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The Best CoolStays of 2020

Published: 23rd December 2020

This year has certainly been a weird one and while going on holiday wasn't possible for some of us, that didn't stop us from daydreaming. Here's our list of our very favourite CoolStays properties of 2020 - the incredible treehouses, romantic cabins, designer pads and architectural gems offering some of the most dreamy staycation locations in the UK. We might not have been able to stay this year, but they're top of our list for 2021.
Tower O'Ess

Tower O'Ess

Glen Tanar Estate - Aberdeenshire

A proud and luxurious gatehouse conversion guarding the Glen Tanar Estate and nestled within the bewitching Scots Pine of Aberdeenshire

Sleeps 2

From 157/night

Hunsett Mill

Hunsett Mill

Stalham - Norfolk

Contemporary, stylish and award winning holiday home incorporating a former mill keeper's cottage that comfortably sleeps nine in Norfolk.

Sleeps 9

From 257/night

The Houseboat Poole

The Houseboat Poole

Poole - Dorset

Open plan living at its finest in this striking and award-winning house near Poole Harbour, sleeping up to ten guests.

Sleeps 10

From 143/night

The Old Oak at Coleman's Farm

The Old Oak at Coleman's Farm

Ongar - Essex

A magical treehouse in Essex where a fabulous oak tree is literally part of the furniture

Sleeps 2

From 250/night

The Warren

The Warren

Knighton - Powys

Stylish, modern holiday home in the marvellous Welsh countryside with amazing views, lots of space, and its own private hot tub.

Sleeps 7

From 195/night

PilotHouse PH5

PilotHouse PH5

Lochaline - Argyll

Architecturally extraordinary two storey aluminium tiny house with views of the Sound of Mull and a wraparound balcony

Sleeps 2

From 150/night

Boulder Field Cabin

Boulder Field Cabin

Matlock - Derbyshire

Charming hillside cabin in the Peak District with wood fired hot tub and incredible views across the valley.

Sleeps 2

From 150/night

Shingle House

Shingle House

Dungeness - Kent

Experience life on the edge in Kents most remote but intriguing corner. Shingle House adds modernity and architectural brilliance to Dungeness strangely addictive desolation

Sleeps 8

From 214/night

Cadwollens Treehouse

Cadwollens Treehouse

Llandrindod Wells - Powys

Luxurious treehouse with a hot tub and spectacular views in a remote location near Elan Valley, perfect for a couples countryside escape.

Sleeps 2

From 235/night

Dutch Barn

Dutch Barn

Long Compton - Warwickshire

This modern twist on a farming classic offers guests a wonderfully equipped and comfortable stay along with fantastic access to the Cotswold countryside.

Sleeps 14

From 800/night

The Cob

The Cob

Near Bude - Devon

This striking, contemporary barn conversion is the perfect holiday home for families in North Devon that's just a short hop from Bude.

Sleeps 9

From 215/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 130/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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