Properties for sale in remote locations

From a residential farm in the Great Glen, Inverness-shire, to a 17th-century house on the Mawddach Estuary with views towards Snowdonia’s Cadair Idris mountain range, eight of the best properties for sale in remote locations.

High Lowscales, Duddon Valley, Millom, Cumbria. A renovated farmhouse and three holiday cottages with views over the Duddon Estuary. It has beamed ceilings, open fireplaces and a hot tub in the grounds. 4 beds, 3 baths, sitting room, 1-bed cottage, 1-bed stable conversion, 2-bed cottage, 7.8 acres. £1.65m Finest Properties 015394-68400.

Stedcombe House, Axmouth, Devon. A Grade I-listed, 1690s William and Mary house in the Axe Valley. It has panelled walls, period fireplaces and a country kitchen with flagstone floors and an Aga. 8 beds, 5 baths, 3 receps, 3-bed lodge, stable block with outbuildings, walled gardens, woodland, 20 acres. £4.5m Savills 01392-455717.

Glandwr Hall, Barmouth, Gwynedd. A 17th-century house overlooking the Mawddach Estuary with views towards the Cadair Idris mountain range in Snowdonia. It has period fireplaces and French doors in the drawing room leading onto a terrace. 7 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, kitchen, breakfast room, indoor heated pool, hot tub, tennis court, summerhouse, quay, boathouse, gardens, 3.95 acres. £1.65m Strutt & Parker 01743-284200.

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Kilmonivaig Farm, Spean Bridge, Inverness-shire. A residential farm with a renovated cottage in the Great Glen set in extensive grounds with fishing rights on the Rivers Spean and Roy, and a share in the ownership of the River Lochy. 6 beds, 3 baths, recep, dining kitchen, 2 derelict cottages, pasture, woodland, 106 acres. £625,000+ Strutt & Parker 0131-226 2500.

Knockhall Castle, Newburgh, Aberdeenshire. A Grade B-listed ruin near the mouth of the river Ythan. It was built in 1565 as an L-plan, three-storey tower house and altered in the 17th-century. To the south side there was formerly a tower with a dovecote, which is now also in ruins. The tower house itself has a complete exterior with sufficient structure to be restored for modern occupation without detracting from its historic significance. £130,000+ Savills 01224-971110.

Monket House and cottage, Farndale, North Yorkshire. A period farmhouse in the North York Moors National Park. It is situated in a courtyard that includes a two-bedroom cottage, a large barn and stables. 5 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, gardens, 3.7 acres. £750,000-£850,000 Peter Illingworth 01751-431107.

Old Monstales Farm, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex. A Grade II-listed, 18th-century house with 19th-century additions in a secluded setting with views across open farmland. It has exposed wall and ceiling timbers, quarry-tiled floors, open fireplaces with wood-burning stoves and comes with a range of outbuildings. 4 beds, 2 baths, recep, study, breakfast kitchen, conservatory, barn with three studios, garden, orchard, 0.8 acres. £900,000+ Zoe Napier 01621-840333.

Garths Farm, Marthwaite, Sedbergh, Cumbria. A Grade II-listed, 18th-century farmhouse and barn conversion with a range of outbuildings on land bordered by the River Lune in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It retains its beamed ceilings, flagstone floors and open fireplace, and has an attractive cottage garden with sun terraces. 4 beds, bath, 2 receps, kitchen, wash house, 6-bed barn conversion, stables, grazing land, riverbank, 8.14 acres. £1.55m Knight Frank 01896-807010.