Where Can Contractors Stay When Hotels Shut Down During Lockdown

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Where Can Contractors Stay When Hotels Shut Down During Lockdown

One of the reasons why having a job as a contractor is exhausting is that you have to keep moving from one place to another. Be it electrical contractors, building contractors, or employees at corporates, where work entails travel. While some may get used to it, accommodation for contractors is a little bit of a hassle every time.

Given the current situation, the coronavirus looming around, things have become quite complicated. Putting a halt to everything is not sustainable. Even during the lockdown, the work must resume. The standard operating protocols are around to ensure safety at work. Yet, contractor jobs have an additional problem to worry about.

A major problem arises with housing. Hotels shut down during lockdown as a safety measure. The options contractors have, where it is safe for them to stay, are few. If you are a contractor, this guide might help you.


People who invest in real estate give their houses on rent. There are various such places available. You can contact Letting agents once you are in the area. However, it is a time-consuming process and involves much more paperwork and background checks; therefore, it’s best to plan in advance. You can always schedule the trip beforehand so that you have a few days to relax prior to your arrival.


It may be hard for people to go looking for places to rent especially if you are new in the area. Airbnb is an online service that can ease the process. You can provide your specifications, and Airbnb will take care of the rest. You can find a furnished house, which may not be the case for a regular rental.

Letting Agents

A letting agent might be the best option for contractors. Letting agents are professionals working to find you the right accommodation. You can find a space very well suited for you and/or your team with the help of these agents. They will cater to your demands and specifications. Moreover, they cover all sorts of accommodation, be it serviced accommodation or rentals

A reliable letting agent will deliver what they promise. In the current situation, you can ask your agent to ensure that safety measures are taken. Once you take all the necessary measures, there is very little space for uncertainties. Letting agents allow you to remain carefree when looking for a place to live.

If you plan on travelling during these difficult times, it is suggested to make arrangements beforehand. This will save you from getting into any unwanted and unpleasant situation. There are services available through websites and online applications to help you out. You can even call some agents via phone; the old-fashioned way.

If you are looking for places to stay in Peterborough, please give us a call on 01733 711223. We are an award-winning property management company & letting agency based in Peterborough. We specialise in Contractor & Serviced Accommodation for Businesses and Companies looking to accommodate their staff working on projects here in Peterborough. 

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    Essential Guide to Peterborough for Contractors

    Essential Guide to Peterborough for Contractors | Your Lettings Peterborough

    Essential Guide to Peterborough for Contractors

    Having a job that entails travelling is very demanding. No matter how often you are required to travel, moving from one place to another comes with the hassle of adjusting to the new place. You might plan everything and still, things might turn out to be quite different.

    If you are a contractor planning a business trip to Peterborough, you are in luck. This essential guide to Peterborough for contractors will prove to be helpful.


    First things first; while travelling, the biggest concern is accommodation for contractors. The options you have are hotels and serviced accommodations. You would not want to go looking for houses to rent in Peterborough since the process may involve a lot of hassle.

    While hotels provide good services, they are an expensive option. Your trip length may vary and hotels would not be a feasible solution in the long run. Moreover, with the ongoing pandemic, you would not want to be in a place full of people; that too from various locations around the world.

    For this purpose, serviced accommodations are your best option. Not only are they inexpensive as compared to hotels, but they also provide services just as good as the latter. They are flexible and do not have unnecessary restrictions. They are spacious and feel more like home.

    Please feel free to get in touch with us on 01733 711223 for your short-term accommodation as well as long-term requirements here in Peterborough. Check out Your Lettings Peterborough. They are a perfect solution to all your accommodation issues.


    Be it a short stay or a long stay, you will need to visit a supermarket for one or another reason. Tesco is a supermarket chain spread across the city. You will likely find one near you very easily. They go by the names of Tesco Extra, Tesco Superstore, Tesco Express, and Tesco Metro. Your other options could be, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Lidl and Aldi.

