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meet the team sykes cottages

At Sykes, our core aim is to work together as a team to put your second home first and be there to give you a helping hand along every step of your road to success.

We pride ourselves on being passionate about what we do and the way in which we work as a team with our colleagues and owners to achieve our goals. We strive to be an agency that you can instill confidence and trust in, and one that offers a service like no other in the holiday letting industry.

Here is what some of our knowledgeable team members had to say about being part of the Sykes family.

Pride and Passion

Here at Sykes, we are proud of the fact that we work hard to put the second home of our owners first, and strive to collaborate with our owners to give them the best holiday letting experience that we can. We take real pride in what we are helping our owners achieve, and work passionately in helping them to do so.

Alice Barnett | Market Pricing Manager | Joined Sykes in 2016

Sykes Cottages Alice Barnett

“We have a huge amount of experience and data and we have tried and tested methods to earn owners more.

If you trust your pricing with us we will earn you 22% more according to our data.”


Emma Gore | Managed Service Project Manager | Joined Sykes in 2014

Sykes Cottages Emma Gore

“We love being able to speak to and help owners. It’s so rewarding to see an owner starting out, the property coming to life and them getting that first booking. We are helping their dreams come alive.”

Working with Others

There’s a real sense of togetherness when letting your property with Sykes. Whether it’s co-operating with our owners or other members of the Sykes family, we work together as a team in every way to put your second home first and set you up for success.

Osian Mann | Property Consultant | Joined Sykes in 1992

“We don’t sell a dream. We sell a reality and build a true relationship with owners to guide them to the best chance of real success.

So many owners come back to me to help them with a second property or more. I love to offer advice with tips and information and really build our relationship together.”


Heather Branigan | Premium Account Development Manager | Joined Sykes in 2019

Sykes Cottages Heather Branigan

“Everything we do is a team effort for our owners. We build trust with our owners; we find ways to get things done and we have a positive can-do attitude for their needs.”

Trust and Care

Having confidence and trust in your agency is vital when it comes to owning a successful holiday let. Choose the trusted experts at Sykes to use their knowledge and experience to help your holiday let reach its potential in a way that takes the hassle away from you too.

Lana Stephens | New Property Development Manager | Joined Coast and Country Cottages in 2018

Coast and Country Cottages Lana Stephens

“Looking after holiday homes for our owners is a privilege. They entrust you with something that the have worked hard for. So, we put ourselves in their shoes and we respect their homes.

We’re on a journey with owners. They trust our judgement, both of me and the team behind me to get it right for them.”


Ryan Amos | Property Expert | Joined Sykes in 2020

Sykes Cottages Ryan Amos

“It’s all about looking after people. We build a real rapport and understand what every individual owner needs from us and then look after them accordingly.”

Why Choose Sykes?

Each member of the Sykes family truly believes that we offer a service like no other agency in the industry, and it’s something we are immensely proud of. So, just what is it that sets Sykes apart from other holiday let agencies?

James Shaw | Chief Marketing Officer | Joined Sykes in 2016

Sykes Cottages James Shaw

“Compare us to any other agency. We are confident we will earn you more money and we will fill your property more effectively.

Not only that, we offer the best level of service in the industry backed up by research to prove it.”


Martyn Lamb | Facilities Manager | Joined Sykes in 2011

“We ensure that our staff have a safe and inspiring workspace, so they are happy where they work. That happiness gets passed on to owners for sure.”

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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