Japanese lifestyle mag RSVP puts the focus on Belper B&B

Sarah Marley with the guest house behind
Sarah Marley with the guest house behind

A Belper-based bed and breakfast establishment has attracted worldwide attention after it appeared in a top Japanese lifestyle magazine.

Chevin Green Farm B&B, on Chevin Road, has featured in RSVP - a glossy magazine highlighting quintessentially British places for Japanese people to visit in England.

Sarah Marley, owner of Chevin Green Farm, said: “This is wonderful news for our bed and breakfast.

“It is a great honour to feature in such a prestigious magazine such as RSVP.”

The magazine was particularly impressed with Sarah’s range of tea and cakes on offer for guests, and the use of bespoke tableware provided by Burleigh pottery.

“We are increasingly seeing overseas visitors staying at our bed and breakfast which is good for our local economy,” said Sarah, who is a designer by profession, which is reflected in the style of the B&B.

Sarah Marley with the Japanese magazine

Sarah Marley with the Japanese magazine

She runs the bed and breakfast with her husband David, who is a journalist.

Chevin Green Farm has recently also received a prestigious Bib Hotel award by the Michelin Guide 2015.

The B&B is one of five newcomers to be included in the guide throughout the whole of Britain and Ireland.

Pauline Latham, MP for Mid Derbyshire, said: “This is fantastic news for Sarah and Chevin Green Farm, bringing in more diverse visitors to Belper. The Japanese magazine feature is a real feather in their cap.”

We are increasingly seeing overseas visitors staying at our bed and breakfast which is good for our local economy.

Sarah Marley, owner of Chevin Green Farm

Sarah said the farm had been her family’s home since 1929, when her great grandfather first moved there.

Chevin House Farm

Chevin House Farm