Sykes Cottages are the UK’s largest independent holiday cottage rental agency, representing over 6000 cottages in the UK and Ireland. All of our cottages are personally inspected and we have been recognised as ‘Excellent’ by Trip Advisor for the past four years. Winner of the British Travel Award for ‘Best Large UK Holiday Cottage Company’ in 2013 and 2014, ‘Best Use of Search Engine Marketing’ at the Travolution Awards in 2014 and recognised as one of the ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ by the London Stock Exchange in 2015. Want help with renting your holiday property? We are recruiting new properties all over the UK and Ireland and are happy to give free no obligation advice, whether you are experienced in renting your holiday home or are completely new to holiday letting.
Chester, GB
Size (employees)
210 (est)+2%
Sykes Cottages was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Chester, GB
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Sykes Cottages Office Locations

Sykes Cottages has offices in Chester and Windermere
Chester, GB (HQ)
Lower Bridge St
Windermere, GB
29 Main Rd
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Sykes Cottages Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

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Sykes Cottages Financials

Sykes Cottages's revenue was reported to be £27.28 m in FY, 2016

Revenue (FY, 2016)

27.3 m

Gross profit (FY, 2016)

17 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

4.7 m

EBITDA (FY, 2016)

6 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

5.1 m

Cash (30-Sep-2016)

7.7 m
GBPFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


9.7 m13.5 m17.4 m22 m27.3 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

3.4 m4.8 m6.7 m8.6 m10.3 m

Gross profit

6.3 m8.6 m10.7 m13.4 m17 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


1 m1.5 m1.3 m1.5 m2.3 m3.8 m5.6 m3.4 m3.4 m7.7 m

Accounts Receivable

17.3 k23.5 k143.7 k178.9 k64.5 k74.8 k78.7 k141 k1.9 m3.2 m

Current Assets

1 m1.6 m1.5 m1.7 m2.4 m4 m5.8 m3.7 m5.3 m10.9 m


84.7 k58 k54.1 k63.7 k341.4 k1.6 m2.2 m4 m729 k680 k
GBPFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

1.8 m2.9 m2.3 m3.5 m4.7 m

Cash From Operating Activities

1.8 m3.1 m4.6 m5.6 b

Dividends Paid

2.7 m1.9 m

Cash From Financing Activities

614.6 m
GBPY, 2016


262.3 k

Financial Leverage

1.5 x
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