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Luxury Spacious Apartment, Sleeps 4

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

SPACIOUS, comfortable and newly-renovated apartment in this Victorian building

THIS sumptuous 2-bed duplex apartment offers a stunning living space 2 miles from the city centre. Lovingly-restored century-old Tyneside flat with double attic bedroom, large attic lounge (with kitchenette), shower room and downstairs twin bedroom. Old meets new in this Victorian terraced building - the heritage of this century-old Tyneside flat has been lovingly recreated, but with a modern twist. You are spoilt for choice for public transport - 10 minutes into the city, the MetroCentre, and a short walk from Gateshead itself.

Our apartment, named Docker's Digs, has been designed and decorated to reflect the industrial heritage of the North East. We have completed a sympathetic restoration of this Victorian building, with revitalised heritage furniture coupled with unique hand-made pieces, and pieces of modern artwork from the nearby Baltic Arts centre. We provide luxury mattresses and towels and Egyptian cotton white bed linen. We want every minute of your stay to be in a memorable and comfortable apartment. You will be provided with fresh towels, two pillows for each bed (firm and soft), while there is a private sink and mirror in both bedrooms. Hairdryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum cleaner are provided,

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Dylan Younger
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
8 August, 2018

About Dylan Younger

I am your joint host at Docker’s Digs, along with my partner, Karen Bell. We are self-employed landlords and do-er up-ers. I am a former sports journalist - Karen is still a brilliant yoga teacher. We are in our mid-40s and now have two grown-up children. We are passionate about Newcastle and the North East, and corny as it sounds, passionate about property too. We have put our heart and soul into providing a lovely home-from-home at our two apartments - Coalminer's Cottage and Docker's Digs. We've stayed there ourselves and love it. We hope you do too - it's a convenient and comfortable base to explore and get the most out of this fantastic part of the world. We will leave you in peace to enjoy your stay - but help and advice is always on hand if you need it.

Dylan Younger purchased this apartment in 2016

Why Dylan Younger chose Gateshead

There is a large but cozy double attic bedroom with leather double bed on the top floor, a spacious twin room on the floor below, a gorgeous large attic living room with dormer window and a fully-tiled bathroom with walk-in shower cubicle. There is a small kitchenette area at one end of the open-plan living room. Here you will find sink, fridge, microwave (with integral grill), oven and kettle. Please note, however, that it is not a full working kitchen and there is no hob or oven.

You are renting the entire apartment, and your privacy will be respected at all times. Full instructions on everything will be provided, but the owner is only a phone call away if needed.

What makes this apartment unique

FAST cable wifi is free of charge and our LG Smart TV provides instant access to all catch-up services. There is a electric fire, USB sockets in the kitchen area, for hipsters a 50s-style radio/CD/record player (with a few bits of vinyl to listen to) and (if you're more 21st Century) a docking/charging station for your iphone or ipod. All bills are covered and there is instant hot water provided by a condensing combi boiler.

We have spent a lot of time time and care providing a comfortable home-from-home, close to all the amenities that Tyneside has to offer. Please respect this, and respect other homeowners in what is a residential area. This is not the apartment for you if you want to have loud parties late into the night.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Gateshead in Gateshead District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • UNIQUE fully tiled attic bathroom with WC, wasbashin and separate walk-in shower cubicle.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • LOVELY large double attic bedroom with extra thinck mattress on double bed, heritage wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets, ottoman trunk and dormer window. Second bedroom has two single beds, bedside cabinets, wardrobe and chair. Both bedrooms have private sink and mirror.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please not that if you are staying for more than a couple of days, you WILL need to walk around the block (2-minute walk) to discard of your rubbish in the external bins in the back street.


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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Beautifully designed, comfortable and clean apartment in a safe quiet area. Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely quirky place to stay. The owner has some great design attention that makes this not only a really nice place to stay but with heritage surrounding it. The accommodation is really comfortable, especially the beds, and very clean. The street is very quiet and safe with plenty of parking. It is very accessible to Newcastle/Gateshead and further public transport options so you wouldn't really need a car. Overall this is a really excellent base to explore the region and the owner is very helpful should you need it.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment, would highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this apartment for almost a month and it was a lovely home away from home. Although it is small, for the purpose of our stay in Newcastle this place was perfect. The decor and appliances available were all we needed (except of course a washing machine, but this wasnt such an issue). The cleaners kept the place well maintained and the area was easily accessible to/from the city centre with a quick taxi trip. Great place to stay and we would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful surprise?

  • 5 of 5

This lovely attic apartment hidden away in Gateshead.

Modern;Clean; great views from the cute windows.

.And the most comfortable bed .in the main bedroom.,that molded around you amazing!!Just what a traveler needs.

