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Fern Cottage, Durham City

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Fern Cottage is on Gilesgate Green
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
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A comfortable cottage in Durham City, within easy walking distance to the City Centre, Cathedral and University. The cottage is a grade11 listed building in the Gilesgate conservation area facing on to the green with plenty of free parking. It is a great location for exploring Durham City and the surrounding area. Fern Cottage is firm favourite with parents visiting their sons or daughters at Durham University and the cottage has everything need to make a meal for them during the stay. The cottage has a small private courtyard at the rear. There is a supermarket, a decent pub with food, a fish and chip shop all within a couple of minutes walk of the property. The local bus service is quite good and so a car is not needed to get around. Fern Cottage is in a resident only parking area whic...A comfortable cottage in Durham City, within easy walking distance to the City Centre, Cathedral and University. The cottage is a grade11 listed building in the Gilesgate conservation area facing on to the green with plenty of free parking. It is a great location for exploring Durham City and the surrounding area. Fern Cottage is firm favourite with parents visiting their sons or daughters at Durham University and the cottage has everything need to make a meal for them during the stay. The cottage has a small private courtyard at the rear. There is a supermarket, a decent pub with food, a fish and chip shop all within a couple of minutes walk of the property. The local bus service is quite good and so a car is not needed to get around. Fern Cottage is in a resident only parking area which requires a permit to park. We will supply a permit for your car during your stay at no extra cost. Fern Cottage is inspected annually by Visit Britain and has a four star rating and gold award Booking of anything from 3 days to a couple of months accepted. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
tthis cottage is for two people only
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Carol W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
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Reviewed 30 November 2018

Cottage was first class. Everything was as you would want it yourselves. The only drawback was the proximity to a main road. The traffic noise was 24 hours. Cars, Lorries, klaxons and buses. If you can shut this out this cottage is perfect.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Benwyv
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Ideal location and facilities for our week's course at the university. Personal welcome from the owner, and the cottage was tip top.

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank DayTrip763764
Reviewed 30 May 2018

The cottage was ideal. We were welcomed and shown round, with the central heating explained. There was a "welcome" tray of coffee and tea waiting to be made up. The cottage was spotless. The kitchen was well laid out and had plenty of storage and...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank FondGrandad
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Spent a really nice week in this lovely cosy cottage. Were pleasantly surprised as it is bigger inside than what we had expected from the photographs. Comfy sofas and bed, slept really well. Nice airy bedroom and large enough kitchen with good range of electrical...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Diane O
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Lovely old cottage in a lovely old city. Very well equipped and comfortable. Well placed, out of the city centre but only a 10 minute walk into the city, where there are plenty of things to do. Would definitely stay here again.

Date of stay: December 2017
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Stayed here on our first visit to Durham. Beautiful cottage. Warm and cosy very comfortable, and had everything you needed. Short walk in to the centre, Regular bus service, which was great to cut out the hill walk back. Carol met us on arrival and...More

Date of stay: October 2017
1  Thank Kathryn W
Reviewed 24 September 2017

I enjoyed my stay in Fern Cottage! The cottage is quiet and clean, and had everything I needed for my stay. The WiFi works well, and the kitchen comes fully equipped with utensils, bowls, plates, pots, pans, etc. I was staying for several weeks, so...More

Date of stay: August 2017
1  Thank 16samanthay
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Lovely, cheerful and very clean cottage. The owner Carol W went above and beyond to assist us when our taxi did not arrive to take us to the train station. No other taxi was available and with 2 pieces of luggage each the distance was...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank carolannw339
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Cosy cottage, well equipped, excellent base to explore Durham and Teesdale. Walking distance into the city.

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank Sally G
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Date of stay: February 2017
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Central Heating
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
City Getaway
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Fern Cottage is in a conservation area with nice views onto a green with surround historic houses. It is 3 minutes walk from a medium sized Sainsbury's supermarket that is open till 10pm every night. There is a takeaway and fish and chip shop within walking distance and a pub with food. It is within walking distance of the city centre, approx 15 mins and has regular bus service as well.
Getting around
A car is not needed at Fern Cottage, it is within walking distance of the city centre and the Cathedral world heritage site. The bus service is good in the area and it is easy to access most attractions on public transport. Durham is on the East Coast main line and so there are regular trains to Newcastle, Darlington and York. The road network is good and so all of Durham County is easily accessible by car.
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