Your Partner in Modern Rural Accounting for Rural Leisure and Tourism

Your trusted accountant for glamping, event spaces, parks, and animal experiences

Are you a rural leisure and tourism business owner based in England? If so, look no further than Roake & Cook, a team of attentive chartered accountants who specialise in serving rural businesses. We bring a modern approach to rural accounting, and we’re particularly focused on supporting clients who value sustainability and the countryside they live and work in to achieve their financial goals.

Deeply invested in your success

We’re passionate about helping rural businesses grow and thrive. As a small firm with a big heart, we pride ourselves on offering personalised attention to each client. We’ll take the time to understand your unique business needs and challenges, and we’ll work with you to develop tailored solutions that support your growth and success.

Full-service accounting for rural leisure and tourism businesses

We offer a comprehensive range of accounting services to meet the needs of rural leisure and tourism businesses of all sizes.

Our services include:

Here are some ways in which we can help


We’ll ensure your financial records are accurate, organised, and up-to-date. We can help streamline your own bookkeeping, or take control and free up your time.

Accounts and tax returns

We’ll handle all your compliance needs, keeping on top of deadlines and maximising tax savings.

Payroll services

Let us handle your payroll processes, ensuring timely and accurate payments to your staff.

Tax Planning

Count on us to analysis your financial situation or plan to ensure that all elements work together to allow you to pay the lowest taxes possible.

Management accounts

We specialise in providing statements, reports, and documents that help management in making better decisions related to business performance

Business advisory services

We act as strategic partners, offering insights, solutions, and recommendations tailored to yout unique needs and goals, bringing a fresh perspective to businesses, helping to adapt to changing market dynamics and stay competitive

Embrace modern accounting for greater visibility and control

Streamline your accounting processes with modern accounting. It is about more than just numbers, it’s about using technology and best practices to make your accounting processes more efficient and effective. We can help you to implement modern accounting solutions that will save you time and money, and allow you to focus on running your business.

We’re your trusted partners for rural leisure and tourism accounting.

As part of the rural community, we’re deeply connected to the businesses and people that make it thrive. We understand the unique challenges and opportunities that rural leisure and tourism businesses face, and we’re here to help you succeed. You can trust us to provide you with insightful advice and tailored solutions that align with your specific needs.

Contact us today for a free consultation

We’d love to learn more about your business and how we can help you achieve your goals. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Roake & Cook is not just a professional partnership; we are a husband and wife team who genuinely cares about our clients and the UK rural economy.

Our personal touch ensures that we go above and beyond to deliver exceptional service and build lasting relationships.

Join us on the journey to accounting excellence for your Rural Leisure and Tourism Business
Contact Roake & Cook today to schedule a consultation and experience the difference a modern approach to rural accounting can make.
Martin & Helen Cook

Contact Roake & Cook today to schedule a consultation and experience the difference a modern approach to rural accounting can make.

Our husband and wife team brings a personal touch to our services. We genuinely care about our clients and go above and beyond to deliver exceptional service. You won’t be treated like just another number; instead, you’ll experience the warmth and dedication that comes from working with a team that genuinely values your success.

Building lasting relationships is at the heart of what we do.

Explore New Horizons: Roake & Cook’s Future of Rural Accounting

In today’s tech-driven world, businesses must adapt and embrace innovation to stay ahead. Yet, some accountants resist change, hindering progress. Roake & Cook revolutionises rural accounting, showing you the difference it can make for your Rural Leisure and Tourism Business.

We leverage technology, streamlining processes, increasing efficiency, and offering real-time insights. Our progressive mindset unlocks accounting apps, giving you visibility over your businesses performance. 

Embrace technology, make informed decisions, and manage your finances proactively.

Understanding the unique needs of rural businesses, especially in the Rural Leisure and Tourism sector, we tailor our services to cater to you. Passionate about sustainable growth, we’re your financial partners, guiding you through industry intricacies.

We ensure that we stay on top of industry trends, changes in regulations, and emerging technologies. We continuously strive to provide you with the most up-to-date advice and innovative solutions to propel your business forward.

So why settle for less when you can work with a team that embraces the future? 

Join us on the journey towards accounting excellence for your Rural Leisure and Tourism Business. 

Contact Roake & Cook today to schedule a consultation and experience the difference our modern approach to rural accounting can make. Together, we’ll create a recipe for success that combines tradition, innovation, and a passion for helping you thrive.

Here are some examples of clients and some key examples of how we have helped them:

Rachel, animal attractions

Rachel, animal attractions

Like a lot of new business owners, Rachel had set-up her business, but the day-to-day activities meant she was struggling to find the time to keep on top of the bookkeeping. Records were getting more and more out of date and Rachel was unable to keep track of costs.

We set up Xero, connecting the business bank account and taking over running the payroll. Processing the backlog of transactions and setting up a Chart of Accounts to track the different income streams allows Rachel to have up to date weekly reports on how her business is performing.

Having identified that some of the areas of the business were costing more than expected, Rachel has cut back on some areas, focusing on the income streams that are generating the most profit.

Employees are now getting accurate and timely pay, all set up digitally to save time. Whilst processing historic transactions we also identified a significant amount of unclaimed VAT, which has helped fund several new ventures.


With us taking care of the numbers and providing weekly reports, Rachel has freed up her time to focus on running the business. More time, less stress, and the information needed to move the business forwards.


FAQs specific to rural leisure and tourism:

How can I keep track of the different income streams in my business?

We understand that most rural businesses have diversified their operations. Keeping track of each part of your business is key in understanding where cashflow issues are arising, or if there is an underperforming part of the business.

Through the use of enterprise tracking, up to date and accurate bookkeeping, and easy to understand financial reporting, we help clients monitor, measure and track each part of their business.

Accurate bookkeeping is a must for any business, but knowing how to use those numbers is key.

Parts of our business are seasonal, which makes predicting cashflow difficult. Can you help?

Yes, we can. Firstly, accurate and up to date bookkeeping ensures you understand how your business is performing in real-time, not weeks or months down the line.

Secondly, forecasting with scenario planning can help you predict how changing costs will impact your business in the coming months and years.

No forecast can be 100% accurate, but it provides planning opportunities. Putting cash aside for shortfalls, looking at alternative income streams to smooth out dips, and identifying areas to improve are examples of decisions that can be made off the back of accurate numbers.

How can cloud accounting software help my business?

Regular and accurate bookkeeping, combined with the use of modern software, allows business owners to know how their business is performing now – not 9 months after their financial year-end.

Having your numbers at your fingertips allows faster decision-making and removes the worry about how your business is performing.

Implementing time saving features such as automated invoicing, digital time-sheets and automated debt control all free up time.


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