Chain Locker on New Quay
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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
At the Chain Locker on New Quay we offer premier league accommodation in 2 bedroomed apartment's located on the first floor of this modern block of 15. The large lounge / kitchen of the two bedroomed apartment is in what was the original 19th century Public house and has amazing views down the river Tyne to the North Sea. High quality funishings and a relaxed home from home feeling. See Trip Advisor reviews.
The accommodation is fully furnished to cater for all your needs, including items for you to prepare packed lunches so you can explore the beautiful North East and Tyneside.
The property has an external ramp from the road to the ground floor, and an internal lift suitable for a wheelchair but there are five (5) steps down from the new build of the property, which houses the two double bedrooms and bathroom, to the spilt level redeveloped living area. Therefore if guests cannot manage the five steps this property will be unsuitable.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tynemouth Longsands or South Shields Sandhaven 1.5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newcastle International 10 km, Nearest railway: North Shields Metro Station 500 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, 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 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
In the 2 bedroomed apartment
There is a flat screen TV with DVD and midi hifi system for CDS in the living room and TV all of the bedrooms.All TV's have full freeview TV and Radio channels.
All windows have views of the River Tyne.
One bedroom apartment has flat screen TV with fully equipped kitchen and is on the ground floor
A selection of Books, DVDS and CDs are provided for your convenience.
Girls fancy a pampering weeknd I can arrange for a beautician to come to the apartment for an evening or all day, Hair , nails, manicure, pedicure etc.
Is it a celebration, then we can provide champagne, flowers a cake and or decorate with balloons etc.to make the occasion extra special, why not treat your mum and dad to a weekend away for their special anniversary, we will provide a holiday voucher and they can arrange when to stay.
Contact Lynne for details and prices.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a local bus service 50 metres from the entrance which gives access to the whole of Tyneside via the Tyne and Wear Metro system.
The River Tyne "Shields" ferry runs every half hour from early morning, the ferry landing is 100 metres away.
Although rates stated are for full weeks the property can be rented for a minimum of three nights.
The Tyne and Wear region
Not far from North Shields (6miles) is the fabulous city of Newcastle- Gateshead. Packed full of Culture and entertainment from the Baltic centre for Contemporary art and the Sage theatre to the hustle and bustle of Eldon Square shopping centre, the Millennium tilting bridge and the fantastic night life. In july visit the International Gateshead Flower festival, a three day event featuring all that is good in the garden.
Check out the Metro Radio Arena , O2 acadamy and whats on on Tyneside web site's for info on upcoming events like the Mouth of the Tyne festival, a free music and entertainment festival over three days in early July. Visit St. James Park the home of Newcastle United.
Go south of Newcastle and visit Beamish open air museum or the historic city of Durham with its Castle and magnificent Cathedral, on the way stop by and walk around the Angel of the North as she watches over the A1..
Also in July is the internaionally famed Sunderland air show, a weekend of thrills with old and ultra modern aircraft including the red arrows.
Go North into Northumberland and visit Alnwick castle and world famous gardens, Harry Potter was filmed at the castle as it doubled up to become Hogwarts.
Take a drive, by car or local bus, along the coastal route which takes in many of Northumberlands Castle's including the awe inspiring Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne (Holy) Island
Or follow the route of the Emperor Hadrian's Wall from its beginning 2 miles from the apartment (Wallsend) to its end in Carlisle some 80 miles away.
For a day of shopping and relaxation go to the Metro centre in Gateshead, one of Europe's biggest. See their web site for special events and opening times
Watch or take part in the worlds biggest half marathon the GREAT NORTH RUN the end of the race in South Shields is a ferry ride and a walk from the Apartments.
All in all the North East and Tyneside have so much to offer and the Chain Locker is the place to explore it all from.
Listed below are some web addresses that might be useful:
Metro Centre http://www.metrocentre-gateshead.co.uk/
The Baltic Mill Art centre http://www.balticmill.com/
The Sage Gateshead http://www.thesagegateshead.org/
The discovery museum Newcastle http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/discovery/
The great North Museum http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/greatnorthmuseum/
Durham City Cathedral and Castle http://www.thisisdurham.com/site/attractions
South Tyneside Museum (Just Across from the apartment on the ferry
South Tyneside Roman Fort Arbeia not far from the above museum http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/arbeia/
Tynemouth Priory http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/tynemouth-priory-and-castle/
Northumberland Castles http://www.visitnorthumberland.com/site/attractions/castles-and-historic-sites
Angel of the North http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/Leisure%20and%20Culture/attractions/Angel/Home.aspx
The nexus travel site for public transport information http://www.nexus.org.uk/
The Theatre royal Newcastle http://www.theatreroyal.co.uk/whats-on
The historic North Shields Fish Quay is a ten minute stroll away, with its excellent fish and bistro style restaurants with 3 course lunch from £3.95.
Why not buy some freshly landed fish or shellfish from the numerous local outlets. Once you have eaten continue your stroll along the promenade to Tynemouth.
Alternatively take the number 19 or 333 bus from outside the apartment, go to North Shields metro station and take the METRO direct to Tynemouth station from where it is a 200 metre walk to the beach.
A week long rover pass gives unlimited travel on bus metro and ferry in the Tyne and Wear area for around £26.00
The main beach is the beautiful Longsands.
