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Spotlight on New Sykes Cottages – Kent

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
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For those wanting the best of both worlds while visiting the UK, Kent is the place for you. In only and hour and a half from the centre of London you can be on the Kent coast, sunning on the beach in Ramsgate, or gazing across to France from the White Cliffs of Dover.

Recently we’ve had a number of lovely new properties added to our selection of cottages throughout beautiful Kent, giving you more reason than ever to visit the most south-easterly of counties in England.

9 Linden Grove – Canterbury, Kent

If you aren’t looking for a seaside oasis, why not consider staying in the heart of historic Canterbury? 9 Linden Grove is perfectly situated for exploring the beautiful city of Caterbury, with its Roman walls and Norman castle ruins, set as it is only a short walks from the River Stour and public gardens. Linden Grove is a Grade II listed cottage, with some parts dating back to the 16th century, and provides comfortable accommodation for three in two bedrooms. With such easy access to the centre of Canterbury, with all its restaurants, cafes, and attractions, this makes the perfect accommodation for a romantic holiday for two.

Beachmaster & Groove Armada – Kingsdown near Deal, Kent

For families looking for something a little more relaxed, we have the perfect coastal accommodation for you. Groove Armada and Beachmaster are two newly listed holiday cottages are ideally set within the popular cliff-top holiday site, Kingsdown Park in Kent, and enjoys a delightful seaside location. Both cottages are of a unique Scandinavian A-frame design and offer accommodation for up to six people. Kingsdown Park is the perfect location for a family holiday, with enough on-site facilities to keep everyone entertained – with a heated indoor swimming pool, a tennis court, a children’s play area and crazy golf, woodland walks, and of course the fantastic, quiet private beach just a short walk from the cottages. Here there will be no worry of children crying out that they are bored, they will be crying out that they never want to leave!

The Moorings – Ramsgate, Kent

Looking for the best of both worlds? A beautiful sea-front location with all the amenities of a city? Well, The Moorings in Ramsgate might just be for you. This second floor apartment sits in a fantastic coastal position, close to the heart of Ramsgate, just a short stroll of all the activity of this bustling seaside town.  The Moorings offers splendid views over the harbour, and makes the perfect location for a romantic couple’s getaway.

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Spotlight on New Sykes Cottages – Romantic Cottages for Couples

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
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Dotted across the country Sykes Cottages have delightfully cosy cottage accommodation that is designed just for two, offering the perfect place to get away with the one you love for some special time alone. Whether you fancy a cosmopolitan city break, a quaint little cottage in the countryside, or a secluded cottage perfect for getting away from it all, Sykes Cottages have some newly added cottages that are sure to be perfect for the two of you. Take some time to browse these three newly added romantic cottages for two and start planning the romantic getaway of your dreams.

Mossy Nook – Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District

Mossy Nook Cottage

Mossy Nook Cottage, ref. 23606 - Bowness-on-Windermere

Spend a romantic weekend tucked away in Mossy Nook, a cosy wing of a semi-detached Edwardian townhouse in the centre of the ever-popular town of Windermere. Here you’ll have the best of both worlds, a quiet location that’s only a few minutes’ walk from shops, pubs and places to eat. This Lake District cottage has been fully renovated and offers 5 tick, luxury accommodation in a beautiful location. Perfectly situated for exploring the local area, Mossy Nook is within easy driving distance of Bowness, Coniston Water, Grasmere, and the magnificent Langdales, and makes an ideal romantic home from home at any time of the year.

