FEDF’s Furness Accommodation Hub service FEDF’s 1-to-1 advice to companies and individuals offering help through our website, link to Check my street “www.checkmystreet.co.uk;” assisting in finding Accommodation and providing Research and Accommodation news

We aim to make it easier for you as a company director, contractor, project manager, business visitor, or individual  moving into Furness to quickly find a choice of hotels, bed and breakfast accommodation, apartments, flats, bungalows or housing to rent or buy for the duration of your stay in Furness.

The Accommodation Hub addresses your needs for accommodation for 1 night, a few nights, six months or longer. It is the unique local response to the huge increasing demand for overnight, short term, long term, hotel or serviced accommodation which is likely to last many years, until 2025.

The Accommodation Hub quantifies, through our own research, emerging demand for accommodation from industrial, construction and tourism sources. It helps existing providers of accommodation to target market their offer to businesses and individuals.

The Demand Section assists accommodation providers to assess the viability of investing in delivery of new hotels, apartments, flats “executive” homes or affordable  housing and temporary accommodation solutions.



Properties to rent in or within 10 Miles of Barrow include:


Property Type Quantity in Area Within 5 Miles Within 10 Miles Total
Houses/ Bungalows 100 36 27 163
Flats/Apartments 33 12 22 67

61 rooms to let are available this week in Barrow- in- Furness on the website:www.sparerooms.co.uk.   It also shows that 121 rooms are on offer within 10 miles of Barrow and within 5 are  78 on www.sparerooms.co.uk.When the 121 rooms are added to the 163 rental properties which have ….rooms on offer, …..lettable rooms in properties are available within a 10 mile radius.

In addition Maritime Apartments on Barrow Island, have 60 apartments available 40 of which became available towards the end of February 2017.

Devonshire Buildings owned by Holker Group has 19 coming forward.



Properties to rent in or within 10 Miles of Dalton include:

Property Type Quantity in Area  Within 5 Miles Within 10 Miles Total
Houses/ Bungalows 4 141 11 156
Flats/Apartments 0 50 3 53

24 Properties are currently available  in Dalton- in- Furness on the website: www.sparerooms.co.uk.  It shows 78 properties on offer within 5 miles and 81  located within 10 miles.



Properties to rent in or within 10 Miles of Ulverston

Property Type Quantity in Area Within 5 Miles Within 10 Miles Total
Houses/Bungalows 21 33 113 167
Flats/Apartments 15 5 43 63

82 Properties are currently available  in Ulverston on  www.sparerooms.co.uk. 142 are found within 5 miles  and 285 within 10 miles .



Properties to rent available within 5 Miles of Grange

Property Type Quantity in Area Within 5 Miles Total
Houses/Bungalows 2 14 16
Flats/Apartments 8 5 13

18 rooms are for rent in the town on www.sparerooms.co.uk. 90 are located within 5 miles and 277 within 10 miles.



Properties Available within Millom 

Property Type Quantity in Area or 1 mile
Houses/Bungalows 6
Flats/Apartments 2

91 rooms are on offer within 10 miles of Millom on www.sparerooms.co.uk.  A 5 mile radius reveals 80 rooms with 4 in the town itself.


Terraced Properties – Two bed terraced properties (terraced homes make up 46% of the local housing stock) are 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 homes rent at £450-£525 month, Three bed homes are £400 to £625 or even higher in some areas from £750-£800 a month, Larger semi-detached reach £850-1,095 month.

Detached Properties– Are available from £850 – £1,095+


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.

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 2000 in October and March of each year.              The majority are located in Barrow (869) with Dalton and Ulverston offering 259 with 399 in Grange and 221 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.

DCLG figures suggest there are between 1,489 and 1,717 empty homes in Barrow in Furness. DCLG propose there could be pool of property able to be brought to market to meet local accommodation needs.

For incoming skilled people The Hub offers a quick, better understanding of the accommodation available in the suburbs and centers of the main towns and villages. Separate sections describe:

  • Accommodation in Barrow
  • Accommodation in Dalton
  • Accommodation in Ulverston
  • Accommodation in Grange
  • Accommodation in Millom

A Gallery of aerial images enables you to see at a glance the different residential districts, suburbs and where the local facilities are located.

The link to www.checkmystreet.co.uk enables you to quickly type in a postcode to find local street by street information covering available shops, schools, amenities, leisure activities across a broad spectrum. You can find your nearest golf, athletics, sports centres, shops, healthcare, doctor, dentist, pharmacy services and special interest groups’ close by where you might choose to reside. There is also an insight into local sports social and other activities, taxi, train or bus stations, stops and services.

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 resources to enable you to locate and contact agents offering property to rent or buy, businesses such as:
Corrie and Co,


It uses:
Right Move Barrow and Right Move Dalton or Right Move Ulverston,

Coach House Apartments

You may wish to approach rented accommodation providers such as
Corrie and Co which is offering apartments or serviced accommodation within Devonshire Buildings on Barrow Island which you can view at www.devonshirebuildings.co.uk
Maritime Apartments , Abbey Apartments or Coach House Apartments all located in Barrow in Furness.

The Hub complements www.choosecumbria.co.uk offering an overview of what it is like to live, work or base a successful business in Furness and the County of Cumbria by drilling down in more detail into the choice of accommodation available locally in the Furness, Grange and Cartmel peninsulas, Millom, which is the typical Travel to Work Area serving the needs of companies in the Barrow and Furness area.

727 bed spaces are either being constructed or likely to come available through new hotels, flats or apartments.
5,288 dwellings are classed as private rented properties in Barrow with around 187 available to rent on 13 December. 2016 delivering 401 bed-spaces added to which are 110 rooms advertised on www.sparerooms.co.uk.
Currently there are 1,489 to 1,700 houses available to convert, upgrade or buy.

There are a cluster of hotels along Abbey Road in Barrow and in Barrow Town Centre. Apartments, A Premier Inn, Travelodge, The Royal Hotel and King Alfred Hotel are located close by Bae Systems.

Current Accommodation Developments

New apartments and flats are emerging in Barrow at locations close to the town centre in places such as

Dalkeith Street, Market Street, Storey Square and Hindpool Road. There are proposals for waterside temporary site accommodation 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.

The Wheatsheaf, a development by Blake Henderson, is now open at Walney Road, Barrow. It has been let in its entirety from January 2017 to an incoming contractor working at Bae Systems, Situated a 3 minute walk away of the DDH.

Continued expansion on Barrow Island of Maritime Apartments is delivering new apartments in quarter 1 of 2017 there were 80 new apartments available with an expected 110 in September.

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.

The Hub is a useful aid to the services already available through established letting and estate agents, services such as Right Move and Choose Cumbria.

It delivers a picture scaling the upcoming demand and when it may occur, together with a quarterly update of the forecast demand, drawn from a variety of sources.

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 Stuart at: stuart@fedf.co.uk.or telephone 01229314039. Alternatively you can contact Rowena via email: rowena@fedf.co.uk

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