How much could I earn with Sykes?

We understand that letting properties can be a main source of income and a full-time job, so we want to make sure you're offered a competitive price.

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Average potential earnings

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Why choose Sykes?

Risk Free

We're confident of getting you bookings, so you pay nothing until you take your first booking.

Professional Listing

We'll do all the hard work for you, from writing descriptions to professional photography. We're here to ensure your property is given the presentation it deserves.

Maximise Income

Our pricing tools give recommendations so you can maximise income all year-round, while leaving you in complete control.

Your property, your rules

We understand that it will always be your home, so we give you full control over your availability. You can even charge damage deposits to give you complete peace of mind.

24/7 Support

You'll be paired with an experienced local manager and our in-house team will be on hand throughout your letting journey.

Owners Portal

With access to a dedicated online owner account, you can manage your bookings, view your feedback and select the dates your property is available.

Local expertise
in the Yorkshire Dales

Sykes began at a kitchen table in Yorkshire over 25 years ago, and our portfolio of quality Yorkshire properties still holds a special affection for us. With wild moorland and windswept scenery, castles, abbeys, mills, museums, Michelin-star restaurants and so much more, we know what makes this area so special.

We love everything about Yorkshire, and our expert knowledge of the area, backed by our leading marketing could help you earn over £18,000 a year, with our average top-earning properties enjoying an average of £51,000.

So if you're seeking a local expert with all the backing of a national company, then we're the perfect choice.

Meet your expert

Your local manager has years of experience and lots of knowledge of your property's area. They're never more than a phone call away and can offer advice on everything you need to know about holiday letting in the Yorkshire Dales .

  • I have worked with Sykes since February 2003, covering much of the north of England. A pretty big patch, covering many miles and meaning I've met and all sorts of interesting people and their holiday homes. The area is now a lot smaller (thankfully) due to the enormous success of Sykes over the years and I now cover the Yorkshire Dales from my base in Skipton. I started in the holiday cottage business 20 years ago and since joining the company I've enjoyed every minute of seeing Sykes develop into what it is today: an award-winning business that delivers on its promises. The work of a local manager brings a fresh challenge every day and nothing gives me more job satisfaction than meeting a new owner, developing their cottage, delivering excellent booking levels and ultimately achieving a good income - the secret to any successful holiday cottage business.

    BARRY GANE - YORKSHIRE DALES

  • I've worked with Sykes as a local manager in my home county of Yorkshire since October 2015, but before then I spent a number of years working as a photographer for the company, giving me the opportunity to see lots of different types of holiday lets and witness them grow and succeed with Sykes. Beside my stint in Newcastle I've always lived in Yorkshire, growing up in Skipton - 'The Gateway to the Dales'. I enjoy driving out amongst the stunning local countryside, meeting new owners and sharing my local knowledge.

    JONATHAN GANE - YORKSHIRE DALES

  • I joined Sykes Cottages in October 2014 and think the best part about working as a local manager is being able to share my many years' experience and knowledge of the area, together with hands-on holiday letting experience in managing my own cottages. York and The Vale is a wonderful area to cover as it is such a popular destination, whilst Lincolnshire is a timeless county with many hidden gems. I adore this area and know exactly what it takes to sell your property to the best of its potential.

    JANE GURNEY - VALE OF YORK & LINCOLNSHIRE

Yorkshire Dales property owners

From beautifully-converted barn cottages to striking country estates and everything in between, over Yorkshire Dales property owners trust us to bring in more bookings, with some of them achieving over 50 per year.

Request Your Free Owner Information Pack

Here at Sykes Cottages, we offer a wide range of services to make holiday letting simple and straight-forward

By signing up to receive our free owner information pack you can find out more about our industry leading marketing strategy for your property, how we can maximise your income, our dedicated owner care team who take care of our new and experienced holiday home owners, and much more.

As the UK's leading independent holiday letting agency, we've been supporting holiday home owners for over 25 years and we're committed to getting you the best possible return from your property.

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"Originally we approached three holiday letting agencies when we bought our properties but as Sykes were by far the most professional we went with them - thank goodness..."

Why do they trust us?

Because they know we use industry-leading national marketing that will drive bookings to their property, not only in peak season but all year round.

Spacious and stately or charmingly cosy, we know how important your investment is and work hard to help you get the best out of it. Our business has grown significantly over the years but our ethos remains the same as when we first began over 25 years ago; we never forget it's your property and work closely with you to ensure high levels of customer service and satisfaction.

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