Flats To Rent In Burnley

Burnley is a town in Lancashire in the North West of England. Surrounded by countryside but situated on the M65 Corridor with easy transport links to Manchester, this former mill town offers ‘the best of both worlds and as such, is becoming increasingly popular as a place to live.

Here at Accent Housing, we have many tenants living in housing association homes in Burnley and the surrounding area. So if you’re thinking of moving to Burnley, read on to find out more about the area and how Accent Housing can help you find flats to rent in Burnley.

What Does Burnley Have To Offer?

Burnley has a lot to offer its residents, so whether you’re a single person, a young family or a retired couple, Burnley could hold everything you’re looking for in a place to live.

Schools And Education

For families with children, Burnley has a wide variety of primary and secondary schools to choose from. Burnley also has its own further education facility, Burnley College, with a wide choice of courses for both school leavers and adult learners returning to education. Burnley also benefits from a University of Central Lancashire campus.


Burnley is surrounded by countryside, and 80% of the town is rural, making it the perfect option for nature lovers and people looking to get away from it all. There are also award-winning parks like Towneley Park, within walking distance of the town centre.

Plenty To Do

If you’re worried that Burnley won’t have enough to do, you needn’t be! The lively town centre boasts independent shops and high-street stores, along with restaurants, cafés and bars.

Burnley also has its own theatre, Burnley Mechanics Theatre, a famous football team, Burnley FC, and even an events resort and spa, Crow Wood Hotel Resort and Spa.

Health And Wellbeing

Burnley has multiple leisure centres including a golf course, enabling its residents to stay fit and healthy.

Burnley also has its own primary care centre and a teaching hospital Burnley General Hospital, which provides a full range of hospital services.


If you’ll be looking for work in and around Burnley, Lancashire County Council is one of the biggest employers in the area and with such great transport links, getting to work is easy too.


Burnley has excellent transport links. With a bus station and four train stations, getting around on public transport couldn’t be easier. You can catch an express bus right into Manchester city centre or catch a direct train to Manchester from Burnley’s Manchester Road Station.

Located along the M65 corridor, Burnley is well connected to its neighbouring towns and the M62, M66 and M6 are all within easy reach. It’s also easy to hop over the border into neighbouring Yorkshire.

And for adventures further afield, Leeds, Preston and Blackpool are only a short trip away.

If you’re still considering a move to Burnley and want to know more, check out our blog Is Burnley A Nice Place To Live? Or read on to find out how Accent Housing can help you find accommodation or affordable flats to rent in Burnley.

Affordable Flats To Rent In Burnley

Accent Housing offers high-quality and affordable housing association homes across the UK, including in Burnley and the surrounding areas. You can view our properties to rent here.

To apply for a housing association home, you need to register. There are two ways you can apply to live with Accent Housing in Burnley, you can use our easy-to-use online application system Let’s Move or via B-With-Us – the local choice-based lettings scheme.

Lots of our properties across Lancashire and Yorkshire and the North of England, including some flats to rent in Burnley can be applied for directly through Let’s Move.

To register on Let’s Move, all you need are your personal details such as name and date of birth along with an email address that you can access. After we’ve verified your account, you will be able to log in straight away.

On Let’s Move, you can view our available properties to rent and create alerts so you’ll find out when new homes become available in your chosen area. Even if there aren’t currently any properties available, signing up to Let’s Move ensures you’ll be notified when this changes.

After applying for a new home you’ll also be able to track your application and if you’re successful, you’ll also be able to manage your tenancy through Let’s Move.

Get In Touch

We hope this blog has helped you learn more about finding flats to rent in Burnley and discover all the great reasons you might consider moving to the area.

If you have any questions about finding flats to rent in Burnley or about any of our properties then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. You can call us on 0345 678 0555 or email us at customerservices@accentgroup.org. Alternatively, you can fill out our online contact form and a member of the Accent Housing team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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