A personal portfolio of holiday properties owned and managed by us – the Sykes family – our exclusive collection has been carefully curated and refined over the last 15 years. 

Our properties have been handpicked based on several standout factors, such as stunning locations, amazing views, and beautiful, quirky buildings. We’ve called upon decades of experience to restore, modernise and furnish each property with integrity and sympathetic materials. Every property embraces an appreciation of the landscape, history and community that surrounds it.

Our Luxury Retreats
What our guests say

Eleven members of the family spent a week for some big birthdays in this lovely hall, where I stayed for 2 weeks in 1952. Memories of a very happy holiday many years ago were not disabused by a return visit, not just because it now has electricity and hot water! The hall is as magnificent as ever, but the big difference is that it has been extensively but tastefully modernised inside and most of the old features have been retrained. There are several large rooms and a massive well fitted kitchen. All eight bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. Four are ensuite and the bathrooms are large. The large terrace is excellent for eating outside with views down to the beck. The garden is long and slopes down to the beck, but croquet is playable if not up to Hurlingham standards. Its a great place for walks and wildlife. The heated indoor pool was much used by young and old. Ben, the house manager is very helpful in explaining everything. and helping with problems. It is simply a wonderful place and I really cannot fault it.

Mr Gallimore

A second visit to this beautiful house did not fail to disappoint! The grandchildren had spoken of nothing else for weeks before we arrived. The swimming pool is such a hot - parents dragged along to supervise three times a day! Two of the youngest overcame their apprehension and achieved success swimming unaided. Great country for the triathletes, great walks, great river for messing about in - it really is a wonderful location. The house itself is so well appointed - everything you need for a great relaxing week. Ben most welcoming and able to help with any queries. All in all just a great place for the gathering of the clan!

Mrs Spong

Rock Lobster is a great family getaway. Spacious kitchen and living area, all rooms comfortable and clean, ample parking and outdoor space. Perfectly situated on the seafront its design takes advantage of every aspect of the coast view.

Mrs Lucas

Middlerigg is a fantastic place to kick back and relax. You don't really have to do much more than open the French doors on to the terrace and spend your holiday taking in the view. We spent a week there in August and had the type of weather you should not be expecting from a Northumberland summer. The renovation of the property is masterful - subtly combining the traditional feel of the original building with modern surfaces and appliances. No stone has been left unturned by the owners in seeking to provide you with everything you might need for a relaxing and stimulating holiday. We liked it so much, we booked for next year before we had finished with this one. We hope to be coming back for many years to come.

Mr Peel

This is an amazing house with spectacular and beautifully maintained grounds. 
Due to very changeable weather the games room was a boon. We still managed to have a full day on the beach and another by the river at the bridge (5 minutes walk) and the tinies loved the Fairbourne train. 
An issue in the main house due to 24 hours of torrential rain was dealt with promptly and resolved within the hour. 
We would definitely recommend.

Mr Clayton
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