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 Studio, Masham, Yorkshire, England

1 bedroom Studio/Cottage, North England.

Based in an unspoilt farming hamlet, this delightful holiday cottage was formally the artist’s studio of an accomplished local painter and has a private country cottage garden with furniture and a barbeque as well as uninterrupted views over the Wensleydale countryside.

Price range from £220 to £300 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 02 May 2015 to 04 July 2015;

phone 01677 460 317 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Low Millgillhead, Lamplugh, Cumbria, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Five bedroom Georgian country house which is both child and dog-friendly, set in an acre of mature gardens in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £475 to £1995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 017687 80571 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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 >

Kittitoe Lodge, Parracombe, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage with swimming pool, North Devon.

Secluded high quality holiday lodge in Devon nestled by extensive woodlands with attractive garden plus excellent leisure facilities of indoor swimming pool and family size hot tub.

Special features: pool (on site).

Price range from £650 to £1698 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01598 76 333 9 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Weathervane Cottage at Twistgates Farm Cottages, Honiton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Devon.

Three bedroom character cottage, both family-friendly and pet-friendly, with own garden in a peaceful location by the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the Jurassic coast just a short drive away.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £330 to £895 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 09 May 2015 to 16 May 2015; from 23 May 2015 to 30 May 2015;
Next availability: from 29 April 2015 to 30 April 2015; from 09 May 2015 to 16 May 2015; from 23 May 2015 to 30 May 2015;

phone 01404 861173 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Beudy Penarddwnion Fawr, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales

2 bedroom Farmstay, Snowdonia .

Truly lovely 2 bedroom country cottage with views of the surrounding idyllic countryside and Cader Idris, located within the owner's grounds in Snowdonia National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £340 to £650 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 06 May 2015 to 09 May 2015; from 30 May 2015 to 06 June 2015; from 20 June 2015 to 27 June 2015;

phone 01341 450253 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Fisherground Lodges, Eskdale, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Pine Lodge, Lake District National Park.

Be at one with nature at this unique selection of lodges located in the tranquil and beautiful Eskdale valley in the Lake District surrounded by mountains, rivers and waterfalls.

Special features: games room.

Price range from £350 to £680 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 29 April 2015 to 22 May 2015; from 29 May 2015 to 12 June 2015; from 19 June 2015 to 31 July 2015;

phone +44(0)1946 720810 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Stable cottage, Portesham, Dorset, England

1 bedroom Rural Retreat, West Country.

Book a rural retreat break at this lovely Dorset romantic barn conversion, conveniently located on a working farm, close to idyllic countryside and the Jurassic Coast, this property is both dog-friendly and horse-friendly.

Price range from £325 to £450 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 01305 871780 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 29 April 2015 to 01 May 2015; from 08 May 2015 to 29 May 2015; from 17 July 2015 to 24 July 2015;

phone 01892 0854030 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Stretton Lakes, Oakham, Rutland, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, East Midlands.

A collection of high quality award winning log cabins each with its own private hot tub, nestled next to fishing lakes in extensive gardens and grounds, guests can fish for free during their stay.

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

Price range from £355 to £680 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01780410507 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lochside Houses West Coast, Kilmelford, by Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

3 bedroom Lochside Houses, North Scotland.

Unique collection of holiday homes many of which boast beautiful lochside views, all arranged around Loch Melfort, a private harbour and beach in Argyll and Bute.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £600.00 to £1400.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 03 May 2015 to 10 May 2015;

phone 01852 200333 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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 >

The Dairy, Kingston Barns, Shorwell, Isle of Wight, England

2 bedroom Bungalow, South Coast.

Idyllic 2 bedroom holiday barn-conversion with wood burner and underfloor heating on a small working farm, dog-friendly, child-friendly and even horse-friendly by arrangement, close to the pretty village of Shorwell.

Price range from £495 to £665 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 0771 709 8836 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 29 April 2015 to 09 May 2015; from 23 May 2015 to 25 May 2015; from 30 May 2015 to 06 June 2015;

phone 01328 700901 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 >

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 £750 to £1975 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 29 May 2015 to 05 June 2015;

phone 01308 424116 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 >

The Grove Cottages, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

8 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia - Constable Country.

The Grove Cottages offer a fine collection of romantic retreats, rural country cottages, luxurious cottages and historical cottages in Suffolk and Essex, most of their properties are dog-friendly and ideal for those with pets.

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

Price range from £306 to £735 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

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

Palmers, Whitby, Yorkshire, England

4 bedroom Cottage complex, North York Moors National Park.

Fantastic holiday home set in a secure garden of half an acre within the North York Moors National Park, where you can look out towards the sea from the garden.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £470 to £1050 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 29 April 2015 to 24 July 2015; from 31 July 2015 to 07 August 2015;

phone 01947 840263 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Carp Cottage for fishing holidays, Doddington, Lincolnshire, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Nottinghamshire.

Escape for a chilled out holiday at Carp Cottage, situated conveniently close to several fishing lakes and part of a small collection of three welcoming holiday cottages on a working farm, with a swimming pool on site, this is a great place to relax and enjoy a spot of fishing.

Special features: pool (There is a swimming pool that is shared by guests in all three of our fishing cottages).

Price range from £289.00 to £598.00 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 29 April 2015 to 23 May 2015; from 31 May 2015 to 29 June 2015; from 07 July 2015 to 17 July 2015;

phone 01522 703406 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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