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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Sunridge Lodge, South Hams, Yealmpton, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Two bedroom luxurious barn conversion in a secluded woodland location, nestled in the hills of the Yealm Valley in Devon, featuring a private fishing lake, child-friendly and pet-friendly.

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

Price range from £895 to £1795 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Special Offer: from 01 July 2017 to 15 July 2017; from 15 July 2017 to 09 September 2017;
Next availability: from 25 March 2017 to 22 April 2017; from 29 April 2017 to 27 May 2017; from 22 July 2017 to 29 July 2017;

phone 01752 216645 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 27 March 2017 to 01 April 2017; from 09 April 2017 to 15 April 2017; from 23 April 2017 to 05 May 2017;

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

Low Millgillhead, Lamplugh, Cumbria, England

6 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Six bedroom Georgian country house which is both child and dog-friendly, set in an acre of mature gardens in the beautiful Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £995 to £1995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 017687 80571 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 £450 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 26 March 2017 to 28 March 2017; from 07 April 2017 to 14 April 2017; from 01 May 2017 to 09 June 2017;

phone 07967 048255 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


Next availability: from 25 March 2017 to 08 April 2017; from 16 April 2017 to 27 May 2017; from 04 June 2017 to 05 June 2017;

phone +44(0)1567 820 990 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cefn-nant Lodge, Knighton, Powys, Wales

2 bedroom pine lodge, Mid Wales.

Two bedroom log cabin for adults only with stunning country views, large decked area and private outdoor hot tub, perfect for a relaxing rural retreat holiday.

Special features: games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £320 to £680 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 25 March 2017 to 31 March 2017; from 04 April 2017 to 08 April 2017; from 25 April 2017 to 29 April 2017;

phone 01547 550 348 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Nuide Country House, Newtonmore, Inverness-shire, Scotland

5 bedroom Large Country House, Cairngorms National Park.

Five bedroom Scottish country house with fantastic views over the surrounding fields and farmlands out to the Monadhliath Mountains and a prime location within the Cairngorms National Park, sleeps groups of up to 10 people.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £850 to £1550 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 25 March 2017 to 08 April 2017; from 15 April 2017 to 27 May 2017; from 03 June 2017 to 10 June 2017;

phone 01271 321941 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Woodend Cottage, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Cottage, midway between the Duddon Valley and Eskdale Valley.

Nestled high up on Birker Fell, this traditional character cottage enjoys a tranquil setting in the Lake District National Park offering comfortable accommodation for up to six guests with a cosy wood burner, beautiful exposed beams throughout and panoramic views across Birker Fell towards Scafell Pike.

Price range from £300 to £690 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 01 April 2017 to 08 April 2017;

phone 0800 772 3101 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.

Price range from £900 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 25 March 2017 to 17 July 2017; from 05 August 2017 to 22 December 2017;

phone 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 >

Beechwood Cottage, Cromer, Norfolk, England

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, North Norfolk Coast and the Norfolk Broads.

Idyllic romantic retreat which is perfect for up to 4 people, nestled by gorgeous countryside just 4 miles from Cromer and the coast, this is a great base for discovering the North Norfolk coast, countryside and the stunning Norfolk Broads.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £250 to £630 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 19 April 2017 to 10 May 2017; from 26 May 2017 to 02 June 2017; from 06 June 2017 to 09 June 2017;

phone +44(0)1263 768 606 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Gavinburn Cottages, Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

4 bedroom Cottage Complex, Central Scotland.

Five luxury self-catering country cottages under 10 miles from both Loch Lomond and Glasgow City Centre (choose from a 1 bed cottage, 2 bed cottages or a 4 bed cottage or book all the cottages altogether by arrangement).

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £350 to £850 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01389 841815 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Tack Room, Little Cowarne, Herefordshire, England

1 bedroom Farm Cottage, 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 03 April 2017 to 07 April 2017; from 11 April 2017 to 13 April 2017; from 18 April 2017 to 27 April 2017;

phone 01885400221 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Harvey Cottage, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

2 bedroom Country Cottage, Royal Deeside.

Good quality pet-friendly cottage with lovely tranquil garden, enjoy hill walking and a variety of other activities in the Cairngorms National Park as well as the best of Royal Deeside on a holiday here.

Price range from £325 to £475 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 013398 81610 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Garden Lake District Cottage, Thornthwaite, Cumbria, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Northern England.

Discover some of the best of the Lake District with a stay at this large sleeps 10 holiday house, stylishly furnished throughout and with beautiful gardens and Fell views, along with an excellent location just a short walk from Bassenthwaite Lake.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £725 to £2485 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 017687 80571 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Private Rural Lodge, Wrackleford Estate, Stratton, Dorset, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, South Coast.

An ideal country retreat, this holiday lodge enjoys a fantastic rural setting high within the Dorset Downs and offers characterful accommodation along with fishing on the River Frome nearby.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1100 to £1800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 9 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01305 264 141 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Skendleby Hall, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England

13 bedroom Wedding Venue, Lincolnshire Wolds.

Fabulous 13 bedroom large country house located within extensive gardens in the Lincolnshire Wolds area, with a games room, sauna, steam shower, indoor hot tub and a secluded location as well as country views, this is a very special holiday home which is ideal for large families or big groups for special celebrations or just very special holidays, it's even possible to get married here.

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

Price range from £4200 to £4800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 28 people in 13 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 13
Pet Friendly: No (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 27 March 2017 to 31 March 2017; from 03 April 2017 to 07 April 2017; from 24 April 2017 to 28 April 2017;

phone 01754 890131 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


Next availability: from 27 March 2017 to 31 March 2017; from 03 April 2017 to 07 April 2017; from 10 April 2017 to 14 April 2017;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Heywood Holiday Cottages - The Wilderness, Westbury near Bath, Wiltshire, England

8 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

5 star rated large holiday cottage with original oak beams, large private gardens and Finnish sauna house, located in a rural hamlet just 20 minutes drive from Bath.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £995 to £2595 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 27 March 2017 to 31 March 2017; from 03 April 2017 to 07 April 2017; from 24 April 2017 to 28 April 2017;

phone 01225 868393 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor, Brayford, Devon, England

1 bedroom Cottage, South West.

Acorn Retreat is a high quality rural holiday cottage set in lush grounds with extensive gardens, lakes and ponds close to Exmoor National Park, perfect for relaxing.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £385 to £595 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 25 March 2017 to 31 March 2017; from 11 April 2017 to 14 April 2017; from 17 April 2017 to 28 April 2017;

phone 01598 710107 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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