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Durham Riverside Apartment - Kingsgate Bridge View

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum 
Condo/Apartment
Kingsgate Bridge View is a peaceful and picturesque 5-star apartment awaiting you on the banks of the River Wear next to Kingsgate Bridge in Durham City Centre. Stroll down to the river, explore the beautiful city, enjoying the abundance of attractions consisting of a variety of bars, pubs, restaurants and shops. This luxury apartment is a newly converted historic building located in the heart of Durham City featuring French doors opening onto a large deck overlooking the river Wear and famous Elvet Bridge. With so many local attractions dominating tourism, this one level apartment offers an atmosphere of serenity where you can even spend an afternoon curled up with a good book in the cosy lounge enjoying the view from the deck whilst you sip your tea (or perhaps wine) contemplating where...Kingsgate Bridge View is a peaceful and picturesque 5-star apartment awaiting you on the banks of the River Wear next to Kingsgate Bridge in Durham City Centre. Stroll down to the river, explore the beautiful city, enjoying the abundance of attractions consisting of a variety of bars, pubs, restaurants and shops. This luxury apartment is a newly converted historic building located in the heart of Durham City featuring French doors opening onto a large deck overlooking the river Wear and famous Elvet Bridge. With so many local attractions dominating tourism, this one level apartment offers an atmosphere of serenity where you can even spend an afternoon curled up with a good book in the cosy lounge enjoying the view from the deck whilst you sip your tea (or perhaps wine) contemplating where to venture next. Durham City offers a wide range of activities for those who are looking to enrich their cultural knowledge or indulge in relaxation. The ground floor has a fully secured door with a remote electronic lock. An internal hallway leads to a secure underground car park with an allocated parking bay for cars and bikes, accessible via a lift or stairs. The main living area consists of a lounge and dining table complete with LCD TV and WiFi (16mb) internet access. The kitchen is fully equipped with integral appliances including a washer / drier and waste disposal unit. The ground floor has a toilet and wooded floors throughout. Strictly NO hen, stag or parties allowed. Any damages are payable by the guests.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
No stag or hen parties admitted
Bedrooms
1 Queen2 Twins
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Durham Riverside A
Hosting since August 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe are present for our guest arrivals in order to welcome them to the apartment and show them around. We are happy to answer any questions they may have about Durham City and the surrounding area. We reside 20 minutes away from the apartment and are happy to respond to any problems 24 hours a day.

