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Listed Stone Built Folly with original gothic features

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage in Seaham, Co Durham. - Quiet location, set on top of kinley hill with stunning views of the East Durham, Heritage Coastline

Kinley tower is a beautiful, recently renovated folly. This grade 2 British listed building offers guests a peaceful location on a relaxed family run farm. Please be aware that due to the buildings age there a couple of areas where the ceiling heights are lower than normal.

Yvonne Conway
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About Yvonne Conway

We live in a small Village on the North East Coastline.

Why Yvonne Conway chose Seaham

Kinley Tower is located on our family Farm, and has been recently renovated, it is located a five minute walk from Hawthorn Nature Reserve, and easy reach to Dalton Park (shopping outlet) and Metrocentre, Durham, Sunderland and Newcastle.

What makes this cottage unique

The magnificent view of the surrounding area, Easy walking distance to the Northeast coastline, and quiet secluded rural location.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Seaham around the County Durham

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bath tap has an attached shower head
  • The bathroom has a bath, toilet and basin with mirror
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom has a double bed and bedside table and wardrobe, single bedroom has a bedside table.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Kinley Tower is a recently restored folly near to the North East Coast, Hawthorn Dene and many other local attractions including a recently rebuilt marina at Seaham. The property itself boasts excellent views of the surrounding area in the comfort of our lovingly restored 19th Century Folly. Outside: Outside the property there is gated access to a private drive and garden with ample room for 2 cars if needed. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels inc.


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Listed Stone Built Folly with original gothic features
average rating of 4.9268293 based on 41 reviews

Unique property

  • 4 of 5

Good location. Had all we needed. Owners helpful and flexible.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
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  • 5 of 5

This place is a gem! Peaceful and quiet, outstanding views, friendly people and the folly is adorable. Just what we needed to relax and come home to each evening after a day of fresh air. The horses were a huge plus for us! Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another lovely holiday in 'the castle'.

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth stay in this lovely folly. It's tastefully decorated throughout with all the home from home amenities. The location is great with plently of walks from the doorstep to explore the surrounding countryside and access to several beaches so close by. Such an interesting area with lots of industrial heritage. Wayne is very knowledgeable of the local area and is always very helpful with directions and places to visit. The only thing we miss is a microwave in the kitchen. Having dogs it isn't always easy to find dog friendly places to eat and if we don't want to 'cook' while on holiday just the smallest basic microwave would be great. Despite this we love the place so much we're already booked in for our next holiday in August. Looking forward to another stay in 'the castle'.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Once again we have totally enjoyed every moment of our stay in this delightful little castle. It is idyllic in its seclusion and tranquility yet perfectly placed for exploring the local area and beyond.

Wayne and Yvonne always make us very welcome and the little welcome basket is a lovely touch.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Great, lovely place lovely views, friendly people

  • 5 of 5

Our second time staying at Kinley Tower. We loved it in January and returned in June. Wayne & Yvonne are very helpful, they left us a lovely courtesy pack of milk, bread, crisps, biscuits and even a bottle of wine. Hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautifully restored tower

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at Kinley Hill tower. The attention to detail was excellent from the welcome basket to the great communication with Wayne and Yvonne. We look forward to returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Stapleton Arms
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Silksworth dry slope
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Car: necessary


Beaches and coastline are a twenty minute walk


Newcastle Airport is thirty mile away


Hawthorn village is two mile away. Seaham is located 4 miles from the property with Durham, Sunderland, Hartlepool and Newcastle all within easy driving distances.

Further Details:

Although Kinley Tower is located rurally all facilities can be reached within easy driving distances, the town of Seaham has had over the years millions spent improving the dock area and also incorporates shopping facilities inc Byron Place and Dalton Park.

Kinley Tower is close to some of the North East's great shore fishing points and also close by, trout angling is available on ponds at Warden Law. With plenty of walking available, historic towns and cities close by and a local pub that serves home cooked food hopefully you'll find lots to explore in the North East of England


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Seaham,

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact us for details as we will try to be as flexible as possible to meet your needs.

Changeover Day:
Usually we would accept guests on arrival at 3pm and we would like to have guests ready to hand back the keys by 10am on the day of their departure.

Notes on prices:
Our pricing is mainly based on short stays and we are more than willing to discount the pricing for people willing to take advantage of longer breaks if needed, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Any deposit amout paid is non refundable.

Payment can be paid by bank transfer, cash or cheque. A deposit will be required to secure a booking, usually £50.

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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