1 Waterside House, Denton MillsAward winning landlords providing top quality accommodation for Carlisle students

We are a family business established in 2001 and specialise totally in house and apartment rentals to students. We are dedicated to providing reasonably priced accommodation of a high standard for students attending Universities and Colleges in Carlisle.

We are a husband and wife team - Michael & Sylvia Marrs. Our son-in-law Huw is our general maintenance assistant, painter and decorator. We also have 2 daughters, Alison (married to Huw) and Jennifer, who help run our business.

We are members of the National Landlords Association (Cumbria) and for the past 4 years Michael has been Co-Chairman of the local Carlisle Branch.

We are also members of the Landlord Accreditation Scheme as run by Carlisle City Council and all our properties have been inspected to meet the standards of this Scheme. 

We have signed up to the University of Cumbria Code of Practice, and we protect our deposits through www.mydeposits.co.uk

Michael Marrs

Sylvia Marrs Huw Jenkins
 Michael Marrs  Sylvia Marrs  Huw Jenkins


We are very proud that Sylvia was awarded the National Landlords Association Property Woman of the Year in 2009, and was also a finalist in the 2010 and 2012 Awards. These awards were achieved in recognition of the extremely high quality of care and attention she has given to her student tenants.

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Cumbria Landlord Accreditation Scheme

We are one of the first landlords to sign up to the new Scheme (previously Carlisle City Council Landlord Accreditation but now merged with the National Landlords Association) which gives tenants the assurance that all required standards, regulations and criteria are met within that Scheme. As a result of this we were featured on Border TV's local news programme Lookaround - click to watch the report