Sykes Gems: Winners 2019

Welcome to the Sykes Gem Award winners of 2019!

Now in their third year, Sykes Gems recognises the very best cottages and homeowners within the Sykes Holiday Cottages family.

This year’s panel of judges included:

  • Jacob Lewis, Deputy Travel Editor at The Sun
  • Deborah Nettleton from North Wales Tourism
  • David Shields of Welcome to Yorkshire
  • Cormac O’Suilleabhain from Tourism Ireland
  • Jeanette Howse from Tourism South East
  • Harriet Kerr, Commercial Director at Sykes Holiday Cottages
  • Bev Dumbleton, Chief Operating Officer at Sykes Holiday Cottages
  • Graham Donoghue, CEO at Sykes Holiday Cottages

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!

Customer Awards

This award recognises properties that consistently receive the highest occupancy levels, coupled with exceptional guest feedback.

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - CUSTOMERS' CHOICE 2019

Hazel Cottage


Heage near Belper, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - CUSTOMERS' CHOICE 2019

The Boathouse at The Fisheries


Afonwen, North Wales & Snowdonia

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - CUSTOMERS' CHOICE 2019

Cobblers Barn


Mickleton near Middleton-in-Teesdale, Yorkshire Dales - North

Owner Awards

Best newcomer recognises the most outstanding properties to join the Sykes Holiday Cottages family in the last 18 months.

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST NEWCOMER 2019

Grace Cottage


Tideswell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST NEWCOMER 2019

Sunset View


Porth, Cornwall

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST NEWCOMER 2019

Damson Barn


Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria & The Lake District

Property Awards

Best quirky property awards holiday lets in the Sykes portfolio that are one of a kind, offering exceptional experiences and something a little bit different.

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST QUIRKY PROPERTY 2019

The Tractor Shed


Weston-under-Redcastle, Shropshire

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST QUIRKY PROPERTY 2019

Cosy Cave Stanhope Castle


Stanhope, Yorkshire Dales - North

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST QUIRKY PROPERTY 2019

Cambridge Lodge


Wensley near Matlock, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales

This award recognises the most impressive of renovations and transformations into outstanding holiday homes.

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST RENOVATION 2019

The Hayloft


Hawes, Yorkshire Dales - South

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST RENOVATION 2019

Harriet's Cottage


Briggswath, North York Moors & Coast

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST RENOVATION 2019

Pentre Fawr


Llandrindod Wells, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay

This award rewards properties that cater for large groups and go the extra mile to ensure every guest has a great time.

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST FOR LARGE GROUPS 2019

The Retreat


Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire Dales - South

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST FOR LARGE GROUPS 2019

Manor Wood


Coddington near Farndon, North Wales & Snowdonia

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST FOR LARGE GROUPS 2019

Poacher's Arms


Hope near Castleton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales

Best historic property awards holiday homes with a truly unique history or story.

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST HISTORIC PROPERTY 2019

White Hart House


Burford, Oxfordshire

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST HISTORIC PROPERTY 2019

Red Peg


Kingsand And Cawsand, Devon

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST HISTORIC PROPERTY 2019

Trevoole Old Manor


Trevoole, Cornwall

Rewarding cottages that provide outstanding views and scenery.

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST FOR VIEWS 2019

9 Dart Marina


Dartmouth, Devon

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST FOR VIEWS 2019

The View


Newquay, Cornwall

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST FOR VIEWS 2019

Hillview Cottage


Knightwick near Worcester, Worcestershire

Recognising owners that have gone the extra mile and added the most special of hot tubs to their property.

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST HOT TUB PROPERTY 2019

Lake Farm Cottage


Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire Dales - South

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST HOT TUB PROPERTY 2019

High Rigg Garden Cottage


Faugh near Brampton, Cumbria & The Lake District

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST HOT TUB PROPERTY 2019

Apple Barn


North Molton, Devon

Recognising the very best glamping accommodation in the Sykes Holiday Cottages portfolio.

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST FOR GLAMPING 2019

Cwt Caron


Ystrad Meurig near Pontrhydfendigaid, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST FOR GLAMPING 2019

Shepherds Cabin at Titterstone


Clee Hill, Shropshire

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST FOR GLAMPING 2019

Valley View


Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay

Awarding the most outstanding holiday homes set within the UK's National Parks.

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST NATIONAL PARK PROPERTY 2019

The Long Barn


Goathland, North York Moors & Coast

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST NATIONAL PARK PROPERTY 2019

The Dell


Winster, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST NATIONAL PARK PROPERTY 2019

Bobbin Mill Cottage


Lakeside near Newby Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District

Best luxury property recognises the high end, most luxurious holiday homes in the Sykes Holiday Cottages family.

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST LUXURY PROPERTY 2019

High Fellside Hall


Sedbergh, Cumbria & The Lake District

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST LUXURY PROPERTY 2019

The Croft


Trawden, Yorkshire Dales - South

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST LUXURY PROPERTY 2019

The Cool Cat


Fritton, Norfolk

Experience Awards

Rewarding cottages that offer walkers outstanding opportunities for walking and relaxation at the end of the day.

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST FOR WALKING 2019

Isallt Lodge


Trearddur Bay, Anglesey

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST FOR WALKING 2019

Wenning Bank


Clapham near Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales - South

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST FOR WALKING 2019

3 Old Laundry Mews


Ingleton, Three Peaks Country, Yorkshire Dales - South

Best for romance rewards the most intimate of escapes, perfect for couples wanting to get away from it all on a break for two.

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST FOR ROMANCE 2019

Shawclough Barn


Laneshawbridge, Yorkshire Dales - South

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST FOR ROMANCE 2019

The Brae


Snainton, North York Moors & Coast

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST FOR ROMANCE 2019

Little Silver Nugget


Umberleigh, Devon

Recognising exceptional coastal cottafges that provide easy access to some fantastic beaches.

