"Sykes cottages were very professional. Really pleased with all
aspects. We would definitely use this company again."
Mr Breslin, Stamford, Lincolnshire, June 2013
First time booking with Sykes, very simply done all online.
Mrs Mark, Northampton, Northamptonshire, May 2013
Enjoy peace and quiet in a canal-side cottage, far from crowds
and everyday mayhem. If you think canals are just for narrow-boat
enthusiasts, then think again. They attract all kinds of people
with all kinds of interests. Yes you can hire a boat for the day
or book a restaurant cruise, but there's so
A canal-side cottage holiday instantly
reduces stress. Walk along towpaths and view
things from a different perspective. Get close to nature and
wildlife. Explore hidden backwaters of busy cities. There's
even a long-distance National Trail, the Thames Path, linking the
Cotswolds with the capital.
Many canal paths are also open to cyclists, though there are
strict speed limits and a permit is sometimes required. Or cast
your line and catch tonight's supper to prepare in your
own canal-side accommodation!
There are usually lots of welcoming pubs and restaurants along
the banks - perfect for lazy afternoons and alfresco dining as you
watch life on the water slowly pass you by.
Extraordinary canal-side attractions range from
Wiltshire's Caen Hill Locks and the
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (a World Heritage Site) in
North Wales, to the Falkirk Wheel in Scotland -
the world's first rotating boat lift.
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Lovat Terrace | Fort Augustus near Loch Ness | Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park
Delightful terraced property in centre of Fort Augustus, on shores of Loch Ness. Well-equipped, comfortable accommodation. Excellent walking and cycling nearby. Fort William 31 miles.
Laxdale Cottage | Banavie near Corpach | Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles
Charming and cosy cottage in peaceful location in Banavie. Fantastic views across to Ben Nevis and mountains. Neptunes Staircase accessed from rear garden. Ideal holiday location. Fort William 4.5 miles.
Windrush House | Banna Strand near Ardfert, County Kerry | County Kerry
Lovely, spacious house 5 minutes’ walk from Banna Beach and 3 miles from village of Ardfert. Great garden and indoor pool table. Tralee 6 miles.
24 River Valley | Ballyconnell, County Cavan | County Cavan
A comfortable Scandinavian-style lodge with balcony, Belfast sink, a ground floor bedroom with en-suite, Jacuzzi bath and a marina on site. Ballyconnell 4 miles.
The Cottage | Toome near Ballymahon, County Longford | County Longford
Fabulous detached stone cottage in Toome, County Longford. Beautifully furnished. Woodburning stove and open fire. Ballymahon 1.5 miles.