Two bedroomed town house in the heart of Durham City
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.
Minimum age of primary renter:18
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
5 stars and very generous
The all 5 star ratings tell one part of the story. What was perhaps unique was the wonderful generosity of the welcome basket and consumables like washing up liquid etc. Wonderful attention to detail.
Thank you so much for your very kind words. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again sometime.
Communication with Margaret prior to arrival was prompt & helpful. She & Pete were kind enough to greet us when we arrived even though our train from London kept getting delayed. They showed us around the house & how everything worked and left us with a lovely welcome basket of snacks and a vase full of red roses. The house had everything my husband & I needed. I didn't realize there was a 2nd bedroom with a twin bed next to the master bedroom, but it came in handy as my husband is a very light sleeper and was able to get away from the street noise by sleeping in the twin room. I, on the other hand, slept through any cars & people walking up the street talking. I could hear them as I was falling asleep but they didn't wake me up. The house is in an excellent location and you can walk to just about anywhere in city centre in 10 min or less. It was perfect for staying in town as we got our daughter settled in at the university. If you have difficulty with mobility or walking up/down hills, you'll want to have your Uber app ready as they will pick-up right outside your door. We loved the location and walked everywhere. There are markets down the street and around the corner for groceries, and Freddie's Fish & Chips down at the corner is inexpensive, yummy & gives friendly, helpful service. If it's available, we would stay here again next time we visit Durham!
Thank you so much for your very kind words. So pleased that No 21 fitted your requirements. It was lovely to hear the ticking of the clock again, thank you for the repairs. We would love to welcome you back anytime.
Ups and downs in Durham City
21 Neville Street was a delight for my wife and I. Right from the moment of our arrival and welcome from Trish we knew we had chosen well. The property and amenities were exactly as we envisioned them. After becoming accustomed to the climb up Neville St each evening we began to feel right 'at home'. The books and pamphlets supplied were very helpful and we really appreciated the generous welcome basket.
We were very sorry for the loss of the recycling bag (due to a misunderstanding on our part ?) and especially the water leak which appeared on the evening prior to our departure. Hopefully it was not too serious. We especially appreciate the proximity to rail and bus stations, grocery stores and the attractions of castle, cathedral and square. All in all, we had a very enjoyable time! Thank you!
So pleased you both enjoyed your time in Neville Street. Thank you for your very kind comments and for leaving No 21 absolutely spotless!
Don't worry about the recycling bag, and the leak was easily repaired.
Hope to maybe see you again sometime.
Lovely city break
Really enjoyed this stay. Really handy for main attractions and full of character.
Thank you for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed your stay in Neville Street and hope to see you again sometime.
Perfect house snd location . Very homely and relaxing .
Margaret was so helpful snd the perfect host .
Thank you so much for your very kind words. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to maybe see you again sometime.
Durham City Break
We loved the property. A gem of a place right in the heart of the city.
Made to feel very welcome by the friendly owners, and it was a lovely surprise to receive the hamper of goodies.
I've recommended the house to friends and family.
Thank you for your very kind review. So glad you enjoyed your stay in Neville Street and hope to see you again sometime.
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.