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 £330 to £375 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone +44(0)1827 872437 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 >

Little Cote, Old Newton, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Cosy and romantic luxurious cottage nestled in a two acre wildflower meadow and surrounded by farmland and undulating countryside, pet friendly with itís own private and enclosed garden.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £592 to £1132 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 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 >

The Grainary, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England

1 bedroom Barn conversion, Northern England.

Lovely one bedroom holiday home with wooden beams, a sleigh style bed and corner bath with whirlpool jets, this is an ideal choice for a romantic break, located close to the East Yorkshire coast.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £250 to £695 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 31 August 2015 to 07 September 2015; from 11 September 2015 to 09 October 2015;

phone 01262673743 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Shirehorse Barn- Poachers Hideaway, Horncastle, Louth, Lincolnshire, England

3 bedroom Farmstay, East Midlands.

This lovely 3 bedroom barn conversion is one of seven holiday cottages in a farmyard setting on a charming working farm in the Lincolnshire Wolds, with ample charm and character, this is a fantastic place to relax and unwind and those who love to fish will be in their element with private coarse fishing lakes on site.

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

Price range from £550 to £840 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01507 533555 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Partridge Cottage, Garstang, Lancashire, England

3 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, North England.

Three bedroom high quality cottage which is both family-friendly and dog-friendly with the added benefit of access to a shared tennis court and children's play area, conveniently located for discovering the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales.

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

Price range from £845 to £1200 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 31 August 2015 to 25 September 2015; from 02 October 2015 to 20 May 2016;

phone 01995 600918 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 >

Cairngorm Lodges, Dinnet nr Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

2 bedroom Log Cabins, Near the Cairngorms National Park.

A collection of 5 good quality dog-friendly log cabins nestled by woodlands, ideally located for discovering the best of Deeside and the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland.

Price range from £295.00 to £605.00 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone 07583 436040 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mendham Mill - the house over a river, Mendham, Harleston, Norfolk, England

9 bedroom Cottage Complex by the Riverside, 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 £1400 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01379 855 282 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 >

Streele Barn, Rotherfield, Sussex, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, South East.

This high quality thatched barn boasts exposed wooden beams along with a lovely garden and is set amongst extensive private farmlands in Sussex, there is an outdoor swimming pool for use in the summer months as well as a games room, making this a fabulous holiday home.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Heated from May to September and complimented by pool house with changing rooms, shower and wc.), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £1180 to £1950 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 31 August 2015 to 11 September 2015; from 18 September 2015 to 16 October 2015; from 23 October 2015 to 11 December 2015;

phone 01892 0854030 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Coulscott, Combe Martin, Devon, England

6 bedroom Farmhouse, South West.

Nestled in a wooded valley next to meadows and fields and close to Exmoor National Park and the coast, Coulscott is an award winning collection of stunning country cottages with an indoor swimming pool, hot tubs and a children's play area, this is a perfect place for families.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Own heated indoor pool on site), games room, indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £400 to £2920 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01271 88 33 39 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 >

Mulberry Rest, Newchurch, Isle of Wight, England

1 bedroom Wooden-Clad Barn Conversion, Isle of Wight.

Romantic luxurious barn conversion set within 70 acres of farmlands with lots of wildlife nearby, perfect for two with its romantic bedroom with king-size bed, within easy reach of lovely beaches and quaint seaside towns such as Newport and Shanklin.

Price range from £350 to £580 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01983 400096 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Turbine House, Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

1 bedroom Cottage, Ellary Estate.

Lovely romantic retreat, an ideal base for discovering just what makes this part of Argyll and Bute so very special.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £395 to £604 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 01880 770232 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Spennithorne Cottage, Fakenham, Norfolk, England

2 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

For a truly special rural retreat, take a look at Spennithorne Cottage, gold award winning and 4 star rated with uninterrupted countryside views, this East Anglian holiday home has plenty to recommend it.

Special features: Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £425 to £725 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 19 September 2015 to 03 October 2015; from 10 October 2015 to 17 October 2015;

phone 01328 700901 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Little Quarme Cottages, Wheddon Cross, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Self Catering Cottage, Exmoor National Park.

A collection of six holiday cottages in the Quarme Valley, in the heart of Exmoor National Park, each with their own garden, both child and pet-friendly and ideal for a quiet, relaxing break.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £220 to £675 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01643 841 249 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Dogs Welcome Cabin with fishing, 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.

Price range from £700 to £840 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 07447940106 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 £300 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 September 2015 to 28 December 2015; from 02 January 2016 to 24 June 2016;

phone 01598 710107 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Caban Iwrch, Oswestry, Powys, Wales

3 bedroom Log Cabin, Mid Wales.

Idyllic traditional log cabin set at the foot of the Berwyn mountain range in glorious open countryside with a large hot tub, private veranda and barbeque, perfectly located to try a number of outdoor pursuits such as mountain biking, hiking and white water rafting.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £380 to £950 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)


Next availability: from 26 September 2015 to 19 October 2015; from 03 November 2015 to 21 December 2015;

phone 01691 780388 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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