If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and find a peaceful refuge from the crowded cities for a while, there are some amazing remote holiday destinations in the UK that you're sure to find fit the bill perfectly. With countless miles of spectacular scenery just waiting to be explored, these isolated countryside and coastal destinations are perfect if you're hoping to get away from it all for a little while. Here are our suggestions for the perfect remote accommodation in the UK.
1. John O'Groats, Caithness
Widely known as the most northern point on the British mainland, John O'Groats is the quintessential remote destination, and it lives up to this reputation beautifully. With its rugged coastline bordering a wild sea, it can feel as though you're a million miles from civilisation – ideal for escaping from everything for a while. There's plenty to see, with scenic walks and seabird colonies along the coast and all the amenities of the charming John O'Groats village close at hand, perfect for its local cafes and farm shop with fresh produce.
Whether you'd rather immerse yourself in your surroundings with a break in a rustic yet contemporary eco-lodge, or snuggle up in a luxurious penthouse apartment, we can offer the perfect accommodation to enjoy a stay in beautiful John O'Groats. This iconic destination with its windswept stretch of coast is the ideal place to relax or enjoy bracing outdoor activities.
2. THE BARN AT RIGG END, NORTH YORKSHIRE
North Yorkshire offers a wide expanse of inspiring vibrant landscapes, rich in wildlife, history and heritage. The Barn at Rigg End offers a secluded rural getaway in a remote and truly beautiful part of the North Yorkshire countryside. This is a wonderfully rustic barn conversion that sits surrounded by picturesque wild landscapes near Pickering, a historic market town on the border of the North York Moors National Park.
Offering sweeping panoramic views of the countryside, this is the perfect secret location from which to explore the moors with a choice of inspiring walking and cycling routes that start right outside the front door, and an ideal base for discovering the very best of Yorkshire. The Barn at Rigg End is full of traditional character and rustic style with French windows and balconies to make the most of the amazing views with a grazing field available so you can bring your horse on holiday! This Yorkshire holiday home is exclusive to Michael Paul Holidays. Discover more staycation holidays in the Yorkshire countryside.
3. HOT TUB LODGES IN SCOTLAND, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
The wide open spaces of the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, with its huge expanses of water, soaring hills and mountains, and endless Scottish scenery, makes a great destination for anyone seeking to get away from it all. Whether you'd rather head out onto the lochs for boating, fishing and sightseeing, enjoy the countless hiking and cycling trails, or even 'bag a Munro' (climb a Scottish mountain taller than 3000ft), this vast unspoilt area of glorious Scotland is hard to beat.
The rural surroundings don't mean you have to settle for anything less than 5-star luxury, though, when you book a break in one of our Hot Tub Lodges in Scotland, high-end accommodation wonderfully located amid stunning Scottish countryside. These plush, welcoming properties each come with their own private hot tub, perfect for soothing your aching muscles after a long day of exploring the national park, or just for enjoying ultimate relaxation without going far from the lodge, depending on how active you want to get during your break.
4. CORNWALL COUNTRY COTTAGES, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall
A stark yet stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bodmin Moor is one of Cornwall's most iconic locales and is an absolute must-visit for anyone seeking to tick remote UK holiday destinations off their list. This heather-strewn granite moorland covers almost 200 square kilometres and makes for a fascinating and enchanted place to explore, with prehistoric sites and natural geological wonders dotting its rugged and ancient landscape.
Enjoy a peaceful Cornish break here in a charming, comfortable countryside cottage on a historic estate where you'll find three enchanting Grade II holiday properties converted from traditional stone farm outbuildings. Without even leaving the grounds you'll find 15 acres of gorgeous grounds to explore, which include an ancient woodland and a flowing river, and there's easy access to a number of walking and cycling trails to take you out across Bodmin Moor. If you're on the lookout for local amenities, the nearby village of St Neot has a pub and shop, and hosts a twice-monthly farmers' market.
5. 2, The Oaks Cottage, Herefordshire
Rural Herefordshire is the very picture of English country life. When you imagine a traditional remote holiday destination in the UK, you're probably conjuring up a mental image very much like Herefordshire, with its lazy, trickling rivers, gently rolling hills, and lush forests and orchards. The inviting market towns and villages only add to the attraction.
If you're enjoying all the rustic charms of a visit to lovely Herefordshire, why not savour the ambience a little more by staying in a proper countryside cottage? 2 The Oaks Cottage is situated a mile from the tranquil village of Hoarwithy and offers classic appeal combined with contemporary comfort to ensure an unforgettable and enjoyable holiday experience. Traditional features such as oak flooring, exposed beams and a cosy log-burning fire meet with stylish modern touches like underfloor heating and a gorgeous country kitchen. Nearby Hoarwithy is home to the New Harp Inn, a riverside pub which serves delicious meals and even has a convenient shop for picking up essential items.
Remote holiday destinations in the UK
Whether any of these wonderfully remote holiday destinations catch your eye or you're looking for something different, we're certain we can offer something suitable for your holiday needs. Take a look through our comprehensive catalogue of amazing cottages, lodges, and caravans and you're sure to find somewhere you'd love to stay.