Cozy retreat with secret garden where you can spot dolphins

From Friday May 27, schools across England will break up for the final time before the summer term.

Staycations are becoming increasingly popular, offering an easy alternative for families to get away for a much-needed break. To save the fuss and faff of the airport, travelers are choosing to stick to the UK to make life easier.

With a mini heatwave predicted by the Met Office, many families may be looking for a way to make the most of the hot weather. Sykes Cottages have a few bookings still available for those who fancy a charming cottage, a rural hideaway, and much more.

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Chance Inn Lodge – Balmedie, Aberdeenshire



The lodge even has a cozy wood burner
The lodge even has a cozy wood burner

Chance Inn Lodge is just two miles from the coast in the town of Balmedie. With spacious rooms, plush furnishings and a mezzanine seating area, families can relax in front of the wood burner after a day exploring the local area. There’s 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 sunshine
The courtyard is perfect for lunch in the sunshine

Lorash is a contemporary cottage nestled down on cobbled street in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. With a king-sized room and twin room, the property is ideal for a small family looking to relax. It also has a well-equipped kitchen and a courtyard for dining al fresco over half-term.

Alton Towers is located nearby, or there are plenty of local boutiques 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 home, the hideaway is located on 20 acres of woodland, paddocks, and an orchard, with a viewing platform for dolphin watching.



The Secret Garden is surrounded by nature
The Secret Garden is surrounded by nature

With a games room including a snooker table, darts and table football, there’s plenty to keep families entertained. The city of Inverness offers plenty of history too. Find out more or book your stay here.

Partridge Holme – Bowness-on-Windemere, Cumbria



There's plenty to see in the village
There’s plenty 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 area, the former sailmaker’s cottage is a great base for small families looking to explore the area.

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

Greeb Rocks Cottage – Marazion, Cornwall



There's plenty to see in Marazion
There’s plenty to see in Marazion

Greeb Rocks Cottage is located close to the heart of Marazion, Cornwall. The cottage has been refurbished with a wood burning stove and sunroom while retaining period features, including its original stone walls.

Marazion has a range of independent stores 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

Set on the shores of the Isle of Anglesey Coast is Twyni Canol. Ideal for families who are after a relaxing retreat, the cottage is nestled in the picturesque village of Rhosneigr, with cozy furnishings and a balcony for soaking up the sunshine.

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

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