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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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 £725 to £2250 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 10 December 2016 to 16 December 2016;

phone 01308 424116 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 December 2016 to 19 December 2016; from 22 December 2016 to 23 December 2016; from 07 January 2017 to 13 January 2017;

phone 07967 048255 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Durstone Cottages, Hereford, Herefordshire, England

9 bedroom Cottage Complex, Heart of England.

Collection of five rural holiday cottages with a shared games room located in the unspoilt Herefordshire countryside.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1700 to £4450 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 22 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 11 December 2016 to 16 December 2016; from 19 December 2016 to 23 December 2016; from 02 January 2017 to 13 January 2017;

phone 01885400221 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 minutesí 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 10 December 2016 to 16 December 2016;
Late availability: from 10 December 2016 to 16 December 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 >

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 >

Llanfendigaid, Aberdyfi, Gwynedd, Wales

9 bedroom Mansion, Cardigan Bay.

Historical self-catering mansion house with 9 bedrooms with an impressive high quality interior and shared access to a heated indoor swimming pool, nestled in 16 acres of grounds and gardens within the naturally stunning scenery of Snowdonia National Park, just half a mile from the coast.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor Heated Pool (Stand alone in the orchard)).

Price range from £1928 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 17 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 12 December 2016 to 17 December 2016; from 20 December 2016 to 21 December 2016; from 02 January 2017 to 06 January 2017;

phone 07463441455 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Gothic Mansion, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

14 bedroom Large Historical Holiday House, South West England.

Historical 14 bedroom holiday house set in an acre of gardens near the heart of Bristol, sleeping up to 50 people in elegant accommodation, ideal for special family get-togethers, birthday parties or special celebrations (hen party bookings may be possible by arrangement).

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £2000 to £4500 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 50 people in 14 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 00447733023775 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Secluded Meadow Byre, Littledean, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Cotswolds.

Lavishly converted stone farm dairy in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean, forest walks available from your barn door, an abundance of wildlife, spot the wild boar in the surrounding woodlands, pet-friendly with wood burning stove, under-floor heating and private courtyard.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £692 to £1351 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 11 December 2016 to 22 December 2016; from 06 January 2017 to 10 August 2017; from 18 August 2017 to 08 September 2017;

phone 01594 827 311 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Stanway House, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Cotswolds.

Lovely large stone-built holiday cottage with 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and country views, ideal for large groups of friends or family, with a lovely rural location only 2 miles from Stow-on-the-Wold in the Cotswolds.

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

Price range from £1490 to £2880 per week
Sleeps from 16 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 12 December 2016 to 16 December 2016; from 19 December 2016 to 21 December 2016; from 05 January 2017 to 06 January 2017;

phone 07852322605 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 11 December 2016 to 23 December 2016; from 30 December 2016 to 07 April 2017; from 14 April 2017 to 22 December 2017;

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

Large Devonshire Barn with Hot Tub, Axminster, Devon, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

Six bedroom Devonshire barn conversion in the Axe Valley with high quality interiors, ideal for large groups, big families or hen parties.

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

Price range from £3600 to £3600 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 11 December 2016 to 13 January 2017; from 15 January 2017 to 27 January 2017; from 29 January 2017 to 03 February 2017;

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

Woodend Schoolhouse, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, North England.

Glorious stone-built cottage standing on its own in the Lake District National Park with spectacular views across the surrounding countryside, recently refurbished and offering comfortable character accommodation with special touches such as a wrought iron style four poster bed, this is a great place to stay for two people on a romantic break.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £540 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone 0800 772 3101 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: free internet access, 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 11 December 2016 to 23 December 2016;

phone 01354 740199 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


Special Offer: from 10 December 2016 to 31 December 2016; from 16 December 2016 to 19 December 2016;
Late availability: from 15 December 2016 to 19 December 2016;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Broman's Barn, Colchester, Essex, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Part of the Grove Cottages collection, Bromans Barn is a romantic cottage for two situated on a farm close to Mersea Islandís Nature Reserve.

Price range from £399 to £640 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 >

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 >

Signature Dream Lodge- Norfolk Park, North Walsham, Norfolk, England

2 bedroom Lodges, East Anglia.

Conveniently situated between the Norfolk Coast and the Norfolk Broads, this holiday park of holiday lodges is a great place for experiencing that lovely holiday feel you get with a holiday lodge, all in a fantastic location for discovering some of the best of Norfolk close by, rent a Signature Holiday Lodge for those all important luxury touches.

Special features: pool (Outdoor swimming pool on site).

Price range from £419 to £1395 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01279 905 881 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rower Fort, Honiton, Devon, England

8 bedroom Castle, West Country.

Unique Devonshire fairytale tower house with 8 bedrooms, with a location within 12 acres of gardens and grounds, a hot tub and indoor heated swimming pool, this is a very special place to stay.

Special features: free internet access, pool (In separate barn conversion within grounds. ), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £3995 to £4595 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 11 December 2016 to 22 December 2016; from 08 April 2017 to 18 April 2017; from 28 April 2017 to 02 May 2017;

phone 07879 635198 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Borleymere Shepherds Hut, Long Melford, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Shepherds Hut, East Anglia.

Get back to nature with a stay at Borleymere Shepherds Hut in Suffolk and appreciate the tranquil meadow setting with views over nearby woodlands.

Price range from £499 to £688 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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

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