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Getaway to North Yorkshire this Easter!

Monday, April 7th, 2014
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For many, the upcoming bank holiday means four precious days of freedom; so use it wisely by booking a last minute getaway for the Easter break. Plenty of our properties are still available for the Easter weekend, so choose your favourite and reserve it quick-sharp to avoid missing out!

Worried it’s just the dud-destinations where properties are still available? Worry not. From Cornwall to the Lake District, we’ve still got plenty of holiday rentals to choose from at fair and affordable prices. To see our full range of holiday lets that are still available for the Easter weekend, visit our Easter Cottages page.

Before you choose your favourite destination however, take a minute to read today’s blog, where we’ll be giving you a few reasons why we think North Yorkshire is the ideal destination for a long Easter weekend.

Reason 1: There’s lots to do outdoors

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From mountain biking through the lush trees of Dalby Forest to wandering through the Shambles of York, North Yorkshire is a haven for those who like to spend their time in the open-air. With the weather outlook for the bank holiday too far ahead for an accurate prediction, we can’t promise you sunshine, but if you’re travelling to Yorkshire over Easter, make sure to pack a mac to make the most of the county’s outdoor activities and attractions!

Reason 2: There’s lots to do indoors, too

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If the weather does look set to bring a halt to your outdoor pursuits, don’t fret as North Yorkshire offers plenty of things to see and do indoors too. Travelling with kids? Head to the National Railway Museum in York to learn the history of Britain’s railways. Or, experience the sights and sounds of World War Two with a visit to Eden Camp near Malton, a unique museum housed in an original WWII POW camp. Alternatively if you’re going it alone on a romantic break with your partner, discover one of North Yorkshire’s ancient castles- Hawes, Leyburn, Middleham and Reeth to name but a few.

Reason 3: Beaches, beaches, beaches

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Whether we’re blessed with warm weather over the Easter weekend or not, the beach is still a firm favourite amongst holidaymakers. From sand castle building to blustery dog walks, the coast is somewhere to escape to for a truly invigorating getaway. The North Yorkshire coast happens to be one of the best in the UK, offering a wonderful blend of rugged sea cliffs, fascinating villages and some of the most coveted swathes of sand in England. Blue Flag beaches in North Yorkshire include Whitby’s West Cliff and North Bay in Scarborough, so if you’re travelling with children, be sure to pay at least one of these a visit.

Reason 4: North Yorkshire Cottages Galore!

With welcoming cottages scattered from coast to country across North Yorkshire, there’s nowhere better for a stimulating getaway this Easter. So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself and the kids to a fun-filled family holiday or use those precious days off to whisk the other half away on an impromptu short break. We’ve a handful of cottages that are still available to rent in North Yorkshire over the Easter weekend, so choose your favourite and reserve yours today by visiting our North Yorkshire cottages page.

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Jonathan Tuplin

By Jonathan Tuplin

Jonathan is a lover of books, music and good food. Originally from Yorkshire, there's nothing he likes more than a cycle in the country. One of his favourite spots in the UK is Tenby, where he spent many a happy holiday as a child.

Cottages for Last Minute Easter Holidays

Friday, April 4th, 2014
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With schools finishing for Easter and two weeks of entertaining your kids looming ahead, there’s no better time to start looking at booking a last minute Easter holiday! At Sykes Cottages, we still have some fantastic properties available to book for this busy period but you’ll have to be quick as they’re sure to be snapped up soon. To give you a bit of inspiration, we’ve listed some of the amazing cottages still available below…

The Boat, Cornwall

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The Boat, Cornwall, Ref 999

Located in Tregony on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula, The Boat would make a fantastic holiday destination for Easter. This picturesque property is nearby to the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the National Maritime Museum so there will be plenty to keep you occupied! The sandy beaches and coastline of the peninsula are also within easy access of the cottage so all you’ll have to do is keep your fingers crossed for some good weather!

The Old Stable, Pembrokeshire

Holiday cottage in Pembrokeshire

The Old Stable, Pembrokeshire, Ref 4349

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway this Easter, then look no further than The Old Stable in Pembrokeshire. This cosy studio cottage is situated in a peaceful courtyard and boasts vaulted, beamed ceilings, a woodburner and a private patio with furniture; perfect for couples looking to get away from it all. Guests will benefit from outstanding walks straight from the doorstep and the pretty village location with a characterful local pub and restaurant nearby.

Riverside, Yorkshire Dales

Holiday cottage in Yorkshire

Riverside, Yorkshire, Ref 21336

This charming and traditional cottage is situated in a tranquil, rural setting amongst the stunning countryside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Sleeping 5, Riverside would make the perfect Easter getaway cottage for families looking for a peaceful break with unrivalled walking opportunities and as this cottage is pet friendly, your dog will be able to take advantage of the fresh Yorkshire air too!

6 Little Bethel Court, Norfolk

Holiday cottage in Norfolk

6 Little Bethel Court, Norfolk, Ref 28036

6 Little Bethel Court is located in the very centre of the historical city of Norwich, making it the perfect place for a city break this Easter. This lovely maisonette property boasts many original features and is set within a secluded walled courtyard shared with several other properties, ensuring that though in the heart of the city, this cottage maintains a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. With an abundance of restaurants, parks, art galleries and tea rooms nearby, guests at this cottage will be spoilt for choice on how to spend their holiday.

