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Cades House. 15 minute walk to Durham centre. 3 bedrooms/sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, and dining kitchen over 3 floors.

Cade's House is around 150 years old and arranged over 3 floors. Ideal to walk into Durham City or exploring wider in the north east - Sunderland and Newcastle, indoor shopping at the Metro Centre, Beamish Museum, various golf courses, Durham Cricket Club at Chester le Street, Kynren at Auckland Castle, Angel of the North, and the Northumberland coast if you venture further afield.

Still some original features but fibre WiFi is one of the new features.

Named after the Roman road that crossed the river near here, Cade's House is deceptively large and newly decorated. We have 2 cosy lounges downstairs if you want to split up and watch TV in one, and read with the radio in the other. Alternatively, you can open the double doors between the rooms and enjoy one big space. To supplement the central heating, both rooms have large Victorian fireplaces with open gas fires to sit around when it's cold outside. The second lounge is quiet and opens to the spacious, well equipped kitchen so you can all be together if preparing a meal, or just a cup of tea (we will leave everything you need for a cuppa when you arrive). As well as the kitchen we have a utility room with a butler sink, washing machine, tumble dryer, and ironing equipment for you.

3 lovely double bedrooms with solid oak furniture, including an airy loft style room with exposed beams. We do keep a folding JayBe single bed to allow a 7th person to stay, but please note if you require this that use of this bed is charged extra on arrival and you need to notify ahead .

The rear is not overlooked, south facing, and a suntrap in summer. We have left chairs and a table in the garage if you want to sit out on the patio area, and enjoy a glass of wine (this area is well lit if you want to use it after the sun has gone down).

We will always try to meet you at check in and walk you around the house. If you wish, we can point out local takeaways and shops plus the little cafe around the corner if that's what you need. There is also a drawer in the hall containing leaflets for local tourist attractions.

As well as having access to the whole house there is also a private sitting area in the south facing rear, and a table and chairs are provided (just get them out of the secure garage whenever the sun shines). There is room for up to 3 cars, safely off the road, in front of the garage at the rear. There are motion sensor lights to help you if it is dark when you park.

Ask for additional keys in advance if you need them for your group.

We are not far away if there is a problem or just phone if you need some advice. There are business cards with a phone number next to the guest book (please leave any comments or recommendations to help future guests) on the hall table.


If you are working in the area, or just need a longer than usual stay, then please contact us and we may be able to negotiate a price.

More Details

Jill Massey
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

Why Jill Massey chose Durham

Gilesgate is one of the oldest areas of Durham, and is part of the historical conservation area. St Gile's Church is believed to be the oldest church after the cathedral. Historic Durham is only a 15 minute walk with a selection of attractions, restaurants and bars. Cade's House is named after Cade's Road which was the Roman road that crossed the river nearby.

Close to the house there is a Sainsbury's local, Esso petrol station, hairdressers, bakery, cafe, and food outlets. A personal recommendation is the Lebanese takeaway about 200m walk if you fancy a night in. There is a retail park including a Tesco Extra open 24 hours.

Listed as a World Heritage Site, Durham cathedral, castle and cobbled streets are a must to visit with medieval architecture, the Oriental Museum, Botanic Gardens, Gala Theatre, and traditional indoor market (established 1851), there is something for everyone! The very popular outdoor Living Museum of Beamish (former European Museum of the Year) is only a 15-minute drive away, and a great value (your ticket will last a whole year if you come back to visit the north east again) family day out for all the family. The Riverside, a top class county cricket ground hosting international test matches, and home of Durham County Cricket Club, is only a 10-minute drive away, and The Ramside Hotel, spa, and golf club boasting two 18-hole championship golf courses, is only a 5 minute drive away. Venturing further afield, guests can enjoy day trips to the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland with its castles, superb coastline, and Hadrian's Wall, plus the Scottish Borders

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for staying at Cades House. We hope you all enjoyed Durham and I hope it helped your daughter to choose the university of her choice.
Feb 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Durham in Dur

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to Bedroom 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Ensuite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Large loft room
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

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Cades House. 15 minute walk to Durham centre. 3 bedrooms/sleeps 6
average rating of 4.928571 based on 15 reviews

Absolutely fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Welcomed by the lovely owner Jill with home made biscuits and tea/coffee. The house has everything you need for a comfortable break, all rooms are comfortable and very clean. Private parking, felt secure. Close to City center and all tourist places. The pub next door is very nice and welcoming and do great freshly prepared food. We were a party of 6 adults and the house is like the Tardis goes on forever. Well done Jill on a lovely rental, hope to come again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very spacious house with all amenities, grocery out the door and walk to great Indian takeaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Durham with side trips to Seaham, Raby Castle and high force waterfall near Teesdale! Hosts were very friendly with fresh baked cookie upon arrival.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good sized house in easy reach of city centre

  • 5 of 5

Cade's House is really nice, with good-sized rooms. All 3 bedrooms have double beds [so adults don't have to battle with twin beds!]. The family bathroom has separate bath and shower. I timed the walk to the market in the city at 14 minutes, door to door. It was slightly longer on the way back, but there are buses which will help if needed with the hill on the way back [check routes before you set off]. There is a pub next door, but we weren't troubled at all with noise [or anything else] during our week's stay. Sainsbury's Local shop is over the road. We would definitely consider a return trip if it wasn't so far from the Sussex coast. There is parking at the rear, but you might need to reverse either in or out, if you have a large car.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we wanted

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 and stayed only 3 nights but we wished we had booked for longer. The house was much bigger than it looked online and offered all the comforts of home, except a dishwasher but for a short stay that was fine. We used the house as a central location to explore Durham, the Beamish museum and the high force waterfalls. The latter of which we highly recommend. The owners were very welcoming, even baked us cookies! I would highly recommend this home and we will definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Visit to Durham

  • 5 of 5

The facilities were as listed. The advice and information regarding how to find the property were very helpful. Jill the property owner was very helpful and welcoming. The freshly baked biscuits for our greeting was a lovely extra. Any queries were dealt with promptly. The house was clean and warm. Having two lounge areas was very useful indeed.

The local amenities were very handy and made good use of.

I would definitely stay at Cades house again or recommend to friends or family.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely friendly warm stay.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location. Great house friendly host. Great for family stay in Durham x

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Queens Head
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Ramside Hall
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Many to choose from in town


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £40

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.