The leading glamping consultancy providers in the UK
Free telephone consultations
We offer free informal advice and consultations on the phone to discuss your idea, vision and see how we can help.
Site consultation and feedback report
We will visit you to assess your land and offer guidance on all areas of the potential business venture. Our feedback report will advise on everything from choice of unit to management strategy and costing.
Full appraisal of your land and project
We offer a more detailed appraisal of your land to establish profitability and overall business concept. This service includes total estimated investment costs, detailed business forecasting and return of investment as well as site plans for planning applications.
Business plans, grant and planning applications
We produce business plans with financial forecasts, create full grant applications and submit expression of interest forms for grant schemes. We also create and submit pre-planning and full planning applications including design works.
We have provided consultancy for retreats across the UK and beyond, supporting numerous landowners to take their first step towards developing a successful outdoor hospitality business.
Counties we have worked in:
Carmarthenshire | Ceredigion | Cumbria | Derbyshire | Denbighshire | Devon | Dorset | Essex | Greater London | Herefordshire | Hampshire | Isle of Jura | Kent | Lancashire | Leicestershire | Monmouthshire | Norfolk | Northumberland | Oxfordshire | Powys | Somerset | Shropshire | Staffordshire | Surrey | Suffolk | Yorkshire
Land reports and appraisals.
We have experience working with land owners, estates, land agencies, charities, authorities, world heritage sites and industry organisations. We create in-depth, detailed reports and appraisals enabling clients to realise the full potential of their land and business.
In addition, we create detailed financial forecasts and business plans to take clients from initial start-up, through development to generation of a successful glamping business.
We developed the first comprehensive UK guide to glamping for the National Trust in 2018, and subsequently created the Essential Glamping Business Manual available to the public.
We have been published in RICS Land Journal, International Glamping Magazine, Land & Business CLA Magazine amongst others. We have also provided advice and information to The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, The Country Land Owners Association, Open Air Business and more.
We offer free informal advice and consultations on the phone to discuss your ideas and see how we can help.
Our client experiences
Tree House & Cabin Project
I first came across Ed of Crown & Canopy giving a great seminar at the Farm Innovation Show at the NEC in November 2017. What immediately struck me was both Ed’s dedication to his craft but his overall knowledge of all things hospitality plus he’s just a really great guy, very approachable and easy to work with full of great ideas. I approached Ed straight away to work with me on a tree house and cabin project in Surrey and we are still working together on this project alongside planners and the local authority. I also appointed Ed to help me secure a grant for another holiday project I was working on and without Ed I don’t think I would have received the tourism grant funding I did. He is now tendering for some of these building works to create a high end 2 bed holiday let accommodation and I look forward to continue partnering with Ed for the foreseeable future. I cannot recommend Ed and his team highly enough for any aspect of a tourism project regardless of what stage you get him involved at.
Head of Commercial | National Trust South West
Business to Business relies on a professional, experienced and personal approach to succeed – and this is exactly the quality approach I got when dealing with Edward and the Crown & Canopy team.Edward took time to understand the context, deliverables and personal aims of what I was asking and he was flexible in his ability to respond to my financial constraints whilst ensuring that he still met the brief.I have high regard for the team’s work ethic and I would definitely consider working with them again on future products.
Co-founder & Director
Canopy & Stars
Crown & Canopy are brilliant to work with. They have a great mix of skills, experience and qualities; a lovely blend of being professional, commercial, reliable and logical, yet also importantly for us, they are also open-minded, creative and collaborative. They also just like to get stuff done with a can do positive approach. They really get the spirit of what we want to create and champion within Canopy & Stars; a life more wild. We feel very aligned in terms of our values, purpose and how we like to work.
Over the last two years Edward Busby has set up and managed my boutique camp site. In every detail he embraces a love of natural materials and indeed the preservation of the local wild life whilst encouraging a use for all. He is thorough and for him most things are possible. This is a reassuring quality for anyone looking for a consultant, as It certainly was for me.