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If you thought that self catering holiday accommodation was just for trips to the coast and countryside, then think again! Sykes Cottages have a growing number of holiday properties that are perfectly positioned for city breaks. So, if you fancy taking a trip to Chester, York, Canterbury or many other fantastic cities, browse our excellent selection of self-catering accommodation in towns and cities to give you some holiday inspiration.

5 Bellevue Crescent, Edinburgh

5 Bellevue Crescent, Edinburgh

Christmas shopping weekend

Christmas may feel like a million miles away, but it really is just around the corner! The autumn school term has begun and soon the shops will be filled with Christmas gifts. With Christmas fast approaching, now is a great time to book a Christmas shopping break. If you are a super organised shopper who wants to beat the crowds then you are in luck! Book a UK Christmas shopping break for a spot of festive retail therapy.


Chateauneuf in York

If you prefer to do your gift shopping just before Christmas then book a shopping break for December, when you can really make the most of the festive atmosphere. In recent years Christmas markets have sprung up in cities and towns all over the country. What could be better than, picking up unique and unusual gifts for your friends and family and then rewarding yourself with a warming cup of mulled wine?

Petergate House - York

Petergate House in York

A holiday cottage – the perfect accommodation for your city break

Staying in self catering accommodation for a city break really makes so much sense. You will have lots more space than you would in a hotel. Also, having your own kitchen means that you can enjoy a meal from the comfort of your accommodation. The perfect way to relax after a day hitting the shops! Staying in self catering accommodation is a great budget option too, especially if you can divide the total holiday cost between a group of you.

Or if you’re getting in the Christmas mood, have you thought about booking a holiday cottage for Christmas 2012?

Book a short city break today!

If you a want to book a city break but would prefer a short stay rather than a whole week, why not take advantage of one of our winter short breaks? Throughout the winter we offer great prices on selected properties for three night stays, all the more reason to take a short break!

Koinonia - Canterbury

Koinonia in Canterbury

Browse our great selection of holiday properties that are perfect for city breaks on our website. Or if you would like some help to plan your next trip from one of our friendly holiday cottage advisors, give us a call today and we will be more than happy to help you to book your ideal city break.

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