Remote Cottages - Off the Beaten Track Holidays in the UK

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.

335 cottages found 335 match all criteria.

Sleeping up to four in two bedrooms, pretty Royd Holiday Cottage in a rural location at Lower Aylescott just a few miles from the stunning North Devon coastline and Woolacombe Beach. This family friendly cottage has everything you will need including onsite fishing and a children's play area.

Duror is a pretty three-bedroom cottage ideally located at Lower Aylescott near Woolacombe and Ilfracombe in North Devon. Sleeping 2-6, guests have access to onsite fishing and a children's play area. The child friendly cottage is within easy reach of award-winning beaches and Exmoor National Park.

Overlooking Loch Duich in a unique hillside location in one of the most awe inspiring glens in the Scottish Highlands, Tigh an Aullt is the ideal getaway property for up to 6 people.

Nuide Farmhouse is a charming, large and pet friendly 5-bedroom farmhouse in rural surroundings that sleeps 10. Set in its own rambling grounds the house is ideal for exploring the Cairngorms and has access to fishing on The Spey. Horse riding can be arranged locally in Newtonmore.

Set amidst stunning Cornish countryside, an easy drive to local beaches, 10 Horizon is a stylishly furnished and fully-equipped homely holiday lodge with a hot tub. Located near Dobwalls in East Cornwall, it sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms and accepts pets.

A quaint, secluded pet-friendly cottage sleeping 2-4, recently refurbished in 2014. Set in a remote rural corner of Oxfordshire near Banbury within a stable courtyard. Enjoy beautiful country walks in The Chiltern Hills and The Cotswolds.

Ardnish is nicely presented, light and airy Highland holiday cottage on the picturesque Ardnamurchan Peninsula on the West Coast of Scotland in Inverness-shire. This large and pet friendly property with views across Loch Shiel sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms.

Browside is a pet friendly Lake District holiday cottage with stunning fell views down to Coniston Water welcomes large families or groups of friends. Sleeping 14, this large warm and cosy house located in a walker?s paradise includes a hot tub for relaxing after a day in the fells.

Shells Cottage is a large holiday cottage with a hot tub just outside Washford on the West Somerset Coast near Minehead and Exmoor. It is an idyllic rural retreat for extended families of groups of friends. This thatched and comfortably furnished cottage welcomes pets.

With glorious views looking down onto Coniston Water, Underwood is a beautifully presented single-story Lake District holiday cottage with private hot tub for families of friends wishing to spend time in this Cumbrian Walkers paradise. Sleeps 6. Pets welcome.

A beautiful country house, Oughtershaw Hall is located in glorious rural surroundings, perfect for waterside picnics in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. This large luxury holiday home with an indoor heated swimming pool dates back to Medieval times but its facilities are thoroughly up to date.

The Barn is a beautifully converted traditional Somerset barn for self-catering holidays in idyllic rural surroundings with hot tub and spa use. VisitBritain 4 star rated. Sleeps 6. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Book other holiday cottages at the same location for larger groups. 5 miles Taunton.

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Harvey's Mill is a centuries old Suffolk windmill lovingly converted to create a picture-perfect holiday cottage for 2. For couples of all ages, it's a perfect rural bolthole for holidays and weekend romantic escapes walking or cycling in the beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast. Pets welcome.

Located in Llanberis in the heart of Snowdonia, Halford Hill is a large Welsh holiday cottage with a sauna. Sleeping 16, Halford welcomes large families (and their pets) or groups of friends for self-catering holidays exploring, walking or cycling in the National Park.

Tan Llan is a large Grade II listed 18th-century country house nestling in 15-acres of grounds in a sleepy Snowdonia village near Dolgellau. This luxury holiday cottage is very well-equipped for big groups of friends of families and sleeps 16 in 8 bedrooms in a beautiful rural location.

An impressive, pet friendly Dorset holiday lodge in Bradford Abbas with a private hot tub and secure garden. Furnished to a very high standard in a secluded location on the exclusive Saxon Maybank Resort, the Lodge sleeps 4 (+cot) in 2 bedrooms (super-king-size and zip and link beds).

nearRowan is a pet-friendly 4* holiday cottage in scenic countryside between Barnstaple and the North Devon coast. Converted from an old barn suitable for 4 adults or a family of 4. Guests at this nicely restored with exposed beams and oak flooring enjoy use of a shared indoor pool and hot tub.

Luxuriously romantic and secluded Tyas Cottage is a stone built West Yorkshire holiday cottage in Slaithwaite, that sleeps 6. Nestling in a remote wooded Pennine valley, visitors enjoy free access to roam woodland and nearby moors. 11 Golf courses within 5 miles. Pets welcome.

A romantic Devon getaway just for two with pool (and a pet or little one if you have them) in rural surroundings near Barnstaple. Comfortable and very cosy, it offers a perfect place to forget the worries of the world

Hayloft Cottage is a rural Devon holiday cottage near Totnes, sleeping 6 set in it's own 80 beautiful acres with private fishing lake, views to Dartmoor and close to coast and beaches. Pets welcome.

The Tollant is a south-facing barn conversion with hot tub on a working farm in the Mid-Wales countryside with meadows above the Wye. Sleeping 6/7 people, it's ideal for families or small groups. With ash floors and French windows onto the terrace, it has a light and spacious feel.

Capel Dinorwig is a magnificent, converted, pet friendly Welsh Chapel in Gwynedd creating a large, luxury, eco holiday home near Llanberis in the Snowdonia National Park. It sleeps 16 in 8 bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms snd sauna. The remote, rural views from the chapel are absolutely stunning.

Make your visit to magnificent Snowdonia National Park in North Wales complete with a stay at Bodalaw in Trawsfynydd, near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, a countryside cottage built in the early 19th century that retains much of its rustic charm yet comes complete with many modern conveniences.

Family friendly Pippenwell Cottage at Farditch Farm is a luxury Park District holiday cottage amidst beautiful rural surroundings in Derbyshire. This dog friendly cottage sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 en-suite) in a high quality barn conversion.

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!

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