The Box BNB, North Yorkshire
This tranquil holiday on the outskirts of North York Moors began its life as a transport container, although today it is a chic modern space with floor-to-ceiling windows and a raised deck for al fresco dining. First of all, it is the views that make the Box so special – a huge bedroom window will reward you with beautiful stairs and a night sky strewn with stars.
From £ 140 per night, minimum booking for two nights, coolstays.com
Hut with a waterfall, Cambrian Mountains
Located in a magical forest on a private Cambrian estate, the Waterfall Cabin has no Wi-Fi, no distractions, not even a zip code – and yet this gem is offline far from spartan. Beautifully furnished with broken sofas and tartan throws, it has a fire to help you fry toast, and a kitchen with shiny copper pans. Spend time absorbing the silence and then explore the gorges, nonsense and secret gardens of the estate. By evening the outdoor jacuzzi becomes the perfect place to watch the stars. On a clear night, when the display is muted, you will witness the Milky Way at its best.
Two sleep, Waterfall The cabin costs from £ 150 a night, kiphideaways.com
Quiet Retreat, Scarf, Devon
So you meditate regularly but still feel stressed, you need an escape, but complete loneliness sounds too far away – if so, a general quiet retreat may well be the answer. Located near the Darth River, the Class I Sharpham House is a glorious base for this five-night retreat – and while silence may seem daunting at first, you’ll at least have time to master the practice. Morning workshops with other retrievers are combined with attentiveness sessions and quiet walks through the tourist areas of the estate – and bedrooms from cozy to grand, as well as delicious vegetarian home cooking, you will return home fully charged.
Sharpham House offers a range of residential courses, including individual retreats. A quiet retreat costs from £ 545 for full board, Sharphamtrust.org
Crofter House, Isle of Skye
Loneliness is easy to find on the Isle of Skye, and Crofter House is far enough away from other homes to ensure a peaceful stay. Just two minutes from the shores of the Raasai Strait from the cottage offers a dreamy view of the sea in one direction, then Ben-Tianawaig from the back – a slight ascent, which promises fantastic panoramas from the top. Inside, Scandi’s concise atmosphere is combined with walls lined with seashells, vodka and simple furniture. On a good day, open these windows, take binoculars and watch out for otters, seals and eagles.
Crofter’s house, from £ 95 a night, a minimum of three nights, sleep two, further field.com
Oak Farm, Tyrone County
Sissile Oak Farm is a remote location with breathtaking views of the Carragbrook Hills, with 15 acres of ancient forest to explore, as well as bike paths and wild swimming. This idyllic setting is one of a number of remote places being treated Wild With Consent – a new company that tracks legal off-site locations across the UK (currently illegal to park overnight other than camping) to share wildlife without damaging it. So rest assured, solitude here is guaranteed.
The cost of staying at Sissile Oak Farm is from £ 45 per night. Barbecue, dogs and campfire allowed wildwithconsent.com
Tiny House, Dorset
Let the magnificent views of the lush green valleys and hills work their magic in this offline retreat of Dorset. Tiny House is a quiet and environmentally friendly base, near the village of Plush with a refined name, and the house itself is in a meadow of wildflowers. Tiny House is a more ultra-modern wheeled cabin than a traditional cottage, has a flowing layout, a chic bathroom and a well-equipped kitchen. In good weather, his picnic table is the perfect place to dine al fresco.
Tiny House, warming up for two, costs from £ 270 per night, minimum booking for two nights, shufflelife.com
Narrow boat Blackbird, Devon
This luxurious redesigned narrow boat is perfect for a few days of tranquility in North Devon. There is also an elegant riverfront bath with a free-standing slipper bath and uninterrupted lake views. Spend time dangling on a rope to catch rainbow trout, training in boat binoculars on kestrel and buzzard or wading through beautiful forest hiking trails nearby.
Settling in for two, Blackbird has three, four or seven nights from £ 400, tregullandandco.co.uk
Lighthouse on Walney Island, Cumbria
Look at the sea from the romantic setting of this one-room lighthouse at Walney Island Nature Reserve, a pebble island on the southern tip of Cumbria. Depending on the season, you can observe the reproduction of ducks and oysters, waders and waders. South Walney is also the only colony of gray seals in Cumbria, so your lighthouse home is perfect for continuous viewing, especially during high tide, when mammals are most playful.
The Walney Island Lighthouse Hide, £ 400 to £ 810 a week, depending on the season, sleeps two, oneoffplaces.co.uk
Rockhouse Retreat, Worcestershire
Feed your soul in a beautiful setting in this quiet corner of the pristine Hubberley Valley Preserve, just 2 km from the historic town of Beudley on the River Severn. The caves with built-in temperature control are very environmentally friendly, and Rockhouse Retreat has been in use for over 800 years. This sandstone oasis even appeared on Grandiose designand with a warm floor, a well-equipped kitchen, hot water and cozy beds, it is very far from primitive housing.
From £ 231 per night, therockhouseretreat.co.uk
Peace and quiet on the Eiga, Hebrides
It may be small, but the inhabitants of Eig are a far-sighted group. In 1997, they acquired their island as part of a foreclosure community, and then created the world’s first electrical grid powered by wind, sun and waves. Mix wild swamp, two golden beaches, a thriving colony of artists and countless eagles, and you will soon realize that Eig is really special. Without Wi-Fi or the internet, it’s a place where you can turn off and feed your soul – and if the residence doesn’t have artists, you can stay in one of three cozy both with organic wool blankets, recycled furniture, books and cards and outdoor showers .
From £ 550 for seven nights at Eiga bars, eiggtime.com