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Listed Stone Built Folly with original gothic features



Updated: 09-Dec-2016
Cottage in Seaham, Co Durham. - Quiet location, set on top of kinley hill with stunning views of the East Durham, Heritage Coastline

Kinley tower is a beautiful, recently renovated folly. This grade 2 British listed building offers guests a peaceful location on a relaxed family run farm.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

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About the Owner

We live in a small Village on the North East Coastline.

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12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


Great location great people. Superb stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time staying at the folly . Welcome pack a lovely touch. Rooms plenty big enough and spotlessly clean. Surrounding area and views are amazing even in the winter . Would highly recommended to anyone and would definitely book again

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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wow, what a little gem!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Fab property,peaceful and relaxing , boys 5 and 6 called it their castle. we met owner wayne a genuinely nice man, made us feel very welcome, would definitely recommend to friends and family 5 stars !!!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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WoW. Beautifully restored folly

  • 5 of 5

Just what was needed for a stress free break. Nicely secluded but within a 10min drive of Seaham. There is a beautiful walk that takes you through Hawthorn Dene ( managed by English nature ) and leads you to a nice secluded beach. The folly has been beautifully restored to a high standard and Yvonne and Wayne were very helpful and attentive. We will definitely be booking again when in the area and would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What an amazing cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We booked on a whim and having never visited C.Durham we were unfamiliar with the area but had a marvellous few days. During the 3 days prior to our visit Wayne and Yvonne were really helpful and answered all our questions positively, especially about taking the dogs. The property was spotless and the welcome hamper was superb. We settled in and then drove to Seaham. On our return we were delighted to meet Wayne who had popped in to make sure everything was as we had hoped. Although the weather was mixed the Folly was not draughty and the heating allowed us to settle in the evening in a warm, comfortable environment. The furniture, especially the bed, was comfortable and in excellent condition.

In the 4 days we visited Beamish, Durham and the Dockyard at Hartlepool; collected sea glass; walked miles with the dogs and met some genuinely hospitable people.

5 stars are not enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Adventure!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the same time as Desmond the Hurricane! and he blew down the power lines. So for a couple of days, we had candles for light, a small stove for cooking and furs for warmth (well duvets actually), and were transported to another century - around the time the tower was built I imagine. The wind was howling but the solid walls kept us safe and warm from invasion. It was such an exciting adventure. Then the lights came on and we were back in the 21st century in a toasty warm brilliantly converted turret with all modern conveniences and amazing views. Yvonne and Wayne could not have been more helpful or attentive throughout our 4 night stay. Thanks again and see you in the New Year for our next stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy, welcoming and spectacular

  • 5 of 5

Arrived at this beautifully restored folly in the middle of the night in probably the windiest night of the year, just prior to a snow storm! It was so warm, welcoming and thoughtfully presented that it was a real haven. The tower is compact so ideal for a couple and I imagine, with its sea views and gardens backing onto fields of horses, it's a wonderful place to spend a summer's evening watching the sun set. We were fascinated to watch the rain roll in across the coast unfortunately!

A welcome hamper provided all we needed for breakfast plus a few snacks, the tower was spotless and comfortable - can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Kinley Tower is located on our family Farm, and has been recently renovated, it is located a five minute walk from Hawthorn Nature Reserve, and easy reach to Dalton Park (shopping outlet) and Metrocentre, Durham, Sunderland and Newcastle.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newcastle at 30 Miles Nearest Barpub : Stapleton Arms at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Seaham at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Seaham at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : A19 at 1.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Seaham at 3 Miles Nearest Ski : Silksworth dry slope at 6 Miles Nearest Beach : Seaham at 1.5 Miles Car: necessary


Beaches and coastline are a twenty minute walk


Newcastle Airport is thirty mile away


Hawthorn village is two mile away. Seaham is located 4 miles from the property with Durham, Sunderland, Hartlepool and Newcastle all within easy driving distances.

Further Details:

Although Kinley Tower is located rurally all facilities can be reached within easy driving distances, the town of Seaham has had over the years millions spent improving the dock area and also incorporates shopping facilities inc Byron Place and Dalton Park.

Kinley Tower is close to some of the North East's great shore fishing points and also close by, trout angling is available on ponds at Warden Law. With plenty of walking available, historic towns and cities close by and a local pub that serves home cooked food hopefully you'll find lots to explore in the North East of England

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
20 Jan 2016 - 20 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Jan 2017 - 21 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact us for details as we will try to be as flexible as possible to meet your needs.

Changeover Day:
Usually we would accept guests on arrival at 3pm and we would like to have guests ready to hand back the keys by 10am on the day of their departure.

Notes on prices:
Our pricing is mainly based on short stays and we are more than willing to discount the pricing for people willing to take advantage of longer breaks if needed, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The magnificent view of the surrounding area, Easy walking distance to the Northeast coastline, and quiet secluded rural location.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Television


  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • The bathroom has a bath, toilet and basin with mirror


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom has a double bed and bedside table and wardrobe, single bedroom has a bedside table.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Kinley Tower is a recently restored folly near to the North East Coast, Hawthorn Dene and many other local attractions including a recently rebuilt marina at Seaham. The property itself boasts excellent views of the surrounding area in the comfort of our lovingly restored 19th Century Folly. Outside: Outside the property there is gated access to a private drive and garden with ample room for 2 cars if needed. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels inc.

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