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Sykes’ New Eco-Friendly Cottages

Friday, June 26th, 2015
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Here at Sykes Cottages, we’re delighted to have a wide range of eco-friendly properties that allow people to take green breaks all around the United Kingdom! Whether it’s through an environmentally friendly heating or hot water system or maybe a bank of solar panels, the owners of all of these cottages have made some sort of effort to substantially reduce the carbon footprint of their properties. So we thought we’d try and showcase a few examples and have picked out a selection of our newer green cottages, so take a look and see what you think.

Miller’s Cottage ref. 923183

Once the residence of the miller in charge of (what is now a Grade II listed) corn grinding water mill, this property has been sympathetically converted into a delightful holiday cottage. With four bedrooms that are spread over the three floors of the cottage, this property has more than enough space to comfortably sleep up to six people. Located right by the River Lemon, Miller’s Cottage is surrounded by wide ranging water meadows that are perfect for a stroll in the afternoon sun and then you can retire back to the cottage for a relaxing evening in front of the cosy woodburner. However,where this property comes into its own is with its air-source heat pump central heating system, that provides plenty of green energy for the underfloor heating system.

Rectory Coach House (921681)

Straddling the Dorset and Somerset border, this stunning little cottage lived its past life serving as the coach house for the old Victorian Rectory of Buckhorn Weston. Now however, it has been converted into a stunning, carbon neutral holiday home. Sleeping four people, it’s absolutely perfect for a family break down to the South West and with the private, enclosed patio and luxurious interior, any break there is certain to be a relaxing one! But that’s not all, the Rectory Coach House comes complete with a bank of solar panels that provide all of the power for the holiday cottage, making it absolutely ideal for those looking to book an eco-friendly week away.

Nethergill Farm Byre (22132)

Dating all the way back to 1871, Nethergill Farm Byre is a stunning barn conversion that’s tucked away in the Dales countryside, just outside the quaint hamlet of Oughtershaw. The owners of Nethergill have transformed the property into a luxury, modern holiday cottage complete with all the mod-cons that you’d need for a relaxing week away, whilst managing to retain much of its original character thanks to features such as the original ceiling beams and exposed stone work. And then there’s the biomass central heating system that keeps the property cosy as well as environmentally friendly!

So hopefully reading this has tempted you into taking a look at booking yourself an eco-friendly break with Sykes Cottages! If that’s the case then you’ll want to take a look at this page which lists all of our green properties and see which one catches your eye!

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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.

New Properties for 2015

Friday, January 2nd, 2015
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New properties are added to the Sykes Cottages family almost daily and we don’t half have some treats available to book in 2015! Today we thought that we would showcase just a few of our newest properties that are available for booking in the coming year.

The Potting Shed

The Potting Shed

See full details of The Potting Shed, property 906603, on our website here.

The stone built property, The Potting Shed, exudes luxury with its high quality features and is ideally located near Kirkby Lonsdale in The Lake District. Sleeping two, this property is perfect for a romantic getaway!

Largo Bay View

Largo Bay View

See more details about Largo Bay View, property 917637, on our website here.

Being under an hour’s drive away from Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee yet just a few minutes’ walk from a sandy beach, this property gives you the best of all worlds! The property sleeps four and is pet friendly, so your four legged pal can come along and enjoy the year-round pet friendly beach.

The Abbey

The Abbey

For more information about The Abbey, property 918888, take a look at our website here.

Stay in elegant luxury with a holiday in The Abbey. Sleeping up to 14 guests, this property is ideal for a large group of friends or family to get together and enjoy all that Cornwall has to offer. The Abbey dates from 1660 and is one of Cornwall’s most important listed buildings.

Apple Barn

Apple Barn

See the full profile page for Apple Barn, property 916094, on our website here.

With a private garden and shared use of an external games room, Apple Barn is the perfect place to stay for a family holiday! If you can drag yourself and your children away from the outdoor play area, there is much to explore just a short drive away at Exmoor and South Molton!

To keep up to date with our newest properties, take a look at the new properties page on our website.

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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.

