From the coast to the mountains, we pick remote and characterful hotels where you can forget all about the outside world
If you manage to scale Scafell Pike, you might just be able to make out the giant letters spelling out INN on the side of this building. In the Lake District’s isolated valley, the Wasdale Head has transformed itself over the centuries from a farmhouse to a no-nonsense hotel aimed at walkers and climbers. There’s a bar with hearty meals as well as a posher restaurant. Wasdale may be remote, but it’s also very popular; there are now a handful of cottages attached to the inn, and camping is allowed, with breakfast thrown in.
• Double rooms from £120, including breakfast, wasdale.com