Britain's remotest homes (on sale now)

Tired of humanity? Maybe you should take a look at investing in one of Britain's most remote properties...

Remote 4 bed property for sale in the highlands
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Ever get the urge to just run away to some remote island or mountain lodge in the middle of nowhere and live a hermit-like existence? Yep, we feel you. So to help you take your idyllic visions even further, we have rounded up Britain's remotest properties that are for sale right now. Take a look, your own personal fortress of solitude could be just a click away...

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1. A two bedroom cottage on Shetland

Well, you said you wanted remote. Shetland is situated 168km from the Scottish mainland and takes 12 to 13 hours to get to by boat (you can fly too, which takes about an hour from Aberdeen). But back to the actually property. Set in 51 acres of land, this two bedroom cottage is a casual six miles from any kind of amenities. 

That said, Esha Ness is a particularly unspoilt area, well-known for its dramatic and rugged scenery, with great walks along the cliff tops by the lighthouse. So it might be a bit of a trek to get in your shopping but those views are something else. 

Price: £135,000

Remote property for sale on Shetland

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2. A six bedroom detached house in Argyll 

Remote doesn't mean you have to slum it; check out this stunningly impressive coastal property. It's got six bedrooms, a games room, cinema and jacuzzi, oh and it's located on the tiny Isle of Gigha which is only accessible by a passenger and 12 car ferry service. 

Price: £775,000

Remote property for sale in Argyll

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3. A four bedroom house in the Highlands

A sweet 17 miles from the nearest town, this four bedroom, off grid property overlooks River Oykel and has unobstructed (obviously) views of the surrounding hills. It's a striking build and the interiors are also super luxe, plus it has fishing rights on Loch Shin and deer stalking and shooting rights, if that's your thing.

Price: £650,000

Remote 4 bed property for sale in the highlands

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4. An actual island on Loch Lomond

It doesn't get more remote than this. A seven bedroom Georgian mansion on a private island stuck out in the middle of Loch Lomond. It obviously has amazing views of the loch and the surrounding National Park, and it is also just a short walk from the private slipway that comes with the property. Boat not included.

Price: £1,500,000

Remote property for sale on an island in Loch Lomond

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5. A stone cottage in Northumberland 

This cottage is set in nine acres of private land in the beautiful Northumberland countryside. It's not as remote as our Scottish offerings but you are still a good few miles from any neighbours, unless you count the odd cow. 

Price: £795,000

remote property for sale in Northumberland

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6. A three bedroom cottage on the Isles of Scilly

One of the remotest parts of Britain and also one of the warmest, what's not to love about the Isles of Scilly? This three bedroom cottage is situated on St Martins, the northernmost island which has a population of around 120. Dreamy. There are still a fair few amenities though, so when you inevitably get bored of remote living, you can pop to the pub of the five star hotel. 

Price: £545,000 

Remote cottage for sale on the Scilly Isles

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Hebe Hatton

Hebe joined the Real Homes team in early 2018 as Staff Writer before moving to the Livingetc team in 2021 where she took on a role as Digital Editor. She loves boho and 70's style and is a big fan of Instagram as a source of interiors inspiration. When she isn't writing about interiors, she is renovating her own spaces – be it wallpapering a hallway, painting kitchen cupboards or converting a van.