2. This pub: the most remote boozer in Britain.
This watering hole is also somewhere south of BFE (again, in Scotland). The Old Forge is only accessible by an 18 mile hike or a 7 mile sea crossing. Their website tagline is: “seafood, venison, real ales and folk music”.
5. This hot tub in the middle of nowhere.
It belongs to Knoydart House, a secluded ten-bedroom eco hideaway overlooking Loch Nevis and only accessible by boat - perfect for walkers, climbers and “munro baggers” apparently. It’s actually quite near that pub we mentioned earlier.
6. This cottage in the woods.
There are actually bricks and mortar among those trees. Hidden in Gwydir Forest in Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Pentop Cottage is a back to basics retreat, but offers walking and mountain biking trails from the front door, and a night sky full of stars.
7. This traditional croft by a lake.
Callakille Cottage is a traditional croft eight miles north of Applecross village in West Scotland. Mobile reception is limited, but the views over the Inner Sound strait to the islands of Rona, Raasay and Skye - and on a clear day the hills of Harris and the Outer Hebrides - will probably surpass your Instagram feed. #nofilter guaranteed.
10. This cabin behind a smugglers’ tunnel.
You have to stuff your luggage in a wheelbarrow and take it through a smugglers’ tunnel and across a deserted beach to reach the Blue Cabin by the Sea in Cove Harbour, Berwickshire, but the 1920s hideaway offers a variety of wholesome pursuits from rock pooling to birdwatching.
11. This posh house in the sticks.
Wedged between Loch Ailort on one side and the imposing Rois-Bheinn mountain range on the other, Roshven House was original owned by a Georgian laird in the 1780s. Nowadays it offers parties of 20 complete seclusion.
16. Orford Ness.
A wild and remote shingle spit, Orford Ness stretches for some ten miles along the Suffolk coastline. Nowadays it’s only home to birds and wildlife, but for seventy years it was a prime site for bomb tests and nuclear experimentation. Cobra Mist, an Anglo-American radar system, was sited here in the 1960s.
20. No Man’s Land Fort.
One of several sea forts built around Portsmouth to keep the French out in the 19th Century, No Man’s Land Fort has been bought by a developer looking to install bedrooms, an events venue and that all-important spa. Nearby Spitbank Fort is already accepting guests.
22. This lone bothy.
The Mountain Bothy Association maintains about a hundred bothies - simple lodgings with usually nothing more than a wood burning stove and somewhere to roll out a camping mat - across the UK. There’s no room key, no charge, and most importantly, NO ONE ELSE AROUND.