Posts Tagged ‘holiday cottages’

Spotlight on New Sykes Cottages

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
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All of the new cottages that we’re featuring this week would be great for a last minute winter-short break - a lovely way to brighten up the long winter months. Take a look at these cottages that are new to our website and treat yourself to a snowy winter break!

Glyndley Manor Cottages – Stone Cross Near Eastbourne

This lovely detached lodge is situated within the grounds of Glyndley Manor and is set around beautifully maintained lawned gardens, in 17 acres of woodland and fields. The cottage is beautifully finished on the interior, making it the perfect location for a family holiday in the relaxing Sussex countryside. To make your holiday even better, make sure to take advantage of the on-site fishing lake and full-sized outdoor swimming pool!

The Old School Cottage – Tincleton Near Dorchester – Dorset

This delightful attached barn conversion, set in the rural Dorset hamlet of Tincleton, is set in the grounds of the owner’s Grade II listed, 1840 school house – providing serene surroundings to enjoy your time in Dorset. After exploring the beautiful landscape outside of the cottage you can come inside and warm yourself in front of the wood burning fire in the sitting room – is there any better way to spend a winter weekend?

Lavender Cottage – Sticklepath Near Okehampton – Devon

Looking for a winter getaway in beautiful Devon? Why not consider Lavender Cottage, a bright and airy, self-contained apartment adjoining the owner’s home, set high on a grassy knoll overlooking the village of Sticklepath, Devon. This apartment features an open plan living area with lovely views out to the garden, as well as a patio. Lavender Cottages is a great base for getting out and about on Dartmoor, and is just a short drive away from a number of National Trust sites that you’re sure to enjoy visiting.

Spotlight on New Sykes Cottages- South Coast

Saturday, January 12th, 2013
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If you’re looking for somewhere new and exciting to stay on your next cottage holiday then one of our newly listed cottages will be perfect for you. Sykes Cottages is always excited to welcome new holiday cottage owners to the company, as well as to present brand new options to our customers. So, sit back and take a few minutes to browse through some of the great new cottages that Sykes Cottages have to offer.

The Dairy – Coverack Near Helston, Cornwall

This immaculately presented farmhouse cottage is the perfect place to get away from it all, situated as it is at the tip of the Lizard Peninsula within five acres of beautiful gardens and fields. The Lizard Peninsula is a stunning area of England, lying completely within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and offers never ending opportunities for outdoor exploration. For this and other cottages in Cornwall, click here.

The Summerhouse – Bembridge, Isle Of Wight

If you’re looking for a little bit of luxury on your next cottage holiday then look no further than the Summerhouse, in Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. This chalet, set on the outskirts of the seaside village of Bembridge, is the perfect location for a romantic weekend away and offers stunning views of the nearby Culver Down. For this and more cottages on the Isle of Wight, click here.

Oke Apple Cottage – Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset

This delightful single-storey barn conversion in the Dorset countryside is equipped to a high standard and offers couples a perfect romantic, rural retreat. From the private terrace you’ll enjoy lovely views towards the adjacent farmland and the local Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is perfect for long romantic walks together. For this and other cottages in Devon, click here.

The Isle of Anglesey – A holiday fit for royalty

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
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The tiny Isle of Anglesey, located off of the north western tip of Wales, hasn’t always been the first place that comes to mind when thinking of royalty. This remote and windswept island, which is connected to the mainland by a short causeway, is an unassuming little place, which is precisely why it has made the perfect first home for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – William and Kate. Quite frankly, if it’s good enough for the future king of England, than it’s good enough for me!

What makes Anglesey the perfect place for a weekend away? With so much to see and do in such a small space, you’ll find yourself planning your return trip before the first one has even finished.

Walk the Anglesey Coastal Path

On the Isle of Anglesey coastal path
In 2012 the world’s first national coastal path opened, and it just happens to be in Wales. The Anglesey Coastal Path follows the coast of Wales for 850 miles, 125 of which travel the breathtaking coast of Anglesey. The Angelsey Coastal Path isn’t for the feint of heart – it isn’t as flat as you might suspect and if you walk the entire circuit you’ll have ascended a total of 4,174 metres. That’s the equivalent of walking up and down Mount Snowdon three and a half times! If you give yourself lots of time to take breaks and enjoy the views most moderately fit people will be able to conquer the Anglesey path. Just imagine the sense of accomplishment you’ll have at the end of that!

Tasty Welsh Treats

Frantastic Welsh Cakes...

If you’ve walked even part of the Anglesey Coastal Path than you deserve to be treated to a bit of a tasty treat, and the Isle of Anglesey has no shortage of delicious foods to fill your tummy. Anglesey was as one time known as Môn Mam Cymru, or the Mother of Wales, because of its rich and fertile soil. With lush clover-rich fields and a coast which simply teams with fish,  the Isle of Anglesey is the perfect spot for a foodie holiday. If you are staying in an Anglesey self-catering cottage you will want to seek out some of the island’s top fresh produce to bring home and turn into a gourmet meal. From lamb, mutton, and seafood, to vegetables, homemade chutneys, and chocolates, Angelsey has everything you’ll need to make a top class meal. You can even get local salt here, right out of the Menai Straight. If you don’t fancy cooking for yourself than try one of the award winning pubs and restaurants that call the island home. The White Eagle Pub in Rhoscolyn is said to be a favourite of William and Kate so you might be able to go home claiming to have lunched with royalty.

Curl Up in a Cosy Cottage

Enjoy a cosy Anglesey Cottage

If you’re looking for a holiday of true relaxation, Anglesey is your answer. This is one of the least populated areas in the UK so you don’t have to worry about traffic jams or long queues. Take a look at our selection of personally selected holiday cottages in Anglesey to find a nice and quiet cottage where you can just curl up with a book and watch the sunset out of the window. While it is nice to see and do a lot while on holiday, sometimes what you really need is a few days of doing nothing but drinking hot tea, eating biscuits, and taking afternoon naps. Doesn’t that sound lovely?

Anglesey is the perfect place to just get away from it all and lost yourself on winding coastal walks, followed by hot tea and welsh cakes. Whether you want an action packed holiday full of hiking, sailing, surfing, and coasteering, or a relaxed weekend spent in tea rooms, Anglesey has something for you. Treat yourself to a winter getaway before the madness of the festive season begins and find out why the royal couple are so happy to call the Isle of Anglesey home.