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A Georgian styled town house in the heart of Durham City.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Two bedroomed town house in the heart of Durham City

21 Neville Street is a mid terraced Georgian styled town house in the city centre in walking distance of train and bus stations and very close to Durham Castle and Cathedral and riverside walks.

The house comprises - ground floor Kitchen diner with oven, microwave, fridge and washing machine.

First floor.= one double bedroom, one single bedroom and the family bathroom with shower over the bath.

In the basement lounge there is a sofa bed which sleeps two.

To the rear of the property there is a small private courtyard with garden furniture and a fountain. There is on street Parking. You can usually get parked outside the property or on the adjoining streets. There are Parking meters at 50 pence for every half hour. No charges on a Sunday. We get allocated with a few Parking ticket scratch cards. So will try to leave guests with as many as we can spare.

More Details

Margaret Makepeace
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
4 May, 2018

About Margaret Makepeace

We bought the property as a second home and use it ourselves for holidays as we love the area. We now live in Yorkshire but some of our family still live in Durham so we visit as much as we can. Since renting out the property as a holiday let we have met some wonderful people from far and wide and have really enjoyed the experience. If you decide to book a holiday in No. 21 we will do our best to make your stay enjoyable.

Margaret Makepeace purchased this house in 2007

Why Margaret Makepeace chose Durham

We just love Durham City.

What makes this house unique

Being in the city means we can access the castle and cathedral, bars and restaurants without having to use the car. However a short drive away we have several attractions such as, Beamish Museum, Aukland Castleand Bowes Museum as well as the beautiful countryside around the weardale area.

The vibrant city of Newcastle can be reached by train or bus.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Durham in County Durham

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Family bathroom on first floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 Double room Bedroom 2 Single room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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A Georgian styled town house in the heart of Durham City.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

Interesting, well equipped and comfortable accommodation in central location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and were warm and comfortable in spite of the weather. We lacked for nothing and the welcoming basket was appreciated. The parking wasn't as difficult as we anticipated.

Sorry we didn't manage to change the light bulb and that we didn't get chance to sit in the little garden.

Margaret and daughter were very helpful on arrival and Durham, as always, was beautiful.

Thanks Shirley and Jim Williams

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you Shirley and Jim for your lovely review. So glad our accommodation was to your approval. Don't worry about the light bulb, our maintenance man has fixed it. Hope you get a chance to return sometime. Sitting in the little garden for breakfast or an evening glass of wine is a must. Thought it does need to warm up slightly! Thanks again.
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Centrally located & tastefully refurbished mid-terrace - full of character.

  • 4 of 5

The photos can't do justice to the property. Although in the kind of Durham street where student houses are routinely located, it's far from a student house inside. Lovingly restored, maintaining many original features and respecting them in the decor, even in early December the house was snug. We'd love to return some summer to enjoy eating in the in the prettily decorated courtyard, whose mural depicts Durham's unmissable cathedral. We were very grateful for Margaret & Trish's patience with our delayed arrival, due to travel hitches and of all the properties we have rented, the welcome pack here was by far the best! Location is great - a cheap taxi ride from the train, though if not pressed for time or daunted by steps, it's a pleasant walk down from the station to here. At the bottom of Neville street is bustling North Road - and, conveniently, Tesco Metro & Sainsbury's Local. Turn left outside the front door and within 100 yards you have a pancake house and picturesque local pub on the way to a quiet back route down to Framwelgate Bridge and across to the Bailey. Great value for money for such good access to the heart of the town with its great coffee houses like Leonard's or Cafedral. If you tire of using 21 Neville Street's excellent cooking facilities, there's also the astonishingly cheap (given the quality) lunchtime set menu at the Cellar Door to try. Many reasons to choose Durham, many reasons to opt for this accommodation. Thanks, Margaret.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for a fantastic review. It was lovely having you and your family stay at No 21 Neville Street. It is nice that the style of the house is appreciated. We would love to see you back in the summer.
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Great location & lovely house

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house with everything you could possibly need. The location is fantastic, 5 min walk to the centre of town and close to the station. Supermarket and green grocers are a stones throw away.

Lovely welcome with a great welcome basket setting us up nicely so we didnt have to go straight to the shops upon arrival. House was clean and would certainly recoment to a friend. We would love to return!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you liked our holiday home. Getting good reviews like yours makes us think we must be doing something right. We would love to have you stay again.
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Delightful and well situated cottage. It was immaculate and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We had a most enjoyed able stay in Durham, made so much easier by having centrally located and welcoming accommodation. The cottage was beautifully kept and had everything we needed for a most enjoyable break. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for you lovely comments. So pleased we helped to make your trip to Durham an enjoyable one. Thanks also for leaving the house spotless and for recommending no.21 to your friend.
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Charming house, central, just what we need.

  • 4 of 5

Shower head attachment broken. Could be practical with a dishwasher. Overall very nice place to stay. Would go for it again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad we made your stay enjoyable. Sorry didn't realise the shower attachment was broken, this is now fixed. Yes a dishwasher would be nice, but as the kitchen is quite small. Space is limited. Thanks for leaving no. 21 clean and tidy.
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Hilltop Hangout Huge Hit!

  • 5 of 5

Walking up the Neville street hill, your fortitude is rewarded with a simple Georgian townhouse, which quickly became "our home" for the week. The tasteful decor and functional arrangement was the perfect setting for our family of four (including our two almost-grown sons). The house supplied all of our holiday needs, with nothing left wanting (the welcome basket was a delightful surprise). A six to ten minute walk easily gets you to most notable areas of Durham, with the bus and train stations at hand. The best fish & chips are had at the bottom of the hill, and cafes and groceries are close by. After our long days of traveling and wandering, it was always a pleasure to return to this warm and welcoming home.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much Stephen for your thoughtful and imaginative review. So glad you enjoyed your stay in our holiday home and hope to welcome you back sometime.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Elm Tree
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
North Shields
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
70 Metres
Bella Italia
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Northeast coast
Car: not necessary

Attractions include: Durham Castle and Cathedral. Riverside walks.

Flass Vale nature walk. Whartons Park. Crook Hall and gardens.

Botanic Gardens. Numerous restaurants.

Further afield: Beamish Museum.(a wonderful experience of life in the Durham coalfields in days gone by, it includes a visit to a drift mine and depicts the life of ordinary families). Diggerland (a great day out for children). Finchale Abbey. Aukland Castle and Bowes Museum.


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.