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Beautifully Refurbished 3 bedroom property 4 mile from Durham City

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A stay in our cosy, spacious well equipped property will appeal to all for many different reasons. If you are a keen cyclist, rambler or walker. Enjoy visiting places of outstanding natural beauty or if your visiting family or friends or a son / daughter at Durham University or just looking to get away from it all and do some shopping we are well positioned to suit all.

Our recently refurbished property is Ideally situated for all of the above.

The Village.

Our village offers a wide range of amenities right on the doorstep. At Number 4 coffee shop you can relax and have brunch whilst enjoying the morning papers. Sweet cinnamon sally offers locally made sweet treats and fresh baked goods and you can enjoy an ice cream and a cuppa.

The village has a butcher for your BBQ and convenience stores as well as a pizza shop, Chinese take away, fish and chip shop, Indian take away and restaurant where you can take your own alcohol and a short walk up the hill is the New Board Inn pub which serves traditional pub grub and has fantastic views of the valley.

Cyclist / Rambler and Walkers

The property is situated a 2 minute walk from the Derwent Valley cycle path which is very popular with cyclist and walkers for its beautiful countryside views.

Places near by to visit

The historic City of Durham lies 4 miles to the east which is a great day out. The Cathedral which has just been crowned the BBC country file magazine heritage site of the year and castle are well worth a visit. You can take a relaxing stroll around the river before enjoying one of the many coffee shops and bistros the city has to offer. Also in the market place which is the focal point of the city there is always something going on from brass festivals, farmers markets, street art etc

Other attractions close by are Beamish Open Air Museum, the Baltic Art Gallery, The Centre for Life Museum (which is one of the newest family attractions in Newcastle), The Millennium Bridge, The Angel of the North, Bede's World, Hadrians Wall, Durham County Cricket Club or you could venture farther afield to Holy Island, Kielder Reservoir, Bowes Museum, Raby Castle, Killhope Wheel, Kynren Show - epic tale of England and a range of national trust properties and grounds to explore - cragside, gibside and wallington hall which are all a great day out for the whole family. Diggerland is only a 2 minute walk away - providing fun for all age groups.

We are surrounded by famous archaeological digs such as Binchester Fort, and a newer Fort, Longovicium, yet to be excavated has been discovered in Lanchester itself. We are only about 30 minutes drive from the Northumbrian Coast with its miles of glorious beaches.


Durham city offers a range of high street and independent shops to explore.

The metro centre which is a 20 minute drive away or can be reached by train from Durham station has a whopping 380 shops to explore as well as lots of restaurants and a IMAX Odeon multi screen cinema.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2018


Dur House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Kingsize bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Small Double, sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Single bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries


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Beautifully Refurbished 3 bedroom property 4 mile from Durham City
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful home with all we needed and more

  • 5 of 5

After a very long journey, we were greeted with a very beautifully decorated, spotless home. The owners, to which we are very greatful provided many extras to make us feel very much at ease and at home. Very comfy beds, lovely furnishings the photos don’t do it justice.

All we needed was in walking distance, shops , cafes etc. “Sweet Times” the cake shop had the most wonderful cakes. New Board Inn which overlooked the village served the most fabulous food... and plenty of it!

We enjoyed walking the local area. Everyone we meet was so friendly, and we felt safe and secure. Sitting out on a warm Summer evening with a glass of wine, was so relaxing.

Our thanks to the owners for their care in all details for our stay. We look forward to our return!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review, you and your family were a pleasure to host. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Welcome back any time.
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  • 5 of 5

House well looked after. Comfortable, roomy, relaxing and fully equipped. Hosts Shaun & Claire are available to answer any questions. They make you very welcome. Will stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very nice property for a family to rent.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed staying here , a very well equipped house and in a good position to explore Durham and surrounding areas not far from Newcastle and the brilliant Beamish museum.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Neil you and your family were a pleasure to host we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at South View. Welcome back any time. Thank you Claire & Shaun
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Cosy home with everything on your doorstep.

  • 5 of 5

We struggled to find somewhere to stay that we could bring our dog to, we were thrilled to find this lovely place.

Literally within 5mins walk there are takeaways, shops, a pub, a bus stop with buses to Durham. There's a great footpath to take dogs along for a walk too.

The home is cosy, everything that you need, literally a home from home. Plenty of room for 4-5 adults.

There was even a welcome bag of goodies for us and a treat for the dog.

Thanks Claire and Shaun, was lovely to meet you.

We would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet you. Thank you for looking after our house. Great communication. Thank you for leaving our house clean and tidy. Lovely Family, We are so pleased that you loved your stay. You are Welcome back any time. Thank you Claire & Shaun
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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