Venture away from a traditional British break and enjoy a memorable getaway at one of the UK’s quirkiest holiday lets…
Sykes Holiday Cottages offers some of the most unique breaks for couples, families and larger groups. Guests can stay in a range of properties, including a gothic fairytale tower, a Tudor-esque former bank, and a safari-style lodge tucked away in the Welsh countryside.
Breaks start from £239 for seven nights’ self-catering.
Quirky Accommodation – And All In The UK!
Stellar Safari Lodge, Rhayader, Powys
Price: Seven night’s from £614
Stellar Safari Lodge is set on a family farm close to the town of Rhyader in central Wales.
The property wouldn’t look out of place on safari in Africa – but is in the heart of the Welsh countryside. It has a woodburning stove, a hot tub, a firepit BBQ and its own pizza oven.
Guests can enjoy exploring the surrounding 300-acre farm, with its sheep flock and cattle herd, before spending the evenings staring at the stars.
The Old Bank, Corwen, Denbighshire
Price: Seven night’s from £499
The Old Bank dates back to the 1850s and is a Tudor-style property within the centre of Corwen, Denbighshire.
This characterful holiday let is one of a kind and ideal for a group of friends or family looking for a quirky UK break.
The surrounding area offers opportunities for walking, mountain biking and wildlife watching.
The Windmill, Eakring, Nottinghamshire
Price: Seven night’s from £591
The Windmill was originally built in 1840 and is nestled within the Nottinghamshire countryside, in the village of Eakring.
The cottage is adjoined to the side of a five-story windmill, where much of the original machinery can still be seen.
Guests can venture to the town of Southwell, with is 14th century Minster, or visit the National Trust’s Clumber Park.
Brynkir Tower, Garndolbenmaen, Gwynedd
Price: Seven night’s from £627
Brynkir Tower is a Grade II listed gothic tower, situated in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, which dates back to 1821.
The property is packed with unique features, including an arched gothic doorway and traditional windows throughout.
The surrounding area has a lot to offer, including stunning mountain walks, picturesque villages such as Beddgelert and seaside towns like Criccieth.
The Hyde Dovecoat, Kinver, Staffordshire
Price: Seven night’s from £364
The Hyde Dovecoat is situated on the outskirts of the village of Kinver, in the Staffordshire countryside.
This Grade II listed building blends contemporary and character features, with exposed beams and original brick walls.
Visitors can access plenty of walking trails nearby and have the chance to visit the Bodenham Arboretum which spans across 134-acres.
Cosy Cave Stanhope Castle, Stanhope, County Durham
Price: Seven night’s from £476
Cosy Cave, Stanhope Castle is located in the market town of Stanhope, surrounded by the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Perfect for a countryside escape for two, couples can enjoy a soak in the hot tub after a day of sightseeing.
Guests can visit the towns’ pubs and restaurants or take in the scenic views on a riverside walk.
Daisy Decker, Hollym near Withernsea, Yorkshire
Price: Seven night’s from £532
This refurbished double-decker bus is parked up at Hollym Holiday Park, surrounded by countryside and with views of the North Sea.
In summer, guests can dine alfresco in the enclosed garden, or cosy up in front of the gas fire in the winter evenings.
Withernsea is close by with a whole host of shops, cafes and restaurants, along with its sand and pebble beach.
The Chicken Shed, Hawsker near Whitby, Yorkshire
Price: Seven night’s from £239
The Chicken Shed is situated on Manor Farm House near Whitby, right in the heart of the North York Moors National Park.
The two-person property is made from reclaimed wood and is surrounded by views of the coast and countryside.
Couples can venture into Whitby to explore its winding streets, hidden alleys and picturesque harbour – or climb the 199 steps up to the famous Abbey.
How to Book
Visit www.sykescottages.co.uk or call 01244 617683.