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.

319 cottages found. 319 match all criteria.

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.

Overlooking Loch Duich in a unique hillside location in one of the most awe inspiring glens in the Scottish Highlands, Tigh an Aullt is the ideal getaway property for up to 6 people.

30% off

22nd-29th Dec

Nuide Farmhouse Cottage Listing
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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.

Set within Exmoor National Park Leys Cottage is a charming pet friendly 3 bedroomed holiday cottage with Wi-Fi close to the Somerset village of Withypool. Just completely redecorated and re-furnished, this Exmoor cottage now offers stylish decor with rustic charm.

£55 off

8th-14th Apr

Ashcoast House Cottage Listing
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Ashcoast House is a modern self-catering holiday cottage sleeping 5 in the secluded rural village of Talysarn near Caernarfon in North Snowdonia. This child friendly property has front and enclosed rear gardens and off-road parking. Pets welcome. Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels provided.

Nestling in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, Plas Gwynfryn is a large, luxury holiday home on the Welsh Coast near Harlech in Gwynedd, North Wales. This grand and pet friendly Edwardian house sleeps 18 in 8 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms and stands in an 8-acre estate.

Olive at Buttercup Barns Retreats is a charmingly furnished, circular lodge with a hot tub in an idyllic rural location near Wootton Bridge on the Isle of Wight. This pet-friendly home is perfect for a self-catering romantic escape to the Isle of Wight countryside.

Once a hop brewery, this 15thC Grade II listed barn has been converted to create a large and attractive Cotswold holiday cottage in an idyllic rural village location near Cirencester. Greyhound Barn sleeps 16 guests in 8 bedrooms (all en-suite). Pets welcome.

A delightful, small and child-friendly 4* farmhouse apartment sleeping 2 + cot with hot tub and glorious views of the Powys countryside and meadows sloping to the River Wye near Rhayader. See amazing birdlife as you walk woodland and pools on a 200-acre organic farm next to the remote Elan Valley.

Tuckers Retreat is a 2-bedroom holiday cottage in a rural spot on the North Devon coast near Barnstaple. It simply oozes quiet traditional charm. Located at Combrew Farm, guests at this pet friendly cottage have access to leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool and tennis court.

20% off

2nd-30th Mar

Crofters Cottage Cottage Listing
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Crofters Cottage is a very special little Devon holiday cottage in the most beautiful spot with no neighbours and lovely views out to sea. It is remote, rustic and fairly basic but if looking for peace, tranquillity and a chance to escape from everyday life, then this is the cottage for you!

A large seaside island holiday home with hot tub in Cumbria near Ulverston and Barrow-in-Furness and within easy reach of the Lake District, Roa Island sleeps 17 in 7 bedrooms at the southern tip of the Barrow Peninsula. The house has its own observation tower with sea views across Morcombe Bay.

Northcourt House is a large Isle of Wight holiday home on the edge of the picturesque village of Shorwell. This pet friendly Grade II-listed Jacobean Manor House set in 15-acres of rural splendour offers sublime group accommodation for 36 guests in 2 wings of the Manor.

£185 off

5th-12th Jan

Eagles Nest Cottage Listing
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Eagles Nest is a large, pet friendly Dorset Holiday Cottage with private garden and hot tub sleeping 6-7 nestling in peaceful rural seclusion on the Symondsbury Estate near Bridport in Dorset and the beautiful Jurassic Coast.

Located at the southern end of the Lake District, Bobbin Mill is a large and nicely furnished holiday cottage with beautiful terraced gardens, a 10-minute walk from Lake Windermere. Bobbin Mill comprises a main house and separate 1st floor annexe, between them, sleeping 8 guests in 4 bedrooms.

Relax in a beautifully converted cottage with private hot tub. Explore our rural 200-acre traditional Welsh farm and the Elan Valley. Watch animals, goats and birdlife from the sunny deck or stargaze in dark skies from the secluded hot tub. Games room, badger watching and live lambing.

Imagine a place where you can escape and soak up the peaceful surroundings. Nestled on a farm, the large Granary Cottage is a place where memories are made to treasure. Located in a rural North Devon village near Barnstaple, it sleeps 2-8 guests in 4 bedrooms with Wi-Fi It lies within easy reach of...

If you have always wanted to capture the romance, tranquillity and cosiness of the look no further. Set in Allendale Hillside cottage is a one bedroom semi detached cottage ,at Sinderhope 3 miles from Allendale ,with its several public houses serving fine wines / ales and eateries 2 cafes ,butchers

The Mannington is one of a handful of barn conversions in a small complex on the Norfolk coast near Cromer full of character features and luxuriously furnished. Sleeping 6 in 2 bedrooms, guests have use of a heated indoor swimming pool and children?s play area.

Rowan Cottage near Newby Bridge is a superb and large rural holiday cottage, sleeping 8 on the Bigland Hall Estate in the Lake District. It has fantastic rural views, private hot tub and a large wrap-around patio courtyard garden on two levels with lawn.

Moor Rigg Barn is a pet friendly, spacious and well appointed 2-bedroom stone barn conversion sleeping 4 on the western edge of the North Yorkshire Dales, 8 miles from Hawes, home of Wensleydale cheese and 10 miles form Sedbergh, England's book town.

Nestling in a picturesque Dorset valley in an area of outstanding natural beauty this Beaminster Holiday cottage is one of six on our 17th century working cattle farm within a courtyard featuring a rill and games room. Coarse fishing nearby. Dogs welcome and walks from the door.

Large, pet-friendly Wiltshire holiday-let with Wi-Fi & hot tub in a secluded rural location near Stonehenge, Marlborough, and Avebury Stone Circle. Avebury House sleeps up to 18 people in comfort with a spectacular kitchen, Long distance country views and a large fireplace for the winter. Perfect!

Tall Pines Lodge is a large, warm and very comfortably furnished Inverness holiday home in Newtonmore that sleeps 16 in 8 bedrooms. This pet friendly property offers Cairngorm Mountain views and has superb golf, watersports and riding facilities nearby, and within an hour's drive of over 50 Munros.

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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