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.
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.
Bluebelle Cottage is a dog-friendly rural retreat for couples in the picturesque old farm of Moortown near the pretty hamlet of Chawleigh and just outside Chulmleigh in North Devon. This cottage for couples is an “upside down” house to take advantage of lovely rural views. Pets welcome.
Set within Exmoor National Park, Middle Leys Cottage is a charming 3-bedroom pet-friendly holiday cottage with Wi-Fi above the Somerset village of Withypool. Recently renovated and re-furnished, this Exmoor holiday cottage now offers stylish decor with rustic charm.
Glencarron is a beautiful Victorian shooting lodge near Strathcarron sleeping up to 18 in 11 bedrooms. This lovely large house enjoys breath taking views of the Glencarron Estate, which covers more than 12,000 acres of the Scottish Highlands. Pets welcome.
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.
- Sleeps 6
- Bedrooms 3
- Bathrooms 3
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Visitors to Alpine Lodge are offered the rare privilege of enjoying a rural cottage nestled between the mountains and the sea. The pet-free, detached cottage sits in its own grounds on the outskirts of Rhyd-y-Foel, in North Wales and is just moments from Snowdonia and the sandy beaches of Abergele.
Large families or groups of friends can holiday in comfort and style at Lower Croasdale Farmhouse, a countryside cottage on a working farm just outside the Dales market town of Bentham, North Yorkshire, featuring a stone floor and staircase and a welcoming wood-burning stove. 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 Peak 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.
With far-reaching sea views from its lofty location above Whitsand Bay in Cornwall, Laburnham is a beautifully furnished, wekll-equipped, warm and cosy 'front line' holiday lodge.Is sleeps 2-4 in comfort and style at any time of year. Includes 2 surfboards! Pets welcome.
- Sleeps 4
- Bedrooms 1
- Bathrooms 1
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Castell Courtyard is a large holiday cottage with a hot tub on a working sheep farm in the beautiful Shropshire Countryside, sleeping up to 24 guests in 11 bedrooms near Oswestry. Perfect for walking holidays in the Tanet Valley and Berwyn Mountains.
The Gallery Apartment is a welcoming, first-floor coastal getaway with superb sea views in the picturesque North Wale seaside village of Rhosneigr, Anglesey. Explore the surrounding Welsh seacoast and excellent golfing, water sports activities or just lounging on the beach.
Brook Cottage is a secluded holiday cottage near Welshpool with ample, mature gardens and an expansive sitting area and panoramic rural views of this beautiful corner of Mid Wales. The pet-friendly cottage offers subtle elegance, contemporary style and the tranquillity of the surrounding woodland.
River Lodge served as the gatehouse to the National Trust’s Ilam Hall and the stone-built rural holiday cottage in the Peak District retains much of its original charm as well. A river runs by the spacious gardens of the pet-friendly cottage amidst green pastures and far-reaching rural views.
Millers Cottage, converted from old dairy units at Bakers Mill, is a lovely countryside cottage in Dorset sleeping 3. Old beams feature in this otherwise modern Beaminster cottage with large enclosed garden. Situated in a courtyard setting with 5 other cottages sleeping 21 in total. Pets welcome.
Luxury self-catering cottage for COUPLES. Spacious, detached, dog and infant-friendly. Between Bude and Port Isaac, North Cornwall. 10min drive to the coast. "The cottage is beautifully decorated and has all the amenities you could possibly need for a relaxing and luxury stay" 25.11.18 C.Lewis.
Grade II-listed Middleton Hall is a large, magical 17th Century country mansion nestling in its own grounds in the Northumberland countryside. The Hall sleeps 24 guests in splendid rural surroundings - perfect for country house weekend breaks and holidays for large families or groups of friends.
Take in all the majesty of the North Cumbria countryside with a stay at The Stable, a romantic farm cottage for couples located in the rural hamlet of Milton near Brampton. Explore Hadrian’s Wall and The Lake District. Pets welcome.
Bracken Cottage is a charming Exmoor Holiday cottage boasting exposed timber beams within the Exmoor National Park near Exford. The pet-friendly cottage is surrounded by woodland and features an upside-down design, modern comforts and a delightful garden with views of the River Exe.
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!