Best Destinations in the UK for Remote Cottage Breaks

What can be better than tranquil countryside views and bright sunshine smiling down on your break away? A retreat to reconnect with nature could be the perfect idea for your next holiday, and with Country Cottages Online you can explore the country and find an idyllic destination for your cottage break.

If you’re looking for ideas of Best Destinations for Remote Holidays then read on for some of our best picks including:

  • The Scottish Islands including Isle of Skye, Orkney and Shetland
  • Pembrokeshire and Snowdonia in Wales
  • Cornwall’s Lizard Peninsula

Explore the sublime natural haven of the Scottish Isles

There isn’t anything quite as beautiful as the magnificent scenery of Scotland, where you can trek across the highlands and discover outstanding landscapes. Reconnect with your inner self and find peace as you gaze out across the country from a high peak or spot some grazing highland cattle in the distance.

Discover a Different Kind of Light on a Remote Break on the Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye coastline, photo by Derek Fogg

The Isle of Skye is a particular attraction; look out for seals and whales, jumping across glimmering seascapes. It’s a place of unique magic (voted one of the best island destinations in the world in a recent National Geographic survey!) with unbeatable scenery and celestial skies all to be enjoyed from one of our cottages, whether you want to stay in a charming boathouse or a lovely cabin.

Wildlife Watch in Orkney or Shetland

Orkney Isles
Stunning Orkey Isles

The Orkney islands are another gorgeous destination to explore, where you can head back to your roots and discover the stone circles and exquisite examples of wildlife. Orkney also has a fascinating culture if you want to reconnect with your spiritual side; it’s got plenty of ancient history, from the pagan neolithic gems to historic catholic traditions.

Shetland Islands in Scotland
Amazing Shetland Isles

If you’re looking to rediscover nature then there’s no place better than the Scottish Isles – Shetland is another amazing destination, having an outstanding reputation for spotting whales (even orcas). Pick a cottage overlooking the natural scenes on this remote island and explore the sandy beaches and castles while you’re at it!

Immerse yourself in the Nature and Mountain Scenery in Remote Wales

Snowdonia National Park
Snowdonia’s stunning mountain scenery

Wales is the dream for anyone looking to walk amongst nature and explore all the highest peaks on offer; whether you’re venturing around Snowdonia National Park or the Brecon Beacons, there’s idyllic scenery to find and savour. Pick a home from home around Brecon Beacons national park and take walks around the mountains and moorlands, or catch a sighting of unique attractions such as the standing stones in Lila Valley or stunning iron age hill forts.

Snowdonia or Pembrokeshire are two more memorable locations for a remote break; Snowdonia is Wales’s largest national park, from which you can experience both the stunning Welsh countryside and the glittering waters of the coast. Pembrokeshire is home to unique coves and sandy beaches to play in, as well as several islands where you can experience beautiful hotspots for wildlife; Skomer Island is particularly well suited for bird lovers! There are plenty of self-catering cottages in and near these glorious national parks, whether you are looking for accommodation for a large party looking for a break away or an intimate retreat just for two.

Explore a Road Less Travelled along Cornwall’s Lizard Peninsula

Cornwalls Lizard Peninsula Coastline
Kynance Cove along the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall

Cornwall is a truly stunning and special part of England, but is quite remote from much of England. Cornwall is of course one of the UK’s top holiday destinations, and not renowned for remote holidays. However, visit Cornwall’s Lizard Peninsula and you can escape to a road less travelled, away from typical tourist resorts. With beautiful flora and fauna, the Lizard Peninsula is somewhat of a hidden gem with a lush untouched feel where you can discover tranquil villages with locals, unspoilt beaches and lush greenery. If you want to escape from it all, even in peak season, the Lizard Peninsula makes for a great remote holiday destination.

Whatever part of the UK you’re thinking of discovering on a remote break, from the Scottish Islands to Wales or may be Cornwall’s Lizard Peninsula, you can’t beat the secluded gems of the countryside. It’s the perfect space to decompress on a well-deserved break; so what are you waiting for, find your dream holiday destination!