We reach millions of customerson and offline - our website alone gets over 17 million visits every year
So you can expect more bookings- most owners have more than 30 bookings a year, many over 40
Then we do all of the hard worklike managing your bookings and ensuring payment collection
While you relax and enjoy the rewardswith expert advice, security and support to help you earn more income
Sykes works for us, they’ll work for you too
At Sykes Cottages we take great pride in the care and attention we offer our owners. We do everything we can to help ensure the people who let with us get the best possible service, from advertising their property to managing their bookings and collecting their payments. But don’t take our word for it - take a look at what our owners say about us.
First class service
Ed Stacey, Oldham. Joined Sykes in December 2012
“Thank you for your first class service to us… We have outperformed the ‘best case’ scenario in our business plan.”
Congratulations on your record year and breaking the 100,000 bookings barrier.
We are Pots & Pans and as your records will show this is our first year as a holiday let owner—we started in December 2012.
We would like to thank you for your first class service to us. As we approach the end of our first financial year, the income and lettings have outperformed the ‘best case’ scenario in our business plan, and we have been able to reply just about 100% on Sykes for bookings. I had anticipated having to undertake a fair amount of marketing on our own behalf, but this has not been the case. Our ' work in progress' website remains just that, and our time input into the business has been happily contained into welcoming guests and managing the changeover days.
From the first days of this project when the concept of operating Pots & Pans as a holiday let was being considered as an alternative option to selling or private tenancy, Sykes has encouraged and supported us with information and advice that has in hindsight proved to be invariably helpful and accurate. The decision to go for the holiday let option has proved to be absolutely the right one for us.
So a big thank you as well as congratulations from us to you—and by all means feel free to use us as a case study for other potential entrants to the holiday let business.
Lisa Nield, Anglesey. Joined Sykes in July 2010
“I’m already booked until October—which is incredible. Really happy, can’t complain!”
I originally spoke to Sykes 3 years ago, but I’d already agreed to use a nearby agent. When I came to let a converted shop in Anglesey this year, I decided to give Sykes a go as I’d seen loads of their advertising. They’re everywhere! With that kind of presence, they must be good!
The application was easy. I just rang up, got the paperwork in the post and sent it back the next day. It must be working, because I’m already booked until October—which is incredible. Really happy, can’t complain! Sykes have a lovely, human touch, and they really know you and your cottage. Because they’re a family business, they understand what we’re going through and provide the help we need.
They also appreciate it’s your cottage, you’re not signing it over. You get plenty of your own time in case you want to book for yourself. To be honest, with this level of bookings, I don’t want to lose out on the profit! At my other agency you had to pay 10% to book your own property, which can’t be right!
I’m really impressed and happy with the service and booking levels. I’ve already recommended Sykes to my friends!