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Far From the Madding Crowd: Blissfully Remote, ‘Off the Beaten Track’ Getaways

13 March 2020

Ever felt like escaping all the demands of the world, and retreating into your own private paradise?

Whether it’s just you and your loved one, or you’re looking for an exclusive, ‘wow factor’ destination for a special group getaway, there’s something special about a remote retreat… it feels like a delicious secret only you know.

(If you’re serious about ditching the crowds, how about going it alone, and re-discovering your creative spirit along the way?)

We’ve lined up some of our favourite remote retreats, far away from the tourist hordes. From idyllic cabins on deserted beaches, to rustic treetop cabins on the edge of the world, you’ll be feeling relaxed and revived in no time at all.
Author: Nina Jervis
Main Image: Torsa Island | Argyll and Bute, Scotland

Torsa House and Island

Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Your own private island on Scotland's spectacular and ruggedly beautiful West Coast.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
From
£1487.50/ week

St Curig's Church

Capel Curig, County Conwy, Wales
Experience heaven on Earth in this charmingly converted 19th century church, with sociable village life and a backdrop of the breathtaking Snowdonia mountains built in.
Bedrooms: 6
Sleeps: Up to 16
From
£750 / night

The Sleepout at Sunny Lea

Meifod, Powys, Wales
A lovingly hand-crafted wooden cabin offering an invigorating blend of relaxation and adventure in the heart of the Welsh countryside.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£125 / night

Culbin Edge

Brodie, Moray, Scotland
A reviving slice of forest living and coastal adventure, based from a cosy eco-cabin at the Edge of paradise.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2-4
From
£465 (3 nts)

Ketch

Killough, County Down, Northern Ireland
Make memories on the wild shores of the Irish Sea at Ketch, tucked away in the shadow of Ireland's tallest onshore lighthouse.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£318 (2 nights)

The Beach Hut

Carswell Cove, South Devon, England
Star in a beachfront love story with a grown-ups-only romantic cabin for two, blissfully hidden away in a cosily secretive cove on the South Devon coast.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£804 (2 nights)

El Ray

Dungeness, Kent, England
Designer beachside style (not to mention an original 19th century railway carriage) stunningly set along the Dungeness shingle-scape.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£956 (2 nts)

The Black Castle

Coolbaun, Tipperary, Ireland
Travel back through time with an ‘over-knight' stay for two in a majestically authentic 16th century Gaelic castle.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£274 / night

Uist Forest Retreat

North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Reconnect with nature from the comfort of a rustic treetop cabin, set on the wild and exceptionally scenic ‘edge of Britain'.
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
Sleeps: 2 per cabin
From
£910 (7 night)

Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage

Longhope, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Steal away from civilisation, to an historic haven with dramatic sea views out towards the Pentland Firth.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£170 / night

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