At Sykes Cottages we are proud to be the UK’s leading independent agency for cottage holidays.

Photo of brochures from 1992 and 1995

About Sykes Cottages

We have been letting holiday cottages for over 25 years and in that time, our business has moved from the kitchen table to become the UK’s leading independent agency.

Our journey began in the Yorkshire Dales, where Clive Sykes’ mother ran a small lettings agency for her own holiday cottages and those of friends. Clive soon saw that there was a demand for a top quality service to holidaymakers and owners, so this dedicated ‘mother and son’ team decided to create Sykes Cottages. The rest, as they say, is history.

So what makes us different?

Our business has grown significantly over the years, but our commitment to giving you an extensive range of great quality cottages at value-for-money prices remains unchanged. Our unrivalled customer service brings our customers back time and time again, and with over 200,000 holidays booked each year, we must be getting something right!

At Sykes Cottages, we constantly strive to be better. Each and every property in our extensive range of over 10,000 cottages across the UK and Ireland has been personally inspected and approved. From log fires to breath-taking landscapes, we offer something for everyone. If you are looking to let your own property, we understand how it feels because we continue to own and manage properties ourselves. We always endeavour to treat owners—in fact, everyone we deal with—with the highest levels of integrity and respect.

Embracing technology

We want to make booking your holiday as effortless as possible. We have always embraced technology, being frontrunners in offering online bookings and mobile apps. You can book your getaway at the click of a button on our newly-redesigned web site, but if you’d prefer to speak to us over the phone, we would be delighted to hear from you. Nearly three decades of experience means we know a thing or two about holiday cottages! Whether you’re searching for the perfect holiday or looking to let your own property, please call us for help and advice whenever you need it, seven days a week.

We strive to be the best UK holiday cottage company to book with, to let your cottage with and to work for. We now have a large team of people based in Chester, but Clive remains at the heart of the business and we haven’t forgotten our humble beginnings.