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Quartermaster's

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Quartermaster's is on the sunny south side of historic Brancepeth Castle
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1 of 14Quartermaster's is on the sunny south side of historic Brancepeth Castle
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
3 guests
4 nights minimum
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Please note: Quartermaster's is currently closed while a programme of repairs to the castle roof is carried out. We look forward to welcoming guests again from Easter 2021. Stay in one of the north’s oldest castles! Quartermaster's is a bright and sunny south-facing ground floor flat, recently modernised, that sits between the castle’s medieval Constable Tower and 19th century Russell Tower. It sleeps 3 in a double room and a single room. The flat is a perfect base for exploring this beautiful but lesser-known part of the country. There is a wealth of historic places to visit – the city of Durham, with its magnificent cathedral, is a few minutes’ drive or bus ride away, and the towns of Barnard Castle and Richmond are within easy reach. Beamish Open Air Museum, Alnwick Castle Gardens, Had...Please note: Quartermaster's is currently closed while a programme of repairs to the castle roof is carried out. We look forward to welcoming guests again from Easter 2021. Stay in one of the north’s oldest castles! Quartermaster's is a bright and sunny south-facing ground floor flat, recently modernised, that sits between the castle’s medieval Constable Tower and 19th century Russell Tower. It sleeps 3 in a double room and a single room. The flat is a perfect base for exploring this beautiful but lesser-known part of the country. There is a wealth of historic places to visit – the city of Durham, with its magnificent cathedral, is a few minutes’ drive or bus ride away, and the towns of Barnard Castle and Richmond are within easy reach. Beamish Open Air Museum, Alnwick Castle Gardens, Hadrian’s Wall and Lindisfarne are places where you can easily spend the whole day. The Durham and Northumberland coasts have long sandy beaches, and for those who want to be more active there are great walks in the hills and dales. The Sage in Gateshead hosts an extensive programme of concerts, and the flat is ideally placed for the spectacular Kynren show in nearby Bishop Auckland each summer – it is advisable to book in advance if you want to see this while you are here. Brancepeth Castle Golf Club is laid out in the former deer park of the castle and is a few minutes’ walk or drive from Quartermaster’s. It is rated as one of the top 100 courses in the country, and one of the finest in the north east of England. Guests staying at Quartermaster’s will be eligible for a 25% discount on visitor green fees. The castle is a historic monument dating back to before the 14th century, and all income from this holiday let goes towards its upkeep. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Shower
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About the Owner
James D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2017
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2021
James D, VR Owner at Quartermaster's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 28 July 2021 via mobile

I stayed with my husband and son at Quartermaster's, attached to Brancepeth Castle, last weekend for 4 nights. It was a long awaited trip as it was bought pre-pandemic and has been rebooked several times. It was ABSOLUTELY worth the wait. The apartment is beautifully...More

Date of stay: July 2021
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James D, VR Owner at Quartermaster's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2021

I am glad it all went so well when you finally got here, Beth. It would be great to welcome you back again - this time without any postponements!

Reviewed 7 June 2021

Just returned from a week's stay in Quartermaster's. The flat itself is lovely, comfy, compact and well-equipped. The setting within the grounds of the castle is gorgeous and peaceful and Brancepeth is a great jumping-off point for exploring Durham and Northumbria, a part of the...More

Date of stay: May 2021
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James D, VR Owner at Quartermaster's, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2021

I am so glad it all went well for you, Dara, and that you managed to fit so much in to your stay. Thank you for this generous review, and we would love to welcome you back again one day - there is still so...More

Reviewed 13 October 2020

Excellent location about ten minutes by car from Durham. Lovely and peaceful with lots of open space within the castle grounds for strolling. The apartment is very comfortable, well equipped and has a nice cozy atmosphere. Plenty to see in the surrounding area and many...More

Date of stay: October 2020
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James D, VR Owner at Quartermaster's, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2020

I am glad you enjoyed your stay, Mike, and we look forward to welcoming you again. I am glad you found the flat was still well-equipped - we have had to take out some of the extras due to the current Covid restrictions.

Reviewed 30 August 2020

Great stay, very peaceful place and surrounding area. Well equipped and very clean flat. Great to stay at a castle and local church worth a visit.More

Date of stay: August 2020
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James D, VR Owner at Quartermaster's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2020

Thank you Nigel - I am glad you enjoyed your stay and found the flat very clean - our top priority at the moment. It is also good that you felt it was well-equipped as we have had to slim things down a bit to...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2020

This is the perfect place for people like me, who wants a place with strong personality. This is not a hotel, or a clasic appartment, it's a flat with two nice rooms and a big dining room-kitchen. And if it's rainning -something no strange in...More

Date of stay: March 2020
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James D, VR Owner at Quartermaster's, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2020

I am glad it worked well for you Cristobal despite the rain...... we look forward to welcoming you in the autumn.

Reviewed 14 March 2020 via mobile

Lovely apartment in Brancepeth Castle a few miles outside Durham. Very comfortable with all amenities you need. Easy drive into Durham & surrounding area. Good communication and information in apartment. Netflix & Now TV very welcome as weather was not great due to Storm Ciara....More

Date of stay: February 2020
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James D, VR Owner at Quartermaster's, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2020

Thank you Linda - it was a shame about Ciara - I hope we may be able to welcome you back in better weather!

Reviewed 4 February 2020

Visiting our daughter at Durham Uni. Very convenient. So warm and welcoming, would definitely stay again.

Date of stay: January 2020
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James D, VR Owner at Quartermaster's, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2020

Thank you - I am glad you enjoyed your stay and we would love to welcome you here again next time you come up to Durham.

Reviewed 20 January 2020

Wonderful place to stay, a real castle, complete with portcullis. Felt like stepping back in time. Quartermaster's is complete with mod cons necessary, e.g. great heating and comfy furnishings. Owners friendly when they checked we'd arrived OK and had everything we needed. Much better than...More

Date of stay: January 2020
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James D, VR Owner at Quartermaster's, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2020

Thank you for these comments, Ruth - I am glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back to stay again in the future.

Reviewed 20 October 2019

This is a lovely place to stay and even better it is in a castle! Clean and cosy, with everything you need for a short or longer stay. Great location for Durham or surrounding area.

Date of stay: October 2019
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James D, VR Owner at Quartermaster's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2019

Thank you for the kind comments, Rachel - I am glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Durham, North Yorkshire and Northumberland are rich in history, with many castles and stately homes in the care of the National Trust, English Heritage and private owners. There are many historic market towns within easy reach as well as modern shopping and cultural centres such as the Metro Centre and the Sage. The property has a championship golf course right on the doorstep, and there are any number of good walking areas near and a bit further afield, such as Weardale, Kielder Forest and the Northumberland National Park. The beaches of Durham and Northumberland are one of the little known glories of the area, with long stretches of sand, often overlooked by spectacular castles such as Bamburgh, Lindisfarne and Dunstanburgh.
Getting around
The property is served by a frequent bus route (every 20 minutes for most of the week, hourly on Sundays) that links into an extensive network of routes. Durham rail station has frequent services on the line from London Kings Cross to Newcastle and Edinburgh, and is 15 minutes away. More detailed information is provided as part of the joining instructions.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Quartermaster's

Quartermaster's is able to accommodate up to 3 guests. See all property details.

Quartermaster's has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Quartermaster's has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Quartermaster's must last at least 4 nights. See all property details.