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Thimble Cottage

Durham, Northumberland (Ref. 1038665)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

7 Customer Reviews

  • "A really nice cottage tastefully decorated and very central to touring the area."

    It is very comfortable and the owner is very friendly. If I was going back to Durham it would be high on the list of accommodation If available.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2021

  • "Easy access to Durham can walk or there is public transport."

    Also not far from the coast and Hadrian's wall.

    Reviewed by MaryJul 2021

  • "A fantastic cottage with easy access to the beautiful historic City of Durham using convenient public transport."

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2021

  • "A real home from home experience."

    Very comfortable accommodation which was extremely well equipped.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2020

  • "Enjoyed Durham as I have never been before and loved high force waterfalls ."


    Reviewed by LornaAug 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. A perfect base for visiting the area. The owners even called us to make sure we were ok. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect!"

    Clean and welcoming and a perfect base for exploring the North East.

    Reviewed by JessicaJul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car, Can park securely in our back courtyard
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.8 miles
  • Note: the cottage is on a main regular bus route.

The property

Durham City 2.2miles.

Chester-Le-Street 5.3miles.

Newcastle-upon-Tyne 15.8.miles.

Hidden within the bustling village of Framwellgate Moor, you will find the traditional dwelling of Thimble Cottage.

Ideally placed over ground floor level, this wonderful Cottage is perfect for couples or a small family of four, who wish to escape for a City break or enjoy the beautiful Durham countryside.

Enter into the warm embrace of the traditional beamed sitting room where you can admire the charm of the original fireplace as you make yourself at home on the comfortable leather sofa, scouring the in-house dvd’s for an entertaining film for the evening.

Wander into the quaint farmhouse kitchen which has been thoughtfully equipped for your every need.

Venture down the hallways to find two lovely bedrooms.A cosy twin bedroom next to the sitting room and a double bedroom at the end, overlooking the pretty courtyard Take your time and unpack your belongings into the storage provided.

Indulge in a long soak in the bath tub or a shower before going out or relaxing in the comfortable sitting room for the evening.

Wind down, take a seat and chill out with a coffee or glass of wine in the attractive south facing courtyard, appreciating time out with loved ones.

Why not have dinner at one of the many eateries at nearby Arnison Centre before moving on to the local pubs to enjoy a pint or two with friendly locals.

Explore Durham City’s vibrant nightlife.The new state-of-the-art Odeon Luxe has an array of restaurants and bars nearby with stunning views overlooking Durham Cathedral and Castle.

The Gala Theatre and cinema has a complex of restaurants on the doorstep ..the choices are endless.

A visit to Durham Cathedral and Castle, awarded World Heritage Site, tops the list.

Why not take a short drive for a breathtaking stroll along the Durham Heritage Coast or a scenic drive through the beautiful Durham Dales and tea and cakes at the popular Stanhope Visitors Centre.

Perhaps a ride on the Tