Are you looking for the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure for your next vacation? Look no further than Sykes Holiday Cottages and Aquaplanet Sports! Sykes Holiday Cottages offer a variety of beautiful and comfortable accommodations throughout the UK, while Aquaplanet Sports provide the UK’s Number 1 Selling SUPs. This is why together we have created the ultimate list of holiday destinations along with the board we think would be the best to help enhance your holiday. 

1. Bluebell Cottage, Peak District – Alfreton in Derbyshire, near Carsington Water. 

    Shut off from the world in this romantic countryside getaway for two. Within easy reach of the Peak District and located in a Grade II listed residence, you’ll be able to kick back and relax in the private hot tub, on the communal lawned area or in your outdoor seating space. You’ll want to bring your walking boots and get ready to be immersed in the lush rural scenery.

    Aquaplanet Sports Recommended SUP For This Location - Rockit

    Throughout the Peak District you’ll find yourself amongst flat waters which is why, with this destination having a beautiful reservoir close by, we think the Rockit SUP would be the best board for your holiday away. The Rockit is a great board that is suited to all types of waters, but especially flat waters as it is only 5 inches in thickness allowing the paddler to easily paddle through the water at a faster speed. Another perk to the Rockit paddle board is that it comes with the kayak conversion kit, which allows you to add a kayak seat converting your SUP into a kayak, perfect for days where you are wanting a lazier afternoon on the water.

    2. Nant yr Esgair, Dinas Mawddwy, North Wales – Barmouth Bay 40 mins drive.

      Looking for something unique for your next getaway? This charming single-story hut right on the edge of Snowdonia National park is sure to check all the boxes. Take your family or friends away to this accommodation that sleeps 4, and is equipped with a private garden patio and oak barrel hot tub to soak up the atmosphere under the stars. 

      Aquaplanet Sports Recommended SUP For This Location - Dark Smoke

      All of the Aquaplanet SUPs fold away into their backpacks, making them very easy to transport. With Barmouth Bay being only a 40 minute drive away you also have the option to inflate the board before you leave and attach to the roof of your car for convenience. The Hurley Apex Tour Dark Smoke is a brilliantly versatile board for any type of water which means it fits perfectly for a trip to the above location. Being a 6 inch board that's 32” wide allows for stability and buoyancy and therefore would be great for any of your family members to have a go on. The beautiful designs of the board are also super stunning against the turquoise waters which you’ll be able to find at Barmouth Bay.

      3. Overlea Cottage, near Hayfield in the Peak District – Near Ladybower Reservoir.

        Ever find yourself wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of city life? Check out the Overlea Cottage in the Peak District, located down a quiet country lane, with a lovely scenic stroll from the village of Hayfield. With the reservoir only around the corner you can end the day with an alfresco disco before jumping into the hot tub on the enclosed patio. This property features a spacious king-size bedroom, bathroom with free-standing bath and a separate shower. 

        Aquaplanet Sports Recommended SUP For This Location - Jupiter

        With Ladybower Reservoir just round the corner from this amazing location you’d be sure to want to take your paddleboard with you - especially one like the Jupiter board. With depths of 95ft in the reservoir, a board that’s wider, longer and has a 6 inch thickness will be sure to make you feel safe (especially with your buoyancy aid and quick release belt attached). Our Jupiter paddleboard is stiff, tough and unyielding to whatever the water throws at it.

        4. The Fishing Lodge, Halling, Kent – on-site watersports.

          This is the ideal destination for you and your partner to grab a breath of fresh air and the reviving dip of a wild swim! Striking the perfect balance between adventure and romance, this log cabin is situated close to the Kent Downs, has plenty of opportunities for walking and wildlife, and is right alongside St Andrews Lake. You’ll be able to unwind and enjoy the hot tub, and you can even bring your furry friend along too! 

          Aquaplanet Sports Recommended SUP For This Location - Midnight Tropics

          With the lodge located on the watersports site, you have plenty to do, however, being able to bring your own paddleboard allows you to avoid having to spend more money on renting one that you may not feel comfortable on. The Hurley Apex Tour Midnight Tropics would not only be a good board to show off in this location, but also stable and versatile for a carefree paddle experience.

          5. Lady Bird Retreat, North York Moors – near Saltburn-by-the-Sea.

            This is not what you might think of as your everyday shepherds hut! With a super-king sized bed for two, open-plan living and a beach less than half a mile away, what more could you ask for? Apart from maybe the woodburning stove and patio area with hot tub that this location also boasts! This is a cosy getaway for two that’s hard to beat on atmosphere and character.

            Aquaplanet Sports Recommended SUP For This Location - Pace

            Having Saltburn only 6 miles away from the above location, you’ll be sure to want a Pace board with you to keep you stable and buoyant when out on the sea water. The Pace is an all-round paddle board that is easy to manoeuvre and perfect for the sea as it has a pointed nose which allows you to break through the waves for a more enjoyable and comfortable ride. 

            There are so many wonderful locations across the UK to enjoy an adventure holiday, with

            beautiful waters providing the perfect conditions for your paddle boarding experience. Browse the Sykes Holiday Cottages website to find your next fun-filled break today. Where will you go?

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