Rented this apartment for a week's break close to where me and my husband grew up and his parents still live, we wanted somewhere close to the centre of town but not so there's any 'fallout' from city centre noise, and this place fits the bill perfectly.
It's literally just a few minutes walk from the centre of Durham and all the shops, restaurants, the Cathedral & castle and riverside walks. The private, secure parking was a huge asset - lovely to know we could leave the car in safety and the lift from car park to apartment meant no hauling our luggage up the stairs!
Apartment itself is beautiful - spacious, light and airy. You open the living room doors onto decking (south facing) which literally overhangs the banks of the river Wear and there are two rattan chairs and a small table for sitting outside. Lovely just sitting in the sun watching canoes going up and down, listening to the Cathedral bells every quarter hour.
Every possible thing you could need is in the apartment, even a Nespresso machine - and a very thoughtful welcome hamper with savoury snacks and a bottle of wine, with milk and orange juice already in the fridge.
We had a fantastic week and sad to leave - but we'll be back1
Just returned from a fabulous break in beautiful Durham. This apartment is ideally located just five minutes from the city centre and contains every luxury you could wish for. The apartment is tastefully decorated to a very high standard and is a credit to the owners - Chris and Wendy. The owners have thought of every small detail to make your stay a fabulous one. Immaculate throughout. Would certainly recommend to friends and family and make a return visit ourselves!
Great location for exploring the City and county of Durham.
Tranquil riverside location. The apartment is furnished and equipped to a high standard.
The owner met us on arrival and provided us with a very generous welcome package. He couldn't be more helpful.
Excellent secure parking with access by lift
Couldn't ask for anything more.
We will come again
Great location right in the centre of Durham. The apartment was modern, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Owners provided a great hamper to help us settle in and cot and high chair for our 1 year old. Would highly recommend.
This apartment is perfect for a trip to Durham. Despite being only 5 mins from the city centre and cathedral it is really peaceful; the only noise being people rowing on the river which was lovely.
Attention to detail in the apartment was spot on so no need to buy washing up liquid,oil, salt and pepper, milk , tea, coffee etc. There was even a bottle of wine!
Pillows soft, comfy robes, expensive toiletries. It felt like home from home.
This is an outstanding apartment which really does define luxury. Beautifully furnished and decorated with every addition you would wish. The apartment was the perfect location for us. In the centre of Durham, over-looking the river and 5 mins walk from everywhere, it could not have been better. Wendy, Chris and their delightful daughter, Bethany, are also wonderful hosts who quite clearly care about their guests even down to the addition of a chilled bottle of prosecco in the fridge as we were enjoying a family celebration. We will definitely return and I would expect other previous guests will do so as well.