Quality cottages, value for money prices

At Sykes we offer a huge choice of over 6,000 personally-inspected holiday cottages to rent in the UK and Ireland at fair and affordable prices. From romantic cottages for two to contemporary properties for large groups, you’re sure to find a holiday cottage to suit you. With 25 years’ experience matching our customers to their dream holiday home, find out what we can offer you…


Our five tick cottages make the perfect choice for a luxury UK holiday. From swimming pools, to hot tubs or even a private chef, our luxury cottages will make your cottage holiday extra special.


Pets need holidays too! Our vast selection of pet-friendly properties means that you’ll have no problem finding a cottage that welcomes you and your dog. One of our pet-friendly cottages is sure to be perfect for your next UK break.


Are you dreaming of a holiday cottage by the sea? Many of our charming coastal cottages are located just a stone’s throw from the beautiful beaches and stunning coastlines of the UK and Ireland.

Why book with Sykes Cottages?

Great value:

We think everyone deserves a break, so we work hard to ensure all of our cottage holidays are competitively priced. With a variety of discounted short breaks and special offers available, including last minute and off-season reductions, you can find a great deal on your next cottage holiday.

Here to help:

You can book your next cottage holiday online or by getting in touch with one of our helpful holiday advisors. Our dedicated team of reservationists are on hand seven days a week to help plan your next cottage break and answer any queries you may have. A selection of our cottages are also available to view in our full colour brochure; request your free copy today.

Book with confidence:

Over our 25 year history, we’ve really got to know our customers. Our website features a wealth of information about the destinations we cover, as well as helpful descriptions and photographs of all our cottages. We publish genuine reviews from previous customers too, so you know just what to expect from your holiday cottage before you arrive.

Plenty of choice:

With more self-catering holiday cottages added to our website each day, the toughest part of planning a cottage holiday is deciding where to stay! From three-night short breaks to weekly or fortnightly trips, we offer flexible breaks to suit any criteria, and with over 5,000 self-catering cottages to choose from, you’re bound to find the perfect holiday home for you.

For the finest cottage holidays in the best locations, you can count on Sykes Cottages. From classic cottages in the country, luxury holiday homes near the coast and everything in between, our exclusive selection of handpicked holiday cottages provide the perfect base for any type of holiday.

We’re proud of every one of our self-catering cottages, and are confident that we can find the ideal holiday home for you!

Read the Latest News From Sykes Cottages

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    22nd November 2015

    If you’re looking to discover Ireland then you can’t go wrong with a trip around the Ring of Kerry. This iconic section of the Wild Atlantic Way is simply breath-taking; with beautiful scenery and historic attractions, it allows visitors to experience the real Ireland first hand. If you feel like exploring the Ring of Kerry … More

  • Some Great Irish Dishes

    21st November 2015

    Today on the Sykes Cottages we’re taking a trip over the Irish Sea to have a look at some of the best dishes that the Emerald Isle has to offer. With a warming winter stew, an old favourite and the obligatory dash of Guinness, it’s the perfect menu for a proper Irish meal. Why don’t … More

  • Spotlight On: New Cottages In Ireland

    18th November 2015

    At Sykes Cottages, we’re adding new holiday rentals to our portfolio every day. From grand country houses to cosy romantic boltholes, we’re working hard to ensure that you always have an extensive selection of properties to choose from. Today, we’re shining our spotlight on the Emerald Isle and the fantastic new properties that have come … More

  • Solo Travellers: Recipes For One

    15th November 2015

    Whether you’re holidaying alone or travelling for business, it can be hard to know what to cook for just one person in self-catering accommodation. To help you out, we’ve included below three quick and easy recipes which are all perfect for a solo meal. None of the recipes take longer than 20 minutes and they’re … More

  • A Solo Day Out In Edinburgh

    13th November 2015

    Today the Sykes Cottages blog sees the perfect itinerary for those taking a trip to Edinburgh. Taking in some of the most famous spots in the city as well as a stop off point for a tasty lunch, it’s perfect for those visiting the Scottish capital, so take a look and see which attractions you … More