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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The Sherriffs, Kington, Herefordshire, England

8 bedroom Farmstay, Heart of England.

A splendid Grade II listed Country House located in a tranquil and isolated setting close to open farmlands with lovely mature gardens all around and a beautiful sun terrace, modernised in opulent style yet retaining much of its original character.

Special features: games room.

Price range from £1785 to £4150 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01544 340 241 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 >

Higher Spreacombe Bridleway Cottage, Braunton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

Lovely 3 bedroom barn conversion, one of two holiday cottages at Higher Spreadcombe Farm, nestled by beautiful meadowlands yet just one mile from Woolacombe beach, discover some of the best of the north Devonshire coast and countryside on holiday here.

Price range from £400.00 to £640.00 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01271 870 443 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


Late availability: from 01 July 2016 to 04 July 2016;

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

Lios Dana Lodge, Annascaul, Kerry, Ireland

6 bedroom cottage, overlooking Dingle Bay.

Fantastic large coastal cottage with impressive sea and beach views, located very close to Dingle Bay, ideal for large families, groups or special get togethers.

Special features: games room.

Price range from £1150 to £1350 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone +353-66-9158223 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ellary Cottages, Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

3 bedroom Cottage, West Coast Scotland - Mid Argyll.

A collection of high quality cottages, most of which are beautifully located right next to the sea, in secluded settings in gorgeous Argyll and Bute in Scotland.

Price range from £298 to £705 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 July 2016 to 24 August 2016;

phone 01880 770232 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Orchard Cottage, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Stylish and cosy 2 bedroom holiday cottage with character and quirky features in abundance including a stunning inglenook fireplace and reclaimed wooden floors with views over the lovely orchard and surrounding unspoilt countryside.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £538 to £882 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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

Luxurious 2 Bedroom Holiday Barn, Axminster, Devon, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

Escape to this welcoming and luxurious 2 bedroom holiday barn, nestled by the East Devon countryside and the Blackdown Hills, yet just a short drive from the coast.

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

Price range from £800 to £1200 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 01 July 2016 to 15 July 2016;

phone 01245 425 718 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


Special Offer: from 01 July 2016 to 04 July 2016;
Next availability: from 02 July 2016 to 04 July 2016; from 08 July 2016 to 29 July 2016; from 01 August 2016 to 12 August 2016;

phone 01354 740199 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Grove Farm, Bramfield, Suffolk, England

14 bedroom Large Country House, East Anglia.

There are four stylish holiday homes with charming original features at Grove Farm, all in a lovely rural setting close to Southwold and the Heritage coastline.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £650 to £3250 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 29 people in 14 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07751 268 180 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Welcombe Cottage, Welcombe, Devon, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

With it's views to the sea from many rooms, outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, Welcombe Cottage sleeping 18 is a property that offers our guests an opportunity to gather in a very special place for a truly memorable cottage holiday.

Special features: free internet access, pool (in garden), games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1400 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01237 475118 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 02 July 2016 to 22 December 2016;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Romantic Retreat at Gavinburn Cottages, Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Central Scotland.

Escape and treat the one you love to a romantic break at this high quality couple's cottage next to the Kilpatrick Hills and within walking distance of the Forth and Clyde Canal, this is a fantastic high quality romantic retreat just 15 minutes' car ride from the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and a mere 30 minutes' train ride from Glasgow.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £390 to £470 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01389 841815 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Granary, Dunsby, Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

2 bedroom Holiday Home, Lincolnshire Fens.

Two bedroom rural retreat with private garden, farmland views and high quality accommodation on a small Lincolnshire farmstead, ideal for a tranquil break.

Price range from £250 to £425 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 04 July 2016 to 15 July 2016; from 29 July 2016 to 30 September 2016; from 17 October 2016 to 09 May 2017;

phone 01775 640 412 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Three Gates Farm, Tiverton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, near Exmoor National Park.

A collection of five holiday cottages with excellent shared leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, a sauna and a play area for children, all in a tranquil rural setting close to Exmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool (33ft indoor heated swimming pool on site), games room.

Price range from £315 to £1185 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01398 331280 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 >

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


Special Offer: from 01 August 2016 to 05 August 2016;
Late availability: from 01 August 2016 to 12 August 2016;

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

The Piggeries, Garstang, Lancashire, England

4 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, North England.

Impressive 4 bedroom holiday cottage with outstanding views out across the countryside toward the Cumbrian coast, 5 star and gold-award winning for when only the very best will do.

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

Price range from £1650 to £2750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 9 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Late availability: from 01 July 2016 to 15 July 2016;

phone 01995 600918 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mendham Mill - a fabulous holiday home over a river, Mendham, Harleston, Norfolk, England

4 bedroom Unusual, Norfolk Suffolk border .

Nestled in a beautiful valley and surrounded by over 250 acres of water meadows in the grounds of one of Englandís most historic watermills, these four award winning cottages even have a rowing boat and canoes on site to fully experience the beauty and serenity of this picturesque river valley.

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

Price range from £400 to £1500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01379 855 282 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rainsbury House Exmoor, Upton, Taunton, Somerset, England

7 bedroom Barn (Split in to 2 Separate Holiday Barns), Exmoor National Park.

Two luxurious holiday barns set by extensive woodlands and pastures with wonderful countryside views in Exmoor National Park, with badminton court, indoor table tennis and access to an outdoor hot tub for relaxing holidays.

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

Price range from £2075 to £3530 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 13 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 05 July 2016 to 22 July 2016; from 22 August 2016 to 12 September 2016; from 16 September 2016 to 22 October 2016;

phone 01398 371595 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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