Go self-catered with family-friendly Sykes Cottages

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Imagine a Cotswold stone lodge by the Avon, a barn covered in honeysuckle in the Lake District or a log cabin in Cornwall. Picture your family besides a roaring fire as the snow coats the countryside. The frosted windows look out to a garden covered in Christmas lights.


How about spending seven whole nights in a self-catering cottage? Sounds pricey? You can now have a lovely all-British all-fun self-catered holiday on a budget with Sykes Cottages.

Is a self-catering cottage really money-saving?

Yes! Here’s an example: a family of four can grab a barn conversion on the gentle hills of St Austell, Cornwall or an 18th Century Grade II listed cottage in Northumberland for under £11 per night per person.

Top 5 reasons for choosing a self-catered cottage over a hotel:

1. Forget about the whole family sleeping in a stuffy room in a stuffy hotel or B&B on your vacation in the UK. The kids can have a gala time upstairs or go to sleep early as the two of you snuggle downstairs with a movie.

2. Space is no constraint – you’d have your own kitchen, living room and bedrooms, perhaps even a garden, a swimming pool or even a games room thrown in for good measure.

3. Save money with self-catering. As you’ll have your own kitchen you can bring your food from home, or even opt for a family BBQ as you would in your own back garden.

4. You could rent a big cottage that holds 10+ people and share it with another family, splitting costs while also enjoying a holiday with friends.

5. Cut out the hassles of passports, flights, currency conversions, and hotels fussy about pets. Simply load up your car and get going!

Tell me more!

With Sykes Cottages you have access to some 3,500 self-catered cottages, barn conversions, coastal properties, and log cabins all across the UK and Ireland. Sykes have been in the business of providing excellent rental cottages for families for over 25 years. There is something to suit every budget, every taste and every occasion with attention to detail and a family friendly atmosphere to every single property they have. You can select from properties that are pet friendly, and have stair gates and high chairs for tiny tots.

Have a look at these four properties and see for yourself how much you can save with Sykes Cottages:

cheap self catered cottages Quince Cottage, Near Alnwick, Northumberland
Sleeps 4 |
£290 for a week commencing 2nd March 2013 | £10.35 per person per night

This Grade II listed cottage is right in the heart of the pretty village of Longframlington, nestling by a hillside and surrounded by open countryside. The family will love exploring the many acres of the landscaped Longframlington Gardens and formidable castle of Alnwick, which is just a small distance away.

briar cottage Briar, Near St Austell, Cornwall
Sleeps 4 |
£292 for a week commencing 2nd March 2013 | £10.42 per person per night

This semi-detached barn conversion is nine miles from Newquay. The Goss Moor outside offers panoramic views and the Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan are a short distance away.


embleton cottage Embleton Cottage, Embleton, Northumberland
Sleeps 4 |
£323 for a week commencing 2nd March 2013 | £11.50 per person per night

With delicate rose bushes leaning against this delightful stone cottage (located a few miles inland from the fishing village of Craster, known for its oak-cured kippers) it is the very picture of serenity.


Thyme House The Thyme House, Haworth, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 10 |
£795 for a week commencing 1st March 2013 | £11.35 per person per night

Thyme House is in Haworth, home to the Bronte Sisters, and is set in the hautingly beautiful Moors. There are walks in every direction, taking in the ups and downs of the Penistone Hill and the winding public footpaths across the village.


TripAdvisorTop tip! One of the best ways to choose potential accommodation is to check its ratings on Tripadvisor.

Sykes have a 4.5 ‘Excellent’ rating on Tripadvisor. Out of the 7,000 or so reviews on Tripadvisor, less than .8% have been awarded below 3 stars.


Call 01244 356695 right now or go to www. sykescottages.co.uk to book a dream holiday right now!