From simple stone cabins to a pampering spa, the best rural retreats have one thing in common: tranquillity.

Far removed from the pressures of the modern world, our favourite rural retreats ooze space, peace and breathtaking scenery. They’re the perfect spot for a digital detox, to kick back, commune with nature and simply slow down for a while.

Imagine a place where you can ditch the car and explore on foot. Where the only sound is early morning birdsong or the sea crashing onto rocks below. And where glorious panoramic views from your bed and a night sky full of shooting stars render television redundant.

As much as possible we use small, locally run properties where the owners have a strong relationship with the surrounding location. This not only means you’ll be welcomed into nearby villages, but you can be assured that your stay will have a positive impact on the local area.

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How comfortable are these places?

Remote doesn’t have to mean basic. Expect impeccable maintenance and service, and en-suite or adjoining bathrooms with oodles of hot water – luxuries in remote locations, which come as standard at our hand picked retreats. You can also look forward to great food prepared from local ingredients, a comfortable bed and perhaps hand-made pashmina blankets, your own log-burning stove, or private terrace with knock out views.