Six discounted getaways still available to book for a late August staycation

Six discounted getaways still available to book for a late August staycation

We’re halfway through summer already but it’s not too late to book a last-minute staycation break – and pick up a great deal at the same time. For anyone seeking a late getaway this August, Sykes Holiday Cottages has rounded up six discounted breaks across the UK.

You can indulge in a charming cottage in the scenic fishing village of Port Issac in Cornwall or immerse yourself in an eco-lodge located on the outskirts of Seaview on the Isle of Wight. A wide array of discounted options are available so to give you some extra spending money at the same time.

Mino Cottage – Port Isaac, Cornwall

Sleeps: Four

Available: August 25 for seven nights

Price: was £2,187, now £1,525 saving £662

Mino Cottage is set overlooking the fishing village of Port Issac in Cornwall. Families or friends can relax in the cosy living area after taking on one of the numerous walking routes that only a short drive away, including the South West Coastal Path.

The popular harbour town of Padstow is nearby and has an array of pubs, restaurants, and shops to explore – don’t forget to indulge in a Cornish Cream Tea when visiting too. Alternatively, guests can stroll along the abundance of sandy beaches including Polzeath or Tintagel which is only slightly further afield.

Shroughan – Gortahork, County Donegal

Sleeps: Six

Price: was £1,102 now £893 saving £209

Available: August 25 for seven nights

Shoroughan is a contemporary-style bungalow located in the peaceful area of Gortahork in County Donegal. The property offers the ultimate break away from the hustle and bustle of daily life for family or friends this August, with a spacious enclosed garden and a living space and a large kitchen equipped with everything you will need to make a delicious meal.

With an array of areas to see in easy reach, guests can take a boat trip to Tory Island, a remote area off the coast of Donegal, where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the countryside, or head to the Bloody Foreland, which is known for its dramatic cliffs and where you can witness its beauty as you spend the day on the sandy haven of Magheroaty Beach.

Amarone – Seaview, Isle of Wight

Sleeps: Five

Available: August 26 for seven nights

Price: was £1,466 now £833 saving £633


Amarone is a three-bedroom eco-lodge, located on the outskirts of Seaview in the Isle of Wight. Guests can make the most of the summer sunshine by visiting the surrounding coast and countryside before heading back and unwinding on the plush sofas to watch a movie as the evening draws in.

For those preferring a night off from cooking, guests can venture to the popular Mermaid Gin Distillery to try local ales and pub classics which can be enjoyed overlooking the rolling countryside. Alternatively, there are plenty more attractions to visit including the Ryde Harbour or exploring the island by the Isle of Wight bus, before jumping off and taking a dip in the sea to cool off.

Rookwoods – Sible Hedingham, Essex

Sleeps: Six

Available: August 25 for seven nights

Price: was £1,265 now £638 saving £627.

Rookwoods is a converted coach house nestled within the rural village of Sible Hedingam in Essex. With character features and contemporary furnishings, families can get comfortable next to the fireplace as they play games with their loved ones. Guests can also enjoy the enclosed garden and bask in the morning sunshine with a cup of coffee before the day begins.

There are many rural towns and villages in the area including Lavenham which is considered England’s finest medieval village with over 350 timber-framed medieval houses and its church of St Peter & St Paul, whilst nearby Castle Hedingham is another must-visit destination.

Visitors can also venture into local village of Sible Hedingham, which is home to a mile-long main street, with its roots being traced back to the Bronze Age.

The Dower House – Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire

Sleeps: Six

Available: August 18 for seven nights.

Price: was £2,372 now £1,316 saving £1,056

The Dower House is a peaceful cottage near the villages of Sharnbrook in Bedfordshire and Kimbolton in Cambridgeshire. The property has everything guests need for a comfortable stay, including a large kitchen and patio area, as well as beautifully furnished bedrooms.

If you’d like to spend a day shopping, the town of Rushden is a short drive away and is home to Rushden Lakes, a large shopping centre with a wide selection of shops and restaurants to choose from, or head to the lake for a spot of canoeing. For quiet nights in, the property is well equipped with an impressive games room packed with games and music to keep the whole family entertained.

Trem Y Mor – Criccieth, North Wales

Sleeps: Six

Available: August 26 for seven nights.

Price: was £1,397, now £825, saving £572

Trem Y Mor is a terrace property located in the coastal town of Criccieth in North Wales. The property offers a home away from home for families or friends looking to catch up before summer ends, with its modern furnishings and pastel décor that has elements of the original stone walls exposed throughout.

There are a wealth of picturesque walking and cycling trails on the doorstep, such as the Snowdonia National Park’s Mountain range, for those who are feeling adventurous. For guests looking for a day out they can head to the Italian-style village of Portmeirion where you might even find homemade Italian cuisine in the area.

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