Baby Jesus would have had a better start in life had Jo Parsons been running ‘the Sali’ in Bethlehem.
The businesswoman, who also operates Jossals cafe in Market Rasen, has begun installing little cabins outside her Nettleton pub to offer overnight or short-term serviced accommodation.
Created by the Frame and Log cabin Company of Caistor, the Snugzz cabins, are a prototype specially designed for the Salutation Inn, containing en-suite, kitchen, fridge, tv, kettle and breakfast.
The first two cabins are being erected now and Jo says they have been attracting interest from passers-by on the nearby A46.
The cabins are presently empty shells but they should be kitted out and opening their doors in the spring. Six more will follow, “depending on funding.”
West Lindsey District Council gave planning consent in July, subject to an archeological dig, but nothing was found. However, Jo currently seeks minor design changes to her approved plan.
Jo said she wanted to try ‘glamping’ but realised the luxury tent trade is seasonal and the cabins offered a better deal all-year-round.
She mentioned her ideas to the Frame and Log Cabin company and they came up with their design.
“It’s a bit quirky and different. They are not self-catering units, but serviced accommodation.
“The idea is to come and stay overnight, eat in the pub and go for a walk,” she said.