- 20th November 2014
- Crazy but True Stories
Some of the UK’s most isolated properties are now proving an attractive destination for tourists.
Life in London can undoubtedly be fast-paced. For those seeking a get-away to escape and re-charge, some of the world’s most isolated properties are proving an increasingly popular option.
Nestled in mountainous regions, off the coast on lonely islands or buried deep in woodland, these properties allow for a true escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Many of the world’s most remote retreats can be found right here in the UK.
Homes of this type were often originally built as hunting lodges, farm houses or for other practical reasons. Whilst some retain their original function, many are now available to visit or even rent, providing a peaceful place for people to work or relax.
The Glenuaig Lodge, located in the Scottish Highlands, provides a good example. Available to rent, the former Victorian Hunting Lodge sits half an hour’s drive into the mountains and relies on its own renewable energy supply. The surrounding valley is shared only with the local red deer and eagle population.
Wales offers the Pentop Cottage. Originally an eighteenth century gamekeeper lodge, the property now serves as a popular holiday home. It is situated in a small clearing of the Gwidir forest at the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. With views looking out on to open farmland, travellers have been visiting to enjoy total tranquillity.
In Cornwall, seekers of a secluded escape will find the Sally Port Cottage, a former lighthouse located at the very end of the Roseland peninsula. It sits on National Trust land and is completely closed to public access. It has its own observation room and those looking to rent can enjoy stunning views across the coast.
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