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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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 >

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 >

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 £1100 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01691 780388 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Stanton House, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion, Cotswolds.

Perfect for large groups or families looking to explore the beautiful Cotswolds, this stone-built holiday cottage is part of the Flagstone Farm development and has 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms as well as lovely views of the surrounding countryside.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £1090 to £2150 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 25 January 2017 to 27 January 2017; from 30 January 2017 to 03 February 2017; from 06 February 2017 to 10 February 2017;

phone 07852322605 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Waterfall Country House, Upton Cheyney, Gloucestershire, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

If you love being by the waterside then a stay at riverside Waterfall Country House could be perfect, set right by the river, you can enjoy wonderful river views from this superb large holiday house which lies within the Golden Valley close to Bath and Bristol, with a hard tennis court and 8-seater outdoor hot tub on site this is a truly appealing holiday home.

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

Price range from £2250 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 21 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 25 January 2017 to 27 January 2017; from 30 January 2017 to 10 February 2017; from 17 February 2017 to 10 March 2017;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Valley View Cottages, Newchapel, Pembrokeshire, Wales

2 bedroom and 1 Bedroom Barn Conversions, Mid Wales.

Escape to the Pembrokeshire countryside for an idyllic rural retreat break, yet enjoy being less than 12 miles from the stunning Pembrokeshire coast, pet dogs are welcome at 3 of the 4 barn conversions at Valley View Cottages.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £270 to £650 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01239 841850 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Middle Stanley complex, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England

13 bedroom Cottage Complex, Heart of England.

Middle Stanley offers a choice of self catering accommodation, with great facilities and activities, for groups of up to 28 people.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £2500 to £5500 per week
Sleeps from 13 to 28 people in 13 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01242 673119 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Edingtonhill House, Berwick on Tweed, Berwickshire, Scotland

7 bedroom Large Country House, Scottish Borders.

Edingtonhill House is a high quality 7 bedroom Scottish holiday home offering luxurious accommodation in the heart of the borders of Scotland, with an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and children's play area as well as a fantastic country location, this house really does have it all.

Special features: free internet access, pool (part of house), games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1995 to £4895 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 22 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07842 398247 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 >

Owl Barn, Leominster, Herefordshire, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Idyllic barn conversion which benefits from a number of stunning features such as vaulted ceilings and wooden beams and also has a large garden where you can enjoy fantastic countryside views, nestled deep in the Herefordshire countryside yet only 5 mile from Leominster.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1100 to £2000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 11 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 03 February 2017 to 02 March 2017;

phone 01885 400 328 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Barn at Tiphayes Farm, Honiton, Devon, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, South West England.

Perfect for couples, pet-friendly Tiphayes Farm with swimming pool is lovely for a rural holiday in East Devon, bring the dog and go walking in the Blackdown Hills followed by a meal at our good food country pub.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Our swimming pool is in the garden immediately behind the Barn. Enjoy a relaxing swim during your holiday.).

Price range from £400.00 to £725.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 17 February 2017 to 20 February 2017; from 23 February 2017 to 06 May 2017; from 27 May 2017 to 08 July 2017;

phone 01404 861147 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Secluded Brambles, Littledean, Gloucestershire, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion Apartment, Cotswolds.

Idyllic, 'get away from it all' romantic retreat in a secluded forest setting, this detached stone barn loft conversion is accessed by its own stone staircase which leads to a large wooden balcony and features a luxurious sitting room with woodburner and forest views.

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

Price range from £454 to £786 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 25 January 2017 to 27 January 2017; from 30 January 2017 to 03 April 2017; from 07 April 2017 to 10 August 2017;

phone 01594 827 311 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 >

Stable Cottage, Aberdyfi, Gwynedd, Wales

2 bedroom Cottage, Coastal Snowdonia in North Wales.

Nestled next to trees within the greenery of the Llanfendigaid Country Estate is this family-friendly and dog-friendly Grade II listed characterful holiday home, situated close to splendid countryside yet also very near to the Snowdonia coast, what's more this property benefits from shared access to a heated indoor swimming pool.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared access to a heated indoor swimming pool on the country estate.).

Price range from £475 to £892 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 25 January 2017 to 05 February 2017; from 12 February 2017 to 14 February 2017; from 25 February 2017 to 03 March 2017;

phone 07463441455 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Wayside House, Cullompton, Devon, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Stunning gold award winning, 5 star rated country house in Devon boasting a swimming pool and games room along with views of the Culm Valley and Blackdown Hills.

Special features: free internet access, pool (located to the side of the house inside a purpose built pool building.), games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1000 to £4950 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 13 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 25 January 2017 to 07 April 2017; from 14 April 2017 to 22 December 2017;

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

Windover Farm Cottage, Dunkeswell Abbey, Devon, England

2 bedroom Farmhouse, West Country.

Lovely two bedroom country cottage nestled within the Blackdown Hills AONB from which you can discover some of the best of Devon, with a high quality interior and large garden with countryside views this is a great place to stay.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £340 to £980 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 25 January 2017 to 27 January 2017; from 22 March 2017 to 23 March 2017; from 30 March 2017 to 14 April 2017;

phone 01823 680 611 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Balancing Barn, Thorington, Suffolk, England

4 bedroom Unique Self-Catering Holiday Home, Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB.

Looking to stay somewhere truly special? The Balancing Barn close to Walberswick on the Suffolk Heritage Coast ticks all the boxes! With the appearance of floating, reflective cladding, a glass floor and views over a small lake, this RIBA award winning holiday home is truly unique.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1650 to £3600 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone emailClick here to email owner more info >

Badwell Ash Holiday Lodges, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Lodges, East Anglia.

A select development of 5 star log cabins for adults only, each with private outdoor hot tub and verandah with a tranquil location by fishing lakes.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £645 to £895 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 star)

phone 01359 258 444 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ty Gwyn Cottage, Llangadfan, Powys, Wales

3 bedroom Holiday Bungalow, Mid Wales.

Fantastic rural retreat, this 3 bedroom cottage benefits from an elevated hillside location along with sublime views over the Banwy valley, great base for discovering some of the best of Mid Wales.

Price range from £400 to £530 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01516783966 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Benview Holiday Lodges, Balfron Station, Lanarkshire, Scotland

3 bedroom Pine Lodge, Trossachs and Loch Lomond.

Standing beneath the Ben Ledi hills, these six wonderful wooden holiday lodges are surrounded by spectacular Scottish scenery, each with their own private garden and barbecue and some with private hot tubs, with the advantage of a restaurant, coffee shop, gift shop, hot tub and children’s play park all on site.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £450 to £895 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01360 850 001 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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