    Tesco Extra

    Serpentine Green Shopping Centre, Peterborough, PE7 8BD

    ASDA Superstore

    West Rivergate Shopping Centre, Peterborough PE1 1ET


    112 Oxney Rd, Peterborough PE1 5NG


    Lime Kiln Close, Peterborough PE3 9TA 


    Brickburn Close, Hampton, Peterborough PE7 8NZ

    Takeaways and Deliveries

    Even though your accommodation includes a fully equipped kitchen, it’s always good to know your options around the city. Here is a list of popular local restaurants taking COVID-19 precautions whilst offering takeaway and deliveries.


    The Pizza Parlour & Music Cafe
    5 Cowgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LR
    Tel 01733 902233

    Serpentine Green Shopping Centre, The Serpentine, Peterborough PE7 8BE
    Tel 01733 893344

    2 Cowgate, Peterborough, PE1 1NA
    Tel 01733 348081

    Asian and Indian

    Gurkha Lounge
    2 Stewartby Ave, Hampton Vale, Peterborough, PE7 8NJ
    Tel 01733 688911

    Angel Spice Restaurant
    2-4 High Street, Stilton, Peterborough, PE7 3RA
    Tel 01733 244373

    37-39 Long Causeway, Peterborough, PE1 1YJ
    Tel 01733 889851

    Wongs City
    46 Eastfield road, Peterborough, PE1 4AN
    Tel 01733 555898

    Fish and Chips

    Fletton Fish and Chips
    124 High St, Peterborough, PE2 8DP
    Tel 01733 555950
    Great option to grab a quick bite. They are not high-priced and have delivery services available.

    Fast Food

    KFC, Peterborough has 4 locations
    Currently Drive through or Delivery by Just Eat

    McDonald’s, Peterborough has 8 locations
    Currently Drive through or Delivery by Just Eat

    Petrol Stations

    There are a wide range “24 hour Open” petrol stations with convenient shops and cash points throughout Peterborough.

    ESSO Tesco Peterborough Express
    7 Welland Rd, Dogsthorpe, Peterborough PE1 3SA

    Morrisons Petrol Station
    Lincoln Rd, Peterborough PE4 6BH

    ESSO  Woodston
    Oundle Rd, Woodston, Peterborough PE2 9QP

    The Co-operative Food & Petrol – Orton Goldhay
    5 Ortongate Shopping Centre, Peterborough PE2 5TD

    Tesco Petrol Station
    Serpentine Green Shopping Centre, Hampton, Peterborough PE7 8BD

    Whittlesey Rd, Stanground, Peterborough PE2 8RL

    Trade Merchants and Wholesale

    Plumbing, Electrical, Building Merchants and Hardware Stores

    When you are at the job and realise your missing certain tools or supplies. Saving time is very important. Peterborough has a vast range of hardware stores for all your work requirements. Here are a few which might just come handy!

    Hardware and Tools

    6-7, Saint Davids Square, Fengate, Peterborough PE1 5QA

    Unit 2, Whitehead Drove, Peterborough PE1 5XB

    Wickes Peterborough
    Forty Acre Rd, Peterborough PE1 5PS 


    Plumbase Peterborough
    Unit 28 Harvester Way, Peterborough, PE1 5UT
    01733 890909

    City Plumbing
    Eastern Industry, Newark Road, Peterborough, PE1 5YX
    01733 352204


    City Electrical Factors
    Fengate, Peterborough, PE1 5XG
    01733 310 350

    Building Merchants

    Cygnet Park, Club Way, Hampton, Peterborough PE7 8JA

    Travis Perkins
    Padholme Road, Peterborough, PE1 5XL
    01733 566081

    6 Whitehead Drove, Peterborough PE1 5BF
    01733 207820

    Kitchen and Joinery

    Magnet trade
    Industrial Estate, Boongate, Peterborough PE1 5PE
    01733 553528

    24 Harvester Way, Peterborough PE1 5UT
    01733 554251


    Smith Brothers Stores
    Empson Road Eastern Industry Peterborough, PE1 5UP
    01733 311711

    Industrial and Automotive Paint Supplies

    326 Padholme Road East, Peterborough, PE1 5XL
    01733 558906

    Travelling to Peterborough

    By Road

    Peterborough has an extensive and well-integrated road network and dual carriage ways

    The major Dual carriage ways serving Peterborough


    By Train

    Regular services to and from London King’s Cross.

    Hourly trains from Birmingham New Street via Leicester

    Hourly trains from Stansted Airport via Ely or Cambridge.