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Reviews (62)
Ian K
Ian K
1 contribution
Kingsgate Bridge View
Very comfortable & well equipped in a lovely setting by the river. Nice & quiet in a very central location in Durham City. Friendly owners who have gone the extra mile to make you welcome & enhance your stay.
Visited April 2023
Written April 30, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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OnAir59163805818
Thank you for choosing our Riverside apartment and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards, Chris and Wendy
Written November 12, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Julie W
Julie W
11 contributions
Simply the best lodging in Durham
We started our holiday in the UK here at Chris and Wendy's lovely flat in the perfect location in Durham...what a good decision! Chris made our arrival easy, and took his time to show us the apartment and surroundings. From the generous provisions to the lovely Christmas decorations to the comfortable and luxurious fittings, this flat was the ideal home away from home. Location is outstanding and every detail is perfect. We can't thank Chris and Wendy enough for making our stay so wonderful. -Burke, Julie & Robert Athens, Georgia, USA
Visited December 2019
Written December 29, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Storyteller399022
Storyteller399022
Hi Julia and Robert, We are so pleased that you chose to stay in our riverside apartment and found it comfortable and to your liking. We really appreciate your positive feedback and kind words. We aim to make the flat as homely as possible, especially at Christmas. We hope that you return in the future if you decide to travel to the UK again. Kind regards, Chris and Wendy
Written January 7, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ECarr_12
ECarr_12
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom9 contributions
Excellent city centre apartment
We enjoyed a week here as a family and could not have been in a better location or a more comfortable apartment. We needed to be close to the centre, which we were, but with parking as well we were easily able to take the family out to nearby attractions such as Beamish and Hamsterley Forest. The children enjoyed watching the boats on the river, and there was plenty of space for them to play, and for the travel cot in the master bedroom. We appreciated the luxurious fittings and welcome provisions, and the well-equipped kitchen: with a family we made more use of the kitchen than most travellers staying so close to the centre would need or want to! Most importantly, nothing was too much trouble for Chris and Wendy, who popped by with a couple of things we needed to make life even easier. Thank you!
Visited August 2019
Written September 2, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Storyteller399022
Storyteller399022
We are so pleased that you had an enjoyable stay and thank you for choosing our Riverside apartment. Your positive feedback and kind words are genuinely appreciated as we aim to make everyone's stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. We strive to provide a personal and individual service to meet the specific needs of all our guests and your comments are so helpful in confirming that we are on the right track. We hope that you will consider a return visit in the future as you would be very welcome. Kind regards, Chris and Wendy.
Written September 4, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Millie024
Millie024
Llantwit Major, United Kingdom532 contributions
Well equipped and pleasant flat, a good centre for the North East
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.
Visited July 2019
Written August 6, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Storyteller399022
Storyteller399022
We are so pleased that you had an enjoyable stay and thank you for choosing our Riverside apartment. Your positive feedback and kind words are genuinely appreciated as we aim to make everyone's stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. We strive to provide a personal and individual service to meet the specific needs of all our guests and your comments are so helpful in confirming that we are on the right track. We hope that you will consider a return visit in the future as you would be very welcome. Kind regards, Chris and Wendy.
Written August 22, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Oldbrookie
Oldbrookie
74 contributions
Five Star Base on the riverside
We recently enjoyed our third stay here in consecutive years and the experience is as good as ever! Chris and Wendy's communications from booking to arrival and even during our stay were first class, as is the welcome - Chris met us at the secure underground parking and took us to the apartment where there was a cream tea waiting and a bottle of red wine at room temperature...just marvellous! It is such a comfortable and absolutely beautiful apartment that in some ways you're loathe to leave it for too long to go out exploring - but it's so well-positioned in Durham that you can't put it off. Walk around the corner and up Elvet Bridge and within literally 5 minutes you're in the centre of Durham city. We had plenty of good weather during our stay to enjoy sitting out on the decking and watching the river traffic go by, with the cathedral bells every 15 minutes - very relaxing indeed! The memory foam mattress means you get a wonderful night's sleep and there's absolutely everything you need in the apartment, it really is a home from home. We will most definitely be back!
Visited June 2019
Written July 3, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Storyteller399022
Storyteller399022
Thank you for choosing to return to our apartment for the third time. Your positive feedback and kind words are genuinely appreciated. We aim to provide a personal and individual service to meet the specific needs of all our guests and your comments assist us to improve our service and the apartment facilities for all our guests. We are looking forward to welcoming you for a return visit. Kind regards, Chris and Wendy
Written July 4, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

