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Dove Cottage, near Durham City

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum 
Cottage
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)
100BarbaraC100
100BarbaraC100
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Well equipped clean and comfortable
The location was great for the local attractions of Durham, out to the walking areas and the coast. The cottage was well equipped, clean and comfortable. Very friendly owners.
Visited April 2018
Written April 21, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Edmund834
Edmund834
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Fine place to stay
Very well appointed cottage. Comfortable and with a dovecote on one side of it- no noise from them, just a nice touch. Owners adjacent, yet leave you well alone. Great, long garden which looks out onto open country. Recommended.
Visited August 2017
Written August 4, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Meetuptime
Meetuptime
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Diamond find
Superb cosy cottage, spotlessly clean, well equipped and very homely. A great location for touring the North East and a day trip to Edinburgh. Lovely and relaxing to return to after a long day. Owners were very helpful with local information.
Visited June 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written September 3, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Linda M
Linda M
Staffordshire, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
beautifully clean
Spotlessly clean, very comfortable, well equipped kitchen with everything I needed. Bathroom was so clean that I thought it had just been installed! It was lovely to come home after a cycle ride and sit on the patio listening to the birds in the garden. Safe cycle storage in garage. Well stocked shop nearby, cycling on quiet lanes and tracks straight from the cottage. Would definitely recomend and would be happy to stay there again.
Visited April 2015
Written May 30, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

FreddyFred2014
FreddyFred2014
Lincoln, United Kingdom29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First Class
Excellent boiler and heating. Really good cooking pans, knives and cutlery. Lots of kitchen work area. V. comfy bed, quality linen and towels. V. strong shower. Comfy chairs. Splendid garden with a four dove (and two rogue pigeons) dovecote. Just the job and the owners are most helpful and obliging. Close to country paths and 300 yds from the Co-op. On a bus route to Durham City. I got 5 Mb Wifi in lounge. No negatives at all. Thanks team!
Visited May 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written May 19, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

nigeljefferies
nigeljefferies
Portishead, United Kingdom12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
5 Star Cottage With 5 Star Host
I would absolutely recommend this cottage for a couple or single traveller. The property is very well maintained with excellent kitchen facilities and utensils. The owner Carol could not be more helpful and it takes 10 minutes to get into Durham city. I would definitely go back.
Visited October 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written October 29, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Chris H
Chris H
Blackwood, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A great break at Dove Cottage
We chose Dove Cottage for a four day break before we went on a cruise from Newcastle. Dove Cottage is lovely, splendidly located in the village and perfect for touring around Durham and the Dales. We had a warm welcome from Carol and Brian. The cottage has been modernised to a high standard and is really well equipped with everything you could possibly need. I started to look for something that was missing but gave up when I found the emergency sewing kit! There are hundreds of books plus information leaflets, maps - which were all up to date. One of the nicest places I've ever stayed in - if you are going to the North East, try and stay there.
Visited July 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written August 6, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Steve S
Steve S
Manchester, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location and facilities
We had a fantastic week exploring city, countryside and coast, and the cottage is perfectly located for this. It was clean and well equipped with everything we needed. Carol also provided additional bedding for our young son and was very helpful with local knowledge. The delightful garden with great views is a real bonus!
Visited July 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written July 20, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ChristineM811
ChristineM811
Belfast, United Kingdom23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great little holiday rental
Stayed here for three nights just after Easter. Perfect for a trip to this area. Very close to Durham and within half an hour of Newcastle. The owner Carole met us on arrival and showed us around the lovely Dove Cottage which is directly behind her home. She was charming, helpful and very friendly. The cottage was spotlessly clean and everything that you could possibly need was on hand. The garden behind the cottage is just lovely and the pots filled with pansies around the front door are simply beautiful. There is plenty to do in the area and we just wish we had been able to come for longer. The best bit - being gently woken each morning by birdsong instead of our usual horrible alarm!! Perfect location giving peace and tranquility as well as a village with a well stocked Co-Op within a few yards.
Visited April 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written May 1, 2014. 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
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Things to do
  • Cycling areas
Kitchen and dining
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Parking
  • Parking available
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Location info
  • City getaway

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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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