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Cornish holiday rental specialists, Carbis Bay Holidays, have been acquired by national counterpart Sykes Cottages.

Carbis Bay Holidays are based in St Ives and have been providing luxury self-catering holidays since 2000. The family run business (founded by Alan Brindley) is a natural fit to join Sykes, who have been acquiring a range of local specialists. In retaining these brands, they can offer a local service-led position, backed by Sykes' technology.

Sykes also started as a family business and now has over 14,500 properties, which the Carbis Bay portfolio will join.  Richard Brindley (MD of Carbis Bay Holidays) will remain with the Sykes business as a director. Jason Milkins and Laura Guest of Roxburgh Milkins provided legal advice to Carbis Bay Holidays.