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Alastair Sawday and Toby Sawday

It was all his idea!

Sawday's Canopy & Stars may have only been going since 2010 but we've got good pedigree. Alastair Sawday (pictured with son and now MD, Toby) has been producing fine travel guides and using the Sawday's website to bring people special places for nearly two decades. Frustrated at being unable to book a treehouse he was interested in, he went in search of somewhere else unusual to stay. That search gave him an idea, and that idea became this collection of unusual places to stay that ties in to the phenomenon known as glamping! Although he passed the daily running of Sawday's over to his son Toby in 2010, he remains ever on hand to visit a new place, give his opinion on what is special or gently chide people for not cycling enough.

Read more about Sawday's B&Bs, Hotels, Pubs & Inns.

Canopy & Stars MD Tom Dixon on inspection duty in France

How we work

We treasure beautiful places to stay, the simple things in life and the chance to slow down. That's what we look for in our places. We believe that you can live and work in a sustainable, responsible way without having to compromise on fun, excitement, or comfort. When we say "look for" we really mean it. We get out there and personally inspect every place on the site to make sure it has that something special - anything from amazing views to gourmet food, a gorgeous bed or a funky shower. On the right is our MD Tom Dixon (he's the one on the left, in the picture on the right) on his recent inspection to France.