Our Brands

We may have begun our journey as a small family run business in the Yorkshire Dales, by fast forward 27+ years in the ‘biz and we have been lucky enough to expand across the UK, adding some truly fantastic brands to our wider Sykes family!

Helpful Holidays

An award-winning business founded 36 years ago, we're based at the heart of the West Country, in Chagford within the Dartmoor National Park.

We know the West Country and the holiday cottages we let very well and our excellent team of 35, who help arrange over 16,000 holidays a year, provide a friendly, personal service where customers come first. More than 60% of our bookings are from previous customers, their friends, relatives and work colleagues, and 99.6% of customers who responded to our questionnaires this year said they would recommend us to friends.

Our job is simple - to do all we can to make sure you have happy holidays. We do so by being very honest and straightforward.

By publishing clear photos and accurate descriptions and by having knowledgeable staff to advise you. By carefully and regularly inspecting cottages (see 'Star ratings') and upholding our industry-leading standards of quality. By never overpromising (if anything, we understate) and absolutely delivering on the expectations we raise. This approach has earned us a faithful and growing fan club.

Lakes Cottage Holidays

We pride ourselves on being a local agency, and we all live and work within the area.

We pride ourselves on being a local agency, and we all live and work within the area. We love the Lakes! We are all about making precious memories, family time and making the most of the Lake District. We don’t need to tell you how beautiful the Lake District is, but we can tell you the best walks, the best dog friendly pubs, and where the kids will love. Come visit the Lake District we are waiting to welcome you to what we call our home.

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Cornish Cottage Holidays

Since 1970, we have been providing cottages, houses, lodges and apartments to guests who want to visit our beautiful county.

Our aim has always been to produce cottage details that are easy to use and give you the best and most comprehensive information possible to help you choose the perfect location for your next holiday.

Cornish & Devonshire Cottage Holidays have nearly 50 years experience in the self-catering holiday industry. During this time we have gained a reputation for providing the broadest range of great quality holiday homes throughout Cornwall & Devon.

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Hogans Irish Cottages

Our business has grown significantly over the years, but our commitment to giving you an extensive range of great quality cottages hasn’t changed.

At Hogan’s Irish Cottages, our unmatched customer service brings our customers back time and time again, and with over 100,000 holidays booked each year, we must be getting something right! At Hogan’s Cottages, we always try harder. Each and every cottage in our extensive range of over 750 across Ireland has been personally inspected and approved. From the spectacular coastline to rugged mountains, green golf courses and quaint stone-built villages, there is a special part of Ireland for everyone just waiting to be discovered. We always endeavour to treat owners—in fact, everyone we deal with—with the highest levels of integrity and respect and is what keeps our customers and owners coming back time and time again!

Hogans Irish Cottages

Manor Cottages

The Manor Cottages journey began in 1989 and we have been growing ever since!

Manor Cottages is a Cotswolds based holiday cottage business. We’ve been letting holiday cottages for over 25 years and in that time we have grown enormously, but what has remained exactly the same in all that time are our core family values. From day one we set out to offer honest, friendly and trusted advice and with this set of principles and have grown from offering a handful of cute, thatched cottages for two, to 300+ cottages of all shapes and sizes, spacious family getaways and grand Manors for special occasions.

Our cottage locations span from Stratford-upon-Avon in the north and down to Bath in the south, from Woodstock in Oxfordshire Cotswolds across to the beautiful Wye Valley. At Manor Cottages we mightily are proud to be offering some of the most sought after holiday properties in this most attractive corner of the UK and are proud to call ourselves the Trusted Cottage Agency in the Cotswolds.

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Since the 1970’s Hideaways has offered owners and holidaymakers the very best in quality service

Hideaways is a collection of quality holiday cottages throughout the south of England. From humble beginnings back in the 1970s, with a collection of just a handful of cottages, we are now a long established, independent agency with a reputation for offering inspiring and unusual properties in some of the most wonderful holiday locations across southern England. We have remained faithful to our core values of offering great properties known to, and inspected by, us personally in areas that we have come to know and love and are keen to share with our visitors. By staying true to these guiding principles we are better equipped to help you find accommodation which meets your specific needs and preferences and ensure your holiday with us will be one to remember and cherish. That so many of our visitors book with us time and again is testament to this approach.


Coast & Country Cottages

Founded in 2001, Coast and Country Cottages manage over 450 holiday homes across the stunning South Devon coast and countryside!

Inspired by the unique natural beauty of South Devon, Coast & Country Cottages have been marketing and managing our stunning portfolio of properties for 19 years. Whether you’re looking to stay in the harbour towns of Salcombe or Dartmouth, in the fishing villages of Hope Cove and Thurlestone, or on the breath-taking Start Bay coastline, we have a range of South Devon holiday homes to suit your requirements. From the maritime city of Plymouth to the traditional seaside village of Dawlish, our portfolio of properties features cottages in enviable locations.

Our team of locally-based travel experts live in South Devon and are passionate about the region. We spend time on the beaches, indulge in the pubs and restaurants, walk the coastal paths and explore the attractions, so we love to welcome holiday makers to the region to enjoy it just as much as we do. Since joining the Sykes Holiday Cottages family in 2018, we believe that we bring our valued customers and owners the best of both worlds – partnering a knowledge and experience of a national brand with hands on-support and local expertise from our offices in Salcombe and Dartmouth.

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Dream Cottages

We are truly passionate about Dorset and its unique natural beauty.

With around 300 holiday cottages in Dorset, Cornwall, and Devon, Dream Cottages can help you find your ideal self-catering holiday accommodation by the seaside or in the countryside. We expertly partner holiday makers with their perfect fit guaranteeing whether you are a couple looking for a romantic short break or a family planning a summer holiday, we have something to suit all requirements.

