The UK's most remote holiday homes

Published: Monday 11th Jan 2016

Written by: Betheny Ellis

If you’re looking for a lover's remote bolthole, or a place to let the children run a mock or just a secret somewhere for you to switch off and unwind, The British Isles offers a pick of holiday accommodation that is truly remote and far from rest of the world, offering walks, spectacular views, plenty of peace and oodles of quiet.

It may be a windswept and desolate beach, where the squawk of gulls are the only audible backdrop or a view of rolling green hills offering walks, fresh air and plenty of excuses to exercise the calf muscles. Whether you’re a large group escaping everyone you don’t like, a couple seeking alone time or just a family in need of some fresh air and open spaces. Whatever your reasons, these properties will put a big fat tick in the remote, peaceful and secluded box.

Cute for couples

The RoostNorth Devon -The Roost, Lee

You could be forgiven for thinking you are a bird amongst the trees in this natural woodland bolthole. Perfect for the romantics it offers a private hot tub set within the sloping hillsides, with views out across the unspoilt Devonshire countryside. Just a mile from the South West Coast Path and 5 miles to your nearest town, village and surf spots of Woolacombe and Ilfracombe all of which provide the perfect spots for long walks on sandy beaches, a little art and culture and great eateries for wining and dining.

Stylishly decorated throughout, complete with cosy woodburner, luxury ensuite and King size bed, it’s the ideal retreat for couples to switch off, relax and indulge in a little ‘us’ time.


Seaside escapes

Fishermans HutTwo beachy bolt holes are both on the same side of the country, yes, the East coast is flying the blue flag for seaside retreats.

Suffolk - The Old Fisherman's Hut, Southwold

Nothing if not unique, this converted fisherman’s hut sits out on Southwold’s Blackshore with open and wild views of the River Blyth and across to the village of Walberswick.

Snug, cosy and bright this is a delightful love nest for the couple who love to walk and get a buzz from being close to the sea and enjoying wildlife and, Southwold is a short walk across the common, offering plenty of fantastic places to shop and wine and dine.


Norfolk - Wee Retreat, Sheringham

For a really quirky holiday stay, it doesn’t get more interesting than a converted Victorian Loo block, perched on a sea defence overlooking Sheringham beach and the North Sea beyond.

Wee RetreatThis incredibly stylish bolt hole is ideal for family or friends wanting a retreat away from the crowds, with expansive and uninterrupted views. 

Accommodating 4 people it is a wonderful base to enjoy this beautiful stretch of coastline on the fringes of the incredibly popular North Norfolk Coast and AONB. Stretch your legs along the coastal path, take a ride across Poppyland on a steam train or put your bucket and spade skills to the test on Sheringham’s beach.

You can’t get closer to the sea without actually being on a boat.


Landscapes for Large Groups

Yorkshire - Dale View Barn, Fryup Dale

Give your lungs a treat and take in the fresh air and stunning scenery at this property. perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and accommodating 13 and catering for all the fishing, golf or horse riding enthusiasts in the group.

Dale View BarnA private driveway leads to the converted barn which sits in three acres of land, with the village pub only 7 minutes drive away (just the right proximity to civilisation). Its an ideal escape for your nearest and dearest to get away from it all and indulge in oodles of open space and countryside.

Whatever your reasons for needing a slice of the remote lifestyle, the British isles is still full of bolt holes and hideaways where you can feel like no one else knows your new found secret. Unplug, turn off the phones and grab a slice of good old fashioned peace and quiet.

Betheny Ellis
Betheny Ellis


Sales Support Team Member




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