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12 CoolStays of Christmas - Your Favourite Properties in 2016!

Published: 24th December 2016

Merry Christmas from CoolStays! What an amazing year we have had, sharing with you the most extraordinary places to stay on the planet. Here are the 12 most popular properties on the site. May we say what excellent taste you all have!

Quintessential CoolStays that tell you what we are all about. You can stay in a lighthouse, on a wine estate, a magical treehouse; a converted dovecote, a WW2 bunker, cottages right on the beach; contemporary eco houses; city- based boatels; a cave house. You get the idea. Stay somewhere extraordinary in 2017!

Belle Tout Lighthouse

Belle Tout Lighthouse

Eastbourne - East Sussex

Lighthouse converted in to a charming and unique B&B, slap bang on the South Downs Way, complete with panoramic views of the English Channel, the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head.

Sleeps 12

From 155/night

Dovecot Cottage

Dovecot Cottage

Edinburgh - Midlothian

Spectacular 17th century stone cottage for up to four people.
Rustic-chic and quirky, it was once a home for pigeons!

Sleeps 4

From 150/night

The Gainsborough Wharf Boatels

The Gainsborough Wharf Boatels

Hackney - London

The Gainsborough Wharf Boatels - Two charming house boats in East London with wood-burning stoves and waterside deck for soaking up the sunshine.

Sleeps 4

From 150/night

Croft 103

Croft 103

Durness - Sutherland

Two contemporary eco-hideouts in a wild Scottish landscape, hidden away from the outside world for the ultimate romance

Sleeps 2

From 254/night

Pitts Deep

Pitts Deep

Lymington - Hampshire

A remote, sea-front cottage hidden on the New Forest coast, where the secluded beach is a well-kept secret.

Sleeps 9 + 2 kids

From 300/night

The Decoy Bunker

The Decoy Bunker

LLangybi - Monmouthshire

A restored WW2 bunker in the lush, Monmouthshire hillsides, with a fascinating history and stunning country vistas

Sleeps 3

From 75/night

The Woodman's Treehouse

The Woodman's Treehouse

Holditch - Dorset

A jaw-dropping luxury treehouse in magical Dorset woodlands, complete with hot tub and sauna...

Sleeps 2

From 390/night

Hive Beach House

Hive Beach House

Burton Bradstock - Dorset

A stunning romantic bolthole right on Dorsets Jurassic Coast; complete with a sea-view hot tub next to a sandy, shingle beach

Sleeps 6

From 200/night

Poggio al Casone

Poggio al Casone

Crespina - Tuscany

Stunning boutique apartments in a breathtaking Tuscan vineyard setting with wonderful views.

Sleeps 2-6

From 101/night

The Rockhouse Retreat

The Rockhouse Retreat

Low Habberley - Worcestershire

Retreat from civilisation and enjoy a legendary romance with a stay at this luxury Rockhouse cave in rural Worcestershire

Sleeps 2

From 156/night

The Dell

The Dell

Whitsand Bay - South Cornwall

A gorgeous chalet and tranquil coastal escape for couples, located on a South Cornwall cliff top with unbeatable views

Sleeps 2

From 101/night

Holly House Farm

Holly House Farm

Richmond - Yorkshire

Three luxury barn conversions overlooking the lush Yorkshire Dales, with outdoor hot tubs

Sleeps 4-8 per barn

From 225/night

Author:
Claire Wills
Claire is the International Editor for CoolStays. It's her mission to scout the globe for new amazing places to show you. You can follow her on Twitter, @clairelewills

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CoolStays showcases unique and unusual places to stay across the UK, Europe and worldwide. Accommodation includes glamping options such as gypsy caravans, shepherds huts, tipis, yurts, tents and cabins; luxury tree houses and cave houses; cool conversions such as planes, trains, boats, buses, churches, windmills, lighthouses and deluxe beach huts; as well as the coolest quintessential cottages, villas, B&Bs and boutique hotels.

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