Why not book your next trip away direct with Cool Places? We've got an array of options including family-friendly glamping in yurts, bell tents and safari lodges, romantic breaks in a shepherd's hut and self-catering rustic cottages. They're all available to book through the Cool Places website, using our super-secure Bedful booking platform, and by booking direct you're assured of getting the lowest possible prices.
Head to Orkney and the Scottish Isles for spectacular views out to the archipelago and a glamping stay on an eco-friendly and organic six-hectare smallholding. Just a five-minute walk from the sea, there's both camping and glamping options, ranging from grassy tent pitches and pods insulated with sheep wool to a Mongolian-style yurt complete with log-burner. And there's a traditionally decorated vintage cottage too – options galore to choose from.
East Sussex is home to this wonderful glamping and wild camping spot set in beautiful countryside close to a meandering stream. It's a small site with space for just half a dozen or so tents. Facilities include compost toilets, access to a shower and firepits. If a bit more luxury is desired, their recently renovated shepherd's hut located in a quiet flower meadow will fit the bill. Or, there's a B&B up at the house. Fish in the on-site lake, hire bikes or take a stroll – there's plenty to do.
Norfolk's Waveney Valley is the setting for this relaxed camping and glamping site. The six-acre space is a relaxed retreat; pitch up in one of the lush fields, or opt for a posher alternative – there's a bell tent, the smaller 'Lotus Belle' and Hilda the shepherd's hut. Adventurous? Head to one of the small wooded areas and use a ready-made 'tree-tent' that's been strung between the boughs.
What could be better than a glamping site in Somerset where you have your own personal hot tub? Enjoy staying in a luxe safari lodge kitted out with a kitchen, wood-burner, en-suite and sun deck with bbq. Each sleeping six, they're the ultimate high-end option. Positioned on the edge of Exmoor National Park, the area is full of wildlife, not to mention rare-breed pigs and sheep, goats, chickens and alpacas that live on the farm.
Here you have two riverside self-catering cottages situated on the edge of Snowdonia overlooking the Dyfi Estuary. Named Chapel House and Quarry Cottage, they're rented together and sleep 14-18 people. Fully renovated by local architects, the style is rustic and cosy. Need more space? There are camping and glamping options along the riverbank. Launch your own boat, canoe off the foreshore, or enjoy the private beach – it's the perfect place to escape to.
Located in Pembrokeshire, this eco-friendly boutique site is peaceful place that's part of Penralt Farm. Choose from bell tents, safari tents or Pioneer lodges – whichever option you go for, there'll be a proper bed, bbq, dining equipment, rugs and cushions. There's a communal covered picnic area and plenty of activities nearby (think kayaking the Teifi Goge or hiking the Preseli Hills).
Set in the Conwy Valley, this is a pretty special spot to glamp – a stylish barn that's been converted into two units, both sleeping four. Each has an outside kitchen, fire-pit and bbq, with Snowdonia National Park as the backdrop – an enviable location indeed. Owners Richard and Hazel have a couple of luxury shepherds' Huts that are also well worth considering.
This sheltered cottage retreat in North Yorkshire has panoramic vistas across rolling countryside and is a tranquil spot to spend some time. Sleeping six across three double bedrooms, there's also the added bonus of a grassy space outside for a couple of tent pitches and an electric hook-up for a small camper-van. Many items that furnish the place are upcycled and reclaimed, adding to its character. Fancy a pint? The village pub is a ten-minute walk away.
Looking for a getaway with a loved one? This rustic spot on the western edge of the New Forest could be just the place. Choose from a shepherd's hut with exposed wooden interior and a log-burning stove or a traditional gypsy caravan with a wood-burner inside and a fire-pit outside. The units share a compost toilet and a thatched summer house with decking overlooking the pond – keep an eye out for dragonflies.
How does bunking down in a handmade shepherd's hut in the heart of the South Lakes sound? Book a break at this glamping site and do just that. The huts are insulated with sheep’s wool and furnished to a seriously comfortable standard, whilst the postcard panorama of Lake Windermere is just a few minutes' away in the car.
In the heart of the Devon countryside (close to the Dorset border and the Jurassic Coast) lies this little piece of paradise – a peaceful site with six canvas safari lodges complete with en-suites, hot running water and three comfy double bedrooms. It's a great place for families, and environmentally friendly too. Explore the local area on foot, or take a short drive to one of the nearby seaside towns – Lyme Regis is just a 20-minute drive away.
These thoughtfully styled and quirky wagons are set in the grounds of Brooks Country House, a handsome Georgian manor in Herefordshire. There are three to choose from (small, medium and large), and guests benefit from being able to use the hotel's facilities, including a sauna and outdoor heated swimming pool. The property also has its very own two-acre vineyard – be sure to enjoy a glass of the Pengethley Estate white.
Fan of yurt glamping? Book a stay at this East Sussex farm that's home to two luxury double-decker yurts designed and created in Seattle. They both comfortably sleep five across two bedrooms and each has a separate sitting room, dining table and integrated kitchen. The rural location is spot on – there are plenty of lovely walks into the surrounding countryside and a handful of local country pubs to stop at along the way.
There are options aplenty at this site: choose from cosy yurts, a bell tent sleeping four or the innovative 'Caban' (a hexagonal timber structure which has 360-degree views ). Prefer to self-cater? They also offer cottages with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Use this scenic spot as a glamping base for exploring Snowdonia – it's one of a kind.
Check out this eco-friendly glamping hideaway in Cumbria, a family favourite above Ullswater. It boasts dramatic views and has pitches for caravan and campervans, grassy pitches for tents, and a number of timber-built pods. There's an onsite shop and a number of walks right from the site, including the one to Aira Force waterfall.
A gorgeous spot close to Southwold, this Suffolk glamping retreat offers four beautifully decorated yurts and a romantic shepherd's hut. There's outside decking with a gas hob and open fire-pit and a well-tended vegetable patch that guests can pick produce from – attention to detail is exemplary. Sit out on the terrace and enjoy a glass of vino whilst watching a glorious sunset.
Nestled on the outskirts of a dense woodland in the grounds of self-catering Red Kite Barn lies a tree tent, a unique spherical structure suspended by rope high up in the forest. The futuristic orb comes with a super comfy circular bed, wood-burning stove, kitchen and shower, and truly is an experience like no other.
Keen to stay somewhere that's eco-friendly? Head to this 4-acre nature and conservation centre in southwest Wales, where crisp and clean self-catering lodges await. There's also camping on-site, plus a bunkhouse and hostel. It's a flexible place: occupy as much or as little space as you like, from 2 people to an upper limit 16. There are woodland trails, ponds, lakes and meadows and the farm runs courses in sustainable living and habitats management.
Part of the Brooks group, these shiny city-centre bubble caravans sit on the roof of Brooks House in Bristol. The four bespoke structures are modern in decor, each with a flat screen TV and en-suite bathroom (with a wonderfully powerful shower). Look out to views of Christ Church and St Nicholas Market before heading down in the lift to explore.