We are passionate about Dorset and its unique natural beauty, from beautiful natural landmarks such as Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Golden cap through to fantastic seaside towns like Weymouth with its traditional entertainment and two miles of golden sandy beaches, a holiday cottage in Dorset can give you the perfect opportunity to really explore this diverse county – sample its award winning food and explore its abundance of rural charm, tradition and renowned beauty.

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Menai Holidays

'Menai Hols' as we are affectionately known by those who work here, was established 35 years ago and has been in the safe and caring ownership of three owners throughout those years.

Our philosophy has always been and will remain simple - we only choose cottages that we would actually holiday in ourselves. We enjoy working with friendly people, we offer an old-fashioned service to our guests and, finally, "You don't get two chances at a first impression" - this last point is so important to remember when arriving on holiday.

We have a carefully chosen, eclectic selection of houses that are sparkling clean. Some busting with character, some quirky with old-fashioned charm and some ultra-modern, luxurious and minimalist and lots in between. We aim to have cottages to suit all budgets and for all occasions - family holidays and short breaks for couples, birthdays, family or friends spending time together, anniversaries and even weddings.

Menai Holidays

Yorkshire Coastal Cottages

We specialise in Four and Five Star Gold Yorkshire Holiday Cottages and have many of the loveliest properties on this glorious part of England’s coast and neighbouring villages.

In fact, Yorkshire Coastal Cottages have won regional, national and international awards, including being named ‘Luxury Accommodation Specialist of the Year’ from the Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards for our Yorkshire holiday cottages.

It’s an extensive portfolio, sleeping from 2 up to 24 people, from quaint former fisherman’s cottages and barn conversions, to stylish penthouse apartments and Georgian townhouses. We understand that your holidays are very important – whether it be a romantic cottage break for two or a getaway with the family and friends, it’s a chance to unwind and sit back and enjoy life. You work hard for these breaks – all the more reason that they are the best they can be – that’s where we come in!

Yorkshire Coastal Cottages

Coast & Country Holidays

We have carefully built up a portfolio of Welsh holiday homes across Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and mid Wales to reflect our high standards

We have taken great time and trouble to identify exactly what type of cottages and in which locations, what standards and equipment and most importantly what prices make our customers want to holiday with us year after year.

We combine the highest quality properties with owner verified service to ensure year round bookings and enjoyment for our holiday makers and property owners. We consider personal contact with both owners and holiday makers are consistently go the extra mile for ensure lasting holiday memories are made. Remember: all of our team live locally and as such have fallen in love with Wales, our locations and our properties.

Coast & Country Holidays


Way back in 2004 two ladies who loved their bach were looking for some help. They had a wonderful home in Hahei, in the Coromandel. It was their happy place.

But they were busy people. They needed a full-service holiday home rental and management service for hard-working bach owners like them. Finding no such service that suited them, the enterprising pair set about creating their own: Bachcare. They started out with just 5 Hahei properties. It didn't take them long to realise the potential for a beautiful Kiwi brand. A brand that was all about helping people with their happy place – whether looking after one or borrowing someone else’s little slice of heaven.

Over the next 11 years, demand for Bachcare's services grew and grew, until it was helping over 1300 people with their holiday homes in 50 locations nationwide with a team of 75 awesome holiday managers. Assembling a highly experienced support team, who brought lots of hard work and love for the job, Bachcare became the biggest provider in Asia Pacific. We now help over 100,000 guests find their happy place in our holiday homes across New Zealand every year at one of our 1,500 holiday homes!


Pure Cottages Group

The Pure Cottages Group is founded on trust and a genuine understanding of the tourism and leisure sector.

In fact, our leadership team have over a century of combined experience, bringing a great set of skills to the table. It all started in 1977 in Windermere, the Lake District, with holiday property management and lettings agency Traditional Lakeland Cottages – the oldest holiday lettings agency in the region. Today, under the name of Lakelovers, the passion for premium self-catering holidays has driven an exciting story that continues to unfold.

Fast forward to 2017 and an important year for Lakelovers in the Lake District which saw the Lake District received World Heritage Status, joining the likes of the Taj Mahal and the Great Barrier Reef. We also celebrated 40 years of providing the best end-to-end holiday cottage management in the Lake District. And that year VisitEngland announced that Lakelovers now held the largest collection of VisitEngland gold award accredited self-catering cottages in the region. Subsequently, as a recognition of the Lakelovers commitment to quality delivered by a truly dedicated and expert team, Lakelovers Gold was launched, offering devoted sales personnel to this exclusive portfolio of 100 select holiday cottages. The Pure Cottages Group now has seven brands under our belt including Heart of the Lakes, Lake District Lodge Holidays, Character Cottages, Underscar and John Bray Cornish Holidays.

Carbis Bay

Carbis Bay Holidays are an established holiday rental agency in St Ives and has been providing luxury self-catering holidays since 2000.

We fell in love with Carbis Bay, St Ives and its West Cornwall surroundings through our early family holidays and it’s been a love affair ever since. So, feeling passionate as we do about this area, we knew that other people would love it too!

We hand pick only the finest holiday homes, assuring you that your precious holiday time will be spent in the very best surroundings. You should expect properties with panoramic sea views, apartments perched on cliff tops and overlooking the beach, garden access to coastal paths, fabulous outdoor spaces and of course the very best, meticulously designed interiors, with all the latest gadgetry you could imagine.

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Over 700 passionate employees based in our Chester HQ and Regional Brands across the UK and New Zealand
Named in the Sunday Times Top 100 companies to work for in the UK 2019
Named in the London Stock Exchanges 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2019
20% of employees promoted within first 12 months
Over 150 new additions to our team last year alone
Winner of the British Travel Award for the last 5 years!

2 star Best Company rating

Top 100 Best Companies to work for 2019