Little Thatch, Isle of Wight

Holiday cottage in Isle of Wight

The Thatch, Isle of Wight, Ref 4270

For lovers of picturesque cottages with thatched roofs, they don’t come much cuter than Little Thatch. This charming cottage is over 250 years old and Grade II listed, nestled in the pretty Isle of Wight village of Shorwell. Little Thatch has maintained many of its original features including delightful exposed stonework, beams and wood panelling whilst still providing guests with modern amenities and creature comforts. This adorable cottage is close by to local facilities, beautiful beaches and surrounding peaceful villages, making this Isle of Wight holiday home the perfect place for a coastal getaway.

To see our full range of Easter cottages, you can visit our website today or give one of our reservations specialists a call on 01244 356 695. They’ll be more than happy to help you find the perfect cottage for your last minute Easter holiday.

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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.

The Best Places to Enjoy an Easter Break

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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There are few things better than a nice little Easter trip, even though they do normally involve having to put up with an unpleasantly bracing wind. Happily however, Easter falls so late this year that we’ll hopefully be able to soak up a bit of sunshine, and maybe even remove a couple of layers in the process. Here at Sykes, we’re looking forward to Easter as much as anyone and have decided to take a look and see what places promise to be the best for making the most out of this year’s (hopefully) sunny Easter break.


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For some reason, Norfolk is never given the credit it deserves as a holiday destination. However, with its countless quaint country villages, bustling towns and beaches that rival any in the UK, it could be just the ticket for a perfect Easter Break. You could easily spend a day making the most of some sunshine on one of the area’s seemingly never-ending beaches, or if the seaside isn’t quite your thing then the world famous Norfolk Broads may well be the answer. Then there is always the hustle and bustle of the city of Norwich where you can step back in time with a trip to the Colmans Shop, designed as an exact replica of their Victorian premises, or get to grips with the city’s heritage with a tour of the Norwich 12.

County Clare

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County Clare in Ireland makes for another brilliant Easter destination, especially if you’re looking to get out and about. You could try a little trip to the coastal town of Lahinch and sneak in a round of golf on its world renowned links course. Whilst you’re there, you could also try your hand at a multitude of water-sports including things like kite-surfing that are bound to get the adrenaline pumping. If you’re looking for something a bit more sedate then you could pay a visit to the world famous Cliffs of Moher, although be prepared to have your breath taken as you look down upon the Atlantic Ocean over 200m below. Then there’s also the eerie Burren, a 250km² limestone pavement etched into the rolling hills which draws visitors from all over the world and is the perfect location for a long walk.


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Nothing says spring sunshine like the sight of a Daffodil in bloom, and where better to see them than in Wales itself? With this in mind, we’ve decided to have a look at what you could get up to in the county of Pembrokeshire. The fabulous Pembrokeshire Coast Path and the Pembrokeshire National Park both provide you with the perfect excuse to lace up the old walking boots and enjoy a breath of fresh air. Or you could always hop on the bike and enjoy a leisurely ride through the welsh hills comfortable in the knowledge that you’ll never be too far away from a nice country pub or café for a little a refuel.

So there are a few ideas on where you could go for a little break this Easter, but don’t forget that there are loads of alternatives if you don’t fancy any of them. All you have to do is take a look at our Easter Holiday Cottages and find one that is perfect for you!


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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.

Book a Last Minute Cottage for Easter Now!

Friday, March 15th, 2013
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The Easter holidays are fast approaching and along with noticeably longer days, the bank holiday Easter weekend is a great time to get away from the daily routine and spend some quality time with friends and family.

Click here to view holiday cottages that are available for Easter weekend.

Need a little more inspiration for your Easter holiday? Here are some suggestions for an eggstra special last minute Easter break.

Enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt with the family this Easter weekend!

Enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt with the family this Easter weekend!

A Luxury Easter Holiday

Everyone deserves a treat once in a while and our luxury holiday cottages are a fantastic way to pamper yourself. We have an eggcelent choice of five star holiday cottages that are still available for a luxurious Easter holiday, click here to view our current availability.

Farm Cottages in Springtime

Get close to nature this Easter

Get close to nature this Easter

Spring is a lovely time out on the farm, with signs of new life all around. Here at Sykes Cottages we have a number of cottages on farms – a great way to get back to nature and celebrate Easter with the family. Children will love seeing the baby lambs out in the fields and you might even get to sample a freshly laid egg or two!

Family Cottages – Great for a UK Easter Break

Get out in the countryside this Easter

Get out in the countryside this Easter

The Easter holidays are a wonderful time to get away with the family and with most schools having at least two weeks off there is plenty of time for a family holiday at Easter. Many of our holiday cottages provide excellent family accommodation, with more than enough space for aunties, uncles and grandparents to come along too. Arrange an Easter egg hunt for the children, cook a roast dinner for Easter Sunday and enjoy quality time together.

Don’t delay; book your last minute Easter holiday today!

Tempted to book a last minute Easter break? Don’t delay! Get in touch as soon as you can to secure your perfect Easter holiday home. We are open from 9am until 9.30pm, seven days a week, so we are here to help you to book your last minute Easter break at a time that suits you. If you have an enquiry outside of these times, or would simply prefer to get in touch via email, send us a message through our website and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Alternatively, you can book your whole last minute holiday from start to finish through our easy to use website, to get started click here.

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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.

Easter Weekend Family Fun!

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
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The Easter Holidays are just around the corner, and if the weather is anything like it was last year, you will want to be outside enjoying the sunshine! There are so many events being held across the country for Easter that there is sure to be one perfectly suited to you and your family. The kids will have nothing but fun at all of the special events planned for the Easter Bank holiday, and are sure to get their fill of chocolaty treats along the way! (more…)

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