Sykes’ Spotlight on New Luxury Cottages

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
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Here at Sykes HQ, one of our favourite pastimes is having a  nosey at some of the properties that have recently joined. That’s why, we’ve got a whole section of our blog dedicated to doing just that, and today’s post is its latest entry!  We’re going to have a look at some of the more luxurious properties that have signed up in the past few weeks, from a first class barn conversion in Yorkshire to a beautiful manor house in Norfolk.

The Granary, Harrogate

The Granary, ref. 915427

The Granary, ref. 915427

Just four miles down the road from the delightful spa town of Harrogate is The Granary, a stunning first floor barn conversion on the owner’s working farm. The cottage retains many original features such as exposed beams and external stone steps. If you go, you’ll also have your own private, formal garden where you can enjoy an afternoon in the sun, and maybe even a cheeky tipple! And with the endless walks in the country – not to mention the original Betty’s Tearoom just down the road – you won’t find yourself wondering what to do!

Priory Cottage, Saundersfoot

Priory Cottage, ref. 915079

Priory Cottage, ref. 915079

Next up is Priory Cottage in the small village of Saundersfoot, South Wales. Exquisitely furnished throughout, Priory Cottage features two bedrooms, one with a super king-size double bed and the other a twin, although that one can be made into another super king-size too. There’s also the feature glass sided stairway, surround sound system and underfloor heating. Perfect for those sunny summer afternoons is the beautiful garden where you can lie back and enjoy a spot of sunshine, and the raised terrace that’s perfect for an alfresco meal. What’s more, if there’s a crowd of you going, you can also book out the Priory, which is next door, as they sleep sixteen people between them.

The Manor House, Gorleston-on-Sea

The Manor House, ref. 913919

The Manor House, ref. 913919

Finally, we’ve the perfect cottage for a large family get together, as it sleeps up to ten people. The grade II listed Manor House has been furnished to a high standard throughout with features such as an AGA in the kitchen-diner, and two comfortable reception rooms, one of which is complete with a cosy wood burner. If that wasn’t enough, there’s also a six seater hot tub in the back garden! The kids will be happy too, between the Playstation 3, the expansive gardens and the nearby beaches, you’ll never struggle to keep them occupied!

So that’s that, some of our newest luxury cottages. But don’t forget to take a look at the other new properties; they’re coming in thick and fast so you’re bound to find something for you. Or, if you’re the owner of a holiday cottage, have a read about why you should let your property with Sykes and you may well end up on our next round up of new cottages!

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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.

Spotlight on New Cottages

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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From apartments, terraces, lodges, cottages, listed buildings, yurts and even converted railway carriages, we have quite the variety of properties available for your next holiday in the UK or Ireland. This variety just keeps increasing, as we are always welcoming new owners and their properties to Sykes Cottages. So much so, that our new cottages page is bursting at the seams with fantastic holiday accommodation. Here, we’re putting the spotlight on just a few of these lovely new additions.

White Hopton House

 White Hopton House in Cardigan Bay, Mid Wales

Property reference: 906834

This impressive house in Sarn near Bishop’s Castle in Mid Wales sleeps 12 making it ideal for a large family or group of friends to holiday together in this wonderful part of Wales. The timber framing of the house, coupled with the fabulous décor of each room gives this property a really unique feel. The fantastic aesthetics of the house mixed with its outdoor swimming pool, sauna and Sky TV mean you will never want to leave!

Lunedale Cottage

Lunedale Cottage in Mickleton, North Yorkshire Dales

Property reference: 906275

Lunedale Cottage in Mickleton, North Yorkshire Dales, is the perfect property for getting away from it all! Not only is this cottage beautifully decorated inside but it also has stunning views outside. If you can tear yourself away from this cosy cottage, it is ideally located for exploring the Northern Dales and the nearby market town of Barnard Castle or you could just spoil yourself with a walk along the River Tees to really take in all of the beauty that this area has to offer.

