Looking for a holiday offering a perfect oasis of peace, quiet and tranquility 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 an English forest or National Park, there's a snug rural bolt-hole or large moorland hunting lodge to suit your criteria.
Escape to the country! Large Dog friendly Chestnut Cottage with WiFi on the peaceful Sherrill Farm Estate near Tavistock in Devon sleeps 8-12 in 4 bedrooms (+ sofa bed) with shared pool and private hot tub.
A large, charming and pet friendly Devon farmhouse for rural self-catering holidays near Tavistock and Dartmoor sleeping 14-22 people in 7 bedrooms with private hot tub and shared use of indoor heated swimming pool.
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 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.
Yenworthy Cottage is a stone-built cottage set on a working farm on the slopes of Exmoor in Countisbury, near Lynton, Devon. The pet-friendly cottage promises wonderful ocean views and gorgeous gardens, as well as contemporary comforts and elements such as a wood burner, beams and slate floors.
Tawny Owl Lodge, a small child-friendly cottage on the grounds of picturesque Oakwood Lodges resort near the historic market town of Rhayader, Powys, offers a cosy Mid-Wales rural retreat for families looking to escape the bustle of everyday life, featuring a private garden and hot tub.
Hause Hall, Cruick Barn and The Stables form part of a gorgeous rural property on Hallin Fell near Ullswater in Cumbria. Offering majestic, uninterrupted views, this large Lake District property boasts authentic rural charm, modern luxury, open fires in three separate dwellings beside Ullswater
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.
Made up of five separate properties that combine to comfortably house 20 guests in the heart of Yorkshire Dales National Park, Hill Top Farm near the small Wensleydale village of Askrigg, North Yorkshire, is a child-friendly property that entertains guests of all ages with games room and gym.
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.
Magna Cottage is a 300-year-old thatched cottage with a thatched roof and abundant character, as well as a large mature garden and many homely comforts. The pet-friendly cottage in a secluded corner of Dorset near Shaftesbury boasts an inglenook fireplace, contemporary style and beautiful views.
Merlin Lodge enjoys fantastic views from its terrace and from its private hot tub. The spacious, light-filled pet-friendly cottage in Rhayader, Powys, boasts a combination of modernity and rustic charm as well as fantastic opportunities for hiking, cycling in the beautiful Elan Valley.
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.
A charming conversion above the stables turned into a small cottage nestled in the beautiful Doone Valley amidst pretty Exmoor countryside, The Hayloft in the small village of Oare, Somerset, features stylish sitting room, country style kitchen with granite countertops, and two en-suite bedrooms.
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.
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.
Butterwell Barn is a Victorian barn conversion turned into a comfortable South Devon holiday home that sleeps up to eight near the seaside town of Dartmouth, Devon, a pet-friendly rural cottage offering reverse-level accommodation with high vaulted ceilings, oak beams, and four en-suite bedrooms.
Brock Scar Cottage welcomes 4 guests to this idyllic rural corner of Teesdale for a holiday at any time of the year. The cottage nestles in a peacefully remote lakeside location by Grassholme Reservoir but within easy reach of many walks and local attractions.
A secluded holiday home just outside the bounds of Lake District National Park, Udford House sits along the River Eamont near the historic market town of Penrith, Cumbria, a child-friendly countryside cottage featuring ground floor underfloor heating, open fire, and original beams throughout.
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.
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.
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!