The sun is shining (or at least it should be) and if you’re anything like us then you’ll be thinking about where to spend your summer hols. Whether you’re looking for a spontaneous city break or some respite from the stresses of the daily grind, there’s a lot to be said for the humble staycation. There’s no need to change your currency, no airport delays or language barriers.
“Ah, but it’s just as expensive as going abroad” I hear you say. Well, how does 7 nights in Cumbria for
£449 £381 sound? Or 7 nights in Harrogate for £502 £456? Sykes Cottages have this week announced their biggest sale ever with 8000 properties reduced over June, July and August by up 35% (arrivals must be between Saturday 2nd June and Saturday 26th August). We had a look through their offers page to find some of the best properties in the North that have offers available. Of course, they also have plenty of deals across the rest of the UK too, but we are slightly biased towards the North!
Our pick of the Sykes Cottages sale
This magnificent country house on the on the outskirts of Whitby is set within seven acres of its own gardens. This stunning property sleeps 17 with five bedrooms three bathrooms and off road parking for 12 cars, making it perfect for large groups, or families with children. Just a short drive from the stunning beaches at Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay and Scarborough, Beech Hill Manor makes a great base for your adventures.
This cosy cottage on the outskirts of the North York Moors, nestled in rural moorland, on the owners’ smallholding. Here you are only a couple of miles from one of the largest expanses of heather moorland, The North York Moors National Park. The perfect spot for beginning and ending long walks and exploring the moorland. Each cottage has its own small private patio with furniture plus there are communal lawned grounds that guests are welcome to use from where exceptional, panoramic views of the open moors can be seen. Blakey cottage is a superb red brick barn conversion, ideal for couples wanting to get away from it all.
This is a fantastic opportunity to stay in the magnificent 17th century Orton Hall. Cromwell, is a delightful ground floor appartment situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, where it meets the Lake District, whilst being convenient for the Eden Valley. The hall is set within seven acres of private grounds with lawns, woodland and a stream which guests are free to use. Here you can enjoy bird watching and get the odd visit from red squirrels. Inside, you get a true sense of Orton Hall’s grandeur with its magestic fireplace and four poster beds.
This semi-detached thatched cottage is located in the peaceful village of Pilling, a half an hour’s walk to the sea and within easy reach of Blackpool.
Full of character and charm, Willow Cottage has traditional features throughout including the thatched roof and original beams and is ideal for couples looking for a break away.
The ground floor features a cosy lounge, kitchen and a sunny conservatory where you can sit and eat at the dining table, looking out onto the long, private garden.
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