Remote Cottage Holiday Destinations in England
Looking for inspiration on where to discover in England on a remote cottage break? Although quite heavily populated in the towns and cities, escape to the countryside and more far off corners of the country and you can still find remote holiday destinations that will appeal to those in search of solitude and natural beauty. From unspoilt national parks to areas of outstanding natural beauty, here are our best picks of 5 of England’s best areas for remote cottage breaks.
Escape to the north east of England to Northumberland; an unspoilt area with rich heritage and stunning countryside. More sparsely populated than many areas of England, if you are after the road less travelled and a quieter pace of life, Northumberland could be the perfect choice.
Discover the vast landscape of Northumberland National Park with its hills, fields and moorlands, and also Hadrian’s wall country where you can visit Roman ruins and heritage sites. Another top beauty spot to discover in Northumberland is Kielder Water and Forest Park. Also in this county are fascinating historical castles and unspoilt beaches with sandy shores. Due to its remote nature, Northumberland is still quite a well kept secret – shhh!
2. Lake District
Although reasonably remote, the beauty of the Lake District and Cumbria is renowned so if you want to visit whilst the area is not awash with tourists, you will want to discover the more tranquil lesser known corners, and where possible visit outside of peak summer season.
Quieter parts where you can enjoy peace and tranqullity include the remote valleys of Buttermere and Ennerdale, where you can discover lesser-known fells, and quieter lakes, such as Loweswater and Crummock Water.
3. Cornwall’s Lizard Peninsula
Far from the typical tourist path, the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall is an area of lush greenery and rugged coastlines where you can meet the locals and experience a bygone taste of Cornwall.
4. The Norfolk Broads
One of the most beautiful areas of England, the Norfolk Broads are well known, but head to the quieter spots and the smaller villages and you can discover more remote parts of the Norfolk Broads.
Take to a boat to explore the waterways, rivers and lakes and you can truly find hidden areas far from the crowds, along with birds, fields and countryside. This is a great part of England to enjoy walking by the riverside, relaxing and boating, in a remote and idyllic part of England.
5. The Yorkshire Dales
Escape to northern England and discover the Yorkshire Dales National Park with its rolling hills, limestone landscapes, and pretty stone villages. Whether you like walking, hiking or cycling, there are remote valleys, scenic trails and historical sites to explore in this naturally beautiful area. If you want to experience solitude and natural beauty, this tranquil area has lots to offer.
These remote holiday destinations in England provide an opportunity to escape the crowds and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Whether you're seeking solitude, want to enjoy outdoor pursuits or discover natural beauty, choose from any of these remote destinations for a tranquil cottage break.