We have just returned from an enjoyable two week stay in this pleasant apartment. When we first arrived, we did have difficulty finding it, and had to ring Wendy the owner twice, before we were finally able to find where we were going. You cross the bridge, and need to turn right between a yellow painted sandwich shop, and a horrible modern building belonging to the university. It is on your right, down a ramp.
The automatic door of the garage area opens with a device you press, and we were relieved that we didn't lose it, and that each time it worked! Up in the lift to the ground floor, and into the flat. It is like a White Company catalogue, beautifully presented. Wendy showed us round, and left us to enjoy the home made scones she had baked that morning, with the prospect of a glass of wine later. For the first few days, we had trouble getting the hob to work, despite the very comprehensive instructions. It was technically very challenging for us. Had I been on my own, I would have had to ring the owner to come over, as it was so difficult. Eventually my husband managed to make it come on. After a few days, we got the hang of it. The Nexpresso machine was amazing, never seen one before and very much enjoyed the coffee. Comfortable beds, and sofa. You will need to put on the water heater each day to ensure a good supply for washing etc. We liked watching the boating activity on the river, and the trip boat passing regularly. Quite a lot of noise from bars around the bridge, fortunately quiet by 11pm. Durham is a good centre, but at weekends is spoilt by large groups, hen parties etc exploring the hostellries. Very little 'old cathedral city' atmosphere left, which is a shame. If you want to spend your evenings going round the bars and restaurants you are in a very convenient spot. An enjoyable fortnight. Thank you, Chris and Wendy , for your help and providing such a pleasant base.