Are you looking for a holiday offering a perfect oasis of peace, quiet and tranquillity miles from everywhere? Search for truly remote holiday cottages in the UK. Scroll down to view our collection of Isolated holiday homes well off the beaten track for holidays enjoying the sounds of silence. 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 the Exmoor or Snowdonia National Parks, there's a snug rural bolt-hole or large moorland hunting lodge to suit your desire to holiday away from it all.
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.
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
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.
Keeper Cottage West stands at the most westerly point of mainland Britain, nestled below the majestic Ardnamurchan Lighthouse on the shores of Loch Linnhe, the gateway to Ben Nevis. This cosy granite, pet-friendly seaside cottage with WiFi sleeps 4 in a lovely remote rural location.
Morgans Farmhouse makes the ideal holiday home for large families and groups on holiday in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, a pet-friendly cottage near the village of Bampton with six bedrooms, kitchen with wine chiller, granary annexe with sitting room, and games room with pool table and table football.
The Birches Holiday cottage nestled beneath the Black Mountains is the perfect rural retreat to enjoy spectacular scenery, Hay-On-Wye literature festival, hill walking, paragliding, horse riding and the Brecon Beacons National Park. Pets welcome.
Anne’s Hut blends into the surrounding woodland. The unique former shepherd’s hut has been fashioned into a romantic cottage in Penterry, Monmouthshire, which boasts extensive gardens with wonderful countryside views, luxurious décor, a wood burner, an outdoor firepit and contemporary comforts.
Broadway Barn at Lydford Farm in the rural Peak District hamlet of Priestcliffe is a large high-quality holiday cottage lovingly created from converting a traditional Derbyshire barn. This pet friendly holiday home sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms (2 en suite), perfect for large or dual family holidays.
The Mill is a well-equipped coastal holiday cottage with Wi-Fi available all-year-round. It sleeps 6 and is set in 7.5-acres of Dorset countryside. The Mill is only a short walk from the village pub and short drive to the Market town of Bridport / West Bay famous as the location for 'Broadchurch'.
This stunning detached cottage is situated in a secluded position surrounded by moorland in the Exmoor National Park near Simonsbath and can sleep ten people in five bedrooms.
Caxterway is a pet friendly, luxury holiday cottage in the Derbyshire Peak District in secluded rural surroundings at Farditch Farm in Chelmorton. This large holiday cottage near Bakewell is a beautifully furnished barn conversion that sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms - one on the ground floor.
This converted 17th century stone barn with a private, enclosed garden is located half a mile up a private drive on a working arable farm near the village of Docklow. It offers plenty of country walks with stunning unspoilt views.
The Mill House is a gorgeous stone-built cottage near North Molton in Devon & it is surrounded by lovely gardens and countryside. The pet-friendly cottage offers numerous outdoor spaces from which to enjoy the views as well as a well-appointed interior with log fire, arched windows and rural charm.
Oak Tree Cottage is a sophisticated rural cottage in Batcombe offering beautiful panoramic views of the Dorset countryside. The pet-friendly cottage boasts a neutral palette and ample windows which embrace the views, and the property features an open fire, spacious grounds and seclusion.
Canford Dairy is a Large Luxury Dorset holiday cottage with a private heated indoor pool near Wimborne Minster. This accessible holiday cottage sleeps up to 20 guests in an idyllic rural location with great pubs and the coast nearby Pets welcome by agreement.
This charming Grade II listed Shropshire holiday cottage in Bishop's Castle sleeps 15 in 6 bedrooms in the tranquil Shropshire market town of Bishop's Castle. Perfect for countryside walking holidays along the England Wales border for families or friends. Pets welcome.
Granary Stone House is a large holiday cottage on the Northumberland Coast with views over Embleton Bay north of Alnwick. The pet friendly beautifully furnished property sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms and welcomes large families and groupsthroughout the year.
Kintillo is a traditional detached coastal property which rises from the fields of Holmisdale in a secluded rural corner of the Isle of Skye. The pet-friendly property sits on a hillside and boasts uninterrupted views of the countryside and is well placed for exploration of this mystical isle.
Axen Lodge sleeps 8 over 4 bedrooms. This large shooting lodge is located in Dorset with peaceful rural views in a secluded location, only a short walk to Symondsbury. This property accommodates a large garden with hot tub, trampoline and gas BBQ. Dogs are welcome.
Large, fully equipped self-catering 'upside down' converted granite barn in fabulous farm setting. Sleeps 6 easily but warm and cosy enough for 2. Open fire. Private Hot tub on furnished patio with BBQ and lawn. Located above Lamorna Cove between Penzance and Land's End in Cornwall. Pets welcome.
Milkens Cottage at Endamoor Farm is a luxury Peak District holiday cottage located in glorious rural surroundings near Bakewell. It in Derbyshire that sleeps 4 very comfortably in 2 bedroom. This pet friendly cottage is perfect for walking or cycling holidays on the Tissington and Manifold Trails.
Bolstone Court is a large, tastefully renovated 17th Century Herefordshire farmhouse. This holiday home in Bolstone sleeps 15 in 6 bedrooms in a beautiful rural location just above the scenic River Wye. Its many facilities include a private games room in a converted church.
Penrhyddion Ucha spoils families with its traditional character, gorgeous views, games room and large garden. The pet-friendly Snowdonia farmhouse on a working farm near Betws-y-Coed offers exposed beams and an open fire. The rural cottage is perfectly situated for exploration of North Wales.
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!