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We're one of the UK's leading independent holiday
cottage rental agencies with over 25 years' experience in the
We offer over 16,000 holiday homes throughout the UK and Ireland
- 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.
Our journey began in the Yorkshire Dales, where Clive Sykes'
mother ran a small lettings agency for her own holiday cottages and
those of friends. Clive soon saw that there was a demand for a
top-quality service to holidaymakers and holiday homeowners, so
this dedicated 'mother and son' team decided to create
Sykes Holiday Cottages.
Having started out at Clive's kitchen table, we've since
become one of the biggest players in the industry.
We secured private equity investment in 2015 and, under the
leadership of CEO Graham Donoghue, have become a fast-growing
technology-driven business, hosting more than a million
holidaymakers each year.
Over the past three years, we have successfully integrated nine
regional businesses into the Sykes Family, retaining existing
brands to offer a local service-led position backed by Sykes'
technology. These sister brands include Cornish Cottage Holidays,
Helpful Holidays, Lakes Cottage Holidays, Manor Cottages,
Hideaways, Dream Cottages, Coast & Country Cottages, and Menai
Although our business has grown significantly, the commitment to
giving both our customers and property owners a great experience
remains unchanged. Quality accommodation and exceptional customer
service brings our customers back time and time again. Nobody knows
the UK staycation sector quite like we do.
Over the years, we've grown from the kitchen table to become
an award-winning business. We're the winner of the British
Travel Award for Best UK Holiday Cottage Booking Company for the
past seven years in a row - a fact we're very proud of!
Our head office is based in Chester city centre, with regional
offices in the Lake District, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and the
We're an exciting, dynamic company with a hard-working and
friendly team of over 500 employees. If you're interested in
joining us, you can view our opportunities and find out more about
Join over 8,000 holiday homeowners who see the benefit of our
expert advice and marketing support. To find out more about
becoming a property owner with Sykes Holiday Cottages, please visit
Your Cottage page.
Our company values are at the heart of everything we do. We want
to build a company that we can all be proud of and these values
provide the foundation to achieve the right results in the right
way. Our staff voted for these values to reflect who we are and
what's important to us:
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Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages
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UK Lodge & Log Cabin Holidays
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Large Holiday Cottages
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