Plus sitting rooms chairs again with high backs,great neck supports so after a day of sight seeing you comfortably sink into.

Very safe and quiet; Good local and historic information available in the folder.

Location to local library for internet connections and tourist info is just up the road.

We would highly recommend this accommodation

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a great stay. Thanks for looking after the apartment - you are welcome back any time.
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Alex Moulton review of dockers digs

  • 5 of 5

hi guys

well myself and 3 others stayed at this apartment over the weekend, and i must say it was a great place to stay

it had a very warm, comfy feeling in this apartment

very modern, very clean

the beds were also very comfy(my highlight)

it has all the equipment you need to enjoy a relaxing night and a local shop only across the road.

overall i would definitely recommend to stay here, good value for money

and the ownwer was very helpful with all my enquirers before arrival

hope this helps anyone looking at this apartment

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great apartment!

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay!

The apartment is within walking distance of Saltwell Park and Gateshead Centre, with plenty of on street parking.

It's well looked after, with modern facilities and a comfortable homely feel. We particularly appreciated the cookies and we enjoyed listening to some of the vinyls.

Overall a really pleasant environment which i would thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great stay in Newcastle

  • 5 of 5

Me and three of my friends had a brilliant stay at Dockers Digs. It was the perfect home away from home and a great base for exploring Newcastle. There is a shop at the end of the road which we found really handy for picking up last minute items. The rooms were all spacious and had all the essentials you need.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
11.5 Miles
Newcastle Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Azure Blue
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
North Shields Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
2.3 Kilometres
Beggars Wood Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Newcastle Central Station
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Last Days of the Raj
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
South Shields

Docker's Digs is the perfect gateway to exploring Newcastle upon Tyne and the North East - long known to be a world-class weekend destination.

Newcastle was voted the best UK city to visit by Guardian readers last year - and is regularly named in lists of top worldwide cities for weekend breaks.

Our apartment is in Gateshead, just a mile from the A1 motorway and on the southern brink of the Tyneside urban area. Access to Coalminer’s Cottage is easy and parking is free - but with excellent regular bus services on the doorstep - and a taxi into the city costing £7 to £8 - there is no need to use your car from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave.

You are a stone’s throw from the beautiful Saltwell Park, known as ‘The People’s Park’ - with its boating lake, wooded areas and cafe, while the historic Little Theatre is just around the corner.

You are less than two miles from Newcastle city centre, and even closer to the stunning Quayside, a shared jewel in Newcastle and Gateshead’s crown. Here you can visit the Baltic Arts centre, and the Sage music venue, and take a walk over the Millennium Bridge which spans the Tyne.

If shopping is your thing, you will be in heaven - you’re less than three miles from the biggest shopping centre in Europe, Gateshead’s MetroCentre, and 2.5 miles from the shops Newcastle’s Eldon Square.

You have a wealth of pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants to choose from, as you would expect in one of the UK’s biggest and liveliest cities. World-class athletics at Gateshead International Stadium and Premier League football at Newcastle United’ St James’s Park are both on the doorstep, too.

If it’s the countryside you crave, just a few miles North and you are in the beautiful, unspoilt rural scenery of Northumberland, with rolling fields, Cheviot hills, endless sandy beaches and imposing castles.

Go west and the green valleys of Derwentside beckon, while a short drive (or a world-famous 13-mile run!) to South Shields brings a traditional Tyneside seaside resort with fairgrounds, duck ponds and mini-steam trains. Just north of the Tyne and a similar distance are Tynemouth and Whitley Bay, where, at low tide, you can walk the causeway to visit its lighthouse - one of the North East’s famous landmarks.

As for the building itself, you will be staying in a type of Victorian property unique to this region - the ‘Tyneside flat’. These buildings are purpose-built terrace flats and maisonettes, built over a century ago in two or three storeys, which originally provided homes for Tynesiders across the region - many of them working in the coalmines and shipyards of an area which was fast becoming a powerhouse of the industrial revolution.

We have tried to show a hint of the area’s rich industrial heritage with some of the old photos on display in the apartment. This area - Bensham, Gateshead - is changing fast but has long been one of the traditional heartlands of working-class Tyneside.

We are a £5 taxi ride from Newcastle's Quayside (one of the city's prime locations for bars and restaurants) and a £7 fare from Newcastle Central Railway Station (2 miles away). At the end of Rectory Road, the No 54 bus takes you into Newcastle's city centre in just 7 minutes. The apartment is just half a mile from the A1, so offers easy access for travel north and south. a 20-minute walk or a 5-minute bus ride takes you to Gateshead town centre, where you can access the Metro network for underground rail travel to the coast (South Shields, Tynemouth or Whitley Bay) and across Tyneside.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Gateshead, North East England

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £45

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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