Pollution has been a hot topic in the news of late. Many of us are increasingly concerned about the quality of the air we breath; especially those of us living in congested cities. If you’re getting fed up with the fumes, and fancy a week soaking up fresh air, we have some ideas for you. With the help of some nifty stats, courtesy of The Telegraph, we have found you the top spots for a clean air getaway.
1. Charming Melvich Cottage
One of the best places in all the UK, to escape pollution, is the Scottish Highlands. If you want to get way from other stresses of a busy life while you’re at it, this charming Melvich cottage is the perfect spot. Found in a remote spot of northern Scotland, this property is set within 60 acre grounds. Enjoy the wild surroundings, the lack of traffic and a burbling stream. The cottage itself is well equipped and near by you’ll find plenty to do; including surfing, pony trekking and bird watching.
Still in the Highlands, but a little further south, this gem on the Isle of Skye will make for an idyllic fresh air getaway. With few cars, and even fewer roads, you won’t find endless traffic jams here. This cottage comes complete with a garden deck offering impressive views out over Uig Bay; the sunrises are as impressive as the air is clean. There is plenty of walking and climbing to be done on the Trotternish Peninsula and ferries offer trips out to the Outer Hebridean islands too.
Seeking out clean air for your next break need not mean eschewing all civilisation. Inverness may be the biggest city of the Highlands, but the air is considerably cleaner here than down south. This beautiful cottage is on the outskirts of the city and offers all the of amenities and entertainment you love while giving you a chance to indulge in some fresher air at the same time. Loch Ness and the Moray Coast are also within easy reach if you want a dose of the great outdoors too.
Scotland isn’t your only option if some clean air is what you’re after. Gwynedd, Wales also has impressively clean air compared to the rest of the UK. This lovely cottage for two is right in the heart of Snowdonia National Park. With miles of impressive scenery as well as plentiful walking, fishing and mountain biking opportunities this spot is great for recharging. The property comes complete with a patio and furniture; ideal for soaking up the fresh air while dining al fresco.
If a coastal break is what you love, this pretty property is the one for you. For years sea air has been regarded as good for the constitution, and as one of the cleanest sections of coast, fresh sea air doesn’t get much fresher than this. Guests will benefit from direct access to the harbour beach and many of the rooms offer stunning views. The balcony, terrace and lawn all offer plenty of space to appreciate the views, dine al fresco and soak up all the crisp clean air.