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The competition has returned for 2022

We’re delighted to reveal the winners in our nationwide search for Britain’s Best Holiday Let.

The expert judging panel included The Times & Sunday Times Deputy Property Editor Carol Lewis, The Holiday Let Success podcaster Elaine Watt and Sykes’ Chief Executive Officer Graham Donoghue.

Properties were judged on a number of factors, including customer reviews, location and facilities on offer. Judges were also asked to consider if each property would be the first choice for holidaymakers looking for a staycation.

The Sheiling, Loch Lundie was awarded the top prize of £10,000. This two bedroom holiday let in the popular village of Plockton was also recognised as the Best Property With a View.

Graham Donoghue, CEO at Sykes Holiday Cottages, said: “These awards don’t just showcase the very best of Britain’s holiday lets, they also highlight the hard work that goes into holiday letting across the UK to make Britain’s staycation market the success it is today.

“We’ve witnessed more holidaymakers than ever before opt for UK holidays over the past year – helped by the pandemic but also because Brits appear to have rediscovered their love of a Great British Staycation.

“Because of this, those with a second home or money to invest are increasingly turning to holiday letting – and we don’t blame them!”

Full list of winners:

Winner of Britain’s Best Holiday Let and Best View

The Sheiling, Loch Lundie – Scottish Highlands

Two bedrooms, sleeps four

Winner of Best Interior

The Rookery, Roughlee – Lancashire

Three bedrooms, sleeps six

Winner of Best Quirky Holiday Let

The Carriage at High Barn Heritage, Halstead – Essex

One bedroom, sleeps two

Sykes Cottages Ref: 1075120

Winner of Best Renovation

Tithe Barn, Malltraeth – Anglesey

Four bedrooms, sleeps eight

Sykes Cottages Ref: 1041113

Winner of Best Sustainable Holiday Let

Balvaig, Pitlochry – Perthshire

Four bedrooms, sleeps seven

Sykes Cottages Ref: 1014474

Sykes’ Britain’s Best Holiday Let competition was launched this year to inspire holiday let owners and celebrate excellence in holiday cottage accommodation across the country.

Let your property with Sykes and earn up to £125,000 per year*

  • Join over 15,000 holiday properties already working with Sykes Cottages
  • We welcome over 26 million web visitors a year
  • Many of our owners achieve more than 45 bookings a year
  • We specialise in turning your holiday property into a profitable year-round income for you

*Based on a 7 bedroom property in the Lake District with bookings between October 2017 to September 2018.

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