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Once you have bought your holiday let, set it up and it’s open for bookings, you must then work out how you’re going to run your holiday let.

Managing your property is one of the most time consuming elements of holiday letting, with tasks such as cleaning, maintenance and changeovers to carry out before and after each guest. If you are unable to fully manage your property, you can call upon the help of holiday let management companies, such as ourselves, who can help take some of the hassle of holiday letting away from you.

Discover more about how Sykes can help you manage your holiday let.


Managed Services at Sykes

There are many ways that holiday letting agencies can help you run your business, including managing bookings and taking payments, but Sykes’ comprehensive and bespoke Managed Service offering means that we can help out with a range of other services too.

We work with more than 350 professional holiday management companies to to help take the hassle of holiday letting away from you. We will match you with a supplier that specifically suits your needs, and one that you can trust and build a relationship with to help make your holiday let a success.

An advantage of signing up with Sykes is that we can tailor our Managed Service package to suit your specific needs. You can choose from either a Fully or Partially Managed Service, depending on how much you wish to do. From there, you can then pick which services you would like us to take care of.


How can our Managed Service suppliers help you?

Managed services offering

Property maintenance and cleaning

Cleaning and maintenance between each changeovers is one of the most time consuming tasks of running a holiday let business. Because of this, many people opt to bring in some help to take some of the day-to-day tasks off their hands.

Our Managed Service suppliers are on-hand to help with any cleaning and maintenance requirements that you have.

We’re here every step of the way

Even after you have set up your property and have began welcoming guests, we are still on-hand to give any advice and guidance on how best to handle your first few bookings.

We are happy to answer any questions, and will offer tips on how you can make that first impression count when opening your holiday let for business. From thoughtful welcome packs to detailed directions and key collection instructions – we have all the knowledge you need to hit the ground running.

Holiday let welcome pack

When it comes to welcoming guests into your holiday let, first impressions are everything. One of the best ways to get off on the right foot is to offer those staying in your property a welcome pack upon arrival.

Providing a welcome pack is a thoughtful way to make your guests feel at home. This can include items such as essentials like milk, tea and coffee to information on local attractions and restaurants, and also perhaps some house rules and instructions on how to work appliances.

Our team of experts can either offer advice on what to include in your welcome pack to make it extra special, or we can even assemble them for you, to give you one less thing to worry about.

Run your holiday let remotely

Some holiday let owners live too far away from their properties to be able to manage it day-to-day – this is where Sykes’ Managed Service can help make sure that your holiday let is being taken care of.

The flexibility of our Managed Service means that you don’t have to commit to doing either nothing or everything – we can tailor our service packages to specifically suit your needs and availability.

You are still in control of your holiday let, we are just here to take the hassle away from you and keep you informed on how things are going.

Bespoke services tailored to you

Signing your holiday let up with Sykes come with many other benefits that help to make holiday letting less hassle and more successful for you. These include:

  • Managing property enquiries
  • Taking bookings and payment
  • Customer service support
  • Customer & guest communications and notifications
  • Cottage owner payments
  • Advertising, marketing and photography
  • Furnished holiday let guidance
  • Flexibility
  • A broad network of trusted suppliers
  • Managed Service packages tailored to you
  • Cleaning and maintenance of your property
  • Expert advice for holiday letting beginners

What are the differences between Fully Managed Service and Partially Managed Service?

As the name suggests, Sykes’ Fully Managed Service covers every aspect of managing the day-to-day tasks of running your holiday let. This option is ideal for those that don’t have time to spend cleaning and maintaining their property – you can call upon Sykes to take the strain away from you.

If you are able to manage your holiday let in some capacity, yet still need a helping hand to get everything done, you may wish to opt for our Partially Managed Service. This is an ideal package for someone, for example, who is capable of doing the laundry and cleaning, but would prefer not to carry out the maintenance and gardening.


What are the benefits of Sykes’ Managed Service?

Below are just some of the advantages that you can make the most of if you list your property with Sykes.

  • Advice and guidance from our team of experts
  • Quality monitoring of each of our 350+ suppliers to help drive positive reviews for you
  • Custom-built packages to help make running your holiday let as hassle-free as possible
  • Competitive rates from your preferred suppliers, making your property stand out from the rest
  • Automatic booking notifications sent to your chosen suppliers to make your changeovers as smooth as possible
  • Free owner guide packed with hints and tips for taking the strain away from holiday let management


Let your property with Sykes and earn up to £125,000 per year*

  • Join over 15,000 holiday properties already working with Sykes Cottages
  • We welcome over 26 million web visitors a year
  • Many of our owners achieve more than 45 bookings a year
  • We specialise in turning your holiday property into a profitable year-round income for you

*Based on a 7 bedroom property in the Lake District with bookings between October 2017 to September 2018.

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