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
Please find below a selection of luxury country cottages across the UK and Ireland.
Nestling in some of Britain's finest countryside, our fabulous collection of luxury country cottages stands out from the crowd.
These gorgeous retreats certainly have that 'wow' factor and range from character to contemporary, boasting at least 4 or 5 stars or ticks. Think crackling log fires and low beamed ceilings, or spacious open-plan living rooms with designer sofas and cutting-edge technology. Kitchens may be glossy and glam or styled traditionally with wood, with every appliance imaginable, of course, from stylish range cookers to ultra-cool coffee makers. Bathrooms, meanwhile, may be fun and funky or have features such as wet rooms - you'll find attention to detail everywhere.
Expect jaw-dropping views from your garden and wonderful walks from your door. There'll be lots of other outdoor pursuits to enjoy too like fishing, cycling, horse-riding and golf. And at the end of the day, your heavenly hideaway awaits, where you can dress up and do dinner, or chill out in joggers over a take-away - the choice is always yours.
The overall atmosphere may be terrifically creaky and atmospheric, or radically chic and sexy. That's what's so wonderful about our luxury country cottages - they're as individual as you and we'll help you find your perfect match!
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Stoneycroft Barn | Midhopestones near Holmfirth | Peak District & Derbyshire Dales
Outstanding barn conversion on the outskirts of the small village of Midhopestones. Sleeps eight, four bedrooms. Exposed beams and stonework. Wonderful countryside views. Large garden. Holmfirth 10 miles.
Orchard View | Parwich near Ashbourne | Peak District & Derbyshire Dales
Magnificent Grade II listed farmhouse in pretty village of Parwich. Beams, woodburner, four poster bed. Ideal for a family group. Ashbourne 7 miles.
Peak View | Hollow Meadows near Hathersage | Peak District & Derbyshire Dales
Outstanding barn conversion in small hamlet in Peak Park, with beautiful countryside views. Exposed beams, shared use of swimming pool. Hathersage 6 miles.
Stoneley | Stoney Middleton | Peak District & Derbyshire Dales
A wonderful, contemporary cottage in pretty Stoney Middleton close to the historic village of Eyam. Beautiful and very well-equipped. Excellent walking, close to Chatsworth House. Bakewell 5 miles.
Weaver | Ramshorn near Alton Towers | Peak District & Derbyshire Dales
Fabulous detached lodge in 30 acres of peaceful woodland, just 20 minutes’ walk from Alton Towers, Britain's most popular theme park. High quality accommodation. Ashbourne 12 miles.
Norbury | Ramshorn near Alton Towers | Peak District & Derbyshire Dales
Superb detached lodge just 20 minutes’ walk from Alton Towers, set in 30 acres of peaceful woodland. Dogs welcome. High quality accommodation. Ashbourne 12 miles.
Hartcliffe View | Millhouse Green near Holmfirth | Peak District & Derbyshire Dales
A wonderful detached cottage in Millhouse Green, on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Spacious and luxurious interior. Large garden. Lovely walks and cycle routes. Holmfirth 7 miles.
Highfields Manor | Belton near Loughborough | Peak District & Derbyshire Dales
Spectacular Queen Anne style Manor House with top of the range facilities. Eight bedrooms. Indoor swimming pool. Games room with Pilates studio. Loughborough 7 miles.
Anvil Cottage | Hilton near Staindrop | Yorkshire Dales - North
A lovely, single-storey Teesdale cottage, set amidst rolling countryside near Raby Castle. A romantic, luxury hideaway, this former dairy is ideally situated for visiting Durham Cathedral, Beamish museum, Bowes museum and the Yorkshire Dales. Barnard Castle 9 miles.
Hury Lodge | Hury, Baldersdale | Yorkshire Dales - North
First class, semi detached cottage in tranquil hamlet of Hury in Baldersdale. Quality accommodation, magnificent views of reservoir and countryside. Barnard Castle 10 miles.