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Explore and browse the expansive collection of UK holiday homes we have at Sykes Holiday Cottages, with over 20,000 properties to choose from.

Our mobile app is an ideal way to discover, explore and book your next UK holiday, all from the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re looking for a family property to create lasting memories, a romantic cabin for you and your partner, or a glamping trip for all your friends, you will find a vast range of properties to suit your every need. We also have a large number of dog friendly cottages so every member of your family can enjoy your next getaway. With our app constantly being updated and improved, and new features coming every month, be sure to download the Sykes app to begin the journey to your next UK adventure.

Our features include:

• Use filters to refine your search to find your dream property in a convenient, hassle free way
• View the properties from your search in either a list or map view
• Explore the NEW Sykes map with increased functionality to help you book your next holiday quicker and easier
• Save your favourite properties to come back to when you’re ready to book
• Access ratings and reviews for all our properties to help you decide on where to stay
• Pay for your property with just a deposit, then the rest of your remaining balance in secure instalments
• Manage your booking through the app in a much more efficient manner, e.g. view the details of your trip, access important key collection information, and even discover local activities to where you’re staying
• In the days leading up to your getaway the app and holiday countdown function will give you friendly reminders about your trip, give you directions to your property and even give you the local 5-day weather forecast
• Once on your UK holiday use our enhanced Messaging Centre for any assistance you may need or to extend your stay
• The Sykes app also allows you to re-book your favourite property with ease, so you can relax knowing you’ll be able to create even more amazing memories in your dream location

Install our app on your device today to start planning your next UK getaway this holiday season.

Having problems using the app? We even have a dedicated team that resolve such issues, who can be contacted on’

What’s New

Version 6.8.0

Our latest update aims to make your journey within the app smoother, quicker and easier, with updates to our message centre & notifications. We've also fixed some recent bugs to ensure your experience within our app is as stress-free as possible.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32.1K Ratings

32.1K Ratings

Lawndesley ,

Holidays for couples and friends

Hi, I have previously emailed few weeks ago saying can you add a filter for couples (not heard anything back) I have booked and used Sykes for years. I would like to be able to find holidays for couples, I have trawled through this web site for hours trying to find my ideal holiday cottage where both couples have the same thing ie double bed, en-suite etc, we usually club together so it would be fair to be able to have similar type of rooms, I usually book a cottage that sleeps 6 or more to get that. But it does surprise me that when you see a cottage and view it you see a nice big bedroom and the bedrooms only have singles/twins and not the option for zip linked. I have tried the usual filters for bedrooms and bathrooms but there are a lot of places that are missed off, I must admit it does start to put me off from looking as after a while I cannot find what I want (as I have got bored and the fun has wained) and hence the filter, I have no idea how you would go about to do this but I do feel having this will enhance the enjoyment of finding your perfect holiday. I have had some amazing holidays with your site and would love to continue using you. If you can see if this is a possibility that would be great, thank you.

Developer Response ,

Thanks very much for your honest feedback, we really appreciate getting customer insights into how we can improve our website. I can only apologise that you did not receive a response to your previous email. I will raise your suggestion with our web team as an idea for them to explore.
In the meantime we do have a page for romantic breaks for couples ( that may help to narrow down your search. Also, please feel free to contact us on live chat or over the phone and we can assist you to find the perfect property for two couples.
Hope you have a lovely day, Kathryn

jillyupthehilly ,


The Crest is a great cottage with every comfort imaginable. Marisa is a wonderful host with nothing too much trouble ! She’s very friendly and quickly made us feel we could ask her anything - and we did! The high standard is a given with Sykes cottages, but this surpassed all our expectations for position, comfort and space! Only two of us in a cottage for four, so we had plenty of room. Each room is beautifully appointed with comfortable beds and sofas. Having a little coffee making place upstairs in the sitting room is a great touch as the kitchen is downstairs!
Being in Helston put us in a great position for visiting this part of Cornwall. If only the weather had delivered it would have been perfect! As someone else’s review said, don’t hesitate, just book The Crest; you won’t be disappointed!

Developer Response ,

Hello, thank you for leaving us a fantastic review! We are really happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with Sykes- and the cottage you chosen sounds wonderful! We hope you can make it back to Cornwall again soon when the sun is shining. Thanks - Katie

JeffriesFridayfeeling ,

Cheated out of a Day!!

We recently booked a 1 week stay at a cottage in Wales. Up to the point of paying the full balance, Sykes Cottages never said anything about the times for check in/out. The booking simply stated ‘Friday to Friday’. Once the balance was paid, they have the cruel audacity to then say that the booking commences from 5pm on the arrival day and check out is 9am on the departure date! This means that we lose almost a full day off the booking that we have paid for and cannot change. We also have to get 2 young kids up, packed, fed and out of the door by 9 am before driving several hours to get home. We also lose the first day as a 5pm check-in means that it will be at least 2-3 hours before we are full unpacked and fed. At that point, it is bedtime for the kids. The first day over already!!!

This is truly shocking behaviour by this company who have cheated us out of a day’s holiday and put us under greater pressure on both the arrival and departure day with 2 young kids. You could have mentioned this crucial bit of information before taking the deposit!! Even hotels don’t force guests to check-in as late as 5pm.

Please don’t respond using covid as the excuse as it does not take 8 hours to clean a small house. This is absolute deception and theft.

Developer Response ,

Hello, We are very sorry to read your review. We will pass on your feedback to the relevant teams . If you would like further assistance please email and we will do our best to help. Thanks- Katie


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