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Dove Cottage, near Durham City

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum 
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Cosy holiday cottage in Sherburn Village three miles form Durham City, about 10 minutes in the car or 15 on the bus. An ideal base for exploring Durham City and the North East of England. Ideal for a holiday or as an alternative to a hotel while working away on business. The cottage is well equipped with everything you could need during your stay. Situated in a quite courtyard at the rear of Weardale House in the middle of the village, with use of a large private garden. The garden has a summer house for your use and outdoor patio area with furniture. A supermarket, post office, newsagents and two pubs are within five minutes walk and the village has a good bus service. Dove Cottage is perfect for walkers and cyclist providing secure storage for cycles and space to dry outdoor cloth...Cosy holiday cottage in Sherburn Village three miles form Durham City, about 10 minutes in the car or 15 on the bus. An ideal base for exploring Durham City and the North East of England. Ideal for a holiday or as an alternative to a hotel while working away on business. The cottage is well equipped with everything you could need during your stay. Situated in a quite courtyard at the rear of Weardale House in the middle of the village, with use of a large private garden. The garden has a summer house for your use and outdoor patio area with furniture. A supermarket, post office, newsagents and two pubs are within five minutes walk and the village has a good bus service. Dove Cottage is perfect for walkers and cyclist providing secure storage for cycles and space to dry outdoor clothing. This cottage is rated by Visit Britain as 4 star Booking can start on any day of the week and run from 3 days to several weeks.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
Only one dog is allowable If you would like to bring another pet please contact us to check before you book
Bedrooms
1 Double
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Carol W
Hosting since March 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsDove Cottage is a self contained cottage in our large garden so you will see us around but we try to not to intrude on your stay, so you may see us tending the garden or around in the village, but if you are enjoying the summer house of relaxing in the garden we will respect your privacy and leave you in peace to enjoy the views.

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Reviews (19)
Gail C
Gail C
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful cottage
Had an amazing stay. Carol and Brian were great hosts and were so friendly and welcoming. The garden is beautiful with a lovely summerhouse and we had full use if it. The weather was really good so we took advantage. The place was immaculate with top quality bedding and towels and a very well equipped kitchen. Would stay again in a heartbeat.
Visited August 2022
Written September 11, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Clare JJ
Clare JJ
Durham, United Kingdom173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing.
Dove Cottage is just perfect. Amazing place. Amazing garden with a summer house and relaxing outdoor area with a fire. The cottage is perfectly fitted with everything you need. Clean and comfortable. It’s a great location to visit anywhere in Durham and up the coast. All amenities locally too. Carol was so helpful and around of needed. The garden is just amazing so you need to visit this amazing cottage. Defo coming again.
Visited April 2022
Written April 14, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Julia
Julia
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect cottage
Dove Cottage is just great. It is well situated for Durham City as well as easy access to the surrounding areas. The cottage is clean and comfortable, extremely well equipped for cooking and the garden is a stunning vision of colour and glorious planting. It is quiet and private and the owners left us to our own devices while being clear about how to contact them. We were dropping our child at Uni and aim to use Dove Cottage as our base for future drop offs and pick ups!
Visited September 2021
Written October 5, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely cottage and gardens, nice hosts and pet friendly.
Comfortable well equipped cottage in Sherburn Village near Durham. Good location for exploring the attractions of county. The hosts were very amenable, available without being intrusive, and helpful. The courtyard and gardens were colourful and restful with comfortable seating and a useful summerhouse. The booking process was seamless, the cottage was easy to find, and the price was reasonable. We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night break. We would certainly return and have no hesitation in recommending Dove Cottage to anyone wishing to vacation in the region.
Visited July 2020
Written July 23, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Katherine H
Katherine H
Dunedin, New Zealand25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely stay
Dove Cottage is a very warm and cosy cottage situated in the village of Sherburn not far from Durham (three bus routes service the village to Durham). Very comfortable place to stay - especially good shower. The host, Carol, is friendly and welcoming. Would happily stay again.
Visited November 2019
Written November 19, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Keith A
Keith A
Leicester, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
great holiay
was met very warmly by Carol who showed us around the cottage, it is very comfortable and very well placed to go to places like Beamish, Sunderland glass museum and the coast and to catch the bus into Durham which is very handy
Visited June 2019
Written June 23, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ZDG
ZDG
Edinburgh, United Kingdom10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Relaxing place to stay
Had a fantastic stay at Dove Cottage. Lovely accommodation with an amazing garden. Good location for local walks and a base for visiting Durham and the surrounding area. Ideal dog friendly accommodation. It was lovely to meet Carol and 'Buddy' the dog. Perfect host.
Visited May 2019
Written May 30, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

