If you fancy getting away from it all — REALLY getting away from it all – our selection of houses in the middle of nowhere has gorgeous spots across the country.
If you fancy owning over 8,000 acres of wild Scottish landscape (and have a spare £5 million to hand), then this rural estate on the Isle of Mull is for you.
The sporting, residential and coastal estate is is made up of five houses, all centred around Pennyghael House — a large, but derelict (there are trees growing out of the roof) property which could, if budget allowed, be lovingly restored.
With deer stalking, pheasant and patridge shoots, plus excellent sea trout fishing, this really is a remote property for those who love the outdoors and want the chance to run a successful lifestyle business.
Pwll Y Garth is a two-bedroom cottage that really is in the middle of nowhere, sitting within what agents Iwan M Williams describe as a ‘hidden valley within the Snowdonia National Park’.
Inside it could do with some work to get — most of the fireplace surrounds appear to be missing, for example — but there is a huge amount of character in place, with lovely beamed ceilings and original doors.
But it’s the setting that really sets it apart. As the pictures show, this is a true get-away-from-it-all property.
Hidden in the depths of the Dartmoor National Park is this private, recently renovated ‘off-grid’ farmhouse, that offers the chance to escape the summer crowds that descend on the rest of Devon.
The house is rated exceptionally well on the energy scale and also includes a converted stone barn (which has been finished to the same high standards as the main house), stables and workshop.
With four acres of moorland, paddocks, pond and stream, this is the perfect launch pad for exploring further into the national park and surrounding area.
In the heart of Wales, in the Carmarthenshire Hills, sits this period farmhouse. Having been sympathetically renovated to maintain its character and charm, the property features flagstone floors, exposed beams and large fireplaces.
The house is set within 20 acres of land, and comes with a number of large stone outbuildings, which are all closely situated to the main house.
You can also wave goodbye to your water filter, as the property benefits from its own private spring water.
Sat on the shores of Bishop’s Bay, with views out towards Loch Leven, is this unique 1900’s Arts and Crafts villa.
As well as enjoying a private position — helped by the thick blanket of trees that surrounds the land, the property also has its own private jetty, pier and access to a private shingle beach.
Also within the grounds is a two bed cottage, with a foot bridge linking between both properties.
Nestled in some of North Yorkshire’s most beautiful parkland is this expansive 10 bed country house.
In addition to the main house are a number of outbuildings, including a lake house, stables and tack room, piggery, tennis court, and potting shed.
Oh, there’s also an additional lodge with its own private parking, perfect for guest or staff accommodation.
Taking the title as most unique looking property on our list, and sitting in one of the best positions in Dartmoor above the Dart Valley, is this spectacular home that was designed by a student of the famed architect Edwin Luytens.
The property is reached via a long private drive, which winds through the mature gardens and grounds, which blend seamlessly with the surrounding picturesque landscape.
Although remote, the house is located only 11 miles from Totnes, and has easy access via the A38 to Plymouth and the M5 to the north.
Another hidden gem in North Yorkshire comes in the shape of this Victorian shooting lodge which is set amongst 20 acres of beautiful countryside.
The current owner acquired the lodge in 1985 and since then has undertaken a huge amount of work through restoring the property, including the majority of the infrastructure.
In addition to the main property are two additional cottages which could work as both private accommodation or as a holiday let.
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Quaint cottages, handsome conversions and beautiful country houses often come with seven-figure price tags – but truly lovely character properties