Lock and Key Cottage – Lampeter, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay

Although Lock and Key Cottage sleeps only two people, you will be astonished by the spaciousness of accommodation offered in this annexe converted within a former pub. On the ground floor of the cottage you’ll find a sitting room complete with 3D television and electric fire, a conservatory style sitting area with views over the patio and garden, a superbly equipped kitchen, as well as a dining area. Up a short set of carpeted stairs you’ll find the luxurious sleeping area, complete with a super king-size bed, comfy chairs and a settee plus a unique style dormer window which can be opened out to create a Juliet balcony. Should you ever actually feel like leaving this 5 tick cottage while on holiday you can visit the nearby tea rooms, pubs, restaurants and the quirky little shops in Lampeter, or head further afield to the South Wales coast and enjoy a refreshing coastal walk. All in all you can’t ask for much more in a romantic cottage getaway!

Ramblers Roost – Grasmere near Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District

Nestled on the slopes of Rydal Fell with extensive shared grounds overlooking Grasmere Lake you’ll find Ramblers Roost, a ground floor apartment with stunning views across the Lake District countryside. Ramblers Roost is an ideal place to enjoy the stunning scenery and amazing sunsets of the area, and all within a short walk of charming Grasmere village. As the name would suggest, Ramblers Roost is the perfect accommodation for those who like a bit of walking, with the well-known coffin trail around Grasmere and Rydal Water, and the more ambitious Fairfield Horseshoe both accessible from the front door. This is a landscape that has inspired poets and painters alike for centuries and this Grasmere self-catering apartment is perfect for anyone wishing to enjoy time together in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

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Spotlight on New Sykes Cottages – Grand Cottages

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
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Are you looking for a grand location to hold a family reunion or an elegant wedding, or maybe just somewhere special to enjoy a summer holiday with family and friends? Well, our holiday cottages are much more than just small and quaint country houses. We’ve always listed great grand cottages, but a number of wonderful new options have just recently been added to our listings, giving you more grand accommodation options than ever before.

Here are a few grand cottages that have just recently been added to our site.

Eden – Skipton, The Gateway to the Dales – Yorkshire Dales

If you are looking for a grand cottage that is away from it all Eden in the Yorkshire Dales is the place for you. Set within breathtaking Dales countryside, this luxury 17th century barn conversion boasts country living at its very finest, providing a first-class holiday home in a remarkable location. Set within breathtaking Dales countryside, Eden is set in its own grounds in the heart of the Broughton Hall Estate, just 2.5 miles from the market town of Skipton, giving you the best of both worlds. This five tick holiday cottage sleeps up to 13 people in six bedrooms, four of which boast king sized beds! This truly grand holiday home offers a rare chance for an unforgettable holiday in a wonderfully impressive property.

Norton Grange – Norton near Worcester – Worcestershire

Grade II listing = check! Heated swimming pool = check! Breathtaking countryside = check! When it comes to grand holiday accommodation Norton Grange really does have it all. Norton Grange was built in the 1800s, boasts an original clock tower and is situated  just 5 miles from the ancient city of Worcester but is surrounded by stunning Worcestershire countryside. With six spacious bedrooms with sleeping space for 16, you can bring the whole family along and still not have to worry about having enough space. With grand accommodation and many pretty towns and villages within easy reach, this holiday home is an ideal base for an unforgettable holiday.

Hoath House – Chiddingstone near Hever – Kent

Not only is Hoath House a beautifully grand holiday cottage, but it is also the 4000th cottage to be listed here with us at Sykes Cottages – and what a cottage it is! This medieval manor house is set in magnificent grounds on the High Weald overlooking the border between Kent and Sussex in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering visitors a truly unforgettable holiday experience. Hoath House includes seven bedrooms, six of which include en-suite facilities, offering sleeping accommodation for a whopping 26 people in total! Looking for a location for your upcoming wedding? Well, Hoath House might just be perfect for you, with two rooms onsite that are  licensed to hold your ceremony.

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Spotlight on New Sykes Cottages – Cumbria and the Lake District

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
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The Lake District is one of the top tourist destinations in the UK, and with good reason. The glistening lakes and soaring mountains combined to create some of the most beautiful scenery in the country, offering an oasis of calm in a busy world. Whether you are a person who fancies getting out and about in nature on your holiday, or if you are one who prefers to stick close to the creature comforts of home and hearth, there is the perfect holiday cottage on our website just waiting for you to discover.

