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Finchale Abbey, first floor apartment within an historic 11th Century Farmhouse.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Stunning property including fishing rights on prime salmon river

A stunning property within an 11th Century farmhouse, this first floor apartment has been recently modernised to a high standard while keeping within the strict guidelines that are in place when restoring a listed property.

The property has three bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a beautifully fitted kitchen and a large living room.

The bespoke handmade oak kitchen, has fully integrated appliances with a rangemaster cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer.

Master bedroom has a queen sized bed and views of the Priory.

Second bedroom twin single beds.

Third bedroom has a bespoke handmade high sleeper double bed and an additional single bed.

All of the bedrooms benefit from window seats to be used to enjoy the beautiful views.

The living room is a stunning room with sash windows to three sides and the bespoke hexagonal dining table sits in the bay window giving views over the river. (This sash bay window still contains the original glass and during renovation this was protected by English Heritage and refurbished.) The room has a TV with Sky and DVD player.

The family bathroom has a corner bath, double shower, WC and basin with views over the priory and river.

There is also a separate WC.

The property has full central heating with traditional cast iron radiators.

Free Wifi is available for use during your stay.

Owners of the property own fishing rights over a two mile stretch of the river Wear which is a prime salmon and brown trout river and visitors to the property are welcome to fish in the river during their stay. (Environment agency rod licences must be held.)

We advise children over nine only due to close proximity of the river.

We can provide discount vouchers for Beamish museum (25% off) and discounts for other local attractions.

Ample secure parking

More Details

Property Manager
Ann Watson
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 February, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Durham in Sunderland District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom has a large double shower, corner bath, WC, washhand basin and Heated towel rail. There is also an additional WC with washhand basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , The double bed is a high sleeper but not bunk beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Master bedroom with large queen sized bed, all bedrooms benefit from window seats and fantastic views.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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Finchale Abbey, first floor apartment within an historic 11th Century Farmhouse.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Stunning setting, very comfortable property

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in a stunning setting. Don't be put off by the fact this is in a caravan park, the two are separate and every window in the property has a lovely view. We spent much of one day just walking by the river and enjoying the scenery. The apartment is very well appointed with good quality fittings and has everything you need. Unlike many properties, there is ample seating for everyone, both at the tables and in the spacious sitting room. Ann was incredibly helpful. We made full use of the discounts offered into Beamish and enjoyed all the welcome goodies. Just be aware that, being an old property, not everything is on the level so you just have to be aware of the odd step in and out of rooms. We would highly recommend this property. We only stayed for three nights, but it would make an excellent base for a much longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A true hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely stunning location. Excellent decor. Fully equipped, beautifully furnished. Warm welcome. Friendly, helpful owners and staff.

Quality accommodation with easy access to major North East towns and tourist attractions.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Newcastle International
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Newton Grange
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cocken Lodge
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Newton Grange
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: necessary

Two miles of prime river fishing on the door step (and included in rental cost.)

Historic city of Durham within easy access.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Durham, North East England

Rental Basis:
per property
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £10

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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