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST FOR BEACHES 2019

Beachside Cottage


Bowleaze, Dorset

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST FOR BEACHES 2019

Treasure Cottage


Penrhyn Bay near Llandudno, North Wales & Snowdonia

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST FOR BEACHES 2019

Herbrand House


Cooden Beach near Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex

Rewarding properties that provide fantastic experiences for both pooches and their owners.

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST FOR PET-FRIENDLY BREAKS 2019

Tyn Y Gorlan


Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST FOR PET-FRIENDLY BREAKS 2019

Crumble's Cottage


Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors & Coast

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST FOR PET-FRIENDLY BREAKS 2019

Robin Cottage - 2 The Meadows


Darley Dale, Matlock, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales

Rewarding the best family-friendly cottages from family amenities to fun and exciting experiences.

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST FOR FAMILIES 2019

The Farm House


Upper Seagry near Malmesbury, Wiltshire

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST FOR FAMILIES 2019

Hill Bank


Hutton Roof, Cumbria & The Lake District

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST FOR FAMILIES 2019

Ploony Cottage


Bleddfa near Knighton, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay

Best farm stay recognises holiday cottages situated on working farms, offering holidaymakers a truly unique opportunity to experience farm life.

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST FARM STAY 2019

Chequer Stable


Sandbach, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST FARM STAY 2019

The Cartshed, Sedbury Park Farm


Gilling West near Richmond, Yorkshire Dales - North

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST FARM STAY 2019

Woodmans Cottage


Upper Seagry, Wiltshire

Regional Awards

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST IN NORTH WALES 2019

Ysbryd y Mynydd


South Stack, Anglesey

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST IN NORTH WALES 2019

Ty Glan y Mor


Llanfaethlu, Anglesey

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST IN NORTH WALES 2019

Moelfre Cottage


Llanbedr, North Wales & Snowdonia

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST IN MID & SOUTH WALES 2019

The Hayloft


Bleddfa near Knighton, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST IN MID & SOUTH WALES 2019

The Cabin


Pontardawe, South Wales & Pembrokeshire

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST IN MID & SOUTH WALES 2019

Ploony Hill Lodge


Bleddfa near Knighton, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST IN NORTH WEST ENGLAND 2019

The Oaks


Bowness & Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST IN NORTH WEST ENGLAND 2019

Swallowdale


Matterdale, Cumbria & The Lake District

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST IN NORTH WEST ENGLAND 2019

Lowe-McConnell


Mitchell Wyke Bay near Far Sawrey, Cumbria & The Lake District

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST IN CENTRAL ENGLAND 2019

Mill Cottage


Hanley William near Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST IN CENTRAL ENGLAND 2019

The Shooting Folly


Cheswardine, Shropshire

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST IN CENTRAL ENGLAND 2019

Honeystone Cottage


Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST IN SOUTH WEST ENGLAND 2019

Butterwell Barn


Dartmouth, Devon

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST IN SOUTH WEST ENGLAND 2019

Searles


Lympstone, Devon

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST IN SOUTH WEST ENGLAND 2019

Saltwater


Porthleven, Cornwall

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - SOUTH COAST ENGLAND AND ISLE OF WIGHT 2019

Chapel House


Chale, Isle of Wight

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - SOUTH COAST ENGLAND AND ISLE OF WIGHT 2019

Pump House


Hellingly near Hailsham, Sussex

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - SOUTH COAST ENGLAND AND ISLE OF WIGHT 2019

New Park Farm Cottage


Brockenhurst, Hampshire

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST IN YORKSHIRE 2019

Dibble Cottage


Reeth, Yorkshire Dales - North

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST IN YORKSHIRE 2019

The Old Piggery


Hainworth near Haworth, Yorkshire Dales - South

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST IN YORKSHIRE 2019

Old Joiners Shop


Staithes, North York Moors & Coast

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST IN NORTH EAST ENGLAND 2019

Newton Retreat


Embleton, Northumberland

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST IN NORTH EAST ENGLAND 2019

Manor House


Warkworth, Northumberland

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST IN NORTH EAST ENGLAND 2019

The Turnip Barn


Witton Gilbert near Durham, Northumberland

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST IN SCOTLAND 2019

Spinnyfield


Roy Bridge near Fort William, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST IN SCOTLAND 2019

North Lodge


Brydekirk near Annan, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST IN SCOTLAND 2019

Nutkin Lodge


Coldingham, Scottish Borders

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST IN IRELAND 2019

Marino


Liscannor, County Clare

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST IN IRELAND 2019

Mulroy View


Kerrykeel, County Donegal

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST IN IRELAND 2019

A Country View Cottage


Athenry, County Galway

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST IN EAST ANGLIA 2019

Daisy Cottage


Friston near Aldeburgh, Suffolk

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST IN EAST ANGLIA 2019

Lakeside Lodge


East Harling near Thetford, Norfolk

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST IN EAST ANGLIA 2019

Lowbrook House Cottage


Dickleburgh near Diss, Norfolk

gold-left
GOLD WINNER - BEST IN THE PEAK DISTRICT 2019

Box Tree Cottage


Flagg near Bakewell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales

silver-left
SILVER WINNER - BEST IN THE PEAK DISTRICT 2019

Grange Cottage


Castleton, Hope Valley, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales

bronze-left
BRONZE WINNER - BEST IN THE PEAK DISTRICT 2019

Cloudberry Cottage


Birchover, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales

How much could I earn with Sykes?

We understand that letting properties can be a main source of income and a full-time job, so we want to make sure you're offered a competitive price.

=

Average potential earnings

Request a free owner pack

To see the 2018 Sykes Gems winners click here.

Back To Top