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Post-Holiday Quarantine: How to self-isolate if you live with family or in a shared house

As the number of countries on the UK’s ‘quarantine-free’ travel list continues to shrink, more holidaymakers will be asked to quarantine for a fortnight when they arrive back to the UK. 

While this is pretty straight forward for anyone who lives alone, it can be extremely difficult for families and people in shared houses. If you fall into this category, it might be worth looking into a holiday home rental so you can quarantine without affecting others in your household. 

The online estate agents at Emoov have searched high and low to find six isolated holiday homes so you can stay safe and distanced, without affecting the rest of your household*. 

1. Straw Hall – Hardwick, Chiltern Hills

Straw Hall is a unique, secluded and romantic 16th Century Grade 1 listed cottage in the Chiltern Hills. It is only accessible by a woodland track & has a spectacular view over the river Thames. Guests will have the cottage & beautiful garden all to themselves, plus a fire pit, a cosy wood burning stove and other facilities. 

2. Remote Rural Escape – Bruisyard, Suffolk

Very much off the beaten track this self contained accommodation offers unspoilt views over Suffolk’s traditional landscape, perfect for that getaway break. The cottage is 10 miles from the Heritage Coast and miles to the nearest property. Access to the cottage is via a track, a quarter of a mile away from the main access road to the property. 

3. Secluded Cottage, Maentwrog, Gwynedd, Wales

A really special cottage tucked away amongst 30 acres of privately owned mountain woodland. There are wonderful walks from the front door and a lake within walking distance.  The cottage is situated 3/4 mile from the main road along a track which is rough, narrow and steep in places. 

4. Snope Cottage, Alston, Cumbria/Northumberland

The cottage is in a remote and secluded location, set amongst 80 acres of private farmland.

On a quiet hill top with spectacular views up the valley. Surrounded by moorland, woods, waterfalls, riverbanks and the nearest town in seven miles away. 

5. Cornahawla Cottage, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Newly built 3 bed cottage with stunning views of Cuilcagh Mountain. The spacious holiday home with secluded surroundings has 3 en-suites and separate WC, living room with large feature window overlooking Cuilcagh mountain, American fridge freezer, coffee machine and multi-fuel burning stove. 

6. East Rigg Barn, Pentland Hills, Nr. Edinburgh, Scotland

East Rigg Barn is a 3-bedroom cottage located within the Pentland Hills Regional Park. Boasting breathtaking views of the surrounding rolling hills, and Threipmuir Reservoir and it is just 30 minutes drive from Edinburgh. You’ll be in complete isolation with just the owls, see hares and red kites for company in this undiscovered corner of Scotland. 

*You must fill out a Public Health Passenger Locator Form form before returning to the UK
**Check with each individual holiday home for availability and for their COVID policies.