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Sylvan House External

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Centrally located, 2 bedroom, Luxury Durham City apartment. Durham city benefits from its world renowned Norman Cathedral, 11th Century Castle and prestigious University. Numerous shops, pubs, restaurants, scenic river walks, museums and other attractions are literally minutes walk from your doorstep.

Please be aware that this property has a number of stairs leading down to it, about 4 flights, and no lift. It may not be suitable for guests with mobility issues.

Property benefits from:

City Centre Location

2 bedroom/ Sleeps 4

Secure Garaged Parking

Outside area leading down to river and scenic walks

Fully Furnished

Free WiFi

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Seaham 23 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newcastle International 40 km, Nearest railway: Durham
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Secure parking
Further details outdoors

Small rear garden which leads out to grassed bank leading down to the River Wear.

Please be aware that this property has a number of stairs leading down to it, about 4 flights, and no lift. It may not be suitable for guests with mobility issues.

Northern England region

Durham is well known for its Norman cathedral and 11th-century castle, both designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. The castle has been the home of Durham University since 1832.Durham is situated 13 miles (21 km) to the south west of Sunderland, England. The River Wear flows north through the city, making an incised meander which encloses the centre on three sides to form Durham's peninsula.

At the base of the peninsula is the Market Place, which still hosts regular markets; a permanent indoor market, Durham Indoor Market, is also situated just off the Market Place. The Market Place and surrounding streets are one of the main commercial and shopping areas of the city. From the Market Place, The Bailey leads south past Palace Green; The Bailey is almost entirely owned and occupied by the university and the cathedral.

Durham is a hilly city, claiming to be built upon the symbolic seven hills. Upon the most central and prominent position high above the Wear, the cathedral dominates the skyline. The steep riverbanks are densely wooded, adding to the picturesque beauty of the city. West of the city centre, another river, the River Browney, drains south to join the Wear to the south of the city.


Plenty to do and see in and around Durham City, attractions include: Durham Castle, Durham Cathedral, Binchester Roman Fort, Raby Castle, Crook Hall and Gardens, Bowes Castle, Eggleston Hall Gardens, Durham University Botanic Garden, Hardwick Park, The Bowes Museum, Tanfield Railway, Weardale Railway, Derwentcote Steel Furnace, Locomotion:The National Railway Museum at Shildon, Beamish - The Living Museum of the North,Killhope, The North of England Lead Mining Museum, Ruff 'N' Tumble Adventure World, The Playshack, Hall Hill Farm, Prince Bishop River Cruiser and Browns Rowing Boats, Beamish Wild Adventure Park,Diggerland.

The River Wear is host to a number of regattas and head races throughout the year. These include: The Novice Cup, Wear Long Distance Sculls, and Senate Cup in November and December; Durham Small Boats Head in February; Durham City Regatta in May; Durham Regatta and Admirals Regatta in June; and Durham Primary Regatta in September. In addition to the competitive rowing and sculling of the boat clubs mentioned above, there is also a thriving hire of public pleasure boats from April to October.

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2 Sep 2014


"Absolutely fantastic"

Visit family in Durham regularly and Sylvan house will certainly be my first choice in the future. Couldn't ask for a better location. Breakfast on the patio with the cathedral bells in the back… More

2 Aug 2014


"Perfect accommodation and location!"

My daughter and I stayed at Sylvan House for the one night and the apartment was great. You couldn't ask for a better location centrally to explore the wonderful city of Durham, my first time vis… More

4 Jul 2014


"Perfectly located, comfortable base to explore Durham"

This place was lovely and clean with everything that we needed there. Daniel picked us up at the train station which was much appreciated after a long week at work and made sure everything was in orde… More

16 Jun 2014


"Perfect location, excellent, clean and modern apartment."

A lovely, modern apartment with all amenities one needs. Comfy and spacious and in a superb location on the banks of the river, so close to shops and bars and a bridge over into the city centre.… More

28 May 2014


"Fabulous apartment, perfect location"

Just returned from a three night stay at 6 Sylvan House. The apartment is contemporary, clean and couldn't be more conveniently situated. Beautiful view of the castle and just a short walk from t… More

17 May 2014


"Fantastic apartment, Fantastic location"

Me, my husband and daughter stayed at the apartment for 3 nights. The apartment was really modern and clean very well presented. It is located right in the centre of Durham, you couldn't get a b… More

2 Apr 2014


"Pretentiuos but poorly managed"

Booked 3 days early march, paied full in advance.Arrived on 24th early afternoon, we found an apparently perfect apartment.Then we realized its heating wasn't working (at morning it was freezing … More

Thank you for your review and we have taken your comments on board. We are sorry that you think your experience wasn't as good as it should have been.

When you were lost looking for the apartment and I came to collect you so you could follow me back to the apartment I immediately informed you that we were having a problem with the heating, but it was being fixed. This problem was found early in the morning when the property was checked. The heating was fixed by late afternoon on the day of your arrival and the property was warm within a few hours. You informed me that you wanted to leave. There was really no need for you to have to go anywhere but I informed you at the time that if you left we would only be able to refund 1 nights stay as a show of goodwill, which given we had turned down other bookings and everything was working perfectly, we felt was very reasonable in deed.

You were informed before you came that the apartment was ground floor. You did not mention anything about a smell of “rotten canes” to me at the time nor the scratch on the frying pan or the pea in the dishwasher filter. Apologies if there was a smell, we have never had any problems before but shall keep and eye out for anything in future and also will make sure the dishwasher filter is checked regularly.

It is a shame you did not enjoy your experience and apologise if we could have done anything more.

Toast Lettings

8 Oct 2013


"Lovely apartment in a great location"

We booked Sylvan House for a weekend trip to Durham. Never having visited before, we weren't sure where to stay, however the location of the flat was perfect. Close to all the amenities but in a … More

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