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Riverside Retreat - Durham, award winning, central and quiet, with free parking

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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Durham, Durham, England
A truly exquisite ground floor 2 bedroom riverside Retreat with large private balcony, secure gated access, own courtyard entrance and free parking in a quiet central location. Professionally styled with high quality furnishings throughout and only a few minutes walk to the Market Place, the Cathedral, restaurants, bars, shops and University. A perfect accommodation for couples, families and business travellers on a short break or a longer stay as a great alternative to a hotel or guest house.

The space

Offering contemporary and sumptuous styling our outstanding 2 bedroom luxurious riverside hideaway apartment on the River Wear has been fully refurbished for Summer 2017 by the North East’s leading Interior Design team. It's perfect for guests looking for a stylish relaxing break as a great alternative to a hotel or guest house. Eleg...
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About the Owner, James S
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Sep 2017
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 5 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We pride ourselves in providing a personal and specialist service to our guests to make every stay at Riverside Retreat - Durham a memorable one and we very much look forward to welcoming you for your stay in this historic City. We welcome guests in person and as we live locally we're ordinarily available to provide help and assistance in person or by telephone if required.
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Listing #HL9057359
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Excellent - based on 5 reviews
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Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in April 2018

Management response:

Thank you very much for your kind words Andrew. You and your party are welcome to return anytime. Take care. James


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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2018 for a stay in March 2018

Management response:

Thank you for your very kind comments Chris. We’re delighted you enjoyed your time at Riverside Retreat and you’re more than welcome to stay with us again. Thank you as well for treating our property with due respect and leaving it in a lovely clean and tidy state. We’d have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you and your family to...


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Cate M
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2018 for a stay in March 2018

What can I say? A perfect apartment, both in decor & location. No comfort has been missed & if you do find anything you need, the hosts will do their very best to accommodate. I needed a bolt hole where I could relax and this was perfect but equally, it would be the perfect base for exploring the City and...

Management response:

Thank you very much for your kind comments. We were delighted to welcome you to Riverside Retreat and do hope you’ll come back again and again. Thank you too for leaving the apartment in a lovely clean and tidy state which was much appreciated - we’d undoubtedly give you a strong recommendation to others. Take care, James


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
There is a strict no smoking policy throughout the apartment and we do not accept bookings from hen or stag parties. We also reserve the right to refuse a booking from a group of...
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Super King
    1 King
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 2 nights
R 3 749
R 23 326
£1 400
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighbourhood
Riverside Retreat is situated in the heart of Durham City's historic core. It's within walking distance of all of the City Centre amenities along winding cobbled streets, including the Castle and Cathedral, Gallery’s, Theatre, Bars, Restaurants, Café’s, Shops, Gyms and Parks.

The award winning Beamish Museum is no more than a 10 minute drive away and Alnwick Castle which has been used as the set for many feature films and drama’s is about 25 minutes away by car…..but don’t forget that Durham Cathedral too has been used as the set Harry Potter and other blockbuster films.

Prefer a bigger range of shops then Newcastle is only 12 minutes by train (20 minutes by car) and the Metro Centre is 15-20 minutes away by car.

Durham has over 70 mai
Getting around
Riverside Retreat has free secure onsite parking for one car when you book the apartment. There is additional secure car parking at a cost approximately 100 metres away. The apartment is within a few minutes walk of both Durham Bus Station and Durham Train Station and there are several taxi ranks nearby that are within 100 metres.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Newcastle International Airport : 40.0 km
Railway: Durham Train Station: 0.6 km
Riverside Retreat is approximately 800 or 8 minutes walk from both the train and bus stations. However there are taxi ranks at both and the journey will take about 2 minutes.

The apartment is close to A1(M) motorway links. Leave the A1(M) at Junction 62 and follow the A690 into the City Centre, turn left when you see the sign for Walkergate and the Passport Office and Clements Wharf is 50m down the slip road and immediately in front of you.

Newcastle Airport is approximate 25 miles or a 30 minute drive or taxi ride to Riverside Retreat. Follow the A1(M) South, leave at Junction 62 and follow the directions given in the previous paragraph.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 16.0 km.
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