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.
, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, April 2013
Some of our rental properties really do stand out from the crowd and if there's one word to sum them up, it's 'outstanding'.
Perhaps it's an extra-special feature like a private swimming pool or hot tub - just imagine the look on your children's faces as you pull into the drive. Or an amazing interior dressed with all the designer trimmings. It could be a wonderful conversion of a chapel, a barn or other equally impressive building; somewhere altogether quirky and brimming with character. Or just the most comfortable holiday home you could think of, with every imaginable thing taken care of - logs by the grate ready to lay the fire, slippers by the bed to slip into at dawn, dog beds for the hounds, stair gates for little ones and so on.
Our 'outstanding' holiday cottages usually come in fabulous settings too - think flower-filled gardens wrapped around them with superb views of coast or countryside. They may even be situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
They're the kind of properties you won't want to leave, the kind that exceed all your expectations. If you're looking for somewhere truly special to stay, our 'outstanding' cottages won't fail to impress…
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Maltkiln Cottage At Crook Hall Farm | Bispham Green | Cumbria & The Lake District
Outstanding Lancashire cottage on working farm on edge of Bispham Green. Ground floor accommodation, open plan living, fishing on private lake. Southport 10 miles.
Coachman's Cottage | Kendal | Cumbria & The Lake District
Outstanding semi-detached stone cottage in 10 acres of grounds. Open plan living. Two king-size double bedrooms, one en-suite. Kendal 5 miles.
Lavender Cottage | Orton near Kendal | Cumbria & The Lake District
Outstanding 'upside down' terraced Lake District cottage, open-plan living area, exposed beams, wood-burning stove. Walks from the door (heated boot rack in cottage!). Kendal 12 miles.
Byland Cottage | Preston Patrick near Milnthorpe & Kirkby Lonsdale | Cumbria & The Lake District
A superb barn conversion in rural hamlet of Preston Patrick, an ideal Lake District cottage for families and friends. Outstanding accommodation with woodburner. Kirkby Lonsdale 6 miles.
Rainbow Cottage | Soulby near Kirkby Stephen | Cumbria & The Lake District
Outstanding, eco-friendly barn conversion in rural Soulby village. Underfloor heating and stunning views. Kirkby Stephen 2.5 miles.
Moat Farmhouse | Aldingham near Ulverston | Cumbria & The Lake District
Outstanding detached farmhouse 100 yards from beach overlooking Furness Peninsula, 1 mile from Aldingham. Charming, spacious accommodation. Ulverston 5 miles.
Etland House | Preston Patrick near Milnthorpe & Kirkby Lonsdale | Cumbria & The Lake District
Outstanding barn conversion in the rural hamlet of Preston Patrick. Superb six bedroom accommodation with woodburner, well-equipped and renovated. Kirkby Lonsdale 6 miles.
Curlew Cottage | Haydon Bridge near Haltwhistle | Northumberland
Charming detached Haydon Bridge cottage in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to a village. All ground floor. En-suite bedrooms. Walks from the door. Haydon Bridge 3.3 miles. Haltwhistle 8 miles.
The Coach House | Bodfari near Denbigh | North Wales & Snowdonia
Delightful barn conversion in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Bodfari. Luxury property, Summer use of outdoor swimming pool. Excellent walking. Denbigh 4 miles.
Cefn Berain Uchaf | Llannefydd near Denbigh | North Wales & Snowdonia
Outstanding stone-built farmhouse in hamlet of Cefn Berain. Character Denbigh cottage. Sitting room with woodburner. Ideal for groups of friends or family. Close to many attractions. Denbigh 5 miles.