Quality cottages, value-for-money prices

At Sykes we’re immensely proud of our huge choice of over 5,000 personally-inspected holiday cottages across the UK and Ireland. We have everything from cosy cottages for two to characterful properties sleeping 20 or more, all at great value-for-money prices. Our 25 years' experience means you can choose with confidence, knowing that your search for the perfect holiday cottage starts and ends here…


Sykes Holiday Cottages

Average score 4.5


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 want everyone to enjoy one of our cottage holidays and that's why we're committed to keeping our prices competitive. What's more, with regular special offers and last minute short breaks available, you can find yourself an even better deal on your cottage holiday.

Book With Confidence: Thanks to our 25 years of experience, booking a cottage couldn't be easier. On our website you'll find photographs of each cottage as well as genuine reviews from previous guests to give you a taste of your cottage holiday before you even arrive.

Here to Help: With Sykes Cottages you can book your next holiday quickly and easily either online or with the help of our highly trained holiday cottage advisors. Our reservations team are available seven days a week, including evenings, to help you plan your perfect cottage holiday. A selection of our self-catering cottages are available in our full colour brochure; simply request your free copy online today.

Plenty of Choice: With new self-catering cottages being added to our website every day, there's plenty of choice for your next cottage holiday. Whether you're looking for a short break, weekend break, 7 nights, 14 nights or more, we're sure that one of our 5,000 holiday cottages in the UK and Ireland will be just right for you.

Quality cottages, prime locations and high standards; that's what you can count on with Sykes Cottages. With beachside holiday homes, classic country cottages and everything in between, our handpicked holiday cottages offer something for every type of holiday.

We think our selection of self-catering cottages is second to none and after browsing our website, we're sure you'll agree!

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    24th August 2014

    Despite frequently appearing in ‘top romantic places’ polls, we were surprised when our recent survey returned results that only 5% of respondents would head to Scotland for a romantic getaway. Assuming that we weren’t the only ones surprised by these results, we created our Romantic Scotland competition to get some back up from knowledgeable bloggers … More

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    23rd August 2014

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