Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay Series has built up a loyal readership with over 1 million books sold since the series began in 1994. We take huge pleasure in finding people and places that do their own thing--places that are unusual and follow no trends. We visit every place in our guides and celebrate those that value their community, the environment and local or organic food.
- All the places in the guides are inspected and described in a typically honest and vivid write-up
- Each guide has color photographs plus regional maps, precise directions, and helpful hints
- Clear symbols and quick reference indices also help readers with their choices
With over 750 carefully chosen B&Bs this well-loved guide is bigger than ever. Stay in a quirky castle or a stunning college, a beamy farmhouse or a handsome townhouse, a little terraced cottage or a sleek modern apartment, and enjoy the lavish or the simple--over 300 places have double rooms for £70 or less. We look for character and authenticity in architecture and interiors, and generosity of spirit in our owners. Breakfast will also be special: eggs and bacon perhaps from owners’ own livestock, often homemade breads and jams. Stay for supper and there will be fruits and vegetables from the garden or allotment.
Honest write-ups take the hard work out of finding the right place for you: somewhere remote to walk your dog, a child-friendly city bolthole, a delicious hideaway for two.