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.
Overlooking quiet rolling fields in South Devon near Kingsbridge, this 400-year old dog friendly thatched cottage is THE perfect venue for a cosy and relaxing holiday. Beaches and cliff walks just 4 miles away. Open all year. Sleeps 6.
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 near Ilfracombe has 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.
Coriander is a quaint and welcoming detached barn conversion with WiFi near Dartmoor in West Devon sleeping 6 people in three bedrooms with shared swimming pool and fishing lakes. Pets welcome.
The Granary in Beaminster. Warm, cosy, well equipped, clean and quiet. It has excellent beds, is perfect for the dogs, a great games room, excellent value for money and exceeds expectations - just some of the comments we receive time and again in our visitor books. Take a look for yourself!
Eilean Feoir is a detached and well-equipped Scottish holiday cottage by the beach in the stunning West Coast village of Portuairk in Argyll, Tastefully decorated, bright and spacious, it's a perfect rural cottage for a seaside family holiday. The well-equipped, detached holiday home welcomes pets.
Hen Cottage is a delightful rural cottage surrounded by beautiful grounds and boasts wonderful rural views of Little Torrington and the North Devon countryside. The charming cottage offers a heated swimming pool, games room, an open fire and a successful blend of modernity and tradition.
A charming, well-equipped and dog friendly holiday cottage in Stratton Stawless near Aylsham in Norfolk, Woodman's Barn also has a hot tub and shared use of an indoor heated swimming pool. The cottage sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms and affords guests a relaxing and comfortable holiday in rural surroundings.
Pet friendly Gamekeepers Manor offers truly grand self-catering accommodation (with a hot tub) for extended families or groups of friends in the village of Southburn Dene, two miles from Chester-le-Street and five miles from historic Durham. The Manor comfortably sleeps 13 in 6 bedrooms.
Slowpool is an elegant country cottage surrounded by manicured gardens and woodland near Offwell in East Devon. This large holiday cottage with a hot tub enjoys superb rural views and seclusion and boasts, multiple outdoor entertaining spaces and regular visits from cute local wildlife.
Large groups can find plenty to see and do from Honeystone, a charming 3-bedroom Peak District countryside cottage sleeping 7 on a former working 17th-century farm in Meerbrook, Staffordshire, with spectacular views of The Roaches and Tittesworth Reservoir.
A great Cornish holiday cottage set in the peaceful rural setting of Woodlands Manor Farm on the North Cornwall coast, near Bude. Rose Cottage benefits from the use of a lovely large indoor heated swimming pool and games room.
This 3-bedroom 17th Century Exmoor cottage near Brayford near Barnstaple in North Devon is adjacent an age-old farmhouse and is suitable for up to five people. Copper Kettle Cottage is located on an organic estate with a lake, tree-house and beautiful woodland walks, picnic spots and rural views.
Stag Cottage is a unique barn conversion resting in a quiet corner of Little Torrington. The rural North Devon holiday cottage boasts garden and woodland views and treats guests to experiences with farm animals, a heated swimming pool, games room, luxury and modern comforts.
A few miles inland from the coast at Cowes, Hill Top Cottage is a beautiful barn conversion in quiet rural surroundings on the Isle of Wight. The pet friendly Island holiday cottage offers self-catering holidays for families and friends. It sleeps 6 guests in two bedrooms.
West House is an 18th century, stone-built, semi-detached rural cottage set among beautiful grounds near Middleton-in-Teesdale, in the Yorkshire Dales. The traditional exterior houses a contemporary interior with touches of yesteryear, an open fire, and spectacular views from all vantage points.
Charming 3-bedroom holiday cottage with a pool on a country estate near Lechlade in Gloucestershire. This 3-bedroom cottage on the edge of the Cotswolds. The Dairy sleeps 5 guests. It's perfect for families with young children as the estate has many child friendly facilities and play areas.
Set on a 150-acre working farm, Ty Nant is perfect for a family of up to seven to experience the beautiful North Welsh countryside near Betws y Code. With three comfortable bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and cosy sitting area, you’ll feel right at home in this pet-friendly Snowdonia cottage.
As though straight out of a period drama, the elegant Timberway barn conversion at Barnaway near the little West Devon village of Petrockstowe is an idyllic rural getaway in the heart of West Devon. This exquisite countryside cottage for couples is a peaceful romantic rural retreat.
Modern, 1st floor, 2-bedroom and pet friendly coastal apartment sleeping 4 in Filey's Bay Holiday Village. Facilities include a swimming pool, sauna, tennis courts, fishing and bike hire. Green Gables lies within easy reach of the beach and the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds countryside.
Cosy 2-bedroom Moray Coast fisherman's cottage sleeping 4 next to beach and river in Lossiemouth. Children welcome. Suitable for those with limited mobility. Great for dogs! WIFI. Near Malt whisky/castle trails. Walking distance to all local amenities.
Bray Cottage is located on a working farm in the Yorkshire Pennine village of Hepworth near Holmfirth. Guests have use of an indoor heated pool, and, being a working farm, children (when not in the playground) may help with feeding the hens, pigs, sheep. This Pennine Holiday Cottage sleeps 6.
Luxuriously large barn conversion Yorkshire Pennine cottages, we have four properties here at Smallshaw Farm near Penistone, sleeping from 2 - 7 (19 people in all). Surrounded by 700 acres of open farmland with a large garden area. Dogs 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!