We’re always excited to welcome new faces to our ESL Membership, especially when they’re celebrating a shiny new accolade too. Meet the new owners of Somerville House, Hereford City’s award-winning Guest House and discover why they chose this special property for a new life in the Shire.
When Sheila Cadd and Steve Wild dreamed of changing their northern lives and taking on a hospitality business, they wanted to do it with their eyes wide open.
The former Community Nurse and Electronics Engineer from Greater Manchester took their life-changing move into tourism very seriously and, after five long years of searching, Somerville House in Hereford City ticked all their well-considered boxes.
‘We were looking for somewhere that could be a home for us as well as a good quality business, where Steve could indulge his interests in cooking and gardening, and I could continue to look after people … but of course in a less medical way’ smiles Sheila.
It is clear that they both enjoy meeting and hosting people and were certainly in at the deep end on their arrival to a very busy venue at the beginning of the 2018 tourism season. But, having already sensibly invested in several professional courses in hospitality and hotel management, they weren’t taken in with a view through rose tinted g