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Fern Cottage is on Gilesgate Green
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22 reviews
Fern Cottage is on Gilesgate Green
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well equipped kitchen
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Large bedroom
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small landing
Bathroom with over bath shower
Bathroom
outside seating in enclosed courtyard
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Rowing boats for hire on the river in Durham City
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Durham, Durham, England

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awthj14
1 review
“What a wonderful place to stay!!”
Reviewed September 5, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Fern cottage was really lovely very well decorated and obviously well cared for. Had everything you could want. We didn't have a car, there is a bus that stupid just at the end of the road; but the walk through the woods into town was so nice we never used buses. I highly recommend staying here we absolutely loved it!

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Astmar
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Ideal for couples”
Reviewed August 12, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

My wife and I stayed in Fern Cottage for 3 nights and loved it. The cottage is inviting, well furnished and in an excellent location and easy to find. The living room is cosy, spacious and well furnished with comfortable seating. The kitchen is well equipped, easy to use and has everything that is needed for cooking and having a Sainsbury´s up the road is very handy. The bedroom is spacious with a comfortable bed, sunny and beautifully furnished with plenty of storage space. The bathroom is modern and the shower excellent. The towels are fluffy and posh soaps and shampoos are provided. At the back is a small and neat yard with chairs and a table where one may sit on a hot day with a drink.

I would recommend Fern Cottage highly for location, comfort and atmosphere to anyone wishing to stay in Durham.

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Liked best: Comfortable bed
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Gillian F
Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect City break”
Reviewed February 24, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We spent a.week in Fern Cottage. We found Fern Cottage was ideal for our stay in Durham. Everything in the cottage was provided for our comfort . We loved walking into the city along the river. We also found it was vey easy to hop on a bus to get where ever we wanted to go. Durham is a special city- evensong in the Cathedral is wonderful. I would highly recommend both the cottage and the city.

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dkb60
Ontario Canada
Level 6 Contributor
405 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Home Away From Home”
Reviewed January 8, 2015 for a stay in November 2014

We stayed a week at Fern Cottage, immediately felt at home and could have stayed for months! The galley kitchen is well equipped, the living room comfortable, the queen bedroom is luxuriously spacious and the bathroom decor simply fabulous. Had the weather been better (i.e. warmer and dryer) we would have enjoyed sitting in the outdoor space off the kitchen. As it was we were toasty warm inside throughout our stay, and in the UK that's not always the case.

The cottage is a 25-30 minute walk from the train station, and while it is mainly an uphill hike it is doable (we're in our mid-sixties and carried our backpacks). A grocery store is a few minutes walk away, and the town centre is 15 minutes (downhill going to town, up hill returning).

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Liked best: The overall welcoming feel of the cottage.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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valcalli
Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A great place to stay in Durham - on a regular bus route to town centre”
Reviewed October 3, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We were very impressed with the reception we received. The cottage was clean and cosy with everything we could possibly need included.
facing a quiet green with shops and eating places very near by.

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kazza59_1...
Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Cottage”
Reviewed September 14, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Lovely comfortable well equipped cottage. About 15 min stroll into town. Uphill all the way back so wise to take the bus. Handy to a great pub for dinner and supplies at the local store both 3 mins walk.

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Liked best: Lots of space, Well equipped kitchen. All necessary utensils and lots of little extras.
Liked least: Only a double bed. Such a huge bedroom its a shame they don't have a Queen Size Bed. Very comfortable though.
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Michael C
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Charming cottage - full of character!”
Reviewed September 8, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Perfect for the two of us. A nice, leisurely walk into the city with a number of options. The cottage was clean, tidy and comfortable with a well appointed and equipped kitchen. We loved our stay here!

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