    Two hourly service to Bury St Edmunds.

    Closest International Airports to Peterborough via Road

    London Luton (LTN) is 67 miles

    London Stansted (STN) is 65 miles

    Birmingham (BHX) is 89 miles

    By Taxi

    Peterborough Taxis 247
    01733 785102

    Peterborough Cars
    01733 704444

    Kings Carz
    01733 563333

    Lastly, if you are a company who is planning on sending your team or staff to work in Peterborough on a project whether it’s for a week or months, then please get in touch with us on 01733 711223 or Your Lettings Peterborough 

    We not only provide accommodations all around the city, but also provide you with the best facilities. Our properties are safe and private, so there are no privacy concerns. All our accommodations have functional kitchens, washing machines, dryers, free parking, fridge, freezer all at very low cost. We have a great 24-hour concierge service available. And to top it off, FREE WIFI! You will not find better serviced accommodation in Peterborough.

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      How can contractors save money on Business Trip

      How can contractors save money on Business Trip

      How can contractors save money on Business Trip

      Many businesses and workplaces are having a big impact during coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, and especially now, managing finance and saving every penny is mandatory for companies. When arranging a business trip, your choice of accommodation will largely impact your business finance.

      Here are 9 tips to save money on a Business Trip. Hope this will save you some money!

      1. Stay in a fully furnished Serviced Accommodation rather than a hotel

      Hotels are expensive and restrictive. You have one room and meals are not always available at the times that fit in with you. In a Serviced Accommodation you have more freedom to come and go as you please, it also provides you with all the comforts of home plus much more. You are not ruled by set meal times and you have much more space to relax and live as you would do at home.

      Lots of space for less money

      Unlike a hotel where you are limited to a bedroom with en suite facilities. All our properties give you so much more space. You have a kitchen and dining area, plus a living area with comfy furnishings and fittings where you can relax and chill out. Some of our properties have multiple bedrooms which mean that if you are travelling with others you can all save money but staying in one property and sharing the cost. Our Serviced Accommodation are up to 50% cheaper than hotels.

      2. Cook your own meal using the Kitchen Facilities

      One of the best benefits of Serviced Accommodation is that they come with a kitchen. All our properties have fully fitted kitchens complete with cooking utensils, microwaves, fridges and freezers etc.

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      You can eat what you want, when you want and not have to worry about fitting in with set meal times. Obviously cooking for yourself saves money and gives you the freedom to have friends or work colleagues round for a meal. You can feel relaxed and enjoy good food and company without the formality of a hotel. If you would like to eat out you will find plenty of good restaurants in the area. All our properties include washing machines and tumble driers, ironing boards and irons.

      3. Plan ahead

      Many accommodation providers give a discount for advanced booking so if you are on a guaranteed business trip, book a Non-refundable rate which is cheaper. Everything will be ready for you when you arrive. All you have to do is unpack, stick the kettle on and relax.

      4. Book directly with the company / owner

      On average Booking.com charge the host 15% fee – so owners tend to put higher prices on booking portals.  The cheapest way to book is to book directly with the company/owner. Many management agencies like us will also cater for any requests you may have like providing a welcome package for when you arrive. If you have any specific requirements regarding the type of bedding provided i.e. Non allergy pillows or duvets you can also ask for this to be considered when booking. Also booking directly with the owner/letting agency you can tailor your requirements before you arrive.

      5. Check the accommodation facility

      If you are on business you will need to have WiFi so check before you book. Also check if the accommodation provides free parking facilities. These daily costs may not impact you too much for short stays, but it counts if you need to stay for weeks or months! All our Serviced Accommodation provide free WiFi and free parking, some even have Netflix for free!

      6. Get discount coupon

      Check if the accommodation offers any discount voucher or code prior to booking. We offer discount coupons through newsletters. This saves you even more money than if you stayed at a hotel.

      7. Use Travel Management Service

      Simply make a phone call or send an email enquiry to the Serviced Accommodation management company like us to see if they can help. Use their local knowledge to choose the best accommodation location and type of accommodation. You may need to be near the railway station, avoid busy roads or other facilities like restaurants, entertainment venues etc. We can help corporate and contractors source accommodation in Peterborough, tailored to your needs and requirements.

