Stylish self-catering: properties with privacy

We know a thing or two about getting away from it all, and if it’s total isolation you’re really after, look no further than these remote retreats new to our Smith & Friends collection

DOLLY COTTAGE County Donegal


– This cosy cottage sits undisturbed on a seven-acre patch of romantic rural Ireland
– It’s near beaches, a river, a waterfall and several mountains, but not many humans
– A CD player is as hi-tech as it gets

*****

ALINGHI Capricorn Coast

– You’re unlikely to disturb any neighbours at this secluded clifftop setting on Queensland’s Capricorn Coast
– The house showcases ultra-luxe design and architecture
– A master bedroom is separated from the main pavilion by a huge terrace

*****

THIRTY-ONE DEGREES Port Douglas

– This hideaway sits with nature’s finery, where Heritage-listed rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef
– It’s a chic two-bedroom, all-white beach house
– The backyard leads onto Oak Beach and the Coral Sea

*****

DIDMARTON HOUSE Cotswolds


– Close to Tetbury, but in a landscaped two-acre world of its own
– Traditional Cotswold farmhouse, with an interior-designer owner (and it shows)
– Bold, colourful rooms with city-slicker sophistication

*****

THE LAIR Freycinet Peninsula

– There’s nothing and no one around for miles here in eastern Tasmania
– The views across Great Oyster Bay and the many small islands off Tasmania’s coast are all yours
– Architecture buffs will appreciate the attention to detail, from the designer finishes to the environmental sensitivity

*****

We’ve got plenty more where those came from; see our full collection, or book a stay at one of these remote and ravishing retreats by calling our in-the-know Travel Team on 0845 034 0700.

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  1. Patricia Filmer-Sankey at 1:44 am

    If you are looking for peace, quiet and seclusion in Scotland please have a look at Ruddyglow Park. We are in the middle of the geo-park, 7 miles from the nearest village, surrounded by lochs and mountains. I think it’s beautiful!

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