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Chain Locker on New Quay

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The Chain Locker showing Lounge window located in the original pub building.

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

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)
Access Car not necessary
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
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Secure parking, Lift access, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
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.

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.

Further details

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

The Baltic Mill Art centre

The Sage Gateshead

The discovery museum Newcastle

The great North Museum

Durham City Cathedral and Castle

South Tyneside Museum (Just Across from the apartment on the ferry

South Tyneside Roman Fort Arbeia not far from the above museum

Tynemouth Priory

Northumberland Castles

Angel of the North

The nexus travel site for public transport information

The Theatre royal Newcastle

North Shields

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 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 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.

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.

24 May 2011


"A home from home"

No 7 is a dinky little one bed apartment at the back of the building. The apartment is decorated and kitted out to a very high standard and is both luxurious and comfortable at the same time. I am staying here on business and the apartment is my home for the next few months. It is a lovely home from home and so much better than staying in a hotel.

The apartment block is situated opposite the Shields Ferry terminal and a short walk way from the Metro station. Fish Quay, where there are several lovely (and very popular) restaurants, is a 5 - 10 minute walk away. You can walk along the coast to Tynemouth, Cullercoats and Whitley Bay in one direction and to Royal Quays in the other.

19 May 2011



Having sat-naved our way there we were met by the owner and after parking in the private car park showed us to the flat. It was way beyond our expectations and superb quality. For us the location was ideal for either using our car or public transport. We will be using it again.

18 May 2011


"Very comfortable, affordable apartment."

Warmly welcomed by owners and found apartment very well equipped with lovely extras like cakes and buscuits etc.
Very clean and lots of things to make our stay better like cds, books etc.
Nice to have the water front view and opted for this location because of this nice aspect. Needed to travel by car for most activities but not a problem as parking was located nearby as were some lovely restaurants (especially the Italian) and pubs which could be walked to along the key side.
Would return to apartment without hesitation.

There is a bus and ferry service outside(100 metres)the apartment which has links to the whole of Tyneside via the Tyne and Wear Metro, so although a car maybe usefull, for the wider region,it is not required for Tyneside attractions.

16 May 2011


"A lovely stay in an excellent apartment"

Stayed at the Chain Locker for my niece's local wedding. The owners were lovely and welcoming and the apartment had everything we needed and was warm.

At present they are developing the area so there is some work going on nearby, but this doesn't intrude on the apartment once inside.

The area is fascinating with a fascinating walk with information boards nearby and the ferry over to South Shields about 100m away.

At long last the work outside has finished and what an improvement it has made the lcoal bus stop is now only 100 metres away and gives access to the whole of tyneside.

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    Calendar last updated:29 Jun 2015

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