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Sykes Holiday Cottages

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Self-catering holiday agency

Sykes is one of the largest self-catering holiday property lettings agencies in the UK, providing holidaymakers with handpicked cottages in the UK and Ireland. Its properties range from romantic cottages for two and contemporary properties for large groups to pet-friendly cottages and luxury builds with hot tubs and saunas.  It offers pricing, merchandising, marketing/distribution and bookings management services to UK property owners.

Founded in 1991 by Clive Sykes, the business has nearly 25 years’ experience in matching customers to their perfect holiday home. Our investment is supporting the business as it looks to further increase its coverage and portfolio throughout the UK and Ireland. Daniel Smith from Livingbridge commented, “Sykes Cottages is a fantastic UK success story, delivering a superb service to property owners and holidaymakers alike. We are very excited about working with the leadership team at Sykes to fulfil our collective ambitions.”


“I am delighted to welcome Livingbridge into the fold. We remain committed to providing an outstanding service to our owners whilst offering great value for money for holidaymakers. We look forward to working with Livingbridge to make Sykes Cottages even more successful over the years to come.” 

Clive Sykes, Founder and Group Chairman



Founded by Clive Sykes


Investment by Livingbridge. Executive team strengthened with the appointment of a new CEO,  planned to allow Clive Sykes to step back.  Additional appointments include a head of HR, and a head of customer operations


Voted best large UK holiday cottage booking company for the fourth year running at the British Travel Awards 


Sykes Cottages recognised at the Northern Tech Awards as one of the fastest-growing tech-based companies in the country

Sykes Cottages named as one of the top 1000 firms to inspire Europe