The booking via Sykes was very 'user-friendly', done very easily by helpful and friendly staff, and follow up emails quick and efficient.
Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
The ease with which the booking was made. The person I spoke to was friendly and helpful. The booking process was simple.
Mrs Jones, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, April 2013
Our 'pretty' holiday cottages are just that, a fabulous collection of handpicked properties ideal if you're planning a special escape, perhaps a romantic celebration or even a girlie get-together.
Take your pick from a variety of locations, from sleepy, rural hamlets to seaside villages perched on cliffs. Whether you opt for coast or countryside, expect stunning surroundings to explore and enjoy by car, bike, horse-back or your own two feet. We also feature holiday cottages in particularly pretty villages - think village greens and duck ponds, welcoming tearooms and local pubs, the kind of villages that simply ooze charm and appeal.
Your 'pretty' holiday home, meanwhile, will have bags of character - perhaps whitewashed and thatched or honey-coloured stone with roses around the door. There may be lots of beams adorning delightfully low ceilings. Perhaps an open fire or wood-burning stove. Fabrics and furnishings may take on a traditional floral theme or more contemporary spots and stripes. Gardens and courtyards may be laden with attractive plants and shrubs, inviting you to spend some of your stay outdoors - even in winter, a mug of hot chocolate, warm, cosy wrap and your favourite company are all you need tor an unforgettable night's stargazing.
Tempted? Good…come stay in a 'pretty' cottage soon!
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Mayfield | All Stretton near Church Stretton | Shropshire
Delightful detached Shropshire cottage bungalow in pretty village of All Stretton. Well-equipped. Surrounded by Caradoc & Long Mynd hills. Excellent walking. Church Stretton 1 mile.
The Schoolhouse Brewhouse | Bishop’s Castle | Shropshire
A cosy Bishop’s Castle cottage apartment. Quality accommodation. Two bedrooms. Pretty garden. Hot tub, woodburner and tennis court. Ludlow 20 miles.
Cider House | Neen Sollars near Cleobury Mortimer | Shropshire
Superb barn conversion 10 minutes’ walk from pretty Neen Sollars. Upside down accommodation, exposed beams. Peaceful location, lovely views, superb walking. Ludlow 10 miles.
Rocklands Farm | Goodrich near Ross-on-Wye | Herefordshire
Cosy Goodrich cottage, on owner’s working farm in lovely Herefordshire countryside. Close to pretty villages, market towns and good walking. Symonds Yat 1.5 miles.
Howle Hideaway | Howle Hill near Ross-on-Wye | Herefordshire
Delightful semi-detached, stone-built barn conversion on slopes of Howle Hill near Ross-on-Wye. Quality, contemporary Ross-on-Wye cottage. Pretty patio, lovely location, excellent outdoor activities.
Elder Bank | Bradwell near Castleton | Peak District & Derbyshire Dales
A delightful, stone-built, end-of-terrace cottage, in the pretty Peak village of Bradwell. Character beams and open fire. Good walking. Buxton 11 miles.
Rowan Tree Cottage | Old Glossop | Peak District & Derbyshire Dales
A charming stone-built cottage located in the pretty, ancient village of Old Glossop. Comfortable and cosy accommodation offering open plan living. Glossop 1 mile.
The Retreat | Hollington near Ashbourne | Peak District & Derbyshire Dales
Fabulous romantic retreat in courtyard in pretty village of Hollington. Many outstanding features, king-size bed. Good walking. Alton Towers close by. Ashbourne 6 miles.
Willow House Cottage | Winkhill near Waterhouses | Peak District & Derbyshire Dales
Cosy stone-built Peak District cottage in open countryside near hamlet of Winkhill. Comfy and attractive, patio, pretty lawned garden with countryside views. Ashbourne 7 miles