Five of our favourite coastal cottages in Scotland
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Five of our favourite coastal cottages in Scotland

By Chris Elmes

With the remote western isles, the beaches of North Berwick and the long coastline of the Firth of Forth, there’s a huge variety of experiences on offer from coastal cottages in Scotland. Some will take you days of trekking and… Continue reading >

‘It’s a bit like a dorm inspection. You’re on your toes!’
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‘It’s a bit like a dorm inspection. You’re on your toes!’

By Ruth Richardson

Karin Bolton has been welcoming Sawday’s guests to her B&B, sixteenth-century Clapton Manor in the Cotswolds, for decades. This year her renovated barn was inspected for the Sawday’s collection too. Karin talks about how it feels to open her doors… Continue reading >

Weird and wonderful inspections from our team
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Weird and wonderful inspections from our team

By Chris Elmes

You never quite know what to expect when you’re inspecting. You might be wined and dined, treated to a sweeping historical experience, or faintly deafened. All of these and more have happened to our team over the years, so here… Continue reading >

Your stories of generous hosts and jolly publicans
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Your stories of generous hosts and jolly publicans

By Ruth Richardson

We love finding out how our owners came to be a part of their place’s story and how their passion shines through when you stay. Clearly, you do too. A lot of the entries in our recent competition to find… Continue reading >

A Scandi-rustic retreat in the heart of the English countryside
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A Scandi-rustic retreat in the heart of the English countryside

By Becca Lawson

When we were first invited to Wiltshire to inspect converted barn, Sheepwell, for the Sawday’s collection, we knew we wanted the opinion of Becca Lawson. Becca is the writer and designer behind @malmo_and_moss and owner of converted stable block Malmo… Continue reading >

Our five favourite Norfolk cottages by the sea
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Our five favourite Norfolk cottages by the sea

By Nicola Crosse

Whether you’re visiting family, out adventuring, or trying to spot seals at Blakeney Point, Norfolk has hundreds of miles of walks, half of its county line facing the North Sea and almost every kind of topography you could ask for.… Continue reading >

Grazing and lazing in Cambridgeshire
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Grazing and lazing in Cambridgeshire

By Erica Davies

On a Sawday’s inspection, we love immersing ourselves in our owners’ special corners of the world and understanding what makes them so passionate about sharing their place with guests. At our original inspection of the cottages on The Rothschild Estate,… Continue reading >

What is sustainable tourism?
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What is sustainable tourism?

By Tessa Holmes

Sustainable tourism is a tricky term to pin down. I’ve seen it used to talk about everything from electric cars and staycations to airport food and days out with local fishermen. It’s one of several phrases (eco tourism, green travel… Continue reading >

The problem with overtourism and what you can do to help
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The problem with overtourism and what you can do to help

By Holly Tuppen

The best kind of travel, the kind that makes the soul tingle and heart sing, is an equal exchange between guest and host, tourist and place. It’s a relationship underpinned by mutual respect. When that respect and relationship erodes, tensions… Continue reading >

Our top five rural holiday cottages
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Our top five rural holiday cottages

By Chris Elmes

With summer around the corner, there’s little better time than now to start thinking about getting away from it all – and hiding out at a cottage in the countryside. From the Southwest coast to the Scottish Highlands, we’ve selected… Continue reading >