Quality Self-Catering Holiday Cottages

Cottage Owners

Choosing a holiday cottage letting agency can be a difficult decision, so why choose Northumbria Byways?

We are a self catering holiday cottage agency specialising in Northumbria and the Borders. Established in 1995, we have many years experience in the holiday business, our mission is to offer a professional and one-to-one service to both holidaymakers and owners alike.

We have individual knowledge of our properties and take pride in the fact that our staff have first hand knowledge of Northumberland and are able to answer any queries a customer may have.

We offer professional, honest and friendly advice to help you get the best return from your property.

We are constantly striving to provide holidaymakers with quick and easy ways to find your property. This includes utilising new innovative search facilities and more functionality on our website, blogs and capitalising on the ever growing social media trends.

To find out more or to make arrangements for a visit, with no obligations, please contact us on 01665 605541 or email: enquiries@northumbria-byways.com We'd love to hear from you and talk about making your business venture a success.


We Can Offer You...

  • Secure online booking system for guests to book 365 days a year.
  • Immediate email notifications to owners when bookings made online.
  • Friendly advice and support throughout the letting process.
  • Deposits and balances paid in advance.
  • No owner booking restrictions.
  • Professional photography to showcase your cottage.
  • Very competitive commission rates.
  • Effective, targeted and exciting online and offline marketing activity.
  • Advertisements in major tourism publications.

Letting Your Property Made Easy

Getting started with Northumbria Byways couldn't be easier. Initially we would make a no cost, no obligation, visit to your property to meet you and discuss your property's potential. This is a great time to ask questions and get to know us better.

Once you're happy and ready to continue, we can then move on to prepare everything needed to marketing you property as soon as possible. Leave it to us to create an optimised listing on our website, including professional photography and increasing exposure via our Affiliate Partners.  


We pride ourselves on having a good working relationship with our property owners, so who better to tell you about their experience working with us. Here are a few of our many testimonials:

"Northumbria Byways have marketed my holiday cottage for a number of years now with considerable success. The personable, friendly and knowledgable staff are professional, competent and highly efficient in their dealings with both owners and guests alike. Nothing is too much trouble with attention to detail being a high priority. Communications are excellent with innovative and forward thinking leadership. I have complete confidence and trust in Northumbria Byways and would recommend their services without hesitation. I look forward to a continued successful and happy relationship for the foreseeable future."

Mr A. Blyth.

"I have been involved in running 6 holiday cottages over the last 10 years in that time I have worked with a number of agents to gain more traffic towards the cottages.  One of the agents that does stand out for increased numbers of guests is Northumbria Byways. I have been with them since 2012 and will be staying with them from now on, they have been supportive, helpful and professional, as a direct result our business has grown. Although the cottages are in an area of outstanding natural beauty all the cottages are on one site so booking them all out is not as easy as it seems. We were lucky to find such a good agent and would have saved a lot of time and money if we had worked with them from the beginning."

Mr G. Newcastle.

"Northumbria Byways are excellent partners to work with in managing our holiday property. Their systems and procedures work very smoothly, with proper documentation and very importantly, Vicky and her colleagues are great to work with. They are always pleasant, helpful and ready to assist with any minor glitches. If they say they'll deal with something, you can be sure it will be done."

Mr H. Rainhill.

"Northumbria Byways has been the agent for my 4 holiday cottages for a number of years now.  Vicky and her team are very professional and extremely helpful in the dealings with ourselves and with our holiday makers.  They quickly respond to all booking enquiries and always consult us in the case of a more unusual booking. They have helped us to achieve a 4 star rating with Quality in tourism for one of the cottages which has definitely increased our bookings."

Mrs C. Blanchland.

"I am a huge fan of Northumbria byways. They are flexible, organised and brilliant at communication and advice. They know my cottages and market them well.  The commission rates are extremely reasonable and their no restriction policy is what drew me to them.  Basically they are not greedy so working together gives us both the best chance of making my business a success."

Mrs M. Kelso.

"I first started a holiday rental business 11 years ago and Northumbria Byways were recommended to me.  Since that time, I have found the service they offer to be excellent, friendly and professional. They started by providing helpful advice on everything from insurance to utensils for the kitchen! As a result my property was booked from the very first week.  Last year I asked Northumbria Byways to act as agents for my second holiday rental property. Again it was rented from the first week . I find the flexibility they offer to be a great benefit, allowing me time to carry out maintenance or to use the cottage for visiting family, friends and owners own bookings. I have no hesitation in recommending Northumbria Byways."

Mr C. Low Hauxley.