Close Icon
holiday let keys

When you start up a holiday let, there is so much to consider from the furniture you choose, to the equipment that’s provided in the kitchen, or simply how you are going to manage and clean the changeovers of your property.

Whether you need a lot of help, or just some advice, we’re here to help you get everything in order so you can make the most out of holiday letting, without the hassle.

Discover more about our Managed Service offering below…  


Managed Services at Sykes Holiday Cottages

When it comes to managing your holiday property, Sykes will take care of your bookings and payments, but we can also help with any other services you might need.

We know that each of our owners have different requirements. Some enjoy handling the maintenance and cleaning of their holiday property, whilst others rely on the support of a managed service. This is why Sykes are the best choice, as we’ll work out your requirements and tailor our service to meet your needs.

From expertly marketing your property and handling your bookings to taking care of everything needed to run a successful holiday let.

What is the difference between a fully and partially managed service?

From the cleaning and laundry to the maintenance and key collection a fully managed service looks after every aspect of your property. If you choose for just one or two of these services, you’re opting for a partially managed service. For example, you may choose to have a cleaning and laundry service at your property but would prefer to carry out any maintenance work yourself.

Managed services offeringIf you would like to discuss taking out a new managed service package with one of our preferred suppliers, call us on 01244 746374,or fill in the form using the link below and one of the team will be in touch as soon as possible.


What Managed Services do Sykes offer?

Property cleaning & maintenance

Not all of our owners clean their own properties, many prefer the services of a cleaning agency, or are simply unable to manage the full maintenance of the property themselves. Our friendly team are on hand to help you make the right decision and offer free advice on the options available to you.

Your first booking

Many of our owners tell us how nerve-wracking, yet exciting, it is to receive their first booking. To ensure your guests are just as excited about staying at your property, we can help you make sure everything is in place for their arrival.

We’ll guide you through the process and advise on even the small things that will help make a big difference, like offering local cakes and delicacies or providing good directions to the property – all the key elements to ensure your guests receive the warmest of welcomes.

Holiday cottage welcome pack

There are lots of different things that will help your guests enjoy the warmest of welcomes, and a simple welcome pack waiting on arrival is often the icing on the cake! This could be anything from a selection of guides to local attractions, a list of the nearest shops and restaurants, a pack of essentials or even just a pint of milk and a packet of biscuits.

Little touches go a long way to ensure your visitors’ holiday gets off to a good start, and will stay in their memory when they come to booking their next break. For details of what you can do to welcome your visitors, our friendly experts are on-hand to help.

Get in touch today to arrange a visit with your local manager – they’re happy to offer advice on what to include in your welcome pack to make your guest feel special, which will help promote positive feedback and ultimately get more bookings.

Running a holiday cottage business remotely

Many of our owners run their holiday lets remotely with the right agent, it can be a lot easier than you think! We promise to help take the hassle out of holiday letting by keeping you informed and in control, which means you can enjoy all the benefits.

If you’re not able to get to your property every time you have a booking, or would prefer some help, then we can offer advice and support on the best options for you, and put you in touch with local contacts to help make your life easier.

We’ll be here every step of the way to make sure you get the best out of holiday letting.

Bespoke services, tailored to you and your property 

  • Managing all property enquiries 
  • Bookings and payment processing
  • Customer service and query support 
  • Customer communications and guest notifications 
  • Owner payments and exclusive benefits 
  • Advertising, marketing, photography and expert descriptions 
  • Furnished holiday let advice
  • Flexible approach to holiday letting 
  • Trusted network of partners and suppliers 
  • Full and partial management options available  
  • Property Cleaning and maintenance 
  • First time letting advice and expert help

Each Managed Service we provide is completely bespoke based on your requirements depending on how involved you want to be. A no obligation visit from your supplier will give you the opportunity to talk through their services and put together a bespoke quote specific to your property.


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.

holiday let owner pack

Get involved in the Discussion

Sign up to receive discounts, exclusive offers, travel tips and guides.