The property was completely refurbished in 2018 to a very high standard. Being situated just 3 miles from Durham City and around 5 minutes by car its the ideal location for a city break. Being far enough away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to enjoy all the amenities of the city and surrounding areas. It comfortably accommodates 5 people plus a cot if required.
Every home comfort is provided within the property and is fully equipped with a fridge freezer, microwave, full fan oven, grill, toaster, kettle, steamer, hob, washing machine and seperate dryer. There is an open plan design with 2 x recliner sofas seating five people and a 50 inch TV. Full WIFI internet is provided with up to 38mbps. The property has energy efficient appliances and has full LED lighting and an A rated central heating system. There is an enclosed patio area with private garden and seating area.
Upstairs there is a full size bath with overhead internal shower (powered by combi) and three bedrooms accommodating 5 people One single, one twin and one kingsize bed.
Local Things to See and Do
The property is ideally located for visits to the World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral and Castle, a leisurely boat trip along the River Wear with Prince Bishop Boat Trips, or a visit to the Botanic Gardens and Oriental Museum. Experience North East life in 1820s, 1900s and 1940s at the world renowned Beamish Museum. The National Railway Museum at Shildon is only a 25 minutes drive away.
Nearby there are a wide variety of leisure activities including proximity to a number of national cycle routes; great walking country on the Durham Heritage Coast and the Durham Dales; and a range of leisure activities within the City like TopGear karting, the Freemans Quay swimming pool and golf at nearby Ramside Hall.
We are close to the coast at Seaham for beach fishing and have Sharpley Waters for trout fishing (fee applies) within 15 min drive and free fishing stretches on the River Wear. The owner is a level 2 licenced coach and can advise on any element of fishing if interested.
Devonshire Haven is a great base to venture further afield. Within easy reach of the A1, Hadrian's Wall, Alnwick Castle and Gardens and Northumberland National Park are within an hour's drive.
- Number of Rooms / Units
|Room / Unit Type||Room / Unit Tariff*|
|Devonshire Haven||from £400.00 to £2,500.00 per unit per night|
*Full house is for let. Sleeps 5 one king (sleeps 2 sharing) one twin (two singles sleeps 2) and one single (sleeps 1) In addition one cot available for king room if needed please advise in advance. Price does vary at summer or winter time please check website for details (www.devonshirehaven.co.uk) pricing on this site is a guide only and lists the price for 7 nights. minimum stay is for 5 nights. Price average is £100 per night but please see website for accurate details.
Minimum 4 night stay subject to availability. The owner reserves the right to refuse single sex parties.
- AA AA COVID Confident Scheme 2020
- Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2020 2020
- Regional and Miscellaneous WTTC Safe Travels 2021
- Access Statement - Main bathroom and bedrooms are on the first floor. The downstairs area is accessible by one step and door threshold. Living area and kitchen is open plan. People will require a reasonable degree of mobility to be able to use this property.
Children & Infants
- Accept children (Minimum age)
- Children's videos/DVDs Available
- Facilities for children
- 24-hour minimum vacancy between guests - 72 hour gap between guests
- Contactless check-in - key box contains a set of sanitised keys on arrival
- Contactless check-out
- Contactless payment only - We require payment by Stripe or bank transfer.
- Contactless payment possible
- COVID-19 measures in place
- COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
- COVID-19 risk assessment completed
- Deep cleaning between visitors
- Face masks available for visitors
- Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
- Online booking only
- Online booking possible
- Online ordering available - There are numerous local facilities available for takeaways
- Open now
- Outside seating
- Access to golf course - Ramside golf course is within walking distance or a short drive.
- Fishing - free fishing nearby in the city. Owner is a level 2 fishing coach and can advise on a range of places to go nearby
Parking & Transport
- Car parking
- On site parking - Parking for two cars on private drive
- Daily rates available - min of 4 nights
- MasterCard accepted - Please book on our website using stripe
- Midweek breaks - mon to fri
- Visa accepted - please book on our website using stripe
- Weekend breaks - arrive friday 3pm leave mon by 10am
- Garden/patio for guests use
- Launderette - washer and separate dryer available on the property
- Linen available free of charge - linen changed after each guest includes all bedding excluding the cot and a full set of towels.
- Linen provided - All bedding and towels changed with each guest arrival
- In town/city centre - 3 miles from the centre of Durham City
- WiFi Available - up to 38mbps
- Cyclists Welcome
- Marketed as green/environmentally friendly - All appliances are energy efficient. LED lighting throughout
- Marketed to any other specialist market
- Special provisions for cyclists - we provide secure areas for bike storage
- Walkers Welcome
|Open New Year|
|2022 (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)|
* Minimum booking of 4 nights . Please check website for details of prices which average of £100 per night or £600 per week. These are the same prices all year round and have not increased throughout the pandemic. You won't now find us on other websites due to the commissions they charge and can only book direct safely with us using stripe paypal or bank transfer. www.devonshirehaven.co.uk. You may find cheaper but we are confident you won't find a cleaner better equipped house for the price you pay. It really is a home from home. Thanks for looking.
Map & Directions
Property is situated at 129 Devonshire road Durham DH1 2BL
Public Transport Directions
Hopper bus stops outside during office hours for quick routes into the city every hour. Main bus routes at other times a short walk. On site parking for two cars. Very close to parts of the National cycle routes.