Boost your bookings with Cool Places!

Cool Places can help boost the profile of your self-catering property by promoting it to our community of potential guests from all over the UK. Whether it’s a cottage, an apartment, a woodland cabin or a lighthouse, we can help you secure those crucial bookings. The selection of self catering on Cool Places is curated and we only promote properties that stand out from the crowd.

Reach 2 million people looking for cool places to stay

Why Cool Places?

Cool Places is a unique online guide to accommodation used by a community of millions of people looking for great ideas for holidays and weekend breaks in the UK.

We promote Britain’s finest accommodation businesses and are fast becoming the benchmark for discerning holidaymakers all over the UK.

Holidaymakers are looking for curated suggestions of places to stay, rather than scrolling through endless options. Cool Places presents a carefully curated selection of accommodation, reflecting the very best independent businesses that Britain has to offer.

80% of travel bookings in the UK are online and many people prefer to browse and book outside of office hours. Guests can book immediately using our safe and secure online system which links with many booking systems and sales platforms.

What do I get?

  • A detailed, SEO-friendly Cool Places entry, consisting of an independent review, contact details, facilities, a gallery of images and things to do nearby.

  • Direct booking or a contact form giving customers the opportunity to get in touch with you directly.

  • Inclusion in weekly emails to our growing community of over 50,000 engaged users, all of whom have expressed an interest in UK travel.

  • Regular promotion via social media including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

  • Inclusion in our books and other products, for example the Cool Places Guide to the Best Places Stay in Britain and our recent best-selling guide to Dog Friendly Britain.

  • Publicity with major media partners like The Times, The Telegraph, London Evening Standard, Mail on Sunday, Metro and the i newspaper.

  • The ability to promote special deals and priority for inclusion in regular competitions and features.

  • Participation in both generic and specific PPC campaigns.

  • Access to your own Cool Places human being to discuss your marketing objectives.

Add Bookings!

We’re able to integrate our Bedful booking system with a wide variety of property management systems and sales channels including Supercontrol, and Airbnb.

By sharing your availability with us we can give Cool Places users a frictionless way to book and provide you with tangible returns on your investment.

You can also upgrade to our own secure system, Bedful, which can also be used to take secure commission-free bookings on your own website.

Hundreds of accommodation businesses across the UK use Bedful and enjoy its competitive pricing, easy-to-use software and exceptional customer service.

What our owners say...

“ We list all four of our hotels with Cool Places. Nothing is ever too much trouble and any requests are turned around quickly.  We would not hesitate to recommend Cool Places to fellow hotels.” 

Sue, Milsoms Hotels

“ We couldn’t be happier with the service we receive from the team at Cool Places. Everyone is so approachable and willing to help - we wouldn’t go anywhere else!”

Sara and Martin, Old Kiln Cottage

“ I only joined Cool Places 15 months ago and after a brief period the interest and take up has been amazing. Can highly recommend them.”  

Steve, thecabin@greensleeves

“ As an award winning family owned self-catering business the high quality of the Cool Places website is just the right window to reach our kind of customers.”  

Pat Smith, Bosinver Cottages

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What Customers say about Cool Places

Everything I needed for a stay

I'm already looking forward to going again and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the area. It definitely deserves a five star rating!

Nathan, Verified Customer

6 out of 5!!!!

This place was amazing… I could not recommend this place enough, I’ll be singing their praise for many years to come and we are going to book again soon.

Barbara, Verified Customer

Easy to navigate

Great site that offers a really broad range of places to stay across the UK. Easy to navigate and book holidays.

Patrick, Verified Customer

Such a great variety of properties

Found this website when looking to book a staycation for later in the year. Such a great variety of properties and the website is really easy to use. Already shared with my family and friends.

CT, Verified Customer

Great, simple, straightforward

Great, simple and straightforward. I will definitely be using Cool Places again.

SM, Verified Customer