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The Natural Appeal of Remote and Isolated UK Cottage Breaks

Remote and isolated cottage holidays have always been popular with those who like to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, recharge their batteries and get away from it all for a while. With the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, these sorts of holiday cottages are currently even more sought after by Britons looking to escape for a while.

Escape, Relax and Unwind

Escape to the country

Holiday homes in remote locations represent the chance to get closer to the natural world, and appreciate the beauty of the simple things in life; like waking up to the chirp of birdsong, watching the sunset over the horizon and seeing wildlife like squirrels or rabbits as they merrily hop around. There’s a kind of mindfulness in a remote cottage break; where you can be at one with nature and really appreciate a series of small pleasures and feeling at one with the natural world.

Connect with the Natural World

In these troubled times, getting closer to nature and away from the town and city could be a great choice. Although some scientists believe coronavirus is mostly spread via respiratory droplets, current UK government advice to avoid catching the virus includes maintaining good hygiene and frequent hand washing.

Most holiday homes are upping their cleaning practices during this time; but take your own bleach wipes and take your own precautions too to be doubly safe (let the owner or agency know when booking that you plan to do additional sanitising particularly of any high use areas like door-handles, TV controls etc, as they may even be able to supply you with sanitising products to reassure you). Ask if they will be supplying soap at the property. By taking sensible precautions you can enjoy a remote holiday, where you can to some extent escape the current crisis.

Choose destinations where you really can hide away with your loved ones, take walks along deserted beaches or quiet countryside and escape from city and town life and ease your mind.

Best Remote Cottage Holiday Destinations in Wales

When it comes to remote breaks, Wales with its miles and miles of unspoilt countryside, mountains and valleys could be the ideal choice. Options in terms of remote holiday homes in Wales include farmhouses, barn conversions and rural retreats.

Some of the most remote places to escape to in Wales include the Isle of Anglesey, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Gwynedd, Conwy and Denbighshire. Choose holiday homes in isolated or secluded settings where you can be on your own with your family or partner.

Remote and Isolated Holiday Homes in Wales

Ideal Places for Remote Cottage Breaks in Scotland

By virtue of its geographical location, Scotland is a more remote holiday destination than either Wales or England. Whether you’re looking to stay by the coast or hide away in the countryside, there are a great number of choices of remote holiday destinations in Scotland.

Places where you can truly get away from it all include the Scottish Highlands, the outer Hebrides, the Isle of Skye, Argyll and Bute, and Morayshire.

For true getaways choose isolated farm cottages, barn conversions, rural retreats and lodges. Always check before booking whether the property is in an isolated setting, far from other properties.

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Best Remote Cottage Holiday Destinations in England

England’s more remote destinations include places like Herefordshire, Shropshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland.

Although counties like Herefordshire and Shropshire are landlocked, choose to stay in Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Yorkshire, Durham or Northumberland and you have the choice of staying either by the coast or in the countryside. At each of these places if you choose the right locations you can escape from the throng and find quieter tranquil places far from lots of other people.

Choices of places to stay include rural retreats, farm cottages, barn conversions and hideaways. Choose isolated properties in England set on their own where you can get away from others and discover a remote unspoilt landscape on days out.

Remote cottage holidays in England

Wherever you choose to escape to on a remote break in the UK, we recommend speaking to the agency or owner before booking to ensure that the property and location fully meet your requirements. Above all have a happy and safe holiday.

Easter Holiday Inspiration 2020

Planning a cottage break for Easter 2020 and in search of ideas and inspiration? Wherever you want to holiday in Great Britain, whether in England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland, the UK is home to some beautiful holiday destinations and some fascinating places.

Easter bunny
Enjoy the joys of spring with an Easter break

At Easter time when spring flowers like crocuses and daffodils are starting to appear and brighter skies are starting to show, exploring the UK can really help to put a spring in your step. There is also tons going on in the UK over Easter which makes it quite an exciting time to get away, with numerous Easter egg hunt events on up and down the country. Searching for Easter eggs is a real favourite with families.

Entertaining Easter Holidays

Particularly when it comes to family holidays, booking a holiday cottage with some entertainment facilities can be a real godsend. Having entertainment facilities on hand at a holiday rental can be great for bonding with friends and family and there’s nothing that quite compares to lots of fun and giggles on holiday.
home cinema room


Cottages with Cinema Rooms for Avid Movie Watchers

For families and friends in search of a self-catering cottage with something extra to offer, renting a holiday home with a cinema room can be a great choice. Whether you watch or buy a film on Netflix, Sky or Amazon, or whether you choose to take a favourite DVD with you away to watch, enjoying a home cinema style experience on holiday can help with making those special holiday memories.

Cottages with a Movie Room

Remember to buy and pack the popcorn and any sweet snacks to enjoy a real cinema style experience whilst away.

Games Rooms for Fun Easter Holidays

Rentals with games rooms are particularly popular, both with groups of friends and family. Facilities vary from property to property. Some holiday homes have pool tables, table football and table tennis whereas others may have just the one snooker table, it all depends.

Irrespective of the exact games facilities on offer, one thing in common across all is the fun that can be enjoyed with these sorts of games facilities. Games such as pool, snooker, table football and table tennis can be great for bringing out competitive spirit in friends and family, and you’ll quickly see who wants to keep score!

Properties with Games Rooms

Inspiring Easter Holidays

For a truly inspiring Easter holiday, perhaps for a romantic break or a getaway with friends, you may want to stay in one of Britain’s areas of outstanding natural beauty for truly stunning scenery. These landscapes are renowned for being truly beautiful and inspiring places. Britain’s National Parks are also popular with groups of families and friends, particularly with those who love to explore the great outdoors.

Wake up to Good Views on an Easter Holiday

countryside views
For more inspiration on holiday and the feel good factor, renting a holiday home with good views can be a great choice. Whether for you the perfect experience is gazing out to sea, watching the light reflecting on a lake or watching the sunset over fields and farmlands, there are some truly inspiring holiday homes with beautiful views in Britain with views you’ll never tire off.
Properties with Good Views

Relaxing Easter Breaks

Bubbly indoor hot tub
For many people, holidays, including Easter represent a chance to relax and unwind. Many of us have such frenetic jobs and lifestyles nowadays that nothing compares with the idea of relaxing and taking it easy on holiday. For holidaymakers who love the idea of a touch of luxury and pampering this Easter, renting a holiday home with leisure facilities could be the perfect choice.

Cottages with Indoor Hot Tubs

Although at Easter time, the weather is starting to brighten up, for those who want to stay cosy and warm on a break, renting a holiday home with an indoor hot tub where you don’t have to brave the outdoors to get to your bubbly relaxing spa bath could be the perfect choice.

Indoor Pools for Relaxed Easter Breaks

Again, although Easter is warmer than Christmas time and signifies the start of Spring, it is usually far from hot in the UK. Therefore renting a property with an outdoor pool is not really an option and for maximum enjoyment and relaxation, holiday homes with indoor pools are popular.
Properties with these sorts of facilities are popular with both groups of friends and family and are sought after by those who like to keep fit and by those who just like to splash around, relax and unwind on holiday (if you like to splash and have fun, book a property with a private pool where you have the facilities to yourselves).

Cottage rentals with an indoor pool

There’s such a great range of options when it comes to staycation holidays in the UK now. We hope we’ve inspired you with the range of options available to book for your Easter break and hope you have a wonderful Easter in 2020.