Remote Cottages - Off the Beaten Track Holidays in the UK

Searching for truly remote holiday cottages in the UK? Isolated holiday homes well off the beaten track? Somewhere to stay away from other people and places? Find them here! 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. Search our fine collection of remote UK holiday cottages in out of the way places offering an abundance of peace and tranquility. Instead of waking up to the sound of traffic and sirens, wake up to the sounds of solitude, be that waves breaking on the beach, the mournful cry of a buzzard, a sheep bleating on the opposite side of the valley or just the sound of silence that can only be experienced at a cottage in a remote area of wilderness. On clear nights relax outside under a canopy of stars, only seen in truly isolated rural locations with no light pollution from houses or streetlights.

312 cottages found 312 match all criteria.

The Garden Cottage is set in stunning Devon countryside near Grest Torrington and sleeps 2 people in a charming one bedroom garden cottage. It is set in beautiful surroundings with lovely views over the garden and the countryside beyond. It has a large comfortable lounge.

Lower Leys Cottage sits close to the Somerset village of Withypool providing cosy accommodation set within the Exmoor National Park. The dog friendly cottage sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms. Both the cottages at Leys Farm have been recently completely redecorated and refurbished.

Beautiful 7 bedroom Victorian house situated in the heart of Exmoor National Park and comfortably accommodating up to 14. This tastefully decorated house is wonderfully spacious and is within easy walking distance of Wimbleball Lake where a number of water and land based activities can be enjoyed.

Biallid is a large dog friendly country house in the heart of the Scottish highlands. It has 7 bedrooms and sleeps 15 people. The house is set in it's own grounds outside Newtonmore and has fishing and shooting available for guests to book and is surrounded by amazing scenery.

Millers Cottage is a warm, cosy, very well equipped and clean and quiet Dorset holiday cottage near Beaminster ?Excellent beds? ?Perfect for the dogs?, ?Exceeded expectations?, ?Great games room?, Excellent value for money? - are some of the comments we receive time and again in our visitor books, ...

Bridesmere, a beautifully decorated converted Devon barn, in the Teign Valley on Dartmoor, sleeps 8. Bridesmere is one of 3 self-catering cottages at Clifford Barton which all have private fenced gardens, pet friendly, great for kids, 2-acre lake, 50-acre nature reserve and Games Barn.

Comraich (Gaelic for sanctuary and protection) is a well-furnished and homely wooden holiday property sleeping 6, with every self-catering amenity a family can enjoy. Situated on a remote rural hillside behind the village of Kilchoan, it has wonderful sea views over to the Isle of Mull. In a perfect...

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The Old Shippon Cottage sleeps up to 6 in 3 bedrooms in the stunning Valley at Mineshop, pet friendly cottage with Wi-Fi in a peaceful location within walking distance to the beach at Crackington Haven and just a short drive from the coastal resorts of Bude, Tintagel and Widemouth Bay.

A traditional 2-bedroom moorland village property, with private garden, sleeping 4 guests with room for a cot. Our rural Yorkshire cottage is only 40 minutes from York. The cottage has many traditional features coupled with modern features like wifi, log burner and double glazed windows.

A large and impressively furnished stone barn conversion in Hawkshead, Bull Pen is a pet friendly, Lake District holiday cottage that sleeps 10 on the rural Greythwaite Estate. Guests enjoy access to the Estate heated indoor swimming pool, gym, and children's play area.

Perfect for a week or a weekend in the countryside (with or without children!), Bull Pen near Lechlade is a 2-bedroom holiday cottage sleeping 4 on a rural family estate situated on the edge of the Cotswolds. Guests have use of park and woodland play areas, and children?s indoor heated swimming pool...

Nestling in a quiet rural courtyard on the beautiful Graythwaite Country Estate near Hawkshead in the Lake District, Greenhowes holiday cottage sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. Guests have use of an indoor heated swimming pool and other leisure facilities including a trout fishing lake and fitness suite.

Pond Meadow for couples and families of up to five, is located in a beautiful rural setting, south of Bude, five miles from Crackington Haven. After a hard day exploring the delights of North Cornwall, there is nothing better than coming back to relax in the gardens or in front of an open fire.

Situated at the foot of the Preseli Hills in North Pembrokeshire, Plas Drygarn is a charming, dog friendly holiday cottage for up to 6 people, located in a beautiful position that is ideal for family holidays and couples.

Plum Tree Cottage at East View Farm is a luxury Norfolk holiday cottage with 5-Star Gold Award rating set within 10-acres of grounds in the Norfolk Broads, 2 miles from Wroxham. This superb countryside eco cottage sleeps 6 (+ cot) in 3 bedrooms, all ensuite and suitable for guests who are less able.

Spout Holiday Cottage near Winster in the Peak District is a large holiday cottage with a pool that sleeps 8 in 3 bedrooms. This pet friendly cottage lies in a tranquil, remote location with panoramic rural views. Guests have use of an outdoor pool, spacious gardens and a wood.

Located in a secluded rural location near Settle, a gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, Mearbeck House in North Yorkshire is a large and pet friendly holiday cottage with a games room. Sleeps 12

3 bedroomed luxury fishermans cottage, with stunning views over beautiful Sandend beach near Banff on the Moray Firth. Enclosed, elevated terrace with a summer house, ideal for BBQs, dogs and children. WIFI enabled. A real 'home from home' for a 'get away from it all' experience.

Enjoy a peaceful, relaxing Lake District holiday in Mill Cottage, a dog friendly home, just a few minutes-walk to Lake Windermere on the 5000 acre Graythwaite country estate. This cosy, well equipped cottage sleeps 4. Shared use of the indoor heated pool and other leisure facilities.

A warm and welcoming detached Lake District Farmhouse, large enough to sleep 10, Home Farmhouse sits amidst rural surroundings close to Lake Windermere on a 5000-acre country estate. Pets are welcome here. Guests have shared use of an indoor heated swimming pool, gym and sauna.

Little Leighs is one of five cottages converted from 18th century farm buildings, which is located in a quiet rural setting, south of Bude near Crackington Haven in North Cornwall. A bedroom on the ground floor makes this ideal for older guests.

Barn Owl is a traditional Cornish Holiday Cottage with beautiful rural views on the South Coast of Cornwall near Looe within walking distance of the South West Coast Path. Barn Owl sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms - perfect for a family holiday or short break.

Charming converted Cornish barn sleeping 6 on quiet working farm in an idyllic coastal setting between Penzance and Land?s End. Fully equipped self-catering. Private Hot Tub on furnished patio. Pets welcome.

Walk into Balebarn Lodge near Winkleigh, a pretty village in a rural corner of North Devon Luxuriate in the airy comfort and warmth of this large straw bale eco-build, complete with wood burner. Balebarn sleeps 8. Facilities include a lake (paddle boarding and wild swimming) and bikes to borrow,

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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