We reach millions of customerson and offline - our website alone gets over 8 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.
A new recruit
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!
A loyal owner
Justine Ireland, Isle of Wight Joined Sykes in March 2009
"Sykes have been fantastic, they've fulfilled every promise and delivered way above expectations."
When I started to look for an agent, I saw a Sykes ad in the paper. I gave them a call and the woman was very friendly. She came over to the island straight away and I liked everything she had to say. I had a couple of questions and she sorted them out very quickly. The whole process was very easy.
The owner department seems to be really switched on. In just a few weeks I was fully booked - it was brilliant. It's a very personal service and they really seem to know your property. I'm thrilled with their work ethic - that's what you're paying for! It's totally worth it because they're absolutely everywhere.
Sykes have been fantastic, they've fulfilled every promise and delivered way above expectations. Friends of mine who use local agents have only managed a fraction of my bookings. I'd recommend Sykes to everyone on the island without hesitation. Our visitors are a lovely mixture of people, and we've had really good feedback. Because Sykes have good quality cottages, they attract much better customers.