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Sykes Gem 2019 Feature

We are excited to announce the shortlisted properties for the Sykes Gem Awards 2019!

The Sykes Gem Awards are designed to celebrate and recognise our finest properties and owners in a variety of different categories – with bronze, silver and gold awards for each. The deserving winners will be announced in September!

Take a look at the shortlist for the Sykes Gem Awards 2019…


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The categories


Best farm stay

The CartshedThe Cartshed, Sedbury Park Farm (Ref. 934810)


Best for beaches

Cliff EndCliff End (Ref. 976431)


Best for families

  • Gweld y Môr, Colwyn Bay, North Wales & Snowdonia
  • Hill Bank, Hutton Roof near Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria & The Lake District
  • Ploony Cottage, Bleddfa near Knighton, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay
  • Sandown, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District
  • The Farm House, Upper Seagry, Wiltshire

Gweld y MorGweld y Môr (Ref. 964316)


Best for glamping

Island YurtIsland Yurt (Ref. 903586)


Best for large groups

Richmond HallRichmond Hall (Ref. 906816)


Best for pet-friendly breaks

Crumble's CottageCrumble’s Cottage (Ref. 963136)


Best for romance

Shawclough BarnShawclough Barn (Ref. 952337)


Best for views

9 Dart Marina9 Dart Marina (Ref. 995189)


Best for walking

Wenning BankWenning Bank (Ref. 904721)


Best historic property

Beehive CottageBeehive Cottage (Ref. 969944)


Best hot tub property

Apple BarnApple Barn (Ref. 916094)


Best in Central England

Bishop's Castle BarnBishop’s Castle Barn (Ref. 920166)


Best in East Anglia

Lowbrook HouseLowbrook House Cottage (Ref. 955758)


Best in Ireland

Ring of Kerry Golf Club CottageRing of Kerry Golf Club Cottage (Ref. 926997)


Best in Mid and South Wales

  • Glebe Farm Cottage, Llandegveth near Cwmbran, South Wales & Pembrokeshire
  • Ploony Hill Lodge, Bleddfa near Knighton, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay
  • The Cabin, Pontardawe, South Wales & Pembrokeshire
  • The Elms, Herbrandston near Milford Haven, South Wales & Pembrokeshire
  • The Hayloft, Bleddfa near Knighton, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay

The CabinThe Cabin (Ref. 932122)


Best in North East England

The Turnip BarnThe Turnip Barn (Ref. 952973)


Best in North Wales

Moelfre CottageMoelfre Cottage (Ref. 954473)


Best in North West England

  • Lowe-McConnell, Mitchell Wyke Bay near Far Sawrey, Cumbria & The Lake District
  • Number 16, Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District
  • Swallowdale, Matterdale, Cumbria & The Lake District
  • The Oaks, Bowness & Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District
  • Yew Tree Cottage, Torver near Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District

Lowe-McConnellLowe-McConnell (Ref. 940921)


Best in Scotland

  • North Lodge, Brydekirk near Annan, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
  • Nutkin Lodge, Coldingham, Scottish Borders
  • Priory Walk, Whithorn, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
  • Spinnyfield, Roy Bridge near Fort William, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles
  • Waulkmill, Langholm, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway

WaulkmillWaulkmill (Ref. 955953)


Best in South Coast England and Isle of Wight

New Park Farm CottageNew Park Farm Cottage (Ref. 971907)


Best in South West England

SaltwaterSaltwater (Ref. 975567)


Best in the Peak District

Box Tree CottageBox Tree Cottage (Ref. 984040)


Best in Yorkshire

The Old PiggeryThe Old Piggery (Ref. 916394)


Best longstanding owner

Rock Mill CottageRock Mill Cottage (Ref. 1153)


Best luxury property

The Cool CatThe Cool Cat (Ref. 986930)


Best National Park property

The Long BarnThe Long Barn (Ref. 964010)


Best newcomer

Sunset ViewSunset View (Ref. 954953)


Best quirky property

The Tractor ShedThe Tractor Shed (Ref. 929789)


Best renovation

The HayloftThe Hayloft (Ref. 930463)

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