Cool Places: A Guide To Britain’s Best Places To Stay

Updated: May 18, 2019

Fair Oak Farm has been selected to feature in 'Cool Places', a new printed guide book (available from Amazon) published by Penguin Books and from the founders of The Rough Guides.


Have you ever rocked up somewhere only to find that "rural retreat" on a "private country estate" you booked is next to an industrial estate, busy road or railway line!!?? Or worse, all three! Well Cool Places have done the hard work for you with this guide...


"Life's too short to settle for an average B&B."


From glam country retreats to romantic treats, the Cool Places guide celebrates an array of amazing places – everything from glamping in vintage horseboxes to remote Welsh gastro-pubs and beautiful boutique hotels by the sea.



Cool Places features an array of stays for everyone including boutique, city, seaside, country cottages, glamping, lodges and cabins and many more! What do they mean by ‘cool’!? Good question! For them ‘cool’ simply means the kind of homespun, home-run hotel, B&B, pub or restaurant that they would go to again or that they would recommend to friends.


The book celebrates everywhere from the tiniest one-bedroom B&B to the grandest country-house mansion, a single shepherd’s hut to a self-catering castle, an unpretentious rustic pub to posh restaurant with rooms.


Fair Oak Farm have been handpicked to feature as one of the coolest stays in the South East of England and here’s what they had to say: