Self-catering holiday cottages in remote locations

Searching for a remote self-catering break in the UK?  England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland all have their own remote areas where you can get far away from it all and find some peace.

Remote places can be particularly appealing if you enjoy wildlife watching.  In those areas with less people, very often you find that animals can be freely found.  Remote breaks can also be appealing for the peace and quiet that they promise.  If you travel far from the crowd and popular resorts, you may just find unspoilt places that you can quietly enjoy.

When it comes to remote self-catering holidays in the UK, Scotland and Ireland in particular may appeal.  Both of these countries are more off the beaten track.  Wales and England for many though are more easily accessible.  Even in England, a relatively highly populated country, if you search hard enough you can find remote retreats, hidden away deep in the countryside.

Click on the photographs shown below for more information on the remote cottages throughout the UK. 

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Bakers Mill Holiday Cottages, Beaminster, Dorset, England

10 bedroom Cottages, South West.

A collection of six comfortable holiday cottages located on a working farm in Dorset, one of which is wheelchair accessible, each cottage has its own enclosed garden or courtyard and surrounded by green countryside this is an ideal location for rural retreat breaks.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £275 to £850 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 21 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01872 261525 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bluebell Cottage, Firbank, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Lake District.

Idyllic romantic cottage for two with luxurious furnishings, situated in a peaceful Cumbrian valley close to the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £575 to £625 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 28 May 2016 to 11 June 2016; from 18 June 2016 to 02 July 2016; from 23 July 2016 to 30 July 2016;

phone 01539 621 087 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Four Ashes (Stunning Water Views), Cosheston, Pembrokeshire, Wales

8 bedroom Large Country House , West Wales.

Very special holiday home with a waterside setting, set amongst 4 acres of beautiful gardens with fabulous waterside views, indoor swimming pool and tennis court, there is even a private beach and quay for boating enthusiasts, this is a unique and very special place to stay and is located within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool (A unique feature of our indoor saltwater pool is the infinity edge which overlooks the waterway and gives the impression of an endless swimming pool.), tennis court, games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1400 to £4500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 11 May 2016 to 13 May 2016; from 23 May 2016 to 27 May 2016; from 17 June 2016 to 24 June 2016;

phone 07967 048255 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lilac Country Cottage, Peak District National Park, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Peak District.

Looking for an idyllic rural retreat in the beautiful Peak District? If so this delightful 1 bedroom holiday cottage with its lovely country views could be perfect for you.

Price range from £226 to £347 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 04 May 2016 to 14 May 2016; from 21 May 2016 to 11 June 2016; from 19 June 2016 to 25 June 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Axen Lodge, Symondsbury, Dorset, England

4 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Four bedroom holiday cottage with idyllic rural setting next to farmlands in Dorset, boasting light and airy interiors along with a woodburning stove in the lounge and fantastic views over fields and farmlands and a location just a short drive from the wonderful Jurassic Coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £750 to £1975 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 02 May 2016 to 06 May 2016; from 06 May 2016 to 09 May 2016; from 06 May 2016 to 13 May 2016;

phone 01308 424116 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Pet-Friendly Barn Conversion near Axminster, Axminster, Devon, England

2 bedroom Holiday Home, West Country.

Barn conversion holiday home with exposed stone walls located on a small development of luxury holiday homes on what was originally a dairy farm in East Devon, these holiday homes are surrounded by glorious countryside.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £680.00 to £1000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 02 May 2016 to 06 May 2016; from 08 May 2016 to 17 June 2016; from 19 June 2016 to 27 July 2016;

phone 01245 425 718 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Coombe Barn Holiday Cottages, Bath, Somerset, England

1 bedroom Bungalow, South West.

A collection of comfortable barn conversions with wonderful views towards the nearby countryside and rolling hills situated on a working sheep farm in the West Country.

Price range from £290 to £380 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01225 448 757 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Coach House, North Petherton, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

Lovely 2 bedroom rural retreat with ample character and charm, nestled on a farm set by the foot of the Quantock Hills, just 20 minutes' drive from Burnham on Sea and the Somerset coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £350 to £900 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01278 662830 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Badger Set - Fields End Water, March, Cambridgeshire, England

1 bedroom Log Cabin, East Anglia.

Luxurious dog-friendly holiday lodge with private outdoor hot tub set by fishing lakes in glorious Cambridgeshire countryside.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £320 to £690 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 02 May 2016 to 23 May 2016;

phone 01354 740199 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Stone Barn, Holsworthy, Devon, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, West Devon.

Luxurious five bedroom eco-friendly barn conversion with private enclosed garden and easy access to award winning nature trails (Devon Wildlife Trust gold award winning nature trails), this high quality holiday property is both family-friendly and dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £600 to £2350 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 01 May 2016 to 04 May 2016;
Late availability: from 06 June 2016 to 10 June 2016;

phone 01409253093 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Caban y Berwyn, Oswestry, Powys, Wales

3 bedroom Log Cabin, Mid Wales.

Fantastic Welsh log cabin set in a unique position close to the Berwyn Mountains with wonderful countryside views along with a warm bubbly hot tub.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £380 to £950 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5 star)


Special Offer: from 01 May 2016 to 27 May 2016;

phone 01691 780388 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Glenuaig Lodge on Glencarron Estate, Lochcarron, Strathcarron, Inverness, Highland, Scotland

5 bedroom Large Country House, West Coast.

For a unique self-catering holiday Glenuaig Lodge could be perfect, with an isolated setting in a tranquil Scottish valley, this is an ideal place to enjoy outdoor pursuits, get away from it all and enjoy some wildlife watching.

Price range from £700 to £990 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone +44 (0)20 8340 7421 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Talehay Cottages, Looe, Cornwall, England

2 bedroom Cottage, South Coast.

A collection of 4 star rated country holiday cottages surrounded by stunning countryside close to the Eden Project and conveniently close to Looe and the Cornish coast which is easily accessible for days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £210 to £895 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 01 May 2016 to 08 May 2016;
Late availability: from 01 May 2016 to 07 May 2016;

phone 01503 220 252 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cefn Y Waun - Cottage in the Woods, Velindre, Powys, Wales

2 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Brecon Beacons National Park.

With lovely country views and a setting by the Black Mountains amongst 200 acres of privately owned woodlands, this is a wonderful rural retreat and a well located hot tub (additional charges apply) to the front of the property makes this a fantastic place to relax.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £395 to £1250 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 02 May 2016 to 05 May 2016; from 08 May 2016 to 13 May 2016; from 23 May 2016 to 28 May 2016;

phone 07967 048255 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lemore Manor, Eardisley, Herefordshire, England

19 bedroom Large Country House, Herefordshire/Welsh Borders.

Large country house in Herefordshire set in beautiful landscaped gardens with games room, cinema room and hot tub to keep large groups of friends or family entertained during their stay.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £5500 to £10500 per week
Sleeps from 15 to 38 people in 19 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 10
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 03 May 2016 to 06 May 2016; from 09 May 2016 to 13 May 2016; from 16 May 2016 to 19 May 2016;

phone 01981 501198 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Holly House Cottage, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Shires.

Comfortable and welcoming holiday cottage nestled in the tranquil Hertfordshire countryside close to Hitchin, with an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court and country setting, Holly House Cottage is perfect from getting away from it all.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor - integrated with property), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £700 to £1000 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 02 May 2016 to 31 May 2016; from 04 June 2016 to 01 July 2016; from 09 August 2016 to 10 August 2016;

phone emailClick here to email owner more info >

Greenswangs House, Dalton, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

4 bedroom Large Country House, Dumfriess-shire.

Unique high quality Scottish country house with relaxing hot tub, just 20 minutes drive from Dumfries and Carlisle, ideal for large family gatherings, wedding parties or groups of friends.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £876 to £1927 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 02 May 2016 to 05 August 2016;

phone 01884 849 127 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Tamarack Lodge, Otterford, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Log Cabin, West Country.

High quality 3 bedroom log cabin situated on a farm close to the Blackdown Hills with gorgeous views of the Yarty Valley.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £585 to £1150 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 12 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01823601270 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dairy House Cottages, Cullompton, Devon, England

4 bedroom Rural Retreats, West Country.

Two delightful rural retreats in a tranquil setting close to Cullompton, with fishing available on site.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £495 to £495 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01884 277 421 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Quad, Wellington, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

A wonderful large luxury barn conversion with special features including a romantic master bedroom with four poster bed, private hot tub and secluded garden, set in a peaceful rural valley surrounded by wonderful unspoilt countryside and wildlife.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1200 to £3500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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