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Forget hotels - think Special Places,
This review is from: British Bed and Breakfast (Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay) (Paperback)This guide is all about 'special places' run by 'special people'. They offer a personal welcome in cosy (often luxurious) homes full of character and vitality. These establishments don't conform to tourist board norms, because they have the fingerprints of their owners on them. You will be treated like human beings rather than commodities. So when you plan a holiday in the Cotswolds, Cornwall, Snowdonia, the Lake District, Scotland or Ireland (or in any corner of the British Isles) be sure that you have flicked through the pages of this invaluable guide.
Not only is it a good guide, but also a good read. The inspectors have a knack of catching the essence and individuality of every place included, and there are pictures as well. You will find here a great variety of houses - a medieval house, maybe, a manorial mansion, a converted mill or barn, and even a townhouse in London. There is something here to suit everyone - or possibly all the places will suit eveyone with the same basic philosophy as Alastair Sawday and his team. This includes an awareness of environmental matters and green tourism. (It's well worth buyining the GREEN PLACES TO STAY as well, which has a worldwide coverage.)
I've stayed in many of these places, and have not been disappointed once. This unusual B&B guide is a must for the discerning traveller.