Top tips for booking a last minute summer holiday

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Haven’t booked a summer holiday yet? It’s time to book a last minute break!

It’s that time of year again, we are more than halfway through the school holidays and the weather across most of the UK is absolutely beautiful. If you haven’t got a holiday booked yet but you would like to get away before the children go back to school then we have the perfect solution – a last minute breakfrom Sykes Cottages.

Lowen Penty, Cornwall

Lowen Penty, Cornwall

Searching for a last minute deal, especially one during the school holidays, can end up being difficult and time consuming, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are our handy tips for booking a last minute break during the school holidays.

Be Flexible

Granary Cottage, Devon

Granary Cottage, Devon

To get the very best holiday, especially when you are booking last minute, means that you need to be flexible and open to new ideas. Booking last minute is a great opportunity to try something new, like visiting a new area or staying in a different style of property. The key is keeping an open mind!

Get together with family and friends

Wood Farm, Norfolk

Wood Farm, Norfolk

Some of our largest properties are available to book last minute. If you are going on holiday with the family but struggling to find a property then why not club together with family or friends who are also looking for a summer break and book a larger cottage?

Sign up to our twitter and facebook pages

This is where we advertise some of our best deals and late availability cottages. To make sure that you don’t miss out, follow us on twitter and become our friend on facebook.

Ask for help

East Cottage, Shropshire

East Cottage, Shropshire

Our friendly holiday cottage advisors are here ready to help you book the perfect holiday. Let them help you by giving them a call, or let us call you!

Act quickly!

Once you have seen a holiday cottage that you want to book don’t hang around! Late availability cottages can sell out very quickly!


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.

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