About Holiday Cottage Getaways

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Holiday Cottage Getaways are affiliates of two of the UK's largest holiday property advertisers HomeAway.co.uk and Sykes Cottages.  All the cottage ads listed on our site have been designed as a quick introduction to the main advertisements featured on Sykes or HomeAway. When you click on any of our introductory ads you are taken to the full advertisement on Sykes or HomeAway where you can find the complete property details, booking and enquiry forms, more property photos, area details, trip advisor reviews (Sykes only) etc, etc.


There are thousands of affiliate websites advertising everything from frying pans to combined harvesters on behalf of hundreds of manufacturers and major suppliers. The majority of price comparison websites are affiliate sites. Affiliates earn money by sending visitors to the manafacturer or supplier websites and are often more successful than the main sites themselves. If the visit results in a sale or an enquiry, the affiliate receives a commision.

Think of it this way, if you had a product to sell, would you place a small ad in a local newspaper where it could be seen by a few hundred people, or do you get it listed on hudreds of affiliated websites where it has the potential to be seen by millions of people?  


Holiday Cottage Getaways uses auto updating datafeeds supplied by HomeAway and Sykes Cottages which ensures that all the properties are bang up to date. We try to include as much information as possible without overloading the user, hopefully giving enough details for the visitor to know if the property will be suitable before clicking through to the main ad. The Sykes datafeeds use masses of information which we have whittled down to what we believe are the most important features.

We think you'd like to have an idea of the price so we list the "from price"  because prices  vary depending on the time of year and current availability. Sykes also provide us with a trip advisor score when available, which  we think is useful to our visitors.  We also list the main amenities including whether the cottage is pet friendly.


Where available, we have included user reviews on the Sykes Cottages data feeds. The comments are feedback from people who have aready visited the cottages and are a helpful addition when choosing where to spend your holiday.


We are going to make some major improvements to the site during the course of this year, these will include some highly selective filters so you can quickly find a cottage which suits your requirements.  You will be able to search for example, only cottages with a hot tub in a specific town or find a cottage with a weekend break available for the current week.  As well as these new features, we are gradually introducing information pages for all the important towns  in the areas where we have cottages listed.



This one of the most popular sections of the site.  Using Sykes Cottages datafeeds we bring you lists of last minute weekend breaks in all the popular areas of the UK and Ireland.  Weekend breaks during school holidays etc are usually snapped up within a couple of days so to avoid disappointment, we have included a notification service which will send you an email every time an update occurs.  


We have tried to make the site as user friendly as possible.  The main menus (England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales) contain a list of counties or areas and are located at the top of every page. The area pages have  sub menus of towns and villages within the chosen area so for example clicking Cumbria on the main England menu at the top of the page will open the Cumbria main page where you can find the Cumbria sub menu showing a list of popular towns and villages in Cumbria and the Lake district. On some area pages we have started our town and village information guide which has its own submenu.


Holiday Cottage Getaways is mobile friendly, just google holidaycottagegetaways.com on your smartphone and  you will be automatically directed to the mobile version of our site where you can browse through all the cottages with our mobile user friendly menus.


Peter, our website designer would love to hear from you, especially if you would like to contribute any ideas to make the site more user friendly and informative. We want all our new town and village information to be as accurate as possible and not just copied from other sites so if you'd like to write an article about where you live or a place you know well it would help us enormously. At the moment we need articles for places in the Yorkshire Dales, Cornwall, Devon and Northumberland, drop us a line using the form below and we'll get back to you


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