Picturesque village

Cozy retreat with secret garden where you can spot dolphins

From Friday May 27, schools across England will separate for the last time before the summer term.

Staycations are growing in popularity, offering an easy alternative for families to get away for a well-deserved break. To avoid the hassle of the airport, travelers choose to stay in the UK to make life easier.

With a mini heat wave predicted by the Met Office, many families may be looking for a way to make the most of the hot weather. Sykes Cottages still has a few bookings available for those looking for a charming cottage, rural retreat and more.

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Chance Inn Lodge – Balmedie, Aberdeenshire



The lodge even has a cozy wood-burning stove

Chance Inn Lodge is just two miles from the coast in the town of Balmedie. With spacious bedrooms, plush furnishings and a mezzanine seating area, families can relax in front of the wood-burning stove after a day of exploring the area. There is plenty to see and do here including fishing, walking, cycling and whiskey tasting. Find out more or book your stay here.

Lorash – Ashbourne, Derbyshire Dales



The courtyard is perfect for lunch in the sun
The courtyard is perfect for lunch in the sun

Lorash is a contemporary cottage tucked away on a cobbled street in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. With one king-size bedroom and one twin bedroom, the property is ideal for a small family looking to relax. It also has a well-equipped kitchen and a courtyard for mid-term outdoor dining.

Alton Towers is located nearby, where there are plenty of local shops for a souvenir. A range of pubs and restaurants are also within walking distance. Find out more or book your stay here.

The Secret Garden – North Kessock, Inverness

Settled on the outskirts of the fishing village of Kilmuir in Inverness is The Secret Garden. Adjacent to the owner’s house, the refuge is set on 20 acres of woods, paddocks and an orchard, with a viewing platform for dolphin watching.



Le Jardin Secret is surrounded by nature
Le Jardin Secret is surrounded by nature

With a games room including a pool table, darts and table football, there is plenty to keep families entertained. The city of Inverness also offers a lot of history. Find out more or book your stay here.

Partridge Holme – Bowness-on-Windemere, Cumbria



There is a lot to see in the village
There is a lot to see in the village

Partridge Holme is a stone cottage located in the heart of the Lake District in Bowness-on-Windermere. With an open-plan living space, the former sailmaker’s house is an ideal base for small families wishing to explore the region.

The heart of the village is home to a range of restaurants, bars and shops, with rowing boats for hire to take in views across Lake Windermere. Find out more or book your stay here.

Greeb Rocks Cottage – Marazion, Cornwall



There is a lot to see in Marazion
There is a lot to see in Marazion

Greeb Rocks Cottage is located close to the heart of Marazion, Cornwall. The cottage has been refurbished with a log burner and conservatory whilst retaining period features including its original stone walls.

Marazion has a range of independent shops and pubs, as well as a sheltered beach with kitesurfing, sailing and windsurfing. Find out more or book your stay here.

Twyni Canol – Rhosneigr, Anglesey



The cottage is close to the beach
The cottage is close to the beach

Twyni Canol is located on the shores of the Isle of Anglesey coast. Ideal for families looking for a relaxing retreat, the gite is nestled in the picturesque village of Rhosneigr, with comfortable furnishings and a balcony to soak up the sun.

Nearby is Rhosneigr Beach, which is a popular center for water sports. Find out more or book your stay here.

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