Cosy cottages with pools, games rooms & hot tubs you can book now

After 13 long weeks, lockdown restrictions are finally easing enough for people to travel, and there’s no doubt we could all do with a few days away.

This week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave the go ahead for many hospitality businesses across England to reopen next month, including bars, restaurants and hotels.

These venues, as well as campsites and holiday parks, can reopen from July 4.

In the announcement on Tuesday, Boris Johnson said: “From July 4, provided that no more than two households stay together, people will be free to stay overnight in self-contained accommodation, including hotels and bed and breakfasts, as well as campsites as long as shared facilities are kept clean."

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This means people are able to visit holiday cottages and cabins from July 4 for some rest and relaxation.

Sykes Cottages has created a list of its top five British villas available to book for this summer for that post-lockdown treat everyone is looking for.

Windy Heath in Salcombe, Devon

This holiday home, which sleeps eight, is wrapped in views of the Devon coastline.

Situated in an elevated position near Salcombe, visitors can make the most of their evenings with al fresco barbeques on the front terrace and a dip in the property’s swimming pool.

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The sandy beaches of North and South Sands are a short drive away, where adventurers can try paddle boarding and kayaking.

For seven nights, Windy Heath costs £1,192.

To book, visit Sykes Cottages.

Pentre Court in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

Pentre Court is a Grade II listed, Georgian-style house that sleeps 16 people.

Situated on the fringes on picturesque Abergavenny in Wales, the property has bedrooms across the first and second floors alongside two large kitchens.

Nestled within five-acre grounds, guests can also enjoy the beautiful country views surrounding the property.

A large outdoor pool is the perfect spot for swimming and visitors can explore the nearby Wye Valley and Vale of Usk.

For seven nights, Pentre Court costs £2,226.

To book, visit Sykes Cottages.

House on the Hill in Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire

House on the Hill is located within two acres of beautiful, private grounds in Woodhouse Eaves village, Leicestershire.

The property has an array of amenities, such as a games room and heated outdoor swimming pool, meaning guests have plenty to keep them busy.

Following an afternoon next to the pool, visitors can meander around one of the many footpaths, including the Leicestershire Round, along with the Beacon Hill Country Park.

House on the Hill sleeps 16 and costs £2,233 for seven nights.

To book, visit Sykes Cottages.

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Old Barn Bowden Head in Chapel-En-Le-Frith, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales

Resting on the outskirts of the charming town of Chapel-en-le-Frith is Old Barn Bowden Head, a luxurious holiday home equipped with a patio terrace and swimming pool.

The large living space comes with a cinema projector screen and plush corner sofa, ideal for family movie nights, and a heated pool can be found outside next to an undercover barbeque.

Endless walking routes and trails can be found nearby, while quaint shops offer local souvenirs in Chapel-en-le-Frith.

Old Barn Bowden Head sleeps 10 and costs £1,626 for seven nights.

To book, visit Sykes Cottages.

Oliveta House in Dartmouth, Devon

Located in a valley on the outskirts of Dartmouth is Oliveta House, a luxury holiday home which sleeps 16.

The impressive abode has everything a group needs for a dreamy country getaway, including both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a tennis court and a cosy cinema room.

Guests can put their mixology skills to the test in the property’s bar, before relaxing in the hot tub under the stars.

For those who can tear themselves away from the facilities, nearby Dartmouth has a range of local boutiques and there is easy access to walking routes along the South West Coast Path.

To book, visit Sykes Cottages.