North East letting agency is preparing for a busy 2017 after launching sister company City Breaks in Newcastle.

Cottages in Northumberland – which lets out more than 180 coastal, countryside and city properties in the region – has launched City Breaks in Newcastle, a one stop shop for self-catering accommodation in the Newcastle area.

The new website will aim to help those visiting the city, on business or for pleasure, find an alternative to hotel rooms.

City Breaks is a portfolio of 22 serviced apartments, cottages and houses in and around Newcastle, which can be rented by anyone planning to stay for two nights or more. The choice ranges from stylish Quayside apartments to elegant city townhouses and even cottages on the outskirts of the city for those wishing to explore the wider area.

The expansion comes after Cottages in Northumberland saw a 15% increase in their city centre property bookings last year as well as 3% coming from overseas and staying on business.

“There’s a huge market for accommodation with the sort of home comforts and luxuries that you simply can’t find at a hotel,” said Director of Operations, Angela Mazingham.

“Our properties are perfect for people who want to completely unwind at the end of a long day’s work or sightseeing.

“They can cook what and when they want, relax in a garden, wash or dry their clothes after exploring the region and simply enjoy home comforts while away from home – they can even bring their family dog if they wish.

“Another major advantage of City Breaks is that it can provide accommodation for groups and families -all under one roof – which is perfect for those heading to the region for a special holiday or get together.”

The new City Break website enables users to browse the portfolio of properties, check their availability and make a booking online. It also provides maps and a guide to the best activities, walks, restaurants and heritage sites in the area.

“One of the reasons the company is performing so strongly is that our team knows the region inside out and is passionate about promoting it to those from further afield,” said Angela.

“The North East has so much to offer and we love sharing our insider knowledge to ensure visitors have the best possible stay – in the best possible properties.”

For further information about City Breaks, visit www.citybreaksinnewcastle.co.uk

Further details about Cottages in Northumberland’s coastal and countryside properties can be found at www.cottagesinnorthumberland.co.uk.