What is the difference between a fully and partially managed service?
A fully managed service is one that looks after every aspect of your property from the cleaning and laundry to
the maintenance and key collection. They may also be able to help with other tasks like providing a deep clean,
gardening and general handyman services.
A partially managed service means that you opt for just one or two of these services. For example, you may
choose to have a cleaning and laundry service at your property but would prefer to carry out any maintenance
Whatever you require, we can help. So if you're considering using a property management service or want to find
out more then speak to us today.
What if I don't want to clean the property myself? How much do cleaners charge for holiday let changeovers?
Not all of our owners clean their own properties; many prefer the services of a cleaning agency, or are simply
unable to manage the property themselves.
If you're considering a fully or partially managed service or you're just not sure and are seeking some free
advice on what to expect, then get in touch with our friendly team. They're here to give you all the information
you need to help you make the right choice.
How should I prepare my holiday home for its first booking?
We like to think that every booking is equal, so whether you're taking your first booking or your 101st there
should be no difference.
However, many of our owners tell us how nerve-wracking yet exciting it is to receive their first booking. To
ensure your guests are just as excited about staying at your property, we can help you make sure everything is
in place for their arrival. We'll guide you through the process and advise on even the small things that will
help make a big difference, like offering local cakes and delicacies and providing good directions to the
property – all the key elements to ensure your guests receive the warmest of welcomes.
For no-obligation, step-by-step advice on how to achieve the best possible return, speak to us today.
How easy is it to run a holiday cottage business remotely?
Many of our owners run their holiday let remotely; with the right agent, it can be a lot easier than you think!
We promise to help take the hassle out of holiday letting by keeping you informed and in control, which means
you can enjoy all the benefits.
If you're not able to get to your property every time you have a booking or would prefer some help, then we can
offer advice and support on the best options for you, and put you in touch with local contacts to help make your
life easier. We'll be here every step of the way to make sure you get the best out of holiday letting.
What are the costs and fees associated with running a holiday home?
As with any holiday let business, there are regular outgoings. Our expert pricing analysts have the skills and
knowledge to give you detailed information as to the gross earnings we'd expect your property to achieve,
helping you to make sure your property can pay for itself and you get the best possible return.
Here at Sykes we work hard to make sure your holiday let is a success. Contact our property experts or ask us to
call you back; we'll give you all the information you need to make the best decision.
Should I provide a welcome pack in my cottage?
There are lots of different things that will help your guests enjoy the warmest of welcomes, and a simple
welcome pack waiting on arrival is often the icing on the cake!
This could be anything from a selection of guides to local attractions, a list of the nearest shops and
restaurants, a pack of essentials or even just a pint of milk and a packet of biscuits. Little touches go a long
way to ensure your visitors' holiday gets off to a good start, and will stay in their memory when they come to
booking their next break.
For details of what you can do to welcome your visitors, our friendly experts are on hand to help. Get in touch
today to arrange a visit with your local manager; they're happy to offer advice on what to include in your
welcome pack to make your guest feel special, which will help promote positive feedback and ultimately get more