A Newcastle property firm is ensuring actors visiting the North East no longer have to face returning to draughty digs at the end of the night .
Cottages in Northumberland One of the region’s leading holiday letting agencies has reported an increase in the number of big names from the worlds of theatre, film and ballet looking for a home from home during their stay in the region.
Traditionally, visiting performers have either stayed in lodging houses or budget hotels.
However, Newcastle-based Cottages in Northumberland, which manages more than 130 holiday rental properties across the region, is facing increased requests from agents looking for more opulent and spacious city centre accommodation.
“Very often, the bigger name performers want to bring their family on tour with them, especially if they are here for a few weeks and our properties enable them to do that,” said manager Angela Mazingham,
“We’ve had dancers from Matthew Bourne’s ballet company and a few well known actors and musicians and they love having all their home comforts within easy travelling distance of the theatres.”
Cottages in Northumberland recently launched City Breaks, 13 stylish apartments and period properties within easy access of Newcastle, which can be rented for as few as two nights.
Among them are the luxurious ground floor Haldane Apartment, at Jesmond and the 2, Quayside Loft Apartment, which Cottages in Northumberland rents out on behalf of a successful local theatre.
Mrs Mazingham added: “Like many of our properties, these are both pet friendly so tenants can even bring the family dog. Many of our performers tell us that it’s made the world of difference to touring for them and Newcastle is now the highlight of their tour schedule.”