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
Our cottages in Southern Scotland are the ideal choice if
you're looking for a wonderfully relaxing holiday amid stunning
Let's start in Ayrshire, birthplace of Robert Burns and an
absolute paradise for golfers, with over forty courses some of
championship status. Sailing enthusiasts flock to the Firth of
Clyde's sheltered waters, while walkers and cyclists head for
the impressive granite mountains. And do hop across to the Isle of
Arran, a tiny version of Scotland showcasing a mesmerising choice
Dumfries and Galloway is a truly unspoilt corner of Scotland
fringed with deserted beaches - sands where Burns once galloped on
horseback; where whisky smugglers came ashore. Romantic ruined
castles and other historic monuments dot the landscape, constant
reminders of past times. Explore the Galloway Forest Park, where
deer are more common than man and nature has cast its magic,
offering a mix of forest, moorland and lochs. You can also expect a
few surprises - there's a town for artists (Kirkcudbright),
books (Wigtown) and food (Castle Douglas); even a Tibetan Buddhist
Or opt for the Scottish Borders, brimming with castles, abbeys,
stately homes and museums, offering a fascinating insight into the
area's bloody history. Look out for pageants and festivals
during your stay, along with Rugby Sevens' tournaments - rugby
is extremely popular here. You'll also find fantastic fishing
and the chance to buy high-quality tartans, tweeds and knitwear.
All in all, something for everyone when you book a cottage in
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Criffel View | Southerness, Dumfries & Galloway | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
Spacious detached cottage in popular coastal location of Southerness on Solway Firth. Ideal accommodation for family, friends or walkers. Near beach and harbour. Dumfries 16 miles.
Sweetpea Cottage | Wiston near Biggar | Scottish Borders
Charming single-storey cottage near Biggar. Annexe to large Georgian villa. Woodburning stove, walled garden, beautiful scenery. Ideal for walking and cycling. Biggar 8 miles.
Sky Blue Cottage | Braehead near Lanark | Scottish Borders
Fully refurbished cottage for a couple in village of Braehead. Near to beautiful Borders countryside and also Edinburgh and Glasgow. Carnwath 3.5 miles. Lanark 7 miles.
The Nook - Kings Inn Steading | Carnwath near Lanark | Scottish Borders
Wonderful Carnwath cottage apartment in a quiet rural hideaway. Countryside location, perfect for a couples’ getaway. Carnwath 4 miles.
Blacknowe Cottage | Ettrickbridge near Selkirk | Scottish Borders
Charming end terrace cottage in Ettrickbridge, quiet village near Selkirk. Wonderful Scottish Borders location. Walking, cycling, fishing and golf. Selkirk 7 miles.
Castle Hill | Kirkton Manor near Peebles | Scottish Borders
Superb terraced house in peaceful hamlet 5 miles from Peebles. Well-equipped, spacious with spectacular views, good walking and nature opportunities. Edinburgh 23 miles.
Duneaton House | Wiston near Biggar | Scottish Borders
Elegant Georgian villa near Biggar in Scotland’s beautiful Southern Uplands. Open fires. Gardens. Views of surrounding hills. Biggar 8 miles.
Allerton House Stables | Jedburgh near Kelso | Scottish Borders
Delightful cottage in Jedburgh. Converted stables on outskirts of town in beautiful Scottish Borders. Walking, fishing, cycling nearby. Kelso 12 miles.
The Annexe | Jedburgh near Kelso | Scottish Borders
Cosy single-storey Jedburgh cottage, in owner’s grounds 5 miles from Jedburgh. Balcony, fishing rights on Jed Water, ideal touring base.