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Remote Holiday Cottages

Are you looking for a holiday cottage in which to isolate yourself away from the usual crowds of tourists?

If you have missed out this year on your summer holiday and are now dreaming of an off-grid cottage in which to switch off and relax, then we have searched high and low for the most isolated holiday cottages in the UK for your retreat.

Our selection of secluded cottages are the perfect way to escape the crowds and social distance with ease, ranging from luxury cottages miles away from the nearest human, to gloriously remote boltholes and quirky stays in the middle of nowhere, with something to suit everyone.

Take this opportunity to let your worries drift away and secure the staycation holiday that you have been longing for with a stay at one of our remote holiday cottages in the UK.

Read on the discover 12 of our most remote UK holiday cottages…

1. Lough Island Reavy Cottage (Ref. 1011860), Kilcoo, County Down

Lough Island Reavy Cottage

Discover our first remote holiday cottage in the heart of the Mourne Mountains, the highest and most dramatic mountain range in Northern Ireland.

This detached cottage overlooks the beautiful Lough Island Reavy, with the only neighbours being the cows grazing in the surroundings fields, promising a peaceful spot for that long-awaited UK holiday that you have been seeking.

This remote cottage sleeps two people, making a romantic bolthole for a couple in pursuit of the nearby designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Mourne Mountains, perfect for days of exploring, minus the flocks of tourists.

2. Sobrachan (Ref. 970960), Kilmartin, Argyll & The Isles


Enjoying a captivating position, overlooking the unspoiled Loch Awe and Ben Cruachan Mountain, is this remote cottage in Scotland.

Set in a private 10-acre semi-landscaped woodland garden, boasting streams, waterfalls, decorative bridges, and even a suspension bridge across its gorge, Sobrachan is the perfect spot for that escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

With five bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, a utility room, multiple dining areas and an open-plan lounge area, all completed to the highest of standards, with underfloor heating, this remote holiday cottage is perfect for bringing friends and families together to enjoy a sense of tranquillity.

Continuing to impress, look forward to savouring a moment of relaxation by dipping into the hot tub, perfectly positioned for showcasing astounding views of the loch, mountains and garden.

The nearest shop is 16.8 miles away, so be sure to stock up on essentials and treats before venturing to this isolated cottage.

3. Braes of Foss Farmhouse (Ref. 966025), Braes of Foss, Angus & Fife

Braes of Foss Farmhouse

The secluded treasure of Braes of Foss Farmhouse can be found three miles from the nearest neighbours, in the grounds of a working farm.

Tucked at the foot of the Schiehallion Mountain, this remote holiday cottage in Scotland comes with four bedrooms situated on the ground floor and on the first floor, with zip/link features so that you can alter the sleeping arrangement to suit the needs of your group.

The rooms have been designed with a touch of opulence and the two woodburning stoves in the social areas are much welcomed during the winter months.

If you can tear yourself away from this cottage, be sure to climb the Schiehallion Mountain or visit Loch Rannoch, which is popular for swimming, kayaking and fishing, each promising excellent socially distanced days out.

4. Bryn Eiddon Log Cabin (Ref. 1018963), Aberhosan near Machynlleth, Mid Wales

Bryn Eiddon Log Cabin

Encompassed by rolling fields, countryside delights and 10 acres of private woodland for you to enjoy just 200 metres away, is our next remote UK holiday cottage.

Soak up the glorious scenery, which surrounds the property, before you enter into the open-plan living room of this log cabin, which acts as a wonderful social space for the family to gather of an evening, whether it be for baking, dining, playing board games or simply lighting up the fire and reclining on the sofa.

During the summer months, open up the patio doors to allow a cool breeze to filter into the room and to allow a seamless integration from the outside in. Step onto the decked patio, where you will find your own private hot tub, making a great spot for watching the sunset and to stargaze at the dark skies when night falls.

5. Hoppers Barn (Ref. 1038366), Holsworthy, Devon

Discover this secluded cottage on the historic Dunsdon Farm, noted in the Doomsday Book, situated a short distance away from the stunning north Cornwall coastline.

Hoppers Barn boasts an enviable position, offering a great base for families to call home as they enjoy a remote holiday but also within striking distance of the beautiful beaches of Cornwall and the sublime Devonshire countryside.

Enjoying a reverse-level layout to make the most of the rural views, the open-plan living room can be found on the first floor, where the characterful exposed beams frame the contemporary furnishings and provide everything you could possibly need to enjoy a break off-the-beaten-track.

Light up the fire on a winter’s evening and snuggle up on the plush sofas with a good book in hand.

On the ground floor are three elegantly appointed bedrooms, comprising a king-size with en-suite shower, basin, and WC and two twin bedrooms, all boasting their own TVs, perfect for those Sunday morning lie-ins.

6. Nant Y Gwernan (Ref. 1008056), Dolgellau, North Wales

Nant Y Gwernan

Boasting a captivating lakeside position at the foot of the Cader Idris Mountain is our next isolated cottage in the UK, Nant Y Gwernan.

Originally built as an old dairy, this stunning property has since been transformed into a superb holiday accommodation for those wishing to explore the surrounding countryside or to simply get away from it all and relax amongst the picturesque scenery.

Inside, you will be delighted by the light-filled rooms and the open-plan living room boasts sliding patio doors, which truly brings the outside in and frames the views of the lake and opposite woodland.

In here, you will find a well-equipped kitchen, a sociable dining space and an inviting sitting area, complete with an alluring gas log-effect fire and a Smart TV with Sky for entertainment, perfect for those relaxing evenings or whiling away a couple of hours during a rainy day.

