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It’s all about the experience

We’ve influenced and been part of the outdoor holiday movement since the beginning

We like to work in a creative, ethical and fun way with our owners. A relationship based on shared values, responsibility as well as a sense of adventure. Championing the small and independent, and being an advocate of sustainable tourism. We genuinely care about what we do, and how we do it. This is why we’ve grown by over 50% each year since we launched in 2010. 

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But we also care about what you do and how you do it.
We understand the challenges of your business because we’ve been doing it too from the bottom up.

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We deliver bookings, pure and simple

But also like-minded, considerate guests who appreciate your places. Our Guests love what we do and the places we represent. They book with us again and again, and tell their friends about their experiences too.

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We care about the bigger picture

Our holidays are a great way for people to explore new places and new experiences with a minimal impact on their surroundings. But we also have a larger mandate to get people back outdoors, work with ethical brands, behave sustainably and support outdoor charities.

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Being part of a bigger family

We’re the outdoor side to Alastair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay. An independent and family-run business who have been discovering and sharing special spaces and their wonderful Owners for over 20 years.

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With up-to-date availability and booking being possible 24/7, 365 days a year with a secure payment process, Guests enjoy booking when convenient to them and when the impulse arises.

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Niche focus

We’re not really interested in being the biggest collection in world, so will only ever feature places that we believe are special and fit what we’re all about. We’re a bit obsessive about this. It means we can be extremely focused with our marketing and how we make our website the first destination if you’re searching for a special cabin, yurt, treehouse or other quirky outdoor space.

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In-house Marketing and PR

We have an in-house PR and Marketing team who work closely with brand and media partners to make our places famous. We might pop up on an organic yoghurt pot, are likely in your weekend paper and are even on TV now and again. But we’re also always busy creating and sharing content with our guests via newsletters, our blog and social media.

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A belief that it’s important to be part of something truly special

We only accept places we consider truly special and visit absolutely everywhere we represent. That means we know each place personally and can continue to curate the finest collection of wonderful places to stay in the great outdoors.

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Customer service with a WOW

We pride ourselves on providing exceptional booking management and a Guest experience that is second to none. Just ask the Guests who rate our holidays an average 9 out of 10. Or have a chat with our small, friendly team who always make things as easy as possible.

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Be seen

You’ll notice we are big fans of showing up for the right paid and organic search terms on Google. That’s a whole lot of SEO and PPC work we do on your behalf, resulting in more visibility, more traffic and more guests.

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Guidance and support

We like to be partners with all our Owners, helping them to develop their business and providing advice on how they can make their experience even more special.


What we’re looking for

This is difficult to explain and somewhat subjective. Outside of finding friendly owners who want to create and share their beautiful spaces with like-minded guests, there’s no checklist of things one of our places must have.

For us, it’s all about the little touches and details. Somewhere that’s beautiful, authentic and personal; where guests will be cared for by a generous warm host. We want to discover inspiring spaces that allow Guests to climb trees and jump in rivers or slow down and connect (or disconnect!). Normally there are comfy beds, campfires and cooking, and sometimes chickens and cows.

We visit everywhere we represent and it’s only then that we really get what makes a certain place special and so somewhere we think our guests will love. And we only choose the best of the best; we’re very proud of that too.

If you’re interested in becoming part of the Canopy & Stars Collection, send us your details and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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Timber!

We always love to see new, incredible spaces being built, but we know how hard it can be to get started. If you're looking for a way to make the most of your land and feel like the time is right to embark on a great adventure, Canopy & Stars’ Timber! offers a consultancy and advisory service for those Owners who are the beginning of their glamping journey.

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