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.
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 position that is ideal for family holidays and couples.
Smithy Cottage accommodates up to four guests in two bedrooms and is situated outside Ilfracombe in the glorious North Devon countryside just a handful of miles from the beach at Woolacombe. This North Devon holiday cottage on-site fishing and a children's play area is located at Lower Aylescott.
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.
- Sleeps 2
- Bedrooms 1
- Bathrooms 1
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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.
This is a Welsh beauty! A large 16-bedroom pet friendly holiday property with off-road parking sleeping up to 59 guests on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park in Penmaenmawr. Located on the North Wales coast near Conwy, Mountain View is just a 10-minute walk from the beach.
Woodbank is a large, idyllic holiday cottage in South Wales in beautiful rural surroundings above the River Usk in Llanhennock. The house cottage sleeps 20 in 8 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms. It is set within 20 acres of private grounds within easy reach of the Brecon Beacons and the South Wales Coast.
With stunning rural views and a hilltop position, what is there not to like about this large, luxury Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage? The elegant and dog friendly Burnhope Shooting Lodge sleeps 16 in 9 bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms with walks from the front door and a fishing lake.
Forming part of an aesthetically pleasing terrace of cottages, Shepherds Nook is a rural holiday cottage in North Charlton. A tastefully decorated Northumberland holiday home with modern amenities, Shepherds Nook offers a cosy and convenient base to explore Northumberland’s coast and countryside.
Dark Ark Cottage is a romantic rural retreat for two boasting a rustic wooden exterior and sleek modern interior. Enjoy a romantic weekend break with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and a nearby waterfall. The secluded cottage is set amongst peaceful woodland near Manley in Cheshire.
Keepers Cottage is a stone-built luxury holiday cottage on the Bigland Estate in the Lake District village of Blackbarrow, near Newby Bridge in Cumbria. This rural cottage sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms - all ensuite and having Smart TVs. With underfloor heating, it's perfect for holidays all year round.
The Quad is a large and luxurious Somerset holiday cottage with a hot tub in a rural setting. It features a secure walled garden, 3 fireplaces, underfloor heating, four poster bed, huge Aga kitchen, roulette table and masses of communal space. Slee[s 16. Pets welcome.
In a secluded, peaceful rural location a mile outside Hawkshead, Hatter's Cottage is an 18th century 2-bedroom cottage on a small farm in the central Lake District available all year round for long holidays and short breaks. Perfect for those who like the outdoors. Children over 10 welcome.
The Coach House is a Gold Award Winning detached Georgian house dating back to 1817. The pet-friendly cottage lies beside the river near Bellingham and boasts an open fire, exposed beams, a stargazing platform, loads of character, a tennis court and beautiful gardens with views of Northumberland.
Crepe Farm House in Dorset is a large, luxury holiday home near Bridport with a swimming pool and large private garden. Ideal for extended family groups or large parties. It sleeps 17 and is located on the beautiful Symondsbury Estate, surrounded by stunning scenery. Pets welcome.
Abbey Dore Court is a large Georgian Herefordshire holiday home in the quaint rural village of Whitchurch between Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. This charming dog-friendly house sleeps 20 guests in 8 bedrooms with 5 bathrooms, perfect for holidays for big families or celebrations with friends.
- Sleeps 22
- Bedrooms 9
- Bathrooms 8
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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!