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Make the most of your retirement with Sykes Cottages

December 2012/January 2013


As soon as you’ve retired, you’ll start to wonder how you ever managed to fit in a full time job! Retirement is a busy time with many people choosing to take up new hobbies, taking on additional grandparental responsibilities or volunteering. Going on holiday is a great excuse to catch your breath!

Sykes CottagesWhen you’re still working, a holiday is all about recharging the batteries and getting some sunshine but retirement affords you the privilege of being able to holiday at a much slower pace. Take your time getting to know an area or revisiting somewhere which holds special memories for you.

Going away for a few days may also be a great opportunity to take up a new hobby or improve on a skill which got sidelined whilst you were working. Follow in the brushstrokes of David Hockney on a holiday to Yorkshire or be inspired just as Wordsworth was in the Lake District.

If you travel out of season, you’ll be able to explore some of the UK’s best kept secrets without the disruption of lots of children on their summer holidays. If you want to travel during the summer, why not choose the type of holiday which families with young children will be less keen on if you’re looking for some peace and quiet?

Whether you’re a keen walker, a foodie at heart or a bookworm, why not choose one of the cottages in the Lake District from Sykes Cottages? The beautiful backdrop and fresh air is sure to leave you feeling refreshed when you return home.

Chapel Green Cottage bedroomIf you’re just too busy for a week’s holiday, then make the most of a few days spare time with a short break from Sykes Cottages. Travelling in the week means you can take advantage of great discounted cottage prices to make your pension stretch that little bit further.

A holiday with Sykes Cottages is an affordable option so whether you spend a couple of weeks away or just a few days in a cottage while you visit old friends, the budget won’t take a hit.

Choosing a holiday cottage means you can keep to the same routine you enjoy at home. If you want to make a cup of tea at three in the morning or have an early night, you don’t have to worry about making hotel mealtimes with your private and well-equipped kitchen. A holiday cottage is also a great option if you have any particular requirements. Sykes Cottages offer many holiday properties which are located all on the ground floor, are fully accessible by wheelchair or have a wet room. Some of the holiday cottages are even equipped with hoists, ramps and other disability aids should you require them.

4 Elm Terrace interiorChoosing a self-catering cottage for a holiday in the UK is not only a great practical option but also allows you to really get to know a new part of the UK.

Having worked so hard to provide for your retirement, make sure you make the most of your new-found freedom with an enjoyable holiday in the UK.


Sykes Cottages is the UK's leading independent cottage rental agency, supplying top quality holiday cottages for over 25 years.


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