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#DiscoverCornwall: Win a £500 Sykes Cottages Voucher

Friday, October 9th, 2015
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Share your 2015 #discovercornwall holiday snaps with us to win a selection of prizes, including a £500 Sykes voucher to spend on a cottage of your choice.

How to enter

To celebrate the launch of three brand new areas of the Discover Cornwall website: Attractions, Outdoor Activities and Beaches we want to see your 2015 photos from Cornwall.

Share your photos with us via our Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram by simply including #discovercornwall and the location of your picture before 1pm on Friday 30th October.

What you can win

We’ll enter you into a draw for the chance to win a £500 Sykes Cottages voucher to spend on a holiday cottage of your choice, plus a family ticket to The Eden Project and a luxury Picnic Cornwall Cornish hamper.

One lucky person will win this prize and one lucky runner up will win a Cornish Bubbly & Cream Tea hamper from Picnic Cornwall.

For more details on how to enter and to see the current entries visit the competition page

#discovercornwall photo

*Images tagged with #discovercornwall and submitted between 1st October 2015 and 30th October 2015 will qualify for the competition. See our terms and conditions for further details.

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Jamie Tomkins

By Jamie Tomkins

Jamie is a big fan of long weekend walks with the dog, especially when there is the chance to refuel with lunch in a country pub. Living in Lancaster for three years gave him the perfect opportunity to spend a lot of time in the Lake District.

Win a Pawsome Winter Getaway with Sykes Cottages and Pure Pet Food!

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
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Fancy a winter getaway for you and your dog? One where you can run through the snow and hike over the hills before returning to a cosy cottage with a roaring open fire? If so we have just the thing for you – £250 worth of Sykes Cottages vouchers to spend on a cottage of your choice and a month’s supply of Pure Pet Food to take with you.

Pure pet Food

To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, you simply need to pop on over to the Pure Pet Food website and enter your email address at the bottom of the page. Everyone who enters the competition will receive a £5 Pure voucher, so don’t delay! The competition winner will be announced by Pure Pet Food on October 23rd 2015.

Good Luck!

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By Nicole Westley

As a food lover Nicole can often be found in the kitchen, covered in flour and experimenting with new tastes! When not making a mess she loves to explore her Celtic roots by roaming the Scottish countryside or exploring the bays along the Anglesey coast with her fiancé.

UK Beach Break Pinterest Competition

Monday, June 8th, 2015
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Sykes Cottages is launching a brand new photo competition to showcase the iconic images of beach breaks in the UK. Whether it’s a massive sandcastle, or a stripy deckchair, we’re celebrating all that summer at the beach has to offer.

To enter, simply submit a Pinterest board showing us the things that make up your ideal beach getaway. The winner will receive a £300 Sykes Cottages voucher to spend on a trip to any of our 5,000 properties, with a further £100 for two runners up! Good luck and happy pinning!

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Simple Crafts Competition

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
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Are you a crochet connoisseur? Have a penchant for papercraft? Go all silly over sewing? If any of this sounds like you you’re in the right place, as we’re holding a crafty competition right here on the Sykes Cottages blog.

You may remember last year when we worked with six incredibly talented craft bloggers to create our Simple Crafts: A Guide for Beginners which includes six simple craft tutorials that are ideal for beginner crafters to make whether at home or away.

Enter to win a £100 craft bundle

To get things a bit crafty again, we’re hosting a crafting competition right here on the Sykes Cottages blog – where you can be in with the chance of winning one of six prize bundles! All you have to do to enter is share with us a photo of a craft you have recently made using the competition form below. The six winners of this competition will each be chosen by our six very talented craft bloggers.

You can enter with a craft you made last year, or a craft you made last week – it’s entirely up to you! If you want a bit of inspiration, however, why not head over to the craft guide for some ideas.

How to enter:

Use the form below to upload a photo of a craft you have created and think our judges will love!

Don’t forget your email address so that we can get in touch with you if you win.

Good luck! 

Terms and conditions for this competition can be found here.

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Leanne Dempsey

By Leanne Dempsey

A lover of reading, eating and shopping Leanne will often be found spending time with her two pugs or snapping away on instagram. A big fan of the city, She likes nothing more than getting away for a weekend break in the UK, her favourite places being London and Bath.

Winter in the UK Competition: Our Winner

Monday, March 9th, 2015
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Here at Sykes Cottages, we love a good competition and for the past month we’ve been running our Winter in the UK photo competition via our blog and social media channels. You can see the original competition here. We asked you to send us your best photos of the British winter for the chance to win a £500 Sykes Cottages holiday voucher and we had hundreds of fantastic entries. It was a really tough choice and we spent quite a while debating over our favourites, but eventually we found our winner.

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Our ‘Winter in the UK’ competition winner

This stunning photo was taken by Mark Rosser and was submitted in secret by his proud partner, Melody. This wonderful winter scene was taken in January in the village of Krumlin, West Yorkshire. Mark drives past this view frequently but on this particular day, it looked so beautiful that he had to stop and take a picture. Congratulations Mark! We hope you enjoy your holiday vouchers.

I couldn’t leave without sharing with you some of our other favourite entries. There were so many that we loved and unfortunately, I can only show a select few below but we’d like to thank everyone who took the time to enter and share their beautiful photos with us! Don’t forget to keep an eye out for any future photo competitions that we run and next time, it could be your photo featuring on our blog!

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Louise O'Toole

By Louise O'Toole

Louise loves reading, shopping, baking and cosy country pubs with log fires. A nice cup of tea will never be turned down. She has spent many childhood summers on the beach in Cornwall and walking the hills of the Lake District.