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!

Read the Latest News From Sykes Cottages

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    20th September 2014

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    19th September 2014

    Ahoy land lubber, Blogbeard here. Today be Talk Like a Pirate Day, and to mark the occasion, the scurvy dogs at Sykes Cottages have been busy dishin’ the dirt on Blighty’s most notorious pirate haunts. As a humble gentlemen of fortune, I don’t claim to be an expert in all things swashbuckler. But what I … More

  • The Scottish Referendum: How The UK’s Landscape Could Have Changed

    19th September 2014

    The polls are closed, the votes have been tallied and it has been confirmed: Scotland is staying in the United Kingdom! There was a lot of talk during the run up to the referendum regarding politics and how various policies would change, which is rightfully so, however we thought that we would take a look … More

  • Cornwall Scoops Destination Award

    18th September 2014

    Cornwall has received yet another accolade after it was named top holiday destination by Countryfile Magazine, pushing the Peak District and the Lake District into second and third place respectively. The award, given in recognition of the quality of Cornwall’s natural landscape and rural communities, highlights the public’s affection for this pristine county in the … More

  • Weird and Wonderful Attractions around the UK

    17th September 2014

    For today’s instalment of the Sykes Cottages blog, we’re having a look at some of the unusual yet wonderful places to visit around the UK and Ireland. You should be warned, it’s a truly eclectic mix that you probably wouldn’t find in any tour guide around the world; but don’t let that put you off. … More