Sykes began at a kitchen table in Yorkshire over 25 years ago, and our portfolio of quality Yorkshire properties still holds a special affection for us. With wild moorland and windswept scenery, castles, abbeys, mills, museums, Michelin-star restaurants and so much more, we know what makes this area so special.
We love everything about Yorkshire, and our expert knowledge of the area, backed by our leading marketing could help you earn over £18,000 a year, with our average top-earning properties enjoying an average of £51,000.
So if you're seeking a local expert with all the backing of a national company, then we're the perfect choice.
Your local manager has years of experience and lots of knowledge of your property's area. They're never more than a phone call away and can offer advice on everything you need to know about holiday letting in the Yorkshire Dales.
I have worked with Sykes since February 2003, covering much of the north of England. A pretty big patch, covering many miles and meaning I've met and all sorts of interesting people and their holiday homes. The area is now a lot smaller (thankfully) due to the enormous success of Sykes over the years and I now cover the Yorkshire Dales from my base in Skipton. I started in the holiday cottage business 20 years ago and since joining the company I've enjoyed every minute of seeing Sykes develop into what it is today: an award-winning business that delivers on its promises. The work of a local manager brings a fresh challenge every day and nothing gives me more job satisfaction than meeting a new owner, developing their cottage, delivering excellent booking levels and ultimately achieving a good income - the secret to any successful holiday cottage business.
I've worked with Sykes as a local manager in my home county of Yorkshire since October 2015, but before then I spent a number of years working as a photographer for the company, giving me the opportunity to see lots of different types of holiday lets and witness them grow and succeed with Sykes. Beside my stint in Newcastle I've always lived in Yorkshire, growing up in Skipton - 'The Gateway to the Dales'. I enjoy driving out amongst the stunning local countryside, meeting new owners and sharing my local knowledge.
I joined Sykes Cottages in October 2014 and think the best part about working as a local manager is being able to share my many years' experience and knowledge of the area, together with hands-on holiday letting experience in managing my own cottages. York and The Vale is a wonderful area to cover as it is such a popular destination, whilst Lincolnshire is a timeless county with many hidden gems. I adore this area and know exactly what it takes to sell your property to the best of its potential.
From beautifully-converted barn cottages to striking country estates and everything in between, over Yorkshire Dales property owners trust us to bring in more bookings, with some of them achieving over 50 per year.
Because they know we use industry-leading national marketing that will drive bookings to their property, not only in peak season but all year round.
Spacious and stately or charmingly cosy, we know how important your investment is and work hard to help you get the best out of it. Our business has grown significantly over the years but our ethos remains the same as when we first began over 25 years ago; we never forget it's your property and work closely with you to ensure high levels of customer service and satisfaction.
Pick up the phone or request one of our friendly property experts to call you back. We're on hand 7 days a week to offer you free advice on getting the best out of holiday letting. It's what we do.