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Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 16 reviews

Serenity in the city centre

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Apartment 3 Kingsgate Bridge view. A peaceful and picturesque 5-star apartment awaits you on the banks of the River Wear next to Elvet 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 infamous 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.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newcaslte or Durham Tees Valley, Nearest railway: Durham Darlington
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

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

Northern England region

The luxury two bedroomed apartment is located on one level of the ground floor for accessibility. The ground floor provides open plan living, with French doors overlooking a decking area to the river Wear where you can listen to the Cathedral bells and watch the rowing boats go by.

The apartment has two double bedrooms with a King Size bed in the Master and double in the second bedroom with Egyptian Cotton linen. The bathrooms are also on the ground floor, the en-suite and family bathroom both have showers, fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries along with shaving points. There is also a W.C. and wash basin. In the hallway you will find ample storage space along with a coat stand and complimentary umbrellas.

The modern kitchen is equipped with all you require to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing, with everything from crockery and glasses to casserole dishes and baking trays so you may enjoy eating in or out. We can also offer breakfast and other goodies as optional extras.

The City of Durham is a World Heritage Site and the Cathedral is a must see along with many other historical buildings and places of interest. The bars and restaurants will not disappoint as there is something for everyone, whatever your budget will allow.

We will be happy to offer guidance and advice for any of our guests.


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.

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* 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.*

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Review 1-10 of 16

4 Sep 2014



We all loved this apartment. Beautiful rooms, gorgeous terrace, and great location. The owners were very helpful, and the apartment provided all the 'bits' we needed but didn't want to … More

Thank you ever so much for fantastic feedback which provides us with accurate guidance and shows our efforts are worthwhile. We aim to make our guests stay as comfortable and memorable as possible. We look forward to seeing you again on your return visit to Durham City.

Kind Regards
Chris and Wendy

24 Jun 2014


"Excellent rental in Durham"

The apartment is well placed by the river with easy access to Durham city. You can walk over the bridge to city centre , which has many restaurants and bars. The apartment is contemporary and has all … More

Thank you ever so much for such fantastic feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your return stay with us and look forward to seeing you again.

Many thanks
Chris and Wendy

21 Jun 2014


"This property, service and welcome cannot be faulted."

We arrived as two separate couples to celebrate a a significant anniversary between us. We could not have chosen a better property or venue. The welcome by Wendy on our arrival was warm and informat… More

Thank you so much for your positive feedback and such kind words. 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.

Many thanks
Chris and Wendy

11 Apr 2014


"peaceful haven in wonderful city-centre location"

Just back from a short 3-night trip with my two teenagers. The apartment was well-equipped and in the perfect location, being walking distance from the city centre. It was a delight to watch the rower… More

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for your positive feedback about the apartment and its location. We aim to accommodate any unforeseen eventuality and hope you had a safe journey home.

Kind regards

Chris and Wendy

15 Mar 2014


"Lovely apartment in perfect location"

We have just returned from a lovely short break with friends at this beautiful apartment. The apartment was very well equipped, lovely furnishings and the complimentary wine, nibbles and milk etc wer… More

Thank you ever so much for your positive comments and the really encouraging feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us as we aim to please. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the welcome goodies and the complimentary transport as we endeavour to provide excellent service above and beyond a self-catering accommodation.

We apologise for the failure of the heater which was isolated to the lounge and we are sorry for any inconvenience caused. We have been to visit the apartment today with an electrician and he has replaced the fuse, however we intend to replace the overnight storage heaters with slim line electric radiators throughout the apartment. We always invite our guests to contact us via our mobile numbers in the guest handbook should anyone find themselves with a problem, large or small. We reside 15 minutes from the apartment and we would have been happy to respond immediately to rectify the broken heater.

We were also concerned that you thought the apartment had two double rooms. Our ground floor “Riverside Apartment 2” has always been configured as a master bedroom with a King bed and a twin room. However, our duplex "Riverside Apartment" has a Master King bed and the second room has a double bed, this apartment was and is unavailable until June 2014 so would have shown “no availability” on the Holiday Lettings calendar for the time of your reservation. I hope we have been able to clarify the hiccups and we sincerely hope this didn't upset your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again on your return visit to Durham City.

Kind Regards
Chris and Wendy

19 Dec 2013


"Great location, beautifully furnished with attention to the little details"

We were very well looked after - with Molton Brown Shower and Bath items, a lovely welcome basket with wine and nibbles really added a touch of luxury and made us feel very welcome.Its a great little… More

Thank you ever so much for comments and the really encouraging feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us as we aim to please. We look forward to seeing you again on your return visit to Durham City.

Kind Regards
Chris and Wendy

16 Dec 2013


"Delightful place to stay..."

Absolutely lovely place...right on the river looking out towards the cathedral. You really are right in the midst of the city. Organisation & details were excellent, instructions easy to follow. Can&#… More

Thank you ever so much for such fantastic feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again.
Kind regards
Chris and Wendy

12 Dec 2013


"Great location, lovely accommodation"

We had a lovely stay, the location is very central so perfect for seeing Durham and waking up to a river view was lovely. Flat was very spacious and great for our one year old to run around in. Also d… More

Thank you ever so much for such fantastic feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, especially at this time of year when Durham is so beautiful. We look forward to seeing you again.

Chris and Wendy

29 Nov 2013


"Excellent riverside apartment"

We stayed in the apartment with our 10 week old newborn and it was a perfect setting for us. The owners were very nice and flexible which was great, the apartment was ideal and very modern, and the lo… More

Thank you ever so much for such fantastic feedback. We were more than happy to accommodate your beautiful baby. It is so pleasing to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again.

Many thanks
Chris and Wendy

16 Nov 2013



stayed here for 3 days with my 16 month old daughter. the owners kindly provided extras for the baby on request. met ,me at the hotel nearby as i was unsure of loacationa. and nothing was too much tro… More

Thank you ever so much for such fantastic feedback. We aim to please and aim to make every guest as comfortable as possible. We hope you choose to book with us again next year.

Many thanks
Chris and Wendy

Review 1-10 of 16

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