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Book now for the Early May Bank Holiday Weekend!

Friday, April 19th, 2013
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With two long weekends coming up in May, there is no better excuse to book a weekend away! Bank Holidays are a fantastic time to take a break, without having to take too much time off work plus with summer weather on the way, taking a trip to a holiday cottage is a lovely way to spend the long weekend.

Take a break in the UK for the May Day Bank Holiday

Take a break in the UK for the May Day Bank Holiday

Choosing to holiday in the UK over the May Bank Holiday means that you can really make the most of the long weekend without having to waste your precious time off travelling to your destination or stuck in airports. When you book a holiday cottage in the UK you can be at your holiday home in no time, leaving more time for you to enjoy your May Bank Holiday weekend with your nearest and dearest.

Escape for a romantic break for the May Bank Holiday Weekend

Escape for a romantic break for the May Bank Holiday Weekend

Don’t spend your May Bank Holiday weekend painting, spring cleaning or slaving away doing DIY projects around the home; British Bank Holidays are there to be enjoyed! Traditionally, May Day is celebrated in towns and villages with fetes, fairs and festivals to mark the day all over the country, including events taking place in Padstow, Oxford and Hastings. In the capital city, many special events are taking place including a May Day procession from the London Docklands Museum on Monday 6th May.

Whether you want to take part in traditional May Day activities, like dancing round the Maypole and Morris dancing, or simply want to enjoy the extra time off work, with country walks, fresh air and the company of friends and family, renting a holiday cottage is a superb option. Plus with three night breaks over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend starting from £121, we are sure to have a holiday cottage to suit all tastes, budgets and holiday itineraries!

Searching for a holiday cottage during the month of May? Click here to view holiday cottages with availability during May 2013.

Charlotte

By Charlotte Stamper

Charlotte's love of the UK started as a child, with frequent trips to the North Wales, the Lake District and Scotland. In her spare time she enjoys walking and last year completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. Her favourite place is the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno in North Wales.

Great bank holidays in 2013 with Sykes Cottages

Friday, August 17th, 2012
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Next year’s bank holidays may feel like a long way away, but now really is a great time to book a trip over a bank holiday weekend in 2013. Bank holidays and public holidays are extremely popular times of year to take a trip, so booking early is the best way to ensure that you get the holiday cottage that you want.

Plan ahead for a great bank holiday weekend

Many of the bank holidays fall into the school holidays meaning that New Year, Easter, May and Christmas are already some of the most popular times to take a holiday. Plan ahead to avoid disappointment and to ensure that you have the widest choice of holiday cottages.

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The bank holiday dates for 2013

So when are the bank holidays in 2013? Here is a list of dates for the 2013 bank and public holidays in England, Wales and Scotland. For more information about bank holidays and public holidays, visit the Directgov website.

Holiday Date Exceptions
New Years Day 1st January
2nd January 2nd January Scotland only
Good Friday 29th March
Easter Monday 1st April England and Wales only
Early May Bank Holiday 6th May
Spring Bank Holiday 27th May
Summer Bank Holiday 5th August Scotland only
Summer Bank Holiday 26th August England and Wales only
St Andrew’s Day 2nd December Scotland only
Christmas Day 25th December
Boxing Day 26th December

 

Make the most of long weekends

The extra day off work means that a bank holiday is a great time to have a weekend away. Make the most of a three day weekend and book a cottage for a short break for just three nights. After three relaxing days away you will feel like you have really made the most of the bank holiday! Or, if you fancy a full week away, taking annual leave to coincide with a bank holiday weekend means that you can have a week off and only use four days holiday. Great news!

Shropshire Union Canal

Don’t wait; book your bank holiday break today!

We are already taking bookings for 2013! If you want to find out more about booking a bank holiday break, give our offices a call and talk to one of our friendly holiday cottage advisors, or browse our website to view our cottages to rent for the next bank holiday.

We also have holiday cottages that are available for a break over the upcoming August bank holiday weekend. Why not book your perfect self-catering holiday today?

Charlotte

By Charlotte Stamper

Charlotte's love of the UK started as a child, with frequent trips to the North Wales, the Lake District and Scotland. In her spare time she enjoys walking and last year completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. Her favourite place is the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno in North Wales.

A Last Minute Break for the Jubilee Weekend

Friday, May 25th, 2012
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All across the UK the sun is shining. Sunglasses and flip flops have been dug out of the wardrobe and everyone wants to barbeque in the sunshine. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend is just around the corner and everyone is getting in the mood for the summer.  However, many people haven’t yet made plans for the bank holiday weekend. So how about getting away to a holiday cottage?

Next weekend marks the beginning of two bank holidays, meaning that many people will enjoy an extra day off, in addition to the usual bank holiday. A four day weekend in June! Horary! Plus with great deals on last minute bookings for self catering cottages, there couldn’t be a better time to book a UK holiday.

Get away for a romantic break for two to give each other the time you deserve or alternatively book a large cottage and bring along the kids and your friends for a really British break! What could be more British than all clubbing together to enjoy a spread of lovely sandwiches and homemade cakes followed by a glass of something cold to toast the Queen’s 60 years on the throne.

Sykes Cottages have properties all across the UK and Ireland so there is sure to be a cottage to suit you and your family. Maybe you fancy a taking in the fells and lakes and fancy a walking holiday in the Lake District. Spend the evening rewarding yourself for your hard work with a delicious pub meal in the evening or cook up a storm in your own self catering kitchen. Don’t forget to call by at Sarah Nelson’s gingerbread shop in Grasmere for delicious gingerbread baked daily on the premises.

Perhaps a trip to the good old British seaside is more your thing? A costal cottage could be the perfect option from which to enjoy walks along the beach followed by fish and chips whilst watching the waves.

Whatever your plans, a Sykes Holiday Cottage is sure to make your Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, a weekend to remember! Let’s all cross our fingers that this beautiful weather holds!

Charlotte

By Charlotte Stamper

Charlotte's love of the UK started as a child, with frequent trips to the North Wales, the Lake District and Scotland. In her spare time she enjoys walking and last year completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. Her favourite place is the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno in North Wales.