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Owner Advice

Owner Advice

Each year, millions of holiday makers travel to destinations across the UK and Ireland. If you have a property you’re considering letting out, there are several things to take into account.

The Owner Advice section of the blog covers a variety of topics, from how to best equip and furnish your property to how to maximise bookings and in return – your revenue. Owning a holiday cottage doesn’t need to be stressful and, armed with the best information, can be an extremely positive experience for you and your family. This section of our blog is committed to helping you reap the rewards you deserve.

With over 25 years’ experience of letting cottages, we are dedicated to bringing you information, tips and advice to help you get the most out of your investment and maximise the enjoyment that comes with owning your own holiday home property.

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22nd August 2019

How to Set up a Successful Glamping Business in 2019

There’s been a staycation boom in recent years, with our research showing that two-thirds of Brits (66%) holidayed at...

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30th July 2019

Owner Q&A: Autumn/Winter Essentials, Reviews and Making Guests Feel Welcome

Welcome to your July Owner Q&A! Rachel, Sales and Operations Manager for Property Recruitment here at Sykes Holiday Cottages...

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4th July 2019

The Ultimate Guide to Eco-Friendly Holiday Letting

A couple of months ago we published an Owner Q&A discussing amongst other things, how to be more environmentally...

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Cottage Owners Home mishap, stained carpet, and domestic accident concept with close up of a spilled cup of coffee leaving a stain on the brown carpet
2 months ago

Owner Q&A: Marketing, Summer & Preparing for Damage

Welcome to our June Owner Q&A! This month, Rachel, Sales and Operations Manager for Property Recruitment, is back answering...

Cottage Owners Willow Cottage River
2 months ago

Owner Case Study: Setting up a Lucrative Holiday Letting Business

Julie, a semi-retired director of a management company, shares her story about holiday letting her charming chocolate box property,...

Cottage Owners Owner Q&A May Sykes Cottages
3 months ago

Owner Q&A: Getting Summer Ready, Price Changes & the Sykes Gem Awards

Welcome to your May Owner Q&A! Rachel, Sales and Operations Manager for Property Recruitment here at Sykes Holiday Cottages...

Cottage Owners The Best Places to Buy a Holiday Home in the UK
3 months ago

The Best Places to Buy a Holiday Home in the UK in 2019

With recent reports indicating 45.2 million holiday trips were taken in England in 2018 (, now could be the...

Cottage Owners West Cottage Case Study View
3 months ago

Owner Case Study: Starting a Holiday Letting Business in Scotland

After 17 years in the army, Emma-Louise Long, who is now a fully qualified canine first aid instructor, was...

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