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“Lovely stay, immaculately presented”
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Main double bedroom
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Twin Bedroom with small shower room
Family shower room
Private garden area to rear
Full English breakfast and Celibation packs available on request (chargeable)
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Witton Gilbert, Durham, Durham, England

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“Lovely stay, immaculately presented”
Reviewed August 28, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Great self catering place for families. Very convenient for accessing Durham. Good park and ride a short drive away and decent family friendly pub just up the road. The apartment is immaculate and really well set out for families. A hidden gem!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Sep 2017
We are so glad you had a good family experience with us at Bancroft Apartment, thank you for your kind remarks, your feedback is very important to us, kind regards, Maxine & Tony.
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fodoregg
Crawley, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Home from home”
Reviewed April 25, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Comfortable, super-clean and above all, with very welcoming and thoughtful hosts.
At the end of our long journey to the Apartment we were met by smiles, "emergency" goodies in the fridge and lots of information on what to see and do.
The location is ideal for visiting the many historical and cultural treasures in and around Durham as well as for exploring the inviting natural trails under the vast, open skies.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
30 Apr 2017
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Bancroft Apartment and your time in Durham was fun, thank you for your positive comments which help us to keep standards high, kind regards,
Maxine & Tony.
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pontefract
Reviewed July 3, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

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Liked best: Everything was perfect
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Jul 2016
Thank you for visiting Bancroft apartment and for your kind comments, its good to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us and that the service we provide is of a good standard, thank you for you custom and good luck for the future,
kind regards,
Maxine & Tony
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Bob186525
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
268 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Lovely stay”
Reviewed May 16, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We booked this apartment because it was close to Durham, without actually being in it. It is only 11 mins in the bus to get there. The photo's are good, but it is nicer in real life. The place is spotless and everything in the apartment is in good taste. We only used the large double room, but there is another twin room as well. We were met on arrival by Maxine who took us round and explained everything. We only had breakfast in the apartment, and ate in the travellers rest 2mins away ( great pub meals ) The basket of essentials that were left for us were a nice touch. Thank you again for a lovely stay Maxine. ps if you go into there own site you will get a better deal!

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Liked best: very comfortable
Liked least: nothing at all
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
17 May 2016
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Bancroft and thank you for honest feedback, kind regards, Maxine & Tony.
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Biffo4444
Reading
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A great location from which to explore Durham & the NE”
Reviewed February 29, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Used Bancroft for a weeks break to visit our daughter in Durham and to meet old friends and explore the NE. Very pleased with the accomodation. It was very well equipped and clean. Looked very new and well maintained. Nice towels and bedding. The welcome essentials food pack provided was a nice touch. Durham is about 10 minutes by car to the centre and the house is close to the main 15 bus route that runs between Durham and Newcastle. The village has limited shops this is but not an issue as the Arniston Shopping Centre is 3 miles away if you need to stock up. Kitchen/diner/living room is on one floor, double bed and shower room on another floor level at the back and twin room and shower is up above the kitchen. Nice enclosed garden out the back but a little cold in February to use. Seemed good value and Maxine made us feel welcome. Will book again. Only comment would be if you have a large car you will need to do a 90 degree reverse out of the gate onto the road as whilst ample room for parking the drive is not wide enough to turn round in. Look to book direct with Maxine as this should get you a better deal.

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Liked best: Well equiped, very clean and in excellent condition. Welcome pack of food was a nice touch. Maxine was very friendly.
Liked least: Drive is a little tight to turn round large cars so needed to reverse out round a 90 degree corner onto the road. On three levels so slightly unusual layout
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
1 Mar 2016
Thank you for your comments we would love to welcome you back and look forward to seeing you in the future. Kind regards Maxine and Tony Warren
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Ann B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A great find!”
Reviewed November 19, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We stayed here for two nights while my brother in law was in Durham Hospital. It was a very stressful time for my sister and we were made to feel very welcome in this cosy and very comfortable accommodation. The starter pack of bread, milk and orange juice with some other conveniences was very welcome as it saved us doing a grocery shop! I am pleased to say my brother in law is coming on really well, but we will always be grateful for the way we were looked after at the Bancroft. Thank you.

Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Nov 2015
So pleased to hear your brother in law is recovering well, we are glad we could help with your difficult situation and would welcome you all if ever your passing this way in the future, good luck, thank you and kind regards, Maxine & Tony.
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MyNameIsM...
Aylesbury
2 reviews
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“Can not rate Bancroft and it's hosts highly enough!!”
Reviewed October 23, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We only booked the week before we wanted to go to the Durham area and certainly struck it lucky finding Bancroft. We took our 12 week old baby and it was our first trip away with her. The apartment was private, tastefully furnished and was ideal for us. We wanted to visit Beamish and explore Durham city centre so the location was perfect for both. Maxine and Tony were very welcoming and helpful with suggestions of places to go, they made us feel like nothing was too much trouble. If you're looking for a home away from home near Durham, this is it!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Oct 2015
Thank you for visiting Bancroft, and for taking the time to share your view of our apartment, we are so pleased you had a good experience here in Durham and your first trip away with your new baby was a pleasant one, thank you so much for your honest view of our apartment, kind regards, Maxine & Tony
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