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Our warm cosy bedroom with refreshment tray will give you a relaxing night after your journey. Our home is situated in a quiet suburb of Durham City, 10 MINUTES FROM THE CITY on public transport. Convenient for the University and stunning Cathedral. (Please note: the room is not available for long term lets.)
Hello! Your bedroom contains a small double bed with electric blanket, wardrobe, chest of drawers, flatscreen TV with freeview / DVD player, free wi-fi and a kettle/refreshment tray to provide that early morning tea or coffee! Sweets and biscuits are often provided too! Your room looks out over our rear garden and all bedlinen and towels are provided. The room is for ONE PERSON only.
Your car can be parked on the double drive.
Zugang für Gäste
You will be sleeping in one of our 3 double bedrooms with sole use of a private bathroom with power shower one step away. Toiletries are provided too.. We have a breakfast area which is yours to use, but the rest of the house is shared with us!
Interaktion mit Gästen
At least one of us (but generally both) will be at home to receive you on arrival, and you are very welcome to a coffee/tea with us! After that, we will not disturb you, but we'll be available if you need anything.....
Brian can cook English breakfasts, and will provide one for you if required for £5. (Please let us know before you arrive). Otherwise in the morning help yourself to fruit juice, tea / coffee, fruit, toast and jam or marmalade. The table will be set for you... There is always soya milk in the fridge, sometimes coconut milk too. (Helen also has Vegemite for fellow lovers of that delight!) We are generally around at breakfast time, depending on how early you / we need to get away.....
Our neighbourhood is very quiet, despite being 100 yards from a Spar corner shop, hairdresser and English pub (The Jovial Monk) which also offers a taxi service. The shop is useful for baked items, drinks, sandwiches and pizzas / ready meals which can be heated in our oven / microwave. At the top of the street, the Newton Grange pub (with a 'Generous George' dining franchise) offers a comfortable environment in which to drink or have lunch/dinner. If you have a car, about a mile away from our home, stand the 13th Century ruins of Finchale Priory by the River Wear.
Attractions in the city include the magnificent Cathedral and Castle and beautiful walks along the River Wear. There is a plethora of pubs, coffee shops and restaurants (Italian / Indian / Mexican / Chinese / Thai etc) in Durham City which reflect the tastes of locals as well as the students who arrive in Durham every October.
Without a car, Durham city centre is about 40 minutes walk away through the countryside (on tarmac paths). We have a very regular bus service; the bus stop is 150 yards away and the No 64 will get you to the historic city centre in 10 minutes. By car you'll get to a parking space in Durham in 5-10 minutes. Car parking is by meter, from 30p to 50p per half hour, but free after 6pm.
Newcastle International Airport is approximately 40 minutes drive away. To get to our home from the airport, take the Metro train to Newcastle, then intercity train to Durham. From there, take a taxi (£5 - £8) or take a bus trip (No 64) from North Road. (Very near to the train station). Durham is on a main line train route to London (2 hours 54 minutes), Newcastle (15 minutes), Edinburgh (1 hour 15 minutes). The train station is about 6 mins away from our home by taxi, 10 mins by bus, or a 40 minute walk away.
1....No smoking household.
2....I'm sorry we do not allow pets.
3....Guests may use the kitchen area and fridge. Washing machine available on request as you need instructions to use it.
4....Front drive may be used for private parking of the guests vehicle.
5....Guest will have own key for access to main property, to come and go as needed.
6....No extra guests can be accommodated
7....We would appreciate it if the TV in the guest room would not be used loudly after 10.30pm and conversations on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) etc, would not be made after 11pm.
Wenn du bis 24 Stunden vor deiner Reise stornierst, erhältst du eine volle Rückerstattung inklusive der Service-Gebühren.
PLEASE NOTE - This is the only listing we have on airbnb.
We are a retired couple whose children have flown the nest.
Brian is enjoying his retirement from an Architectural Design Department within a Local Authority. Helen worked with Victim Support County Durham for 13 years.
A few years ago our daughter was married in Pennsylvania. Brian found superb airbnb accommodation in Philadelphia, which gave him the idea of hosting in UK. We've since been guests in Airbnb rooms in Nottingham, Coldstream, Ilkley and Manchester... So we fully appreciate being 'guests' too.
We celebrated our 60th birthdays with a trip to Andalucia, Spain. However Greece is Brian's favourite hot holiday destination while Helen loved Zell Am See in Austria and Iceland. We've had great trips to see friends and family in San Antonio, Texas and Philadelphia USA.
Other places visited include Belarus, Poland, France, Belgium, Cyprus, Crete, Zakynthos, Corfu and in 2016, Mijas, Malaga.
We also love Great British travel.... including Scotland, Wales, Wiltshire, Derbyshire and North Yorkshire...