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Remote Holiday Cottages

Front of Porth Mear Cottage, Park Head, Padstow, Cornwall

Front of Porth Mear Cottage, Park Head, Padstow, Cornwall

Remote holiday cottages let you completely unwind, offering needed tranquility in a beautiful scenic setting away from any disturbances. Our holiday cottages are off the grid, making them ideal for escaping the city and enjoying some quality relaxation time. You can truly leave your busy working schedule behind as you probably won’t have wifi or mobile signal!

National Trust holiday cottages are the epitome of enjoying a quiet time away and our cottages are hidden amongst woodland vista and out in the middle of great greenlands where the isolation is most definitely a blessing. Staying in a secluded holiday cottages in a remote park of the UK creates a sense of escapism, removes the loud noises of urban life and injects a copious amount of needed tranquility. We have holiday cottages in a number of heavenly areas including , Devon, Wales, the Lake District and more remote locations.

We have put together a special selection of remote holiday cottages and seclusion, privacy and peace is the epitome of staying in a remote Trust cottage. Many of our properties are tucked away in the great British countryside, enclosed by forests and out of the way on lonely clifftops.

The Trust have more than 55 holiday cottages in Wales and the distinctive, boundless landscape of Wales is home to an array of remote cottages. Wales is perfect for a weekend trip away or a family holiday to escape and hide away from the usual day-to-day antics. We have a charming collection of remote cottages in some secretive locations across the Welsh landscape, including some on the west coast where the sandy bays are superb for watching the sunset and long walks without any distractions.

Pant Rhiw Cottage is ideal for those looking to take it easy,not wishing to be disturbed and the spectacular views across Hell’s Mouth Bay make the walk to the cottage worthwhile. Out in the middle of nowhere is Foel Gopyn. This isolated former gamekeeper's cottage enjoys magnificent views of the surrounding mountains and moorlands and you could not be further away from urban towns and industries!

Cornwall is a magical and magnetising place drawing visitors back time and time again. The Cornish coast has a plethora of bays and coves and we have many coastal holiday cottages as a trip to the seaside makes any holiday instantly better. Cornwall is famous for its beautiful beaches and is home to some of the finest in the UK, with long stretches of golden sands, secret lagoons and remote bays hidden away.

Doyden Castle is neatly located on the lonesome cliffside, free from civilisation and the fantasy of staying in a castle becomes more real. On the edge of the cliffs, you truly are isolated and the idea of being left alone is what are remote cottages stand for. Seclusion is high up on the list for those seeking a couple’s retreat. Wood Cottage stands at the end of a dense woodland and the thatched cabin has a magical aurora, making it perfect for a romantic week away.

One of the UK’s most remote locations is the Lake District. With mountains, wild open greenlands and farmland, vast lakes, remoteness comes in abundance. We care for a quarter of the Lake District, one of the country's most beloved getaway spots and the fells, valleys, lakes, woodland and farmland still bring us happiness on our holidays. Our Lake District holiday cottages are in the heart of these wide open spaces and sweeping panoramic vistas and these charming cottages are free from the chaos that accompanies city life. You can really relax and revel in the remoteness of the Lake District.

Set in a remote, rural hideaway, Thrang is a rustic and peaceful cottage, which is tucked away amongst the streams and fells and it’s the ideal place to make base to explore the Lake District. Looking for something special? Trees is a unique holiday cottage. Elevated above Lake Windermere, you couldn’t be closer to the nature and wildlife of Cumbria and the log cottage is the perfect starting point for many treks.

The Peak District boasts a similar aesthetic. The Trust supply a characterful collection of holiday cottages situated in the heart of England, and our selection of remote cottages are covered in wilderness, including woodland vistas, surrounded by flowing rivers and craggy verges fill the landscape.

Stunningly located, White Edge Lodge is surrounded by the wide expanses of open heather moorland of White Edge Moor in the National Park and the cottage is a paradise for walkers and birdwatchers. On the boundaries of a 1,400 acre deer park, East Lodge offers privacy, as long as you don’t mind the deer! This holiday cottage is very much for the tranquility and peace-seekers.

Why choose a remote National Trust holiday cottage?

Remote Trust cottages are ideal for couples, families or friends looking to enjoy a secluded and peaceful break.

The proceeds from National Trust Holidays go directly back towards protecting, restoring or opening up buildings and landscapes, so you can continue to enjoy our holiday cottages over and over again.

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  • The exterior of Rose Castle Cottage, Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria © Sarah Anderson

    Rose Castle Cottage

    Coniston, Lake District , Cumbria

    Delightful C19th Grade II listed cottage set in one of the most picturesque Lake District locations.

  • Exterior of Braich Melyn,Dolgellau,Gwynedd,North Wales © Mike Henton

    Braich Melyn

    nr Dolgellau , Gwynedd

    Nestling into the hillside, this enchanting and remote cottage has lovely open views.

  • The exterior of Little Milford Farmhouse, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire © Chris Lacey

    Little Milford Farmhouse

    Haverfordwest , Pembrokeshire

    Situated in a secluded position with stunning views across the Cleddau river.

  • The exterior of Doyden House, Port Quin, Cornwall © Chris Lacey


    Port Quin , Cornwall

    Beautiful ground floor apartment in a stunning location, outstanding sea views.

  • the exterior of Ferris's Cottage, Truro, Cornwall © National Trust

    Ferris's Cottage

    Truro , Cornwall

    An 18th century cottage overlooking the grounds of the Trelissick Estate.

  • The exterior of Springwell Cottage, nr Hexham, Northumberland © Roger Coulam

    Springwell Cottage

    nr Hexham , Northumberland

    A spacious and comfortable cottage a few hundred yards south of Hadrian's Wall.