Cade's House is around 150 years old and arranged over 3 floors. Ideal to walk into Durham City or exploring wider in the north east - Sunderland and Newcastle, indoor shopping at the Metro Centre, Beamish Museum, various golf courses, Durham Cricket Club at Chester le Street, Kynren at Auckland Castle, Angel of the North, plus Hadrian's Wall and the Northumberland coast if you venture a bit further afield.
Still some original features but fibre WiFi is one of the new features.
Named after the Roman road that crossed the river near here, Cade's House is deceptively large and newly decorated. We have 2 cosy lounges downstairs if you want to split up and watch TV in one, and read with the radio in the other. Alternatively, you can open the double doors between the rooms and enjoy one big space. The front lounge has a double sofa bed and can be closed off from the rest of the house. To supplement the central heating, both rooms have large Victorian fireplaces with open gas fires to sit around when it's cold outside. The second lounge is quiet and opens to the spacious, well equipped kitchen so you can all be together if preparing a meal, or just a cup of tea (we will leave everything you need for a cuppa when you arrive). As well as the kitchen we have a utility room with a butler sink, washing machine, tumble dryer, and ironing equipment for you.
3 lovely double bedrooms with solid oak furniture, including an airy loft style room with exposed beams. We do keep a folding JayBe single bed to allow a 9th person to stay but this will need to be set up in a shared room.
The rear is not overlooked, south facing, and a suntrap in summer. We have left chairs and a table in the garage if you want to sit out on the patio area, and enjoy a glass of wine (this area is well lit if you want to use it after the sun has gone down).
We will always try to meet you at check in and walk you around the house. If you wish, we can point out local takeaways and shops plus the little cafe around the corner if that's what you need. There is also a drawer in the hall containing leaflets for local tourist attractions.
As well as having access to the whole house there is also a private sitting area in the south facing rear, and a table and chairs are provided (just get them out of the secure garage whenever the sun shines). There is room for up to 3 cars, safely off the road, in front of the garage at the rear. There are motion sensor lights to help you if it is dark when you park.
Ask for additional keys in advance if you need them for your group.
We are not far away if there is a problem or just phone if you need some advice. There are business cards with a phone number next to the guest book (please leave any comments or recommendations to help future guests) on the hall table.
IF YOU DO WANT EITHER THE SOFA BED OR THE FOLDING BED THEN PLEASE LET US KNOW AT THE TIME OF BOOKING SO WE CAN ENSURE THAT EVERYTHING IS SET FOR YOU ON ARRIVAL>
PLEASE NOTE THAT UK BANK HOLIDAY WEEKENDS ARE 3 NIGHTS MINIMUM
If you are working in the area, or just need a longer than usual stay, then please contact us and we may be able to negotiate a price.