Here are a few of our newer Lake District holiday cottages for you to consider – sit back and start planning an unforgettable spring holiday.

Sandbed – Ravenstonedale Near Kirkby Stephen – Cumbria & The Lake District

This outstanding, stone-built, semi-detached barn conversion is beautifully situated in the Rawthey Valley,only 3 miles from historic Ravenstonedale. Sandbed Cottage makes an ideal location for those wishing to get away from it all and enjoy the famous Howgill Fells and all of the other delights that Cumbria and the Lake District offer.

 

22 Thirlmere – White Cross Bay Near Troutbeck Bridge – Cumbria & The Lake District

22 Thirlmere is an immaculately presented detached lodge located on a superbly maintained park on the shores of Lake Windermere in the beautiful Lake District. This Lake District holiday park is the perfect holiday location for families, with plenty of space for picnics and lots of ducks to feed. The sunsets from this idyllic lakeside location are unspoilt and look out across the lake to the mountains beyond – can you think of a better way to spend your holiday evenings?

Fox Barn – Staveley Near Windermere – Cumbria & The Lake District

If you’re looking for Lake District accommodation located right in the heart of it all, look no further than Fox Barn, located in the charming Lakeland village of Staveley in the Lake District National Park. This 17th century ground floor cottage is nestled into the hillside on a quiet country lane opposite the weir, with the fells beckoning right from the doorstep, and is but a five minute riverside stroll from the centre of Staveley.

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Spotlight on New Sykes Cottages – Large Cottages

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
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Are you planning a family reunion for this summer? Maybe a country wedding? Finding accommodation and a venue for such events can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be! Here at Sykes Cottages we have a great selection of large cottages that are perfect for groups that are located across the UK, and we’re adding new ones to our listings all the time. All of our large cottages are spacious enough to sleep at least 8 people, with some of our largest cottages accommodating more than 20 people! Take a look at some of the newest large cottages that we have on offer and find the perfect location for your summer party.

Greyhound Farm House – Barnsley Near Cirencester, Gloucestershire

If you’re looking for a holiday home that is full of character and olde worlde charm than look no further than Greyhound Farm House in Barnsley, Gloucestershire. Greyhound Farm is a detached Grade II listed former hop brewery, part of which dates back to the 15th century. Not only does the house have 8 spacious bedrooms (all of which are equipped with en-suite facilities), but it lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the beautiful Cotswold countryside – you can’t get much more perfect than this!

Bryngarth – Much Birch Near Ross-on-wye, Herefordshire

You’re unlikely to find any cottage that is more ambiant than Bryngarth, a beautiful black and white timber home, with stunning views over the surrounding hills and mountains. Bryngarth is equipped with 9 spacious bedrooms, offering accommodation for 20 people, as well as a warming woodburner, a formal dining room with open fire, a huge kitchen with double AGA, and a three acre mature garden with large patio area, furniture and BBQ. Any event that is held at Bryngarth is sure to be a showstopper, between the beautiful surroundings and luxurious accommodation, making it the perfect location for any and all of your special events.

Brookside Manor House – Bronygarth Near Chirk, Shropshire

If you’re looking for a wedding venue that will absolutely knock your guest’s socks off, Brookside Manor House is for you. This stunning country house, part of which dates from the 17th century, is set in just under two acres of grounds, and boasts superb views of Chirk Castle and the surrounding Shropshire countryside. Brookside boasts many original features including polished wooden floors, ornate ceilings and beautiful fireplace, as well as some thoroughly modern conveniences, like a heated indoor swimming pool and outdoor hot tub! With 10 bedrooms, which combined can accommodate up to 30 guests, you won’t have to worry about finding accommodation for all of yours guests and you can just enjoy your time together. That sounds like the perfect wedding to me!

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