Coolville

Coolville in Dublin City Centre

Property reference: 912143

Very recently we welcomed our first self catering property in Ireland’s capital city. The aptly named Coolville is just two miles from Dublin’s vibrant city centre and all that it has to offer. The mid-terraced cottage has two bedrooms with canal views making it ideal for a small family, couple or a few friends and is tastefully equipped with everything you could need on your return from exploring the city!

Gisburn Forest Lodge

Gisburn Forest Lodge, South Yorkshire Dales

Property reference 29079

For those wanting a wealth of activities on their self catering holiday, Gisburn Forest Lodge in Tosside is ideal. Not only is the lodge itself beautifully decorated with everything that you could need inside, but just outside is some beautiful scenery and you can take in the views from the comfort of your own private hot tub. Whilst the lodge gives you the feeling of being isolated, you are in an ideal location for exploring all of the fantastic days out that Yorkshire has to offer.

Cape Breton

Cape Breton, Isle of Skye

Property reference 904704

With beautiful views of the mountain and loch is Cape Breton, a lovely cottage on the Isle of Skye in an ideal location to explore all that the area has to offer. Sleeping five this property is ideal for a family or group of friends, with the large open plan living area giving everyone a space to relax together after a day of exploring. If you fancy visiting the beautiful Isle of Skye with a larger group, then Cape Breton and its neighbouring cottage, Vancouver, can be booked together to accommodate ten!

This is just a small sample of properties recently added to Sykes Cottages. To view more of our newest additions, take a look at our newly added cottages page. Alternatively, if you own a property that you’re thinking of letting and would like to join us, take a look at our owners’ page and your property could be featured on our blog sooner than you might think!

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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.

Some of Sykes’ New English Cottages

Saturday, April 5th, 2014
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Here at Sykes HQ we love having a little nose at the new cottages every now and then. As you would probably expect we get a massive variety come through the doors, from mansions up in Scotland to cosy romantic retreats in Wales. However in light of the fact that it is English Tourism week we’ve decided to give you the low-down on a few of our favourite new cottages in England along with what makes them special.

The Chapel, Lowgill, Yorkshire Dales

the chapel

The Chapel, ref. 903991

If you’re after a quiet break in the North of England then the Chapel is the place for you! Tucked away in the village of Lowgill near Wear, just 40 minutes drive away from the natural beauty of the Lake District this delightful Chapel conversion would be perfect for a group of friends or a family looking for a week away from it all. With four double bedrooms, including a King Size and a Super King Size, each of which have their own en suite bathroom, an open plan living space and a second sitting room complete with wood burning stove you’ll be able to spend a week in luxury. Then there’s also the not so small matter of the designer kitchen and the beautiful garden tailor made for a bit of outdoor dining in the summer months that will make any holiday spent in the Chapel a good one.

The Sett, Beelsby, Lincolnshire

the sett

The Sett, ref. 26355

The Sett in the village of Beelsby is the perfect cottage for a little romantic break. Nestled in amongst the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and not too far from the the seaside resorts of Cleethorpes and Maplethorpe the Sett is perfect for making the most of both worlds. The cottage itself  is a delightful little detached bungalow that is beautifully decorated and well appointed throughout. It comes with a contemporary and stylish kitchen perfect for rustling up a delicious treat, a cosy bedroom with French doors leading out to the patio in the back garden and an en suite bathroom with a stunning free standing bath.

Beningborough, Middleham, Yorkshire Dales

beningborough

Beningborough, ref. 905078

Or maybe you’re looking for something a bit bigger? Well if so then this brand new cottage might be perfect for you! Situated in the picturesque Wensleydale town of Middleham, Beningborough is a fantastic property for a slightly larger group with its four double bedrooms and two sofa beds (it’s also next door to cottage 905077 if there’s a particularly large group looking to stay). The property itself is a barn conversion hidden away amongst the Dales countryside which the owners have recently renovated to a very high standard. Outstanding features include a modern take on the traditional farmhouse kitchen with a centrepiece island and also the beautiful two-tiered garden out back.

Hopefully after reading that you’ll agree with me when I say that we’ve had some cracking cottages joining the Sykes fold recently so make sure you keep checking the New Cottages page just in case your dream holiday home turns up.

 

 

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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.