Welcome to the Furness Accommodation Hub service. FEDF works with property professionals operating across the area to bring you some of the best access to available property in the area through the Accommodation Hub. There is a website telling you about available houses, apartments and flats to rent, hotels and guest houses to stay in, the Abbey and the Maritime Apartments and Devonshire Buildings. There is also 1-to-1 advice for companies or individuals.
We have a link to Check my Street “www.checkmystreet.co.uk;” to enable you to find local services near any accommodation you are looking at south west Cumbria. Whether you are a company director, contractor, project manager, business visitor, or individual moving into Furness or whether you may need accommodation for 1 night, a few nights, six months or longer this resource will enable you to quickly find a choice of accommodation for the duration of your stay in Furness.
A summary of available accommodation appears on this webpage each Monday. FEDF also delivers bespoke reports to client companies looking to bring staff into the area. It also briefs developers and property owners about the scale of the accommodation opportunity through its forecasting service. The Accommodation Hub quantifies, through our own research, emerging demand for accommodation from industrial, construction and tourism sources. It helps existing or new providers of accommodation to assess project viability and target market their offer to businesses and individuals. Resources enabling you to locate and contact agents offering property to rent or buy, are shown below.
A link to www.Booking.com helps you to find overnight, apartment and long-stay accommodation. A link to www.sparerooms.co.uk enables you to find rooms in local homes to rent on a weekly basis or for longer.
There are also TYPICAL RENTS AND THE RENTED SECTOR STOCK
Two bed terraced properties vary from £375 through to £500 or £525 a month. Larger four bed terraced homes range from £400 to £575 per month.
Semi –detached Properties
Two bed home rents are £450-£525 month, Three bed homes are £400 to £625 or even higher in some areas at £750-£800 a month, Larger semi-detached homes reach £850-1,095 month.
Are available from £850 – £1,095+ a month.
FURNESS HOTEL AND GUEST HOUSE SPACE AVAILABILITY
Our advice is book early as demand often runs at 80% -100% of availability Monday to Thursday due to business, leisure and contractor demand. It is therefore advisable to look at booking up to 4 weeks in advance to ensure reservations for a particular date. Across Furness and SW Cumbria there are an estimated 1,939 hotel and bed & breakfast spaces on offer in 140 establishments. This increases to over 2,000 between October and March of each year.
The majority of bed-spaces are located in Barrow (869) with Dalton and Ulverston offering 259.Grange has 399 and 221 are located around Newby Bridge. Currently hotel new build is confined to a Premier Inn at North Lonsdale Road, Ulverston which is scheduled to open in December 2017.There is a proposal to also deliver a Holiday Inn Express in Barrow at Duke Street adjacent to Barrow Town Hall and one or two extensions planned for other hotel locations.727 bed spaces are either being constructed or likely to come available through new hotels, flats or apartments. There is a cluster of hotels along Abbey Road,Barrow and in Barrow Town Centre. Apartments, A Premier Inn, Travelodge, The Royal Hotel and King Alfred Hotel are located close by Bae Systems.
New Accommodation Developments
New apartments and flats are emerging in Barrow at locations close to the town centre in places such as “The Crystal Palace” in Dalkeith Street, “The Town House” in Dalton Road, “The Steelworks” in Buccleugh Street, Storey Square and “The Washington” in Risedale Road. There are proposals for waterside temporaryaccommodation facilities adjacent to Buccleugh Dock, Barrow being offered by The Little Box Company. Current building work is leading to new accommodation provision located in the suburban areas of Barrow at Oxford Street, as the Victoria Park Flats creating 18 flats in a “listed” former hotel. Continued expansion on Barrow Island of Maritime Apartments is delivering new apartments in Quarter 2 of 2017 there were 80 new apartments available with an expected 110 by September 2017. In Ulverston further apartment/flat provision is being delivered by Accurite in the centre of Ulverston where 6 one-bed and two, two-bed flats are approaching completion. In Dalton Number 19 Guest house offers a location closer to Barrow. Let us know if you think we should introduce additional resources to highlight accommodation availability. Please submit general enquiries, suggestions on enhancement and feedback by Emailing Rowena Sherratt at: Rowena@fedf.co.uk.or telephone 01229 314 039.