the location, size and type of your property. We’ll give you an individual bed & breakfast insurance package styled to suit you.

Tailored to your business

Bed & Breakfast and Guest House Insurance

Policies can include:

  • Public liability insurance of £2m to cover injury to a visitor or others – more if needed.
  • Home buildings and contents insurance to include a bed and breakfast business without unrealistic restrictions – even expensive jewellery or unusual buildings can be covered.
  • Employee liability insurance normally up to £10m – to cover anyone assisting you in the course of your business.
  • Legal expenses support to help with problems such as a breach of the Health and Safety at work act 1974.
  • Damage or loss to others property.
  • Business interruption and alternative accommodation costs in the event of a relevant claim.
Bed & Breakfast and Guest House Insurance
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Bed & breakfast insurance packages designed around you

Some bed and breakfast owners may not be aware that their home policy may become invalid unless their business use is specifically covered. With bed and breakfast insurance from Highworth Insurance, dependent upon your circumstances, you can select the elements of cover that best meet your needs:

Buildings insurance

Full standard cover with options to include:

  • Accidental damage such as breaking sanitary wear or putting a foot through a ceiling
  • Unusual or listed buildings can also be covered, for example thatched properties

Contents insurance

Full standard cover to include accidental damage.

  • Cover can include accidental damage and theft by guests
  • Contents cover can also include business equipment such as PC’s

Jewellery insurance

If you have expensive jewellery then there’s no need to worry. Many insurers won’t cover expensive jewellery if you’re operating a business with people visiting your home. However at Highworth Insurance we can either:

  • Include your jewellery in a specialist bed and breakfast contents insurance policy
  • Or we can offer one of our standalone jewellery insurance policies

Public liability insurance

Public liability insurance that ensures your legal obligations are covered and that you don’t have to fret should there be trips and slips by guests.

  • This is often a mandatory requirement for any quality assessed listings or programmes

Employee’s liability insurance

Once you take on additional help then you technically become an employer. You also take on the liabilities associated with an employer and in particular meeting the requirements of the Health and Safety at work act 1974. This could be anybody – whether a cleaner, chef or gardener.

Kindly be advised that not all options are available on all policies. We recommend that you carefully check your policy summary and policy wording for the exact cover applicable to your circumstances.

What do our customers say?

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Very good at calling back, professional and diligent. The quote was also super competitive and we will be moving more of our insurance needs across to them in due course. It’s a rarity these days to find a company that does what it promises, and does it well. I would have no hesitation in recommending.

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Mr Rigluth

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The conscientiousness of the agents and their speed of answering queries – and a small discount persuaded me to change insurers. The efficiency of completing paperwork was excellent. Of course there have been no claims as of yet but otherwise a positive experience on a routine matter

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Miss Mctavish

'Exceptional customer service'

I have a thatched cottage and only a handful of insurers will insure contents/buildings on these cottages. I found the gentleman that I dealt with really helpful and friendly and he sorted my insurance out for me. Several other insurers had on line quote forms and never got back to me with a quote. Their loss! I am not sure of the gentleman’s name, but he is a credit to your company.

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Mrs Sayers

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I called Highworth at the suggestion of my partner. I found Gemma very professional and helpful. The cover options she came back with addressed my requirement perfectly. Once I had forwarded confirmation of NCD the price reduced, great! Fantastic cover, good price, excellent service!!!

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Mr Hewitt

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Excellent service. Helpful, pleasant staff member made the process of re-insuring my house very simple. Highworth resolved an ongoing ‘subsidence’ issue that has cost me thousands of pounds over the last decade!

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Last year I bought my first house and had a real trouble trying to get house insurance because of ‘historical movement’ on the survey. This year I did a lot more research and came across Highworth insurance. I did an online form and got a call back really quickly from Clarise. Clarise was brilliant. Very professional, helpful and gave excellent customer service. She also managed to save me £150 for the year. Great company to use.

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Having moved home I suddenly needed to sort out my buildings insurance as my existing insurer said my current policy could not continue as I had moved into a leasehold flat. I didn’t realise I had a problem until I notified them of my change of address. The person dealing with my enquiry settled all my problems and issued a policy to cover my needs.

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Mrs Scott

'Efficient, polite and knowledgeable service!'

From the first phone call to ask questions on the levels of cover available for our house renovations, through to the decision and policy purchase, the help and guidance provided by Daniel was superb. A very efficient, polite and knowledgeable service. Thank you!

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Mr Faux
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