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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River House Coastal Cottage, Sneem, County Kerry, South West , Sneem, Kerry, Ireland

6 bedroom Riverside Holiday House, South West Ireland.

With river views and a very comfortable high quality interior which includes granite work tops in the kitchen and a Jacuzzi bath, this is a luxury Irish holiday home and could be a great base for discovering some of the best of Kerry on a cottage holiday.

Price range from £327 to £1109 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 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 >

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 25 August 2016 to 27 August 2016; from 03 September 2016 to 12 September 2016; from 19 September 2016 to 22 October 2016;

phone 01398 371595 emailClick here to email owner more info >

River View Barn, Bath, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Cottage, Bath.

Stylish and high quality barn conversion with 6 bedrooms (3 of which are en-suite) with a number of special features such as an outdoor hot tub and mood lighting, conveniently located behind electric gates amongst stunning countryside close to Bath.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1800 to £3000 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 26 August 2016 to 30 August 2016;

phone 01747811243 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 >

Bilshay Farmhouse, Bridport, Dorset, England

4 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, South West.

Beautiful picture-perfect self-catering farmhouse with 4 bedrooms, a high quality interior, original features and a large garden from which you can soak up fabulous views of the nearby fields and farmlands, the Jurassic coast and Bridport are but a short drive away.

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

Price range from £975 to £2450 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 05 September 2016 to 09 September 2016; from 19 September 2016 to 23 September 2016; from 26 September 2016 to 07 October 2016;

phone 01308 424116 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 29 August 2016 to 02 September 2016; from 05 September 2016 to 09 September 2016; from 23 September 2016 to 26 September 2016;

phone 01354 740199 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Westcliffe House - Luxury Holiday Homes in Rothbury, Rothbury, Northumberland, England

3 bedroom Luxury Apartments, Northumberland National Park.

Westcliffe House is a beautiful Country House that has been lovingly converted into stunning, luxury holiday homes.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £250 to £695 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01669 627157 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


Special Offer: from 24 August 2016 to 29 August 2016;

phone 01516783966 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 >

Burnfoot Holiday Cottages, Rothbury, Northumberland, England

5 bedroom Cottage Complex, Northumberland National Park.

A fantastic collection of high quality Northumbrian cottages for those looking to stay somewhere special, boasting uninterrupted views of the Cheviot Hills and in a great location for visiting both Northumberland's National Park and the stunning Northumbrian coast.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £245 to £1950 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 0191 2811900 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

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bluebell Cottage, Firbank, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Lake District.

Idyllic romantic cottage for two with luxurious furnishings, situated in a peaceful Cumbrian valley close to the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £495 to £650 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 17 September 2016 to 24 September 2016; from 01 October 2016 to 22 October 2016; from 29 October 2016 to 17 November 2016;

phone 01539 621 087 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 >

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)


Special Offer: from 25 August 2016 to 28 August 2016;

phone 00447733023775 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Pet-Friendly Barn Conversion near Axminster, Axminster, Devon, England

2 bedroom Holiday Home, West Country.

Barn conversion holiday home with exposed stone walls located on a small development of luxury holiday homes on what was originally a dairy farm in East Devon, these holiday homes are surrounded by glorious countryside.

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

Price range from £680.00 to £1000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 03 September 2016 to 16 September 2016;

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

The Piggeries, Garstang, Lancashire, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, 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)


Next availability: from 30 August 2016 to 31 August 2016; from 05 September 2016 to 07 October 2016; from 10 October 2016 to 28 December 2016;

phone 01995 600918 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Luggs Barn, Honiton, Devon, England

4 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Beautiful 4 bedroom barn conversion in a lovely rural setting in the Blackdown Hills with large private garden, both family-friendly and pet-friendly, discover the moors and stunning coast on day trips out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £850 to £1550 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 05 September 2016 to 09 September 2016; from 12 September 2016 to 16 September 2016; from 26 September 2016 to 30 September 2016;

phone 07719709937 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Fox Den - Fields End Water, March, Cambridgeshire, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, East Anglia.

A romantic log cabin for adults only, pet friendly & furnished to a high specification with wood-burner and private outdoor hot-tub surrounded by picturesque lakes and stunning green countryside.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £390 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 29 August 2016 to 02 September 2016;
Next availability: from 29 August 2016 to 02 September 2016; from 21 October 2016 to 24 October 2016;

phone 01354 740199 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 >

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