A guest house owner in Marlow has promised to give unpaid carers a well-earned break and treat them to a night in her four-star accommodation next week.

Glade End Guest House, a family-run boutique guest house in Glade Road, is making the offer as part of the first National B&B Day, which will be held on March 24.

Carers across Buckinghamshire work tirelessly, often around the clock, looking after a relative or loved one suffering from illness or disability.

And manager Lily Grant said she wanted to give some of them an opportunity to put their feet up, relax and be looked after themselves at her luxury B&B, which usually costs up to £147 a night.

She said:  “We wanted to give something back to the community so we thought that this would be a nice gesture.

“We are looking for carers in Buckinghamshire who would like to experience a free night at our guest house and get some richly deserved ‘me’ time.

“I’ve got huge respect and admiration for selfless carers who give everything to make someone else happy and comfortable.

“So we want to do the same for them, and the first ever national B&B day seemed like the perfect opportunity as it celebrates everything that is great about British hospitality.”

National B&B Day is a new annual celebration launched by The National B&B Association.

The scheme is organised in collaboration by industry experts including Booking.com, Expedia and Tripadvisor, and backed by Visit Britain and Tourism Minister Michael Ellis.

Glade End will turn over half of its B&B on the night of March 23, with a full home-cooked English breakfast included in the offer.

The first come first served opportunity can be booked by emailing lily@gladeend.com