Quality cottages, value for money prices

At Sykes we offer a huge choice of over 5,000 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…


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 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!

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