Ten Splendidly Isolated Houses For Sale Across Britain, From Private Islands To Lake District Splendour

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.

Uist, Scotland — £650,000

There is a tendency for remove properties to require a certain level of renovation works. Blissful isolation can come at a cost — and very often the calibre of the house doesn’t match the setting.

However, proving that there is always an exception is Beacon Light: a truly remarkable, ‘architectural masterpiece’ on the Hebridean island of Uist, near Locheport, which sits in a stunning coastal position overlooking Loch Euphort.

Having been recently completed, the property is split over three levels and combines the older parts of the home with the newer additions via glass corridors and contemporary design. The result is a breathtaking property that has proven itself as a popular holiday let, but would work just as well as a primary residence for those really looking to get away from it all.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures of this property.

Grasmere, Cumbria — £895,000

This is one of those homes that genuinely had us wondering if we could rustle up £900,000… sadly the answer was no, and it’d be an awful commute from the Lake District, but this is a joy of a home. Or, more likely it has to be said, an enormously successful holiday let: it generates income of almost £60k a year, say the agents.

It’s not big — three bedrooms and not much more than 1,000 sq ft — but it’s truly a picture-perfect Cumbrian cottage in wonderful condition and with a lovely garden.

The location, just off the main A591 between Grasmere and Thirlmere, is surprisingly easy to get to, yet you’re wonderfully isolated with exquisite views of the fells.

For sale with Hackney & Leigh. See more pictures of this property.

Dartmoor, Devon — £1,650,000

The Dartmoor National Park is full of hidden treasures, just like Lower Park, which occupies an idyllic corner, about three miles from Chagford.

Built in the 1920s, the handsome home provides spacious and bright accommodation which has been evidently cared for by past owners. There are six bedrooms in total on offer, plus a number of elegant reception rooms.

The property sits in just shy of seven acres, formed of a hard tennis court, meadow, formal gardens, two fields and a productive kitchen garden — all of which is approached via a sweeping driveway over the romantic moorland.

For sale with Strutt & Parker. See more pictures of this property.

Millom, Cumbria — £700,000

Set within the Lake District National Park, Woodside House benefits from peaceful, picturesque surroundings, with the Western Lakes on one side and a coastline dotted with secluded beaches on the other.

The property itself is in need of complete renovation works, as is clear to see from the photos, but with an additional large barn and various outbuildings, there is plenty of scope for development potential to transform this into a really lovely country home.

Externally, a long private drive leads up to the property, opening to large expanses of lawn, flanked by mature trees. To the rear are a series of derelict barns and outbuildings, creating a courtyard setting, with further land available via separate negotiation.

For sale with Finest Properties. See more pictures of this property.

Arisaig, Scotland — £625,000

Another gem, this time on the north west coast of the Scottish highlands, where really lovely, elegant interiors, meet with the most spectacular scenery. There are several white sandy beaches just a few metres in front of the property and mature woodland partially surrounding the house, providing the utmost levels of privacy.

Sitting in a plot of four acres, The Boathouse is a one-storey home, offering four bedrooms and wonderful, bright accommodation, suited to family life. The open plan kitchen, dining room and conservatory is an especially welcoming space where you can take in the sea views.

Also within the grounds is a stone boat house, located not far from the water’s edge, which would prove a fun renovation project.

For sale with Strutt & Parker. See more pictures of this property.

Brecon, Wales — £450,000

In the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park you’ll find Wern Fawr: a delightful rural property in need of a loving hand in order to bring it to its full potential.

There are a number of charming features, from the period fireplace in the sitting room, to the Rayburn in the kitchen and doors which lead from the dining room out onto a sunny, raised terrace.

The market town of Brecon is nine miles from the property, home to several good schools, shops, a golf course and leisure facilities. In the summer months it also plays host to a jazz festival, proving that this is the perfect balance for those who want the best of both worlds.

For sale with James Dean. See more pictures of this property.

Keswick, Cumbria — £1,500,000

Tucked within the rolling hills of the Newlands Valley is this lovely five bedroom house that enjoys completely uninterrupted panoramic views of the surrounding fells, yet is still just five miles from Keswick and three miles from Braithwaite village where you’ll find excellent amenities — meaning it’s not a big deal if you get home after a shop and realise you forgot the milk.

The house has been used as a lucrative holiday let, but would suit life as both a primary home and holiday home. Internally, Bawd Hall is dated — but it’s easy to look past when the views are that good.

The gardens and surrounding grounds amount to 1.1 acres, but when you have the Lakes on your literal doorstep, who’s counting?

For sale with Hackney & Leigh. See more pictures of this property.

Loch Lomond, Scotland — £995,000

Inchlonaig Island, Loch Lomond, Scotland.

It doesn’t get much more remote — or much better — than this: Inchlonaig is a 182-acre island on Loch Lomond with ancient woodland that is home to 800-year-old yew trees and several species of deer.

Inchlonaig Island, which aptly translates to ‘the Island of Yew Trees’ is surrounded by the most mesmerising scenery, which you can enjoy from the two-bedroom period cottage. There are also three derelict bothies which offer re-development opportunities, subject to planning.

The island has a good sized jetty for landing and launching boats and the nearby village of Luss is situated a short distance away on the shores of Loch Lomond, where you’ll find all day-to-day amenities, plus a primary school.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures of this property.

Newton Abbot, Devon — £2,900,000

This truly breathtaking nine-bed property sits in the middle of the Dartmoor National Park.

The original part of the house was once a Devon longhouse, originating from the 16th century, but it has been substantially renovated in recent years into the immaculately presented property that it is today.

With just under three acres, numerous outbuildings plus a fantastic indoor swimming pool, Sweeton Manor is sure to delight.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

Wyre, Orkney, Scoland — £495,000

On Wyre in the Orkney Islands is this eco farmhouse, which comes complete with 80 acres of spectacular landscape and 900 metres of sea frontage with an access slip.

Recommended videos for you The agents call the sale of this property ‘an exciting and truly lifestyle changing opportunity,’ and it’s easy to see why. The main house is bright and incredibly efficient (scoring 93 on the EPC) with large windows to drink in the stunning panoramic views of the water and surrounding islands. There are also myriad other buildings barns — this really is a chance of a new life.

For sale with Ross Nicholas. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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