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Fern Cottage, Durham City

Fern Cottage is on Gilesgate Green
Certificate of Excellence
22 reviews
Fern Cottage is on Gilesgate Green
well equipped kitchen
Large bedroom
small landing
Bathroom with over bath shower
outside seating in enclosed courtyard
view from Fern Cottage of Gilesgate Green
Rowing boats for hire on the river in Durham City
Gilesgate Green
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Durham, County Durham, England
A comfortable cottage in Durham City, within easy walking distance to the City Centre, Cathedral and University. The cottage is a grade11 listed building in the Gilesgate conservation area facing on to the green with plenty of free parking.
It is a great location for exploring Durham City and the surrounding area. Fern Cottage is firm favourite with parents visiting their sons or daughters at Durham University and the cottage has everything need to make a meal for them during the stay. The cottage has a small private courtyard at the rear.
There is a supermarket, a decent pub with food, a fish and chip shop all within a couple of minutes walk of the property. The local bus service is quite good and so a car is not needed to get around.
Fern Cottage is inspected annually by Visit Britain and has a four star rating and gold award
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Listing #HL1125752
About the Owner
Carol W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
We will meet you with the keys on arrival and as we only live 10 minutes away we are on hand to help in the unlikely event that anything needs fixing during your stay. We provide information on the local area in the cottage and can help if you need any more information on public transport etc during your stay. We won't disturb you once you have arrived but will always be happy to help if needed.
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

The cottage was ideal. We were welcomed and shown round, with the central heating explained. There was a "welcome" tray of coffee and tea waiting to be made up. The cottage was spotless. The kitchen was well laid out and had plenty of storage and...More

Thank FondGrandad
Reviewed February 20, 2018

Spent a really nice week in this lovely cosy cottage. Were pleasantly surprised as it is bigger inside than what we had expected from the photographs. Comfy sofas and bed, slept really well. Nice airy bedroom and large enough kitchen with good range of electrical...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2017

Lovely old cottage in a lovely old city. Very well equipped and comfortable. Well placed, out of the city centre but only a 10 minute walk into the city, where there are plenty of things to do. Would definitely stay here again.

Thank farwriter
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
this cottage is for two people only
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
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Jul 7, 2018 -
Sep 7, 2018
3 nights
Sep 8, 2018 -
Oct 5, 2018
3 nights
Oct 6, 2018 -
Nov 2, 2018
3 nights
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About the neighborhood
Fern Cottage is in a conservation area with nice views onto a green with surround historic houses. It is 3 minutes walk from a medium sized Sainsbury's supermarket that is open till 10pm every night.
There is a takeaway and fish and chip shop within walking distance and a pub with food.
It is within walking distance of the city centre, approx 15 mins and has regular bus service as well.
Getting around
A car is not needed at Fern Cottage, it is within walking distance of the city centre and the Cathedral world heritage site.
The bus service is good in the area and it is easy to access most attractions on public transport.
Durham is on the East Coast main line and so there are regular trains to Newcastle, Darlington and York.
The road network is good and so all of Durham County is easily accessible by car.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Newcastle Airport: 24.9 mi
Railway: Durham: 0.6 mi
Ferry: Port of Tyne International Passenger Terminal : 21.1 mi
Fern Cottage is in Gilesgate, in Durham City.
From the station it is about 10 minutes in a taxi or 30 minutes walk, please bear in mind if walking that Durham is a city of hills and so the walk can be harder with luggage.
From Newcastle airport it is approximately a 45 minute taxi ride, or you can take the metro to Newcastle central station and from there a train to Durham.
If you are driving it is about 3 miles from the M1 junction at Belmont, please ask for further directions if needed
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Nearest Beach: 13.7 mi.
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