There's never been a better time to rent
a holiday cottage in England, with it's green and
pleasant countryside. Whether you're keen on a coastal or a
countryside cottage, or looking for something quiet, quirky or
cosy, Sykes' collection of hand-picked English cottages from
will be sure to have the right holiday home for you. Perhaps
you're seeking a romantic cottage for
two, or a property large
enough to accommodate a family gathering? Maybe a
group of cottages on one site, so you're together but not
falling over one another, or a simple barn conversion in splendid
isolation for a last minute holiday break? Sykes offers an
extensive range of English cottages the length and breadth of the
country, ideal for weekend breaks and longer stays.
For cottages on the coast, firm favourites such as Devon cottages or Cornwall cottages take some beating. The wide, sandy beaches of East Anglia too, make Norfolk holiday cottages a fabulous choice; coastal areas here are often quieter than better-known resorts, even in peak season. Or how about a Northumberland holiday cottage; in this region every beach seems to end in dramatic cliffs, topped by an ancient castle, standing guard for centuries, and just waiting to be explored?
Active adventure has never been easier in England, with no less than ten diverse and beautiful National Parks making veritable playgrounds for getting out and about in the Great Outdoors. Between the National Trust and English Heritage you'll find more than 700 historic houses, abbeys, stately homes and castles to enjoy, not to mention hundreds of stunning parks, estates and gardens providing a lift to the spirits and a feast for the senses, whatever season you choose to visit.
From pot holing to paragliding and from fishing to fossil hunting, you can indulge every possible activity and pastime on your English cottage holiday. Get closer to nature with a holiday in bird lover's paradise the Norfolk Broads, with its unique wetland habitat. Cycle through Grizedale Forest or scale Scafell Pike on a Lake District cottage holiday, or feel the wind in your hair riding out on two wheels or on four legs from your North Yorkshire Moors cottage or Dartmoor holiday home. A holiday break in the Peak District offers a wealth of outdoor opportunities, from caving to culture; Yorkshire Dales cottages are on the doorstep of pretty market towns and great walking country, or for a holiday home in the rural heart of England , choose a Shropshire cottage, a property in Herefordshire or the scenic Wye Valley. Sykes' gorgeous Cotswolds cottages are located in picture postcard-pretty locations, such as Bourton on the Water and Stow on the Wold, or perhaps you'll choose to leave it all behind and set sail for a holiday cottage on the Isle of Wight ?
Visit historic towns and cities such as Oxford, Chester and Stratford Upon Avon . Experience the warmth of a North East welcome in Newcastle, or the cathedral city of Durham. Take time out from the beach and enjoy Exeter from our collection of Devon cottages, relax in Bath or go for all-out retail therapy in York or Leeds. Farm cottages make for great holidays with young children. Whitby cottages, Cornwall cottages, countryside or properties by the sea; whatever your criteria for a memorable self-catering holiday in the UK, rest assured that Sykes' English holiday homes, from those with pools to luxury pads or dog friendly cottages, are all subject to our robust quality assurance programme, and are always selected with location and quality in mind.
That's why from Hadrian's Wall to Hastings and from Carlisle to Clovelly; rural, urban, coastal or country, Sykes' handpicked English holiday cottages provide your ideal home-from-home. From a full-on family holiday with the kids or a last minute romantic retreat for just the two of you, let our hand picked and personally inspected selection of English cottages provide you with the keys to your own ideal holiday haven.