Sykes Holiday Cottages have 4 locations. Sykes Holiday Cottages is based in Chester in North-West England, but we also have opportunities around the country, in Cornwall, Cumbria and Devon.


Head Office, Chester, Cheshire

We moved to our new office next to Chester train station in 2017. We can offer subsidised parking or discounts on Chester’s great value park and ride schemes. We are also just 10 minutes’ walk from Chester’s bus exchange.

One City Place, Queen’s Road, Chester

. CH1 3BQ

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Living in Chester

Chester is one of the UK’s most historic cities – a town has stood on this site since the Roman city of Deva. Most famous for its ancient city walls and stunning architecture, Chester is home to the unique Rows – two storey shopping set within the medieval city centre. Chester is a relatively small city set on the banks of the River Dee.

Named as one of the Times Newspaper’s UK’s best places to live in 2018, Chester packs a surprising amount of culture, leisure and shopping and has been recognised for providing a great quality of life, as well as good education and work opportunities for people who live here.

Further afield offers the best of both worlds – Chester has great transport links to other big cities but also easy access to the stunning rural countryside of Cheshire and North Wales.

With its vibrant culture Chester is a place with lots to do. There’s plenty to interest the historian or sightseer, with the best-preserved city walls & the largest roman amphitheatre in the UK. With lots of museums specialising in a variety of subjects, including Chester’s unique Roman heritage and Chester’s 16th century cathedral, regular markets and events around the town centre, and a new state of the art theatre and cinema there is an abundance of attractions for locals and visitors.

Chester is a small city surrounded by beautiful Cheshire countryside, which is just the thing for a civilised country walk followed by a visit to a tea shop, and the Clwydian Hills are only a few minutes away if you fancy something more strenuous.

You can go for a flutter at the Chester Races, held at Britain’s oldest continuously-used race course, and if retail therapy is your thing, Chester has an extensive range of shops. All the major chains are represented, as well as a huge variety of independent businesses, and the unique covered rows offer a shopping experience that cannot be found anywhere else.

Further afield you can find out about the world-class wildlife conservation efforts spearheaded by Chester Zoo, or sample delicious home-made ice cream in all manner of exotic flavours at Cheshire Farm Ice Cream.

For more information, please, visit this site: Visit Cheshire


Redruth office

Cornish Cottage Holidays has been located in Redruth since 2013. Just a short drive from Redruth train station the office is situated close to local amenities and offers staff parking onsite.

Unit 9A, 
Barncoose Industrial Estate

TR15 3RQ

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Living in Cornwall

Once a popular mining town, Redruth is now a World Heritage Site that is home to a host of historic attractions and activities for families and friends.

Just three miles from Portreath port, Redruth was made popular due to its location providing a strong mining heritage, the largest and richest metal mining area in the UK. Nowadays Redruth is popular to home-buyers and visitors due to its rich heritage and impressive architecture. Heartlands, an area near Redruth, was awarded World Heritage Site status in 2006 due to its impressive impact on the mining industry in Cornwall, and provides visitors with a range of activities, exhibitions, gardens and craft studios to enjoy.

In Redruth town centre you will find a range of restaurants, cafes, pubs and shops. As well as high street stores, you can also find a collection of bespoke antique, curio and vintage clothing shops for those looking for a hidden gem.

Close by to Redruth is the beaches of Chapel Porth, Porthtreath beach and Porthtowan (St. Agnes). At the beaches you can take a leisurely walk or enjoy activities including kayaking, cycling, or learn at one of the Surf Schools that Porthtowan has to offer.

Getting to Redruth is also easy, with easy accessible road connections and regular train departures to Penzance, Truro and as far as Plymouth, you’re never too far away from the rest of Cornwall.


Chagford Office

Helpful Holidays has been located in Chagford since 1999. The office is situated on the edge of the village in a beautifully converted church dated from 1867.

Mill Street, Chagford
Devon. TQ13 8AW

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Living in Devon

Chagford is a market town situated in the north east of the Dartmoor National Park. A popular area for home owners, the area boasts a thriving community with a range of shops and a popular arts and culture background.

Within the town of Chagford you can find a range of amenities. With a collection of stylish independent shops it is a popular shopping destination for locals and visitors from nearby villages and towns.

Devon is well known for its high quality local produce, and Chagford is no exception. With popular country pubs and Michelin star restaurants in and around the area, it is a great place for foodies to enjoy a bite to eat.

The village also has a strong arts and culture heritage, in the village you will find a number of art galleries from local artists and regular music nights and craft events on every month.

Surrounding the area of Chagford, in the Dartmoor National Park there is a range of activities available for locals and visitors to enjoy. From falls such as Becky Falls and Canonteign Falls, and castles including Bovey Castle and Castle Drogo, there is an abundance to do.

Located near to Chagford is the City of Exeter, just 30 mins drive makes the area easily accessible by car.


Windermere office

Sykes Cottage Holidays have been located in Windermere since 2013. The office is situated in the village centre of Windermere and is just a short walk from Windermere train station.

20 Crescent Road, Windermere

Cumbria. LA23 1DT

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Keswick office

Lakes Cottage Holidays have been located in Keswick since 2008. Located on a popular high street of Keswick, the office is close to local amenities, and transport facilities.

9 Station Street, Keswick

Cumbria. CA12 5HH

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Living in Cumbria


The village of Windermere is a popular tourist attraction in the UK due to the close proximity to Lake Windermere.

The Village contains an abundance of holiday homes and independent shops for visitors to enjoy. Properties in the area have stood for over 150 years and offer picturesque scenery for sightseers and photographers.

Just a 20 minute walk from the village centre will bring you to the lake side of Lake Windermere. With cruises available and activities on the water, the lake provides visitors and locals with a host of activities to enjoy including fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing and leisurely lakeside walks.

Nearby to Windermere are the villages of Bowness-on-Windermere and Troutbreck Bridge, and the town of Kendal. Each with their own attractions and things to do, you’re just a short drive from National Trust properties and tourist attraction’s around the Lake District area.

Windermere train station has regular trains running to Kendal and on to the mainline of Oxenholme which allows you to connect to other nearby areas such as Lancaster.


The market town of Kendal is also popular with tourists, with a host of events and attractions for visitors to enjoy. The town boasts a selection of high street stores and independent retailers for shoppers. For the historians amongst you, you can also find a number of museums about the history of Kendal and the surrounding areas. Kendal also has a popular nightlife, offering a selection of popular pubs, bars and entertainment venues for people to enjoy.


To the north of the Lake District you will find Keswick, a popular area of Cumbria, Keswick is an old market town that has plenty to offer. Located on the shores of Derwentwater, Keswick is surrounded by beautiful scenery.

In and around the town of Keswick there are a number of popular attractions for locals and visitors to enjoy no matter how adventurous you are. The area is surrounded by a number of outdoor pursuits, including fell and mountain walks to climbing and abseiling.

For the less adrenaline fuelled activities, Keswick is also home to popular attractions including The Pencil Museum, Alhambra cinema, Museum and art galleries as well as a number of distilleries in the surrounding areas. Keswick is also popular amongst shoppers, with a wide range of independent stores unique to the area – a perfect shopping opportunity whatever the time of year.

When you are looking to unwind, Keswick also has a number of eating and drinking outlets for everyone’s tastes. With cafes and coffee shops during the day, and pubs and restaurants open in the evening.

Travelling to Keswick is often done by bus or car from surrounding towns and villages. Keswick is located just 20 minutes’ drive from junction 40 of the M6, making it very accessible to visitors and commuters.

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