City Guide

Moving to Newcastle? Take a look at our City Guide to see which area of the city you might like to live in. We have a range of properties to suit all tastes and budgets, so why not call in and see us.


Heaton is the perfect area for any student looking for value for money, affordable accommodation without compromising on space. Some areas in Heaton are in walking distance to Newcastle City Centre and others are easily accessible by the No. 1 bus which runs every 5-10 minutes or alternatively you can use the Metro train. For those of you with cars, Heaton benefits from free street parking!

When you think about Heaton ‘Chillingham Road’ immediately springs to mind. The heart of this thriving area, you can feel the hustle and bustle of this busy street which is full of shops, cafes, food outlets and bars meaning residents have everything they need right on their doorstep. The Heaton area benefits from a diverse selection of popular high street shops and smaller independent boutiques. These include Sainsburys and Tescos for weekly grocery shopping. There is really something for everyone – the Corner House Public House, People’s Theatre and local gym. Spoilt for choice with restuarants and takeaways including our favourites Sambuca Pavilion, Solomons Indian and Vincenzo’s Italian. How about coffee? Why not join the queue outside Butterfly Cabinet, relax and watch the world go buy.

Heaton’s green spaces are widely known. Heaton and Armstrong parks are two of the five parks which make up Ouseburn Parks. The other three Parks are Jesmond Dene, Jesmond Vale and Paddy Freeman’s all located within a two mile stretch of each other from end to end. Throughout these parks there are plenty of wildlife, footpaths and historical site to explore. You can also visit Heaton Park (Why not take a stroll, have a picnic or visit the Shoe Tree – join locals in the tradition of throwing your shoes in to the tree as first done by Sheriff Babington in 1627 upon the birth of his Grandson. Or for a further slice of history, the ruins of King John’s Tower and the remains of a 13th century Tower.

Rents in Heaton range from £55-£75 per person per week.


Sandyford is located in the east end bordered by the City Centre and neighbouring Jesmond. Sandyford is a large student dominated area because of its close proximity to the Universities and RVI training hospital, all within easy walking distance. It also benefits from a regular bus service. It is similar to both Heaton and Jesmond in terms of street layout and architecture and offers a great range of properties to rent in a group or individually. Many of the streets have allocated parking permits for residents.

Sandyford has a great social atmosphere with Archbold Terrace housing Mr Lynch a bar loved by students in the area with special deals on food and drinks, live bands and DJ’s. The Valley Junction Indian restaurant is also on Archbold Terrace serving up authentic Indian cusisine. Starbeck in the heart of Sandyford is home to several businesses including an Italian bistro, sandwich shops, an award winning fish and chip shop, Chinese takeaway, Italian restaurant, post office, a selection of hairdressers and local car garages.

Rents in Sandyford range from £55-£85 per person per week.


Jesmond is located north of Newcastle City Centre and is a very popular area for students and young professionals. Jesmond’s two Metro stations provide convenient access to Newcastle City Centre (5 minutes), or enjoy a leisurely 25 minute stroll.

It’s beautiful rows of terraced houses are interrupted by a wide variety of eclectic boutiques, cafes and restaurants, The area also offers a fabulous selection of local shops, Sainsburys, Tesco and Waitrose supermarkets, newsagents, chemists, banks, hairdressers and gyms. Jesmond has its own Library and Swimming pool.

Jesmond Dene, an area of outstanding natural beauty, is just on the doorstep. Situated in the heart of Jesmond Dene, the beautiful Georgian building is bathed in the peace and tranquility of this wooded valley criss-crossed with paths and dotted with waterfalls and rustic.bridges. Look out for kingfishers and red squirrels.

Osborne Road is situated through the middle of Jesmond and has many bars and restaurants on this bustling strip, combining Georgian architecture with a contemporary edge a must for a good night out.

Alternatively, spend an evening in As You Like It, a sprawling venue over three floors which includes four stunning bars, an elegant garden terrace and a restaurant serving locally sourced, home-style cooking at its very best, as well as playing host to a wide variety of regular and special events.

Rents in Jesmond range from £65-£95 per person per week.


Fenham was a separate town until 1904, when it was incorporated into Newcastle Township. Fenham is an area to the west of the city centre, and is bounded on the north and east by a large area of open land known as the Town Moor. The area has an ethnically mixed population, and is also home to a large number of students.

You can find almost every church, temple and mosque for your needs in Fenham. You can buy a dish from almost any traditional cuisine in a world. There is a pub, multiple post offices and a little high-street street where most of the local amenities are based including many speciality stores such as a halal butchers and Asian jewellery and clothing stores alongside bigger brand shops. The area also benefits from a library, swimming pool and bowling alley.

Newcastle city centre is in walking distance of parts of the Fenham area and other parts have access to the City using the fantastic bus services which run every 5 minutes.

Rents in Fenham range from £50-£60 per person per week.