Searching for truly remote holiday cottages in the UK? Scroll down to view our collection of Isolated holiday homes well off the beaten track. Discover hidden cottages, barns and lodges in beautiful, remote locations in every remote corner of Britain from National Parks to deserted coasts. From converted crofts nestling beneath Scottish highland mountainsides to luxury barn conversions in the heart of an English forest or National Park, there's a snug rural bolt-hole or large moorland hunting lodge to suit your criteria.
Braefoot is a North Devon countryside cottage close to beaches at Woolacombe and Ilfracombe. This child-friendly rural retreat at Lower Aylescott Farm is perfectly located for family holidays exploring the North Devon coast.
A delightful, tranquil location at Lea Hill. Seven acres of grounds and gardens with wonderful views. Dog exercise field. Up to four dogs accepted. Plenty of places to visit. Nine miles from the Jurassic Coast. "Dogs have been so spoilt with their own field etc. They want to stay!” Mrs P 2018
Bridesmere, a beautifully decorated converted Devon barn, in the Teign Valley on Dartmoor, sleeps 8. Bridesmere is one of 3 self-catering cottages at Clifford Barton which all have private fenced gardens, pet friendly, great for kids, 2-acre lake, 50-acre nature reserve and Games Barn.
Situated at the foot of the Preseli Hills in North Pembrokeshire, Plas Drygarn is a charming, dog-friendly holiday cottage for up to 6 people, located in a beautiful rural location that is ideal for family holidays and couples.
Merlins Cottage is a luxury cottage near Tintagel having spectacular sea views from its gardens and an interior with an open fire and contemporary design features. The pet-friendly cottage enjoys expansive views across Port Isaac Bay from its secluded position in the Cornish hamlet of Trevellick.
Perched atop an inspiring scenic hilltop location in North Wales, the Bryn Howell Stables in Llangollen is a superb, 3-bedroom rural retreat in Denbighshire for 2-6 guests. A remote cottage, this dog-friendly vintage holiday property has been beautifully renovated for family holidays.
Shepherd's Cottage is a semi-detached cottage that was formerly an old farm worker's residence as its name suggests. It has been tastefully modernised and offers wonderful light and airy accommodation with a comfortable, homely atmosphere and great character for 2-6 guests in 3 bedrooms.
Tucked away along their own woodland track and with private parking, these distinctive detached lodges benefit from the facilities of the Clippesby Hall family holiday park in Norfolk, at the same time combining a sense of separateness and peaceful relaxation. Pets welcome.
Winster Hall is a Peak District beauty: A one-time 17thC coaching inn, the large Grade II listed, pet friendly holiday home now welcomes guests on a self-catering basis, sleeping 16 in 7 bedrooms in the rural conservation village of Winster in the Derbyshire Dales.
A large stone-built Herefordshire Farmhouse in Whitchurch near Symonds Yat in the Wye Valley that sleeps 156 in 7 bedrooms. This pet friendly holiday home has a large garden with play area, BBQ and hot tub.
Dippers Rest is a stylish and well-equipped 3-bedroom barn conversion at Stonehayes Farm in the heart of the beautiful East Devon countryside. With free range eggs in your welcome pack and riverside picnic spots, it's perfect for family holidays.
Middle Stanley is a large and pet-friendly holiday cottage near Cheltenham, with great facilities and activities, for large groups up to 32 people for special occasions and reunions in 90 acres of beautiful Gloucestershire Cotswold countryside with ancient woodlands, natural springs and a lake.
- Sleeps 32
- Bedrooms 13
- Bathrooms 9
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Offering beautiful views from its hilltop position in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside in Much Birch, Bryngarth is a large, and luxuriously furnished holiday cottage. The house sleeps 20 in 9 bedrooms (5 bathrooms) in a secluded rural location amidst 5-acres of private gardens and parkland.
Daffodil Cottage offers couples on holiday in North Yorkshire spectacular rural views and cosy accommodation in the remote hamlet of Houlsyke, near Danby. This romantic cottage for couples exudes warmth and character, a perfect rural retreat for weekends and walking holidays on the North York Moors.
A lovingly maintained large Snowdonia holiday cottage, Tyn Llwyn is a grand farmhouse beautifully renovated to create a rural holiday home near Harlech in North Wales. Standing on a 7-acre smallholding, pet-friendly Tyn Llwyn welcomes families and groups looking for a coast and countryside retreat.
Our wonderful little Beach Hut sleeps 2 in an isolated, quiet and totally private cove, east of Newton Ferrers. The Beach Hut offers a perfect coastal cottage for couples a genuine romantic retreat in South Devon.
Well cottage is a bright airy 1 bedroom cottage all on one level. It sleeps 2 to 4 guests and has private off road parking. Situated on the edge of the village of Manston it is close to the Kent coast with lots of award winning sandy beaches. It has a Gold 3 Star rating from Quality in Tourism.
Lovers of countryside cottages and holidays in the great outdoors will love Orchard Cottage, a delightfully rural holiday cottage for couples. It lies between the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors National Parks near Bedale, a 10-minute evening stroll to The Green Dragon Pub in Exelby.
An elegant Georgian Manor House on the shores of Lake Windermere in the Lake District, Silverholme is a large, pet friendly Cumbrian holiday cottage that sleeps 18 in 9 bedrooms (8 ensuite). It offers luxury accommodation with indoor heated swimming pool and cinema room with surround sound!
- Sleeps 18
- Bedrooms 9
- Bathrooms 9
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This large Perthshire holiday cottage was built by the Duke of Atholl as a shooting lodge and offers beautiful rural views from its hillside location near Dunkeld. Riechip now offers pet friendly self-catering accommodation in 8 bedrooms for up to 16 guests. Perfect for walking or golfing holidays.
Craig Cottage is a historic 3 bedroom 2 bathroom holiday cottage in a beautiful rural location close to the Moray Firth coastline near Banff. It's perfect for fishing (with its own salmon and trout beat), walking and wildlife spotting holidays. Pets welcome.
The charming countryside Beech Cottage in Scales, Cumbria, sits in the heart of the Cumbrian peninsula, providing families on holiday boundless opportunities to enjoy the coastline of the Furness Estuary or the splendid beauty of Lake District National Park from a dog-friendly welcoming home base.
Meadows Edge once saw life as a reading room and the detached cottage still offers couples a tranquil, romantic getaway in Holwick. Skilfully converted and boasting modern comforts, the pet-friendly, old stone barn features an upside-down design to best capture the views of the Yorkshire Dales.
Remote cottages don't necessarily mean inaccessible cottages miles off the beaten track. There are many corners of the UK which where guests can feel miles from anywhere, but are still within easy reach of civilisation in the form of a nearby pub or village shop. Consider a country cottage in Shropshire, a County with the lowest population per square mile in England, or an isolated cottage or farmhouse tucked away in a corner of a National Park such as The Yorkshire Dales or Dartmoor.
If remoteness is too daunting, then consider a secluded holiday cottage with a private garden or a long drive where guests are unlikely to be overlooked by or screened from neighbours (if they have any). Enjoy the feeling of remoteness without being somewhere remote!