Overlooking the beach and the harbour are the ruins of the 13th century Tynemouth Priory, well worth a visit.
The Victorian railway station is also home to the thrice weekly indoor curio market selling everything from books to furniture. Tynemouth village has some quaint shops inside a converted church, lots of pubs and more restaurants.
In july is the free Mouth of the Tyne festival a weekend long event of music and culture on both sides of the Tyne entrance ahrbour.
Across the road from the apartment is the "Shields" Tyne ferry landing, from which a half hourly service runs across the river to South Shields the home of Catherine Cookson. The ferry price is just £2.50 for the return trip or included in the week rover pass. A short stroll from the south landing is the South Shields old market square where a market is held twice a week. Beyond the square and down King Street we reach the hub of South shields night life with many bars clubs and restaurants, Ocean road is the home of the Catherine Cookson museum and also up to 20 of the best Indian eateries outside of the Midlands and all have special menus from £6.50 for three courses.
The sea front is no more than 500m beyond these and there is a large fairground with many rides, a boating lake and the beach itself. During the summer months free entertainment is provided most weekends.
From outside the apartment is the Number 19 bus stop, this bus meets all the ferrys to and from South Shields. It also goes into North Shields centre to the Metro station. The rest of its journey takes a 5-10 minute ride to the Royal quays area which has a factory outlet shopping centre, Wet and wild water park and a ten pin bowling club. The tourist information centre is also on this site, as is the DFDS International cruise ferry terminal with daily departures to Amsterdam. DFDS offer two day mini breaks to Amsterdam so why not have a holiday within a holiday visit their web site for details.
Cruising from the Port of Tyne international cruise terminal why not extend your stay for a few days before or after the cruise and leave your car at our home check rates on parkatmyhouse.co.uk and search North Shields.
The Chain Locker offers a perfect base to explore the beautiful and diverse place that is the North East of England.
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21 Sep 2014
"excellent, friendly and perfect for what I needed."
I have now stayed here a couple of times and now looking to return in May next year.Lynne and John are very friendly and make you feel right at home.The apartment was just what I was looking for and i… More
1 May 2014
We had a lovely time staying in the apartment. There was everything that we needed. Pity the weather wasn't so nice but it didn't spoil our time .… More
16 Oct 2013
I stayed at the Chainlocker in July for a few days with 2 of my friends and I thought that it was great. There was a great selection of restaurants, pubs and shops. Everything was so handy and I have … More
Thanks Yvette it was pleasure to meet you and look forward to seeing you in the future
19 Sep 2013
"Great value apartment close to Newcastle"
We stayed in the one-bedroom apartment. We wanted self-catering accommodation near Newcastle to explore the city as well as Durham and some of Hadrian's Wall, and found the Chain Locker apartmen… More
Thanks Margaret and Chris it was a pleasure having you stay. Looking forward to seeing you in the future.
26 Jun 2013
"An excellent apartment with many advantages."
Positioned in a quiet area of the city yet with easy access to road/ bus, rail/metro and ferry links. Close to shops and plenty of places to dine or have a snack. The apartment was very well equipped … More
21 Jun 2013
This apartment is fantastic. It really is home from home. It's location is wonderful and the views from the windows are stunning. The apartment has everything you could wish for and more!!
Public transport is superb from the ferry to South Shields to the bus and metro into Newcastle.
Whether it is business or pleasure that brings you too the NE you will not find more comfortable accommodation.
Lynne and John ensure from the moment of booking nothing is too much trouble to them. That's why we will certainly be returning to the Chainlocker !!
5 Mar 2013
"Fantastic Appartment with a Friendly Welcome and Great Service"
I stayed several times over the January/February 2013 period while working in the Newcastle area for an extended period. The apartment is fantastic, with excellent amenities. It is located in a quiet area yet it is opposite the passenger ferry between North & South Shields. This affords it excellent bus links as well. Lynne & John Nicholson are very friendly and nothing was to much trouble to sort out (e.g. collection/return of keys). If I find myself working in the area again, I will most definitely be back.
2 Sep 2012
"Fantastic home from home"
Spent Christmas there whilst visiting our daughter and family.
Brilliant apartment, spotlessly clean, well equipped.
The owners Lynne and John couldn't have done more to make our stay pleasant.
They even decorated it for Christmas and left us presents.
Ideally located, superb views of the Tyne
Also stayed again in February 2012 and are planning our next visit.
6 Aug 2012
"Excellent Apartment, Comfortable Rooms, Quiet Area"
Stayed with friends for two nights. The area was nice and quiet, which was great as we were getting over jet lag! About a 5-10 minute walk to the nearest metro station, 10 minutes to a grocery store a… More
9 Jun 2012
"Brilliant..great welcome and wonderful location"
Enjoyed the pleasures of North Shields and the Tyne from this very well looked after and appointed apartment. Lynn and her husband were very welcoming..they greeted us personally and even posted on something we left behind. Fish quay, Tynemouth, good beer and more within easy distance. Views onto the river and ability to see ships and more such a bonus.......Seaton Delaval Hall a NT property not far away and very worth a visit. Keel Row book shop in Preston Road a great way to spend an afternoon. Local hostelry certainly worth a visit for live music, quizzes and fine ale.
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