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.
The south west isn’t as well-known for its ‘middle of nowhere’ properties, as it turns out we all like to be beside the seaside, and many of the quieter areas of the county have become increasingly busier in recent years due to a rise in ‘staycations.’
Saying that, there are still gems to be found. Like this barn in Boswarthen which is accessed via an old stone track.
Obviously there is a lot of work to be done, but the potential to create a secluded Cornish idyll that is just a ten minute drive (okay, so it’s not that secluded) from Penzance is a unique and exciting opportunity.
On the west coast of Scotland is Fearnmore Church — a one bedroom cottage that looks out across Loch Torridon and the Torridon mountains.
The property is currently run as a successful holiday let but would also make a fantastic bolt-hole for someone looking to escape busy city life and recharge in nature.
Hill walking, fishing and sailing are all available in the surrounding landscape.
There’s no denying that The Old Mill, lying at the foot of the Duddon Valley in the Lake District needs some work.
But who really cares when you have those breathtaking views overlooking the River Lickle from the living room picture window?
Great Stickle Pike sets the dramatic backdrop of the property with plenty of fantastic walks available straight from the house — plus an award-winning pub ‘The Blacksmiths Arms’ just a short walk away.
Brace yourself, because Tremlyn is not for the faint hearted.
The property needs a considerable amount of work (to say the least), but has pretty incredible views across Talyllyn Lake.
It’s not the most remote on the list with a road passing behind the property, but for those looking for a serious project, this could be just the ticket.
Hidden amongst mature trees in a valley and within walking distance of Speke’s Mill Mouth Waterfall is Milford Mill — a former mill (what gave it away) turned four-bedroom property that is accessed over an ancient stone hump bridge.
The surrounding landscape is stunning — waterfalls cascading down onto beaches and plenty of coastal and country walks and cycle paths to enjoy.
The house itself is beautifully presented and has a detached home office/studio within the grounds, which are bordered by a stream.
In the Yorkshire Dales National Park sits Langhtwaite Hall, a grand family home that was built by the current owners on the site of an old barn.
The property boasts a beautifully rural location, whilst still only being a 15 minute drive to the M6, which provides fast and easy access to the rest of the Dales and Lake District.
The accommodation needs updating, but the rooms are well-sized and enjoy views over the surrounding sweeping countryside.
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.
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.
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.
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