Quality cottages, value for money prices

At Sykes we offer a huge choice of over 9,000 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. Stay up to date with our amazing offers and promotions by signing up to our newsletter.

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 9,000 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

  • #DiscoverDorset Snap and Win

    14th July 2017

    Do you want to be in with a chance of winning a host of delightful Dorset prizes, as well as a £250 Sykes holiday voucher? Our mission for July is to get out and #DiscoverDorset, and, to celebrate all this dreamy Dorset-ness we have an exciting competition for you… We want you to share with …

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  • A Gin Lover’s Guide to the UK

    7th July 2017

    Gin may have first been made in Holland, but it will always be associated with Britain. For four centuries, the UK’s distillers have experimented with creating the perfect flavours. Today, gin is more popular than ever—and new variations hit the market all the time. It can be a bit bewildering to know where to start, but …

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  • The Winner’s Page

    5th July 2017

    On this page, you’ll find all of the monthly prize draw winners. If you want to enter our latest prize draw, see how you can enter here. June 2017 In our first monthly prize draw, Mrs Suzanne Simpson, from Middlesbrough, was the lucky winner of £1,000 of Sykes holiday vouchers. Click here to see July’s …

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  • British Travel Awards 2017: Crown Sykes Your Champion

    4th July 2017

    It’s that time of year again and here at Sykes, we’re getting excited! For the last four consecutive years, Sykes has proudly been crowned the Best Large UK Self Catering Booking Company and, with your vote, we can continue this winning streak for a fifth consecutive year! 2017 has already been a great year for Sykes. …

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  • Magnificent Jurassic Coast Walks

    4th July 2017

    When you think of Dorset, you think of the Jurassic Coast. 96 miles of stunning coastline, packed with iconic features such as Durdle Door. For scenic walking tours of England’s south coast, what better destination to start from? Below are a few of our recommended Dorset walks to try next time you’re in the area. …

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  • What is Dorset Famous for?

    3rd July 2017

    With warmer than average weather, glorious beaches and breathtaking countryside, it will come as no surprise that Dorset is one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations. But there a few interesting, historical facts that you may not be aware of. From hot chillies to the invention of the internet, read this post to discover what …

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  • 4 Dog-Friendly Pubs in Dorset

    3rd July 2017

    With Dorset being one of the sunniest places in the UK, it is the perfect place to grab a pint or a bite to eat in a traditional pub. In this post, we highlight some of the best pubs to visit on your next holiday to Dorset. 1. The Shipp Inn, Christchurch With live music …

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  • Delightful Dorset Holiday Lets

    30th June 2017

    Sykes Cottages has an excellent range of properties available in Dorset, perfect for a summer getaway by the sea. We’ve selected some of our favourites below. Holly Cottage (Ref.93665) This stunning detached property is located in the Parkstone area of Poole. It provides beautiful, contemporary accommodation for those wanting to explore the magnificent Jurassic Coast. …

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  • 4 of the Best Restaurants in Dorset

    30th June 2017

    Dorset has a variety of great eateries, from contemporary restaurants to the best place for a romantic meal. Read this post to discover four of the best restaurants in Dorset. 1. Christchurch – The Jetty Situated on the water’s edge, The Jetty is the ultimate dining experience and offers magnificent views across to Mudeford Quay. This …

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  • Top 5 Dog-Friendly Walks in Dorset

    30th June 2017

    With a magnificent coastline and beautiful country landscapes, it will come as no surprise that thousand of holiday goers head to Dorset each year. For those of you who will be taking your furry friend on holiday with you, in this post we highlight some of the most popular dog walks Dorset has to offer. …

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