lynn S
lynn S
Halstead, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
lovely stay
lovely clean cottage, well equipped with everything we needed. It was easy to keep warm and also had lots of information in the cottage about the local area.
Visited November 2018
Written November 29, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Wil
Wil
Sheffield, United Kingdom11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning cottage
We've just arrived home after a wonderful week at Dove Cottage. When we first arrived we were wowed by the gardens and courtyard. We were very grateful that we were able to share the garden. The cottage was really clean and comfy. Just perfect. The buses are very regular and take a short time to get to Durham. No car necessary is really true. Newcastle is 10-15 minutes by train. We hope to return.
Visited September 2018
Written September 8, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Flyer508752
Flyer508752
Thank you for leaving us a such a good review we are pleased you enjoyed your time at Dove Cottage and look forward to seeing you again Best wishes Carol
Written September 9, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Elizabeth M
Elizabeth M
Kilwinning, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very clean, well equipped and modern, great location and comfortable.
Dove Cottage is only a few minutes walk from the bus stop and is an excellent location for Durham city centre which is a fifteen minute bus journey away. Sherburn Village is also well located for other places of interest. Although there is no restaurant in the village, there is a handy Co-op providing the usual ready meals, frozen food, groceries etc and is open until 10pm. The owners, Carol and Bryan, were very helpful providing local information etc. They were welcoming and friendly, but did not intrude on our privacy. A pleasure to meet! We loved the cottage and the beautiful garden containing a summer house which we enjoyed using most mornings for breakfast. A lovely, clean, comfortable and modern holiday home.
Visited July 2018
Written July 11, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Kitchen and dining
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Location info
  • City getaway
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Parking
  • Parking available
Things to do
  • Cycling areas
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard

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Map
Getting there
Newcastle Airport
31.6 km

Durham Tees Valley Airport
29.2 km
Restaurants
Rio Brazilian Steakhouse - Durham
4.7 km

Coarse
5 km

Turtle Bay Durham
4.8 km

The Neighbourhood
4.3 km
Attractions
Escape Rooms Durham
4.6 kmEscape Games

Durham Climbing Centre
7.6 kmGame & Entertainment Centres

Durham Cathedral
4.7 kmHistoric Sites

Oriental Museum
5.2 kmHistory Museums
About the neighbourhood
Sherburn Village has good amenities with a Co op supermarket, pharmacy, post office, newsagents, bakers and a good bus service. There are two pubs and a club in the village. It is near to Durham City but also good access to countryside walks.
Getting around
Good bus service with buses every 20 mins into Durham City. Buses from Durham City to Newcastle, Sunderland, Beamish, MetroCentre, and many other local towns and villages. Regular trains from Durham Station to Newcastle, 12 mins, Darlington 15 mins, York, 55 mins. Easy access to the A1M and good road network in the north east.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
from junction 61 on the A!M, exit the motorway and take third exit onto the B6291 and then at the roundabout take the A688 to Sherburn Village. at the first and second roundabouts go straight over and at the third, in the centre of Sherburn Village turn right. Dove Cottage is behind a large double fronted house approximately 500 yds on the right on the village green in the village centre.
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 a.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Dove Cottage, near Durham City

Dove Cottage, near Durham City is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

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