michael r
michael r
Tavistock, United Kingdom53 contributions
Fabulous appartment!
This is a warm, spacious and very comfortable appartment which has been completed to a top specification. Lovely decking area with views over the river. Close to all amenities and benefits from a garaged parking space. Chris and Wendy are terrific hosts and meet you on arrival. The cream tea, wine, biscuits, eggs, milk, butter and other provisions were greatly appreciated. You wont find a better place to stay in Durham!!
Visited February 2019
Written March 5, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Storyteller399022
Storyteller399022
Thank you so much Michael for your positive feedback and such kind words which we appreciate so much. We are so pleased that you enjoyed a relaxing stay as we aim to provide a personal and individual service to meet the specific needs of all our guests. We appreciate all comments with a view to constantly improving our service and apartment facilities for everyone. We are looking forward to welcoming you for a return visit. Kind regards, Chris and Wendy
Written March 10, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jacqueline a
jacqueline a
Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom15 contributions
the very best apartment we have ever stayed in
had 2 nights in this apartment, perfect from beginning to end, wendy and chris could not have been more helpful, fabulous river views, secure car park, central for everything, spotless, very comfortable, can't really say enough, it was perfection, would give more than 5 stars if I could !!!
Visited November 2018
Written November 15, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Storyteller399022
Storyteller399022
Hi Jacqueline, "Thank you your review the praise you've given". We are very appreciative of your positive review as we aim to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Kind regards Chris and Wendy
Written November 17, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Simon L
Simon L
5 contributions
Superb and convenient apartment
A great place to stay, overlooking the river and a couple of minutes walk into old Durham. Large and very well appointed apartment with excellent facilities and secure parking. Highly recommended.
Visited October 2018
Written October 2, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Storyteller399022
Storyteller399022
Hi Simon, Thank you so much for choosing to stay in our apartment. Your positive feedback and kind words are very much appreciated. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our central position giving easy access to the city centre. We aim to provide a personal and individual service and enjoy meeting our guests. We appreciate all comments with a view to constantly improving our service and apartment facilities for everyone. We are looking forward to welcoming in the future. Kind regards, Chris and Wendy
Written October 2, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Oldbrookie
Oldbrookie
74 contributions
Perfect base in Durham
We'd stayed in this apartment previously so we knew it was a perfect base - and that is still the case! The secure underground parking is a massive plus and if you're just spending the day in the city itself you don't need take the car at all. The apartment is lovely and light and airy, we loved the spacious master bedroom with floor to ceiling windows! Open the patio doors from the living room and you're onto the decking, overlooking the River Wear, perfect on a sunny day. It's only a few minutes' walk up Elvet Bridge, round the corner from the apartment and you're right in the centre of Durham City where you can easily spend at least a day exploring. Chris and Wendy's communications were great and we always knew how to contact them, Chris met us at the apartment to hand over the keys. Already thinking about another visit!
Visited September 2018
Written September 10, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Storyteller399022
Storyteller399022
Thank you so much for choosing to return and stay in our apartment. Your positive feedback and kind words are very much appreciated. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our central position giving easy access to the city centre. We aim to provide a personal and individual service and enjoy meeting our guests especially when they opt for a return visit. We appreciate all comments with a view to constantly improving our service and apartment facilities for everyone. We are looking forward to welcoming in the future. Kind regards, Chris and Wendy
Written September 12, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dianew2410
dianew2410
3 contributions
Miss
I cannot praise this apartment enough. What a stunning place & a fabulous location. The furnishings and fittings are all 1st class, & spotlessly clean. Wendy & Chris were fantastic, meeting us there to show us around & also providing a lovely welcome pack. We will certainly be back, loved it.
Visited July 2018
Written July 18, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Storyteller399022
Storyteller399022
Hi Diane, Thank you so much for your positive feedback and such kind words which we appreciate so much. We are so pleased that you enjoyed a relaxing stay as we aim to provide a personal and individual service to meet the specific needs of all our guests. We appreciate all comments with a view to constantly improving our service and apartment facilities for everyone. We are looking forward to welcoming you for a return visit. Kind regards, Chris and Wendy
Written July 20, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • City getaway
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Property features
  • Elevator/Lift access
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Scenic views
  • Waterfront views
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Entertainment
  • Television
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Terrace
Things to do
  • Cycling areas
Living spaces
  • Highchair

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About the neighborhood
There is a general dealers with off licence within 2 minutes of your front door and a leisure club with gym and indoor swimming pool just over the road. The railway and bus stations are within easy walking distance and Durham's impressive Gala Theatre complex is just round the corner. The Cathedral, Castle and University are a 10-minute walk away and the lovely boutique shops, restaurants and bars are within 5- minutes from the apartment. The apartment benefits from a beautiful riverside setting, however please be aware that we are located within the city centre and close to the Cathedral, therefore subject to some external noise from the Cathedral bells, restaurants, bars and emergency vehicles. * Durham gala day may reduce access to and from via a vehicle as the police close certain roads. This is a city centre apartment in close proximity to local pubs and clubs. *Prices quoted for two guests are based on sharing one bedroom, additional cleaning costs are applicable to the use of the second bedroom.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Train or bus Walk downhill from railway station, towards the City Centre, continue ahead at the main roundabout, over the river Wear, staying on the path leading up a slope. Cross the road towards the market place and walk down the slope turning right at main roundabout at the base of the slope. Continue through the traffic lights and look for Establishment café on your right hand side, St Andrew's Court is at the rear of the Establishment cafe. If you are travelling by train or bus the apartment is only a five minute taxi ride, alternatively we can transport you to and from the station for free. Walking distance is approximately 1mile from both. Car From A1(M) junction 62 follow A690 to Durham City Centre. At first roundabout travel straight ahead; at second roundabout turn left and over the river Wear. Continue through traffic lights, look for Establishment café on your immediate right and turn right into St Andrew's Court underground car park entrance (green door). We will meet you outside the apartment at 2pm (flexible with 24 hours notice) to allow access to allow access to the secure underground car parking should you require it. Flat 5, St Andrews Court, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AH for Sat nav. We will welcome you to the apartment and show you around to ensure you are totally comfortable before we leave. We will be available on the contact numbers above which are also held in our welcome pack and will return 10-12 am on the day of your departure.
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 PM Check out by 11 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Paypal - Bacs transfer - GBP & Euros - Cheques When paying by cheque, the full balance must be paid 10 days in advance of the arrival date. * Christmas eve to New years day rates are premium rates.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Durham Riverside Apartment - Kingsgate Bridge View

Durham Riverside Apartment - Kingsgate Bridge View is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Durham Riverside Apartment - Kingsgate Bridge View has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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