Escape to your own world with these remote boltholes and clifftop retreats
Feeling the need for some isolation and to get away from it all?
Then these remote boltholes and clifftop retreats could be just what you’re looking for.
Tre Ulivi, Italy
Surrounded by beautiful countryside but within easy reach of the sun-soaked coastline, this six-bedroomed property is the perfect base from which to explore nearby villages, enjoy Italian wines, and take dips in the pool.Details here.
Gasadalsgarour, Faroe Islands
This guesthouse is in the village of Gásadalur on the western side of Vágar.The village is home to the magical waterfall of Mulafossur and Gásadalsgarður is set just metres from the waterfall, boasting four double bedrooms and a quaint café just next door.Details here.
Seaham Hall, England
Drive 20 minutes out of Durham to wards the heritage coast and you’ll find this boutique hotel – a former country Georgian manor house – with a spa and Zen garden.Details here.
Rowan Cottage, Wales
Set in Llangattock Hillside in the Brecon Beacons with incredible views over the Black Mountains, this stone cottage offers a lovely private terrace, and with plenty of wonderful walks from the doorstep.
The cottage is close to the market town of Abergavenny with its Norman castle and shops, as well as some of the best caves in Europe.Details here.
Loggers Lodge, Sweden
The ultimate romantic retreat, switch off and allow yourself to relax and unwind in the middle of the forest, enjoying total silence and no light pollution.
Connect with your surroundings through the gastronomy – a private chef will serve organic, gourmet, local meals to your table – or spend time stargazing from the outdoor hot tub.Details here.
Hotel Kyrimai, Greece
Located at the far southern tip of Mani in the tiny fishing village of Gerolimenas, this converted 19th century warehouse boasts a pool, fine restaurant, jetty with sun loungers and ladders into the clearest blue sea.Details here.
Glenapp Castle, Scotland
Tucked away on the Ayrshire coast, this luxurious hotel lets you get truly off the grid with activities such as mountain biking, foraging, stargazing, wilderness living, or even a four or five-night sea safari on Glenapp’s private boat, exploring the remote Hebridean islands in search of incredible marine life, with evenings spent glamping beneath the stars.Details here.
Antipaxos, GreeceEnjoy beautiful Caribbean-style beaches and a cosy hilltop retreat for two on the tiny island of Antipaxos.
A place of total tranquillity and privacy, with just 30 local inhabitants, few cars, three tavernas and shopping is delivered by boat, this is the ultimate, off-grid escape.Details here.
Top of Lane Cottage, Wales
This 16th century cottage, is hidden away in a remote location in Hay on Wye.
With 580 acres of National Trust Common Land surrounding you, there are many fabulous walks on the doorstep.
The property offers two double bedrooms, lounge with cosy log burner, sunny terrace with seating, barbecue and enclosed garden.Details here.
Bab Ourika, Morocco
Sitting majestically on a plateau in the Atlas Mountains’ Ourika Valley, this is a secluded retreat offering panoramic views of snow-capped mountains and idyllic sunsets.
Constructed from compacted earth – making it one of Morocco’s most eco-friendly properties – this unique kasbah is decorated in a charming rustic style, and features a colonnaded restaurant, garden terrace, cooling courtyards and refreshing pool.Details here.