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Do you have a property that you’re looking to rent as a holiday cottage? Are you thinking of buying a property to let as a holiday cottage? The start of the year is the busiest period for booking holidays here at Sykes Cottages, setting the scene for the booking volumes throughout the year. So if you’re considering finding an agency to partner with then now is definitely the time! Take advantage of our busy period by signing up with Sykes Cottages today and then sit back and let the bookings for 2014 roll in.

The Old Farmhouse, Northumberland

The Old Farmhouse, Northumberland, ref 3520

Why should you rent your cottage with Sykes?

Sykes Cottages are the ideal partner to advise and support you in the renting of your holiday cottage. We have over 25 years’ experience in the holiday cottage industry, have over 4000 cottages on our books, and we’re more than happy to share the invaluable knowledge that we’ve acquired over the years with our cottage owners. We take the hard work out of letting your property, managing all bookings and payments. In fact, the only thing you’ll need to do is provide your guests with a warm welcome on arrival! Here are just a few reasons why you should consider partnering with Sykes Cottages:

  • We have over 8 million website visits every year ensuring that you achieve your booking potential. Many of our cottages receive between 30 and 40 bookings per year and some receive up to as many as 50.
  • 95% of all owners would describe our service as ‘good’ or ‘very good’ and 95% of our owners would recommend us to their family and friends.
  • We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service record with both owners and customers and in 2013, we were rated ‘Excellent’ by TripAdvisor for the third year running.
  • In October, we won the prestigious British Travel Award for ‘Best Large UK Cottages/Self Catering Booking Company’- why would you want to partner with anyone else?!

At Sykes Cottages, we have a dedicated Owners Department to deal with any questions you may have and a team of experienced regional managers who know their local holiday cottage markets better than anyone else. These managers will come out to visit you for a no-obligation, free of charge assessment of your cottage before you sign up. They’ll be able to assess your income potential, advise on rental rates and suggest personalised ways on how your cottage can maximise its bookings. If you’re interested in signing up, we will also take photographs of your property to capture it in its best light for your website listing. Most importantly, at Sykes we never forget that it’s your cottage. If you want to book the cottage out for friends or family then all you have to do is let us know so that we can amend the booking calendar.

Little Thatch Cottage, Isle of Wight

Little Thatch, Isle of Wight, ref 4270

How much will I earn?

As a rough guide, most of our cottages receive between 30 and 40 bookings per year. How much your annual income will be varies depending on the size of the property, the location and what facilities it can provide. For example, cottages with hot tubs or swimming pools can expect to earn more. With a wealth of experience under our belt, there’s no one better equipped than Sykes to advise you on your rental rates and to provide an accurate and personalised income projection.

Craster Reach, Northumberland

Craster Reach, Northumberland, ref 10782

How do I get in touch and express my interest?

You can visit the Let My Cottage page on our website where you will find more details about our holiday letting services or you can request a free information pack to be sent out to you in the post. Use the submission form to register your interest and a member of our Owners Department will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss what we can offer you; or if you’re really keen to get moving and start raking in the bookings for 2014 as soon as possible, get in touch now on 01244 356 695. Hopefully, we’ll be seeing your property on the Sykes Cottages website very soon!

Coachman's Cottage, Cornwall

Coachman’s, Cornwall, ref 982

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