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Places To Stay by Cool Places

Places To Stay

At Cool Places we feature the best best places to stay in Britain – everything from country cottages and boutique hotels to cosy inns and luxury glampsites. Just read on to find your dream UK holiday or short break.

Hotels, Pubs & B&Bs

Never before has the UK offered such a great selection of hotels, B&Bs, pubs and inns. Hotels and B&Bs in particular have been transformed in recent years, often spruced up in response to contemporary tastes so that even B&Bs boast cosy en-suite rooms with sparkling new bathrooms equipped with toiletries, while Britain also has a cast of independently owned hotels that offer comfortable and modern guest rooms, cool bars and restaurants and a casual luxury that is a world away from the starchy formality of old. Pubs, too, are rediscovering their role as traditional inns –  a source of food, drink, a comfortable bed for the night and all-round warmth and hospitality.

Self-Catering Cottages & Cabins

More people choose self-catering in Britain than any other kind of holiday accommodation, but where to start?  You can find the perfect property if you're prepared to spend some time on it but to make things easier we've hand-sourced a selection of the cottages, cabins and lodges to rent around the country, made up of the favourite picks of Cool Places writers together with selections from an assortment of regional specialists, each of which we consider to be the best in their field.


Glamping is Britain's fastest growing type of holiday accommodation, giving you the chance to be close to nature and yet stay warm and comfortable at the same time. Unsurprisingly, though, there's a lot to choose from, and the quality can be variable, so whether you're looking for a yurt or a bell tent, a pod or a tipi, a shepherds hut or a gypsy caravan, we've tried to make things a bit easier with our selection of some of the best glampsites in the UK.


You may not be aware but Britain's hostels have been transformed in the past decade. They all tend to offer private rooms, quad and triples for families, as well as bars, restaurants, gyms and other facilities, while remaining while a firm budget alternative, both in towns and cities and in the countryside, where many also often offer glamping accommodation. A huge number of hostels also enjoy spectacular scenic locations and occupy historic buildings that many a top-class hotel would kill for – read on to find some of the best ones.

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Easy to use website. Found accommodation quickly and simply. Easy booking and payment system. Now just looking forward to the holiday!

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