Peopled-out? Most secluded British holiday destinations highlighted for those that wish to escape

September 7, 2019

A leading holiday rental marketplace has revealed the most secluded British holiday destinations for those who dislike the company of other people, after recent research shows that the number of people taking solo holidays has increased three-fold since 2011. A castle in Aberdeenshire tops the list of the best places to stay for those that are peopled-out and wish to escape .

One of the UK’s leading marketplaces for holiday rentals has revealed the best places to stay for travellers who need to escape society, after recent research shows solo travelling is on the rise. has announced the UK’s loneliest staycations for those who are peopled-out and need a break from civilisation, after internal data from the site revealed an increase in solo traveller bookings, as well as recent research from the ABTA that shows a rise in the trend.

According to, Strathdon Castle in Aberdeenshire is the best place to stay to be as far away from other people as possible. The 17th Century Scottish mansion is set in the middle of eighteen acres of grounds, with the nearest convenience store over nine miles away.

The top five best holiday rental properties for travellers keen to escape while staying in the UK are:

  1. Strathdon Castle, Aberdeenshire
  2. Napoleonic Fortress, Gosport District, Hampshire
  3. Apple House, Tyringham and Filgrave, Tyringham
  4. Hex Cottage, Sibton Park, Sibton
  5. Rock View Shepherd's Hut, Devon

The full list of the UK’s most secluded properties can be found here.

Snaptrip’s internal data shows a 29% increase in properties being let to solo travellers within the last year, which corroborates research from travel trade association ABTA that shows solo holidays have tripled in demand in the last eight years, with one in six people now choosing to travel by themselves.

The same study found that having the opportunity to do what they want is why 76% of respondents travel alone, while 63% chose the ‘chance to take some time out’ as the main reason for solo travel.

Matt Fox, CEO and co-founder of, said,

“Sometimes you just need to get away, and we totally understand that. In today’s busy society, you can find yourself running around with a to-do list as long as your arm, so it really is important to take some time out for yourself and switch off for a bit.

“Our aim at Snaptrip is to help people find the best holiday rental at the best price, and if that means driving out into the middle of nowhere, so be it!”