We're one of the UK's leading independent holiday cottage rental agencies with over 30 year's experience in the business.
We offer over 22,000 holiday homes throughout the UK, Ireland and New Zealand - from cosy cottages for two to larger properties sleeping 20 or more. Whether you're after some peace and quiet in the countryside or a relaxing hot tub weekend away, there's something for everyone.
Our aim is to become the number one provider of UK breaks, by delivering the best choice of holiday homes and unrivalled service to our customers and property owners alike. At Sykes cottages, we help travellers make memories and experiences, and make staycationing simple for guests with quality accommodation and 'on holiday' customer service.
Our impact on people and the planet is just as important to us as shareholder profit. We want to make sure we do our bit to create a cleaner, greener and fairer future for all by introducing new ways of working that make a positive social and environmental impact.
As part of our impact mission, we are making four pledges
Working with planting partners to protect habitats and biodiversity, supporting local initiatives for our staff to get involved in, as well as large-scale tree planting projects.
Every member of the Sykes Family can take two days paid leave every year to volunteer at a charity or community initiative of their choice to make a positive impact.
We want to make a difference to families going through tough times and will be working with specialist partners and our owners to make this happen.
We’re committed to making a positive environmental impact and changing the way we work to combat climate change.
Sykes Holiday Cottages supports the Better Business Act, calling for a change to legislation to put profit on an equal footing with the impact businesses have on people and the planet.
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Sykes Holiday Cottages is a founding member of Cheshire for Good, working with other like-minded businesses to share learning and experiences to increase the positive impact businesses can have.
Proud supporters of National parks since 2017, supporting conservation projects including wildflower planting and reforestation initiatives.
Our journey began more than 30 years ago, around a kitchen table in the Yorkshire Dales, and we’ve come a long in that time.
We secured private equity investment in 2015 and under the leadership of our CEO Graham Donoghue, have become a fast-growing, award-winning, technology-driven business, hosting more than one million holidaymakers each year.
We have successfully integrated more than 20 regional businesses into the Sykes Family to offer a local service-led proposition, backed by Sykes' technology, and we are proud to work together as a family.
Our sister brands include Abersoch Quality Homes, Best of Suffolk, Carbis Bay Holidays, Character Cottages, Coast and Country Cottages, Coast and Country Holidays, Cornish Cottage Holidays, Dream Cottages, Heart of the Lakes, Helpful Holidays, Hideaways, Hogans Irish Cottages, John Bray, Lakes Cottage Holidays, Lake District Lodge Holidays, Lakelovers, Manor Cottages, Menai Holidays, Northumbria Coast & Country, Welsh Coast and Country Cottages and Yorkshire Coastal Cottages, and our family extends as far as Bachcare in New Zealand.
Although our business has grown significantly, our commitment to giving both our customers and property owners a great experience remains unchanged.
We value our customers, owners and our people, and we live by five key principals that are at the heart of everything we do, providing us with the foundation to achieve the right results in the right way:
'Top 100 Fastest Growing Technology Companies' and 'Top 15 Fastest Growing Technology Companies' - Northern Tech Awards 2021
'Best Large UK Holiday Cottage Company' - British Travel Awards 2013 - 2020 'Top 100 The Sunday Times Fast Track' 2020
'Top 100 companies to work for in the UK’ - Sunday Times Fast Track 100 - 2020
Graham Donoghue winner of a CEO Today United Kingdom Awards 2018
Judges' Leadership Award in the 2018 Northern Tech Awards
Feefo 'Gold Trusted Service Award' for 2018
Rated ‘Excellent’ by Trustpilot