      Click HERE to submit your requirements


      8. Use Concierge service

      This is a really valuable service. The Concierge will already have good relationships with local suppliers – e.g. taxi, restaurants, etc. If you need to call a taxi, just use the Concierge service that may be able to get a preferred rate. We offer on-call Concierge Service to our clients. This all takes the stress and strain out of your stay. So you just pick up the phone, tell us what you require and it is sorted out for you.

      9. Stay somewhere with better security and privacy

      Security and privacy is important to everyone. You don’t want to waste your time (= money!) dealing with any issues. Our award-winning serviced accomodation give you the comfort in knowing that during your stay, you will have the privacy and freedom to come and go as you please or your work dictates. This means you can get on with your day, whether your schedule involves exploring the city in search of new business opportunities or working on your plan of action from your accommodation.

      Business success is within reach with your serviced stay, and you have the freedom and flexibility to do what you have to do for your company’s progression.


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        10 Reasons why Serviced Accommodations are better than Hotels for Contractors coming to Peterborough

        10 Reasons why Serviced Accommodations are better than Hotels for Contractors coming to Peterborough

        10 Reasons why Serviced Accommodations are better than Hotels for Contractors coming to Peterborough

        Over the years B&B’s or a room in someone’s home often known as ‘Digs’ was the most common place for business travellers and especially contractors to stay whilst working away from home. Times have changed and now there is a growing market of serviced apartments and houses where you can have the comfort and freedom of a ‘home away from home’ environment. Being serviced you don’t have to worry about repairs or things breaking down and have the freedom of living a homely life whilst working away. Below are the 10 reasons why Serviced Accommodation is better than hotels or B&B for contractors working in Peterborough.

        1. PRIVACY

        Hotels can often be confined by set times of eating and coming and going. Not all people start work at 9 and finish at 5 so the freedom of a serviced property gives the advantage of complete freedom and also privacy.

        2. SAFETY

        We are still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, but many people are required to work and stay somewhere while working away from home. Are you health conscious? Would you want to make sure that you will keep distance away from other people as much as possible? Then staying in a private house is a much better option than staying in a hotel with all other guests from all over the country.

        3. COST

        Whatever the price you will find that staying long or short term in a serviced property works out cheaper than a hotel. It can be up to 50% cheaper than a hotel…! So once you have selected a property that meets your needs get in touch and we will make your temporarily move as smooth and stress free as possible. We offer discount for group or long stay bookings. Good quality bed linen and towels are provided.

        4. SPACE

        You will have much more room with separate areas to eat, sleep and relax. Whether it’s a single, twin or double bedroom you will find them well equipped with comfy beds, wardrobes and many will have en-suite facilities.


        When staying in a hotel, do you sometimes wish that there is a bigger fridge where you can keep your cold drinks or sandwiches? Or freezer to keep ice cubes for your drinks? Our serviced accommodation has a large fridge freezer, so you can not only keep your drinks cold but also your food.


        All our properties include a fully fitted kitchen with cooker, hob, fridge freezer, kettle, microwave, pots, pans and cutlery. Some properties have dish washers so you won’t even have to bother about spending time at the sink. Even the iron and ironing board is there.


        If you are staying in a hotel for a few weeks or months, washing your own clothes using coin laundry would be an extra cost. Our Serviced Accommodation have washing machines and dryers and even washing powder and softener for you to use for free.


        Arranging a group booking, whether large or small, can be challenging but we can make it easier for you and even give some discounts.

        9. FREE WI-FI & NETFLIX

        Our lounge area and bedrooms have smart TV’s and WiFi is available throughout. Some have free Netflix (so check when booking if this is important for your entertainment). Being a ‘home away from home’ you are able to entertain yourself after a long day at work.

        10. FREE PARKING

        Peterborough is a diverse, cosmopolitan community. It has wide range of restaurants, pubs, takeaways, clubs and entertainment venues such as East of England showground. Having a car will definitely be convenient while staying in Peterborough. Our Serviced Accommodation has free parking for our guests. We are a multi-award winning property management and Serviced Accommodation company. We are also I-PRAC accredited. Get in touch if you are looking for somewhere to stay in Peterborough.
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