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Top 10 CoolStays with the Best Reviews

Published: 21st October 2020

Here are the 10 properties on CoolStays with the most 5 star reviews. These lovely places have guests singing their praises and it's clear why. People really appreciate the friendly and welcoming hosts - always on hand if you need them; the beautifully put together and spotlessly clean interiors with comfortable beds and a generous supply of logs for the fire; and those thoughtful little extra touches - including prosecco, cupcakes, fresh bread, scones and fresh eggs - which make a stay really special. You won't be disappointed when you book yourself a break at one of these 10 most popular properties - and don't forget to leave a review!
5 Valleys Barn

5 Valleys Barn

Stroud - Gloucestershire

A stunning open plan barn with super stylish interiors, the ultimate home cinema experience and a Finnish hot tub - perfectly located in The Cotswolds.

Hayley & Alan Wilson say - "The barn is fabulous with absolutely everything you need, we particularly loved the home cinema and the hot tub! Fabulous hosts who were very helpful on the best walks/places to go but also very respectful of our privacy. Would highly recommend and we will definitely be booking again!"

Sleeps 2 adults + 1 child under 12

From 150/night

The Little Barn

The Little Barn

Richmond - North Yorkshire

A rural and romantic escape - this quaint, charming stone barn offers great access to some of Yorkshires finest countryside.

Amy & Sam say: "We absolutely loved The Little Barn! Everything you could want for including some lovely little treats found on arrival. The prosecco was opened pretty quickly! Lots of fantastic walks, we are already planning our return. Rebecca was the perfect host :) "

Sleeps 2

From 95/night

Rest on the Hill

Rest on the Hill

Oswestry - Shropshire

An incredible architect-designed pad on the Welsh/English border Mesmerising mountain views.

Gillian Skelly says: "WOW! What an amazing property which we were able to call "home" for 3 nights. This place is honestly, wonderful! It truly exceeded our expectations. We had the most relaxing time here and I am already making enquiries to return ASAP. I highly recommend this beautiful home. Caroline is a great host and was super welcoming."

Sleeps 4

From 126/night

Cedar Hollow Treehouse

Cedar Hollow Treehouse

Oxford - Oxfordshire

A fairy-tale treehouse in the enchanting Oxfordshire woodlands, with a luxury finish and whimsical touches

Carolann says: "I almost don't want to write a review as I don't want to share this amazing place! The Treehouse exceeds any expectations. So beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. It's like a magical fairy land. The inside smells wonderful and has everything you could possibly need plus much so more. The little extra touches plus the bbq, bar and fire pit area add to the experience of feeling a world from real life. The trees gently moving in the wind is so peaceful! Truly amazing experience."

Sleeps 2-5 people

From 425/night

The Look Out

The Look Out

Warmington - Warwickshire

Stay in a shepherds hut boasting 180 degree views across the Vale of the Red Horse at The Look Out.

Stephen Gordon says: "This place is wonderful!! The owners went above and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect. There was home cooked bread, cookies and birthday cupcakes for my partner. The property itself is completely spotless, surprisingly spacious and really cosy with beautiful decor and a lovely big hot shower! The bed is very comfortable and we had a great nights sleep. The views are stunning and even better in person. The fire pit is a really nice touch. They have got an extensive list of brilliant local activities with delicious country pubs near by. Would definitely recommend couples - very romantic winter escape !"

Sleeps 2

From 115/night

Rocking Stone Cottage

Rocking Stone Cottage

Matlock - Derbyshire

A lovingly restored barn conversion with some of Englands most stunning countryside on its doorstep - Rocking Stone Cottage is the place to uncover the Peak District.

Eva Solley says: "We had the best stay at The Rocking Stone Cottage. We didn't want to leave! It was like a little sanctuary for us after a crazy year. We wanted to relax and bring in 2020 the best way with a dreamy location, wonderful views and great memories. The owners made us feel extremely welcome. I just couldn't fault the cottage and our stay in any way. The attention to detail, the relaxing fire and open plan dining area was pure bliss for us. There were so many great walks right on our doorstep and we certainly got our exercise. I recommend this to anyone looking for some peace and getting outdoors. Many thanks to Rachel and Family for a trip we'll never forget."

Sleeps 4

From 155/night

Summerhill Studio

Summerhill Studio

Iden Green - Kent

The perfect couple's getaway on a quiet country lane - Explore Kent from this adorable studio, situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

John & Claire say: "My partner and I just spent the weekend at Summerhill Studio and was blown away from the minute we arrived. The studio was spotless, the views and setting were amazing, high quality fixtures / fittings and Emma the owner runs this secret Kent retreat perfectly. She was always on hand to help us with local information and the breakfast she cooked for us on the Sunday morning was as good as it gets. We are already looking for a free weekend to head back down to Summerhill. This place delivered and you will never want to stay in a hotel again."

Sleeps 2

From 90/night

The Workshop

The Workshop

Bath - Somerset

Cosy, comfy cabin sitting in beautiful countryside, with inspiring views near the Roman city of Bath.

Dr Ian Dear says: "The workshop is truly a little gem. Its so nice to arrive at a property and not to be disappointed. It is well equipped and extremely comfortable. It really is just like the photos, but the views are better! The owner is just down the lane if you need her but you are left alone. Its a very relaxing place to stay, very comfortable for four but even better for two, we left our kids at home, Sorry kids! The two double bedrooms are really very large. The park and ride is only 5 mins away and very cheap! We took the owners advice, Jane, and walked to the Upton Inn for Sunday Lunch. Book a table in advance, we were lucky. If you love walks, shopping in Bath and drinking red wine siting by a log burner and looking at a view, its the place to go. I really hope that this review does not encourage too many people to book, we really want to return very soon!"

Sleeps 2-4

From 120/night

Old Town Farm Cottages

Old Town Farm Cottages

Otterburn - Northumberland

Two chic, country cottages on a small, working farm, with stunning views of Northumberlands beautiful National Park

Sue Ainsworth says: "Beautiful, well equipped and cosy cottage in a lovely peaceful location. We spent a weekend at The Granary and were very impressed. It was so pretty. Kate was very welcoming and friendly. We loved the yummy scones. Can't wait to come back!"

Sleeps 4 per cottage

From 68/night

Stockbridge Huts

Stockbridge Huts

Sherborne - Dorset

Two charming and comfy shepherd's huts with lovely views in the wonderful county of Dorset.

Beth Verdon-Burton says: "Our stay at Stockbridge huts was wonderful! Cherry was extremely friendly and welcoming - we felt very at home! She gave us some fresh eggs upon arrival and provided us with wood for the fire pit/ bbq. The hut was extremely clean, comfortable and cosy! We would definitely stay again - I highly recommend to anyone looking for a little getaway in the countryside!"

Sleeps 2 per hut

From 110/night

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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