The 19th edition of Sawday’s Special Places to Stay British Bed & Breakfast hits bookshelves on 1 September 2014. With 638 handpicked B&Bs, this year’s 12 award winners fought off some tough competition.
With glowing feedback from guests and Sawday’s inspectors, winners were chosen in one of four categories - Favourite Newcomers, Old Favourites, Most Praised Breakfast and One of a Kind.
Alastair Sawday’s, founder of Special Places to Stay says: Discovering a new Special Place is always exciting. We delight in meeting new B&B owners, hearing their stories and helping them reach likeminded people who want to stay in B&Bs with personality and charm.
Three Glens entry in the guide:
Getting here is part of the adventure – up a steep track to a stunning green build with views that shoot off in every direction. Emerging from the stone dyke that breaks the hill, the house is surrounded by sheep and wind. Kerri and Andy welcome you in and feed you well: a full Scottish breakfast, a gorgeous dinner, and everything (just about) sourced from the farm. What a place to hole up in when the weather is bad! Sheep horns for hooks, vines in the conservatory, a great biomass wood-burner, a wall of windows that swish open. Luxurious bedrooms await downstairs, one with a private terrace. Feel your heart soar.
The other two winners in this category are Pottery Cottage nr. Hay-on-Wye and Castle of Park in Banff, Aberdeenshire.