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.
A single storey dog and family friendly countryside cottage, sleeping 4 in two bedrooms on the working farm at Cheristow Farm, located on the stunning Hartland Peninsula. Beautiful countryside and coastal views in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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.
Corn Dolly Farmhouse is a beautiful thatched farmhouse set just a few miles from the town of Chulmleigh and 6 miles from the larger market town of South Molton in Devon. This dog and child-friendly cottage comfortably sleeps 6 in three bedrooms surrounded by stunning unspoilt Devon countryside.
A beautiful country house, Oughtershaw Hall is located in glorious rural surroundings, perfect for waterside picnics in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. This large luxury holiday home with an indoor heated swimming pool dates back to Medieval times but its facilities are thoroughly up to date.
Enjoy a romantic rural retreat in the Derbyshire Peak District at Hathaway Cottage, a stone-built cottage for couples on a working hill farm in the hamlet of Oilerbrook near Castleton. Enjoy majestic views of the countryside, comfortable accommodation, and easy access to the Pennine Way.
Harvey's Mill is a centuries old Suffolk windmill lovingly converted to create a picture-perfect holiday cottage for 2. For couples of all ages, it's a perfect rural bolthole for holidays and weekend romantic escapes walking or cycling in the beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast. Pets welcome.
Located in Llanberis in the heart of Snowdonia, Halford Hill is a large Welsh holiday cottage with a sauna. Sleeping 16, Halford welcomes large families (and their pets) or groups of friends for self-catering holidays exploring, walking or cycling in the National Park.
Tan Llan is a large Grade II listed 18th-century country house nestling in 15-acres of grounds in a sleepy Snowdonia village near Dolgellau. This luxury holiday cottage is very well-equipped for big groups of friends of families and sleeps 16 in 8 bedrooms in a beautiful rural location.
Woodhall is a remote rural holiday cottage with a hot tub surrounded by green pastures replete with luxury finishes, modern comforts and stunning rural views across North Cornwall. The pet-friendly cottage possesses extensive grounds and lovingly-appointed rooms, as well as peaceful seclusion.
An impressive, pet friendly Dorset holiday lodge in Bradford Abbas with a private hot tub and secure garden. Furnished to a very high standard in a secluded location on the exclusive Saxon Maybank Resort, the Lodge sleeps 4 (+cot) in 2 bedrooms (super-king-size and zip and link beds).
- Sleeps 4
- Bedrooms 2
- Bathrooms 2
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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.
View Cheddar Pink, an exceptional 2-bedroom holiday lodge near Cheddar with lavish furnishings and a private Jacuzzi hot tub in the heart of Somerset countryside. Perfect for weekend breaks and longer holidays in a rural location.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!