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

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


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
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 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 Dur

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


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A Georgian styled town house in the heart of Durham City.
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about it! Clean, charming and very convenient to the Cathedral (our purpose in coming). The bus station is at the bottom of the hill (very steep!), as is everything else. Out of shape Americans aren't used to all the walking (I lost 7 pounds!). Quiet street most of the time. A pub behind us (The Angel) had very loud punk rock music, but could only be heard if you had the windows or door opened. The pub across the street (I forget the name) had a great atmosphere and good food. Perfect size for two adults and a grandchild!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay in Neville Street. Congrats about your weight loss, we have never managed to get passed the Fish and Chip shop at the bottom of the hill! Joking aside, we hope you will visit our beautiful city again one day and look forward to welcoming you back to Neville Street.
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Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay, the house was lovely and clean and had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your kind comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again sometime.
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Well located, well maintained, well equipped town house in Durham

  • 4 of 5

Margaret's charming home is beautifully clean, well equipped for self catering, perfectly located for Durham's sites. Durham is a hilly town and the getting to the house is a steep climb up a hill, but once there and inside this tiny but spacious 3 story (basement, main floor, two bedrooms + bathroom upstairs) everything is in good working order. It's very homey. Check in was easy with a generous hospitality basked awaiting us. We stayed there at end of term so there were some rowdy young folks celebrating on the weekends--but given that Durham is a university town I don't think that there were many places that wouldn't have had some noise from the street. Fully satisfied with our stay there.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice home

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again sometime.
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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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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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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