The highlight of the property is the garden, thanks to its waterside location and an abundance of shrubs and flowers, which attracts several beautiful dragonflies, so look forward to enjoying a spot of alfresco dining with this stunning backdrop.

7. Old Higher Lighthouse Stopes Cottage (Ref. 12494), Portland Bill, Dorset

Old Higher Lighthouse Branscombe Lodge

Found in one of the most peaceful and stunning locations on Dorset’s rugged Jurassic Coast is this secluded holiday cottage, the Old Higher Lighthouse Stopes Cottage.

This quirky base is linked to the sympathetically restored 18th century lighthouse, which was once the home of Dr Marie Stopes and visited by George Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells and Thomas Hardy.

The remote cottage enjoys captivating sea views from the south-facing sitting room, kitchen and twin bedroom, as well as access to the observatory at the top of the lighthouse, from where there are stunning seascapes.

If you are seeking a secluded base where you can catch up with loved ones, this is the perfect choice, as it can be booked together with a detached Grade II listed lodge (shown in the bottom left photo, Ref. 12497).

So secure your stay and look forward to stunning views and making use of the seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi.

8. Wolvesacre Mill Cottage (Ref. 18947), Agden near Whitchurch, Shropshire

Wolvesacre Mill Cottage

Nestled on the Welsh side of the brook, which flows close by and creates a border between Wales and England, is this traditionally-styled detached former miller’s cottage, Wolvesacre Mill Cottage.

The property can be found upon the private Iscoyd Park Estate in the quiet hamlet of Agden, accessed via a well-made track, making it a wonderful remote holiday cottage in the UK for you and your family to enjoy.

The traditional cottage is equipped with everything you could possibly need for a secluded break, including a well-equipped kitchen with a handy washing machine and tumble dryer, a dining room and a sitting room, where you can look forward to lighting up the fire and tuning into the TV.

From the doorstep of this secluded holiday cottage, you can walk the Maelor Way long distance footpath, running from Grindley Brook, which connects the Sandstone Trail, South Cheshire Way, the Marches Way and Llangollen Canal towpath, promising a plethora of days out exploring the surrounding countryside.

9. Ysgubor Tyddyn Isaf (Ref. 926235), Derwen, North Wales


Overlooking the Welsh valleys on the outskirts of Derwen, in between Ruthin and Corwen, is this impressive stone-built barn conversion, Ysgubor Tyddyn Isaf.

Soak up your rural surroundings before entering into the hub of the home, boasting several resting spots and a large bespoke dining table, offering a wonderful social space for your family to gather to enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal and toast to a wonderful isolated holiday in the UK.

Further enjoy the stunning scenery of this dwelling by dipping into the bubbling hot tub, positioned perfectly on the patio, whilst the chef of the group lights up the barbecue to cook up a summertime treat.

For things to do, be sure to explore the magnitude of walks within North Wales, including the beauty of the Snowdonia National Park, or if you prefer to get around on two wheels, venture to Llandegla Moors for some thrilling scenes.

10. St Piran’s Point (Ref. 1026270), Holywell Bay, Cornwall

St Piran's Point

A wildly romantic, detached barn conversion in one of the most exceptional and breath-taking cliff top locations in North Cornwall,  St Piran’s Point is our next remote holiday cottage in the UK.

Enjoying sensational sea and coastal views, coupled with easy access to Penhale Sands beach, which is located below the cottage, with excellent surf and much less crowded than neighbouring spots due to its limited access, this cottage is the perfect spot for that coastal break that you have been seeking.

St Piran’s Point is a rare find for silence seekers and romantics, as the property is located over half a mile from any public access roads and surrounded by 900 acres of land, ensuring tranquillity and peace for the duration of your stay.

11. Wood Cottage (Ref. 1025549), Chop Gate near Stokesley, North York Moors

Wood Cottage

Book a stay at this secluded holiday cottage for some breath-taking views, overlooking the stunning scenery of the North York Moors National Park.

Enveloped by natural surroundings, this picture-perfect stone cottage is the ideal base to call home as you enjoy a remote UK holiday.

To make the most of the views of Raisdale and Bilsdale, the open-plan living room, which is the heart of the home, can be found on the first floor. Light up the fire whilst curled up on the plush sofa with the fabulous countryside views to admire as you relax, before cooking up a hearty meal for the family, making use of the electric oven and hob, dishwasher and fridge/freezer, with a country-style dining table to gather around.

Explore the surroundings by taking a walk through the countryside, leading you through woodland, fields, hills and dales over towards the Wainstones and beyond, or explore the dramatic coastal beauty by walking part of the 110-mile-long Cleveland Way.

12. Shepherd’s Hut (Ref. 1051577), Scotstown near Strontian, Fort William

Shepherd's Hut

This unique, remote holiday cottage in Scotland promises a tranquil oasis for two people to escape to the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, an isolated area in Lochaber, which is the most westerly point on mainland Great Britain.

Situated 1.5 miles away from the bustling village of Strontian, Shepherd’s Hut is ideal for exploring the western Highlands’ countryside and the majestic lochs with your loved one.

Enter the hut and be welcomed into the open-plan layout, which boasts a plush double bed and a compact kitchen, where you and your partner can rustle up some tasty meals by making use of the electric hob, microwave and fridge.

The surrounding area offers a plethora of things to do, which includes fishing on the Loch Doilet or the Polloch River, exploring the Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve or climbing the mountain peaks of Sgùrr Ghiubhsachain, Sgùrr Dhòmhnuill and Garbh Bheinn.

If you are looking to get away from the crowds, secure a stay at one of our many isolated holiday cottages and self-catered secluded cottages that still have availability and make your UK holiday one to remember. Be sure to tag us in your holiday snaps on FacebookTwitter and Instagram!

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