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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Dugdale, Atherstone, Warwickshire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Heart of England.

In the heart of the Warwickshire countryside, this rural retreat is situated on a farm and offers warm and homely accommodation.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £370 to £395 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone +44(0)1827 872437 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Wren Cottage, Wickham Market, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Country Cottage, East Anglia.

Situated in a delightful Suffolk village and close to the seaside, this cosy holiday cottage is full of character and charm and has a roaring log burner, a pretty courtyard garden with furniture and barbecue facilities.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £495 to £791 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Berry House, Tiverton, Devon, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Impressive large country house with views over the Batherm Valley on the edge of Exmoor National Park, offering luxurious accommodation for a group of up to 16, with a games room with pool table and table football, indoor swimming pool and large spacious rooms, this is a very special property.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor heated pool), games room.

Price range from £2100 to £5800 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01823 665500 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Weathervane Cottage at Twistgates Farm Cottages, Honiton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Devon.

Three bedroom character cottage, both family-friendly and pet-friendly, with own garden in a peaceful location by the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the Jurassic coast just a short drive away.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £330 to £895 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 17 October 2016 to 22 October 2016;
Next availability: from 17 October 2016 to 22 October 2016; from 29 October 2016 to 01 November 2016; from 08 November 2016 to 21 December 2016;

phone 01404 861173 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Westcliffe House - Luxury Holiday Homes in Rothbury, Rothbury, Northumberland, England

3 bedroom Luxury Apartments, Northumberland National Park.

Westcliffe House is a beautiful Country House that has been lovingly converted into stunning, luxury holiday homes.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £250 to £695 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01669 627157 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Darling How, Lorton, Cumbria, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Picture perfect self-catering farmhouse with 5 bedrooms set on a hillside with pretty garden and views of Lakeland hills, both pet-friendly and family-friendly.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £695 to £2495 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 017687 80571 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Tack Room, Little Cowarne, Herefordshire, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

One bedroom barn conversion in rural Herefordshire with warm and cosy accommodation, ideal for a romantic break but can sleep up to 4 people with a double bed settee and bedroom with king-size bed.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £287 to £495 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 09 October 2016 to 16 October 2016; from 23 October 2016 to 26 October 2016; from 31 October 2016 to 25 November 2016;

phone 01885400221 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old Milking Parlour, Wells, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

With a gold award, a 4 star rating and views over the Mendip Hills and open countryside, the Old Milking Parlour has plenty to recommend it.

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

Price range from £395 to £795 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 01 October 2016 to 03 October 2016; from 08 October 2016 to 20 October 2016;

phone 01749 841401 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Eskmeals House, Lake District, Ravenglass, Cumbria, England

9 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

A beautiful country holiday home, set within 7 acres of gardens close to Ravenglass in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £790 to £1600 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 21 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 04 November 2016 to 20 November 2016;

phone 01229 717151 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cotswold Manor Vineyard with Hot Tub & Games Barn, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

4 bedroom Large Country House, The Cotswolds.

Superb 4 bedroom holiday house with excellent location on an Oxfordshire country estate, set in over half an acre of gardens close to the Cotswolds and half an hour's drive from Oxford, complete with a private warm bubbly hot tub and shared access to a Games Barn with a pool table, football table and table tennis, this is a fantastic cottage for family breaks or group holidays such as stag or hen parties.

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

Price range from £2200 to £2700 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 28 September 2016 to 30 September 2016; from 02 October 2016 to 07 October 2016; from 09 October 2016 to 14 October 2016;

phone 01993 852159 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Beach Retreat, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England

2 bedroom Eco-friendly Cottage, South Coast.

Eco-friendly log cabin with sea views and its own private garden, for a relaxing holiday on the Isle of Wight in a very special location, the Beach Retreat could be ideal.

Price range from £400 to £600 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07876 115 049 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Fair Oak Farm - A perfect rural retreat, Mayfield, Sussex, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, Sussex & Kent.

A collection of holiday cottages and eco-friendly treehouses nestled amongst 12 acres of stunning countryside in the Wealden valley in Sussex.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £420 to £3225 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01435 884122 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cabin - Countryside Cabins Herefordshire, Moreton Jeffries, Herefordshire, England

1 bedroom Log Cabin, Heart of England.

Idyllic Herefordshire rural retreat located right next to a tranquil lake, guests are free to enjoy fishing or boating on the lake during their stay, families welcome but any children must be aged 8 or over because of the proximity of the cabin to the lake.

Price range from £910 to £910 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07889106426 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Grove Cottages, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

8 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia - Constable Country.

The Grove Cottages offer a fine collection of romantic retreats, rural country cottages, luxurious cottages and historical cottages in Suffolk and Essex, most of their properties are dog-friendly and ideal for those with pets.

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

Price range from £306 to £735 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Grouse Lodge, St. Asaph, Denbighshire, Wales

2 bedroom Real-Wood Lodge, North Wales.

Treat yourself to a rural retreat break at this fantastic high quality wooden holiday lodge just 8 miles from the golden sandy beaches of the North Wales coast, set in a lovely rural location with gorgeous views over the River Elwy Valley, this charming holiday lodge is a great place for either a romantic break or a family holiday with its warm bubbly outdoor hot tub and enclosed garden.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £700 to £840 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01745583655 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Luxurious Sharpnage House, Checkley, Herefordshire, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Superb high quality 5 bedroom holiday house with luxurious interior and games room with pool table and table tennis just 15 minutes’ drive from the beautiful town of Hereford (three of the five bedrooms have ensuite facilities and one of these ensuite bedrooms is on the ground floor and may suit a couple who want to avoid stairs).

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

Price range from £1900 to £2300 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 27 September 2016 to 30 October 2016;
Late availability: from 27 September 2016 to 31 October 2016;

phone 078877 14973 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Wildgrass Cottage (formerly called Jonna's Cottage), Killin, Perthshire, Scotland

2 bedroom Cottage, Perthshire.

Get away from it all with a stay at this lovely two ensuite bedroom country cottage which features a wood-burning stove and sauna with a lovely rural setting within Dochart Forest (this property is very family-friendly and dog-friendly).

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £495 to £725 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone +44(0)1567 820 990 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 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 20 October 2016 to 22 October 2016; from 28 November 2016 to 23 December 2016; from 02 January 2017 to 10 February 2017;

phone 07967 048255 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mill Cottage, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Gold award winning cottage in a tranquil setting backing onto four nature reserves and overlooking the Mill pond where guests can go ‘wild swimming’, beautifully furnished to a high standard with badger watching hides and an owl tower on the grounds.

Special features: Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £399 to £639 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Pool Barn, Shelley, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Constable Country.

Get away to Pool Barn for a relaxing rural retreat holiday or romantic break, part of a collection of charming barn conversions set by unspoilt Suffolk countryside, on site facilities at Shelley Priory Barns include an outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts, just 10 minutes’ drive from Hadleigh.

Special features: free internet access, pool (shared use of swimming pool on site), tennis court.

Price range from £750 to £1050 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01206 337470 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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