Remote Escapes In The UK To Book Now
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Remote Escapes In The UK To Book Now

Get lost and find yourself again at one of these beautiful far-flung destinations

Craving a slower pace of life away from the busy city? Escape it all with one of these remote hotels in the UK, where distractions are few and far between…

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Remote Escapes In The UK To Book Now

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Lakeside lodge in the evening

The Gilpin – Windermere

With a lovely perch in the hills of the Lake District, the Gilpin hotel is the perfect place to go if you’re after a countryside stay with luxurious creature comforts. Book a Spa Lodge, which are housed in individual cabins, and come with bubbling hot tubs and ensuite spas – so you can unwind in private.


White building on lake

The Pierhouse – Argyll

Located on the picturesque shores of Loch Linnh on Scotland’s wild west coast, The Pierhouse is a true bolthole away from the busyness of everyday life. After a day spent exploring the rugged hills and sparkling loch, you’ll fall into the deepest of sleeps in one of its 12 stylish yet comfortable rooms.


Lodge in the woods

Kip Hideaways – Country-Wide

Small-scale escapes are a specialty for Kip Hideaways, which looks after over 200 holiday rentals across the British Isles. Housing up to eight people, all its self-catered hideaways, from treehouses to lakeside cabins, are off-the-beaten-path, for a true back-to-nature experience.


White historic house in parkland with flowers

The Grove of Narberth – Pembrokeshire

Expect the warmest of Welsh welcomes when you book a stay at The Grove of Narberth. This beautiful country house can be found nestled amongst rolling hills, quiet woodland and beautiful meadows; blink and you might just miss it.


White house in garden

Kinloch Lodge – Isle of Skye

This family-run hotel is known for its faultless Highland hospitality, having been a steady presence on the Isle of Skye for over 50 years. Forage for local grub down by the shore, try nature-watching in the surrounding hills or while the afternoon by one of the Lodge’s roaring fires.


Spa bed with window looking out to garden

Grantley Hall – Yorkshire

A wellness retreat with all the trimmings, Grantley Hall offers the ultimate countryside getaway. Whether you spend your stay relaxing in the Three Graces Spa, tucking into Michelin-starred dishes or exploring the natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, you’re bound to come away feeling happily refreshed.


Canoe on lake in front of white hall

Storrs Hall – Lake District

Historic luxury meets home comforts at Storrs Hall, the Grade II*-listed country house hidden away in the Cairngorms, England’s largest national park. You’ll be hard-pressed to find any kind of disturbance here, with 17 acres and a huge lake separating you from the rest of the world.


Green bedroom with exposed beam ceilings

Queen’s Head, Askham – Cumbria

Tucked away in a pretty village in the Lake District, The Queen’s Head is as cosy as a 17th century pub with rooms can get. The perfect escape for foodies, you’ll find it hard to tear yourself away from the onsite AA Rosette restaurant (although your stunning surroundings will surely prove tempting).


Yellow bedroom with door leading to en suite

The Felin Fach Griffin – Powys

The Felin Fach Griffin boasts a coveted spot between the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons, with stunning views on every side. This is the place to go if you crave a slower pace of life, with plenty of space to relax, places to explore in the local area and a delicious Welsh larder to tuck into.


Living room with French doors leading to garden patio

The Gurnard’s Head – Cornwall

Fancy a seaside getaway (without the crowds)? Your best bet is The Gurnard’s Head, a quaint pub with rooms settled on Cornwall’s Atlantic Coast. This part of the world has inspired many artists, so if you have a flair for painting or photography you’ll be in good company.


Overhead view of building with garden plots

The Riverside At Aymestrey – Herefordshire

Nature enthusiasts will feel right at home in this inn, which has been welcoming guests since the 1600s. It now has nine rooms, including three secluded Garden Lodges with private decked areas providing quick access to the nearby River Lugg valley and Mortimer Forest.


Greenhouse in garden

THE PIG-Near Bath – Bath

This little piggy finds a home in the folds of the Mendip Hills, where it hosts 29 rooms with beautiful views. It’s recommended you bring your comfiest trainers, as the hotel sits near some stunning natural landmarks – like Cheddar Gorge and Glastonbury Tor – that are waiting to be explored.


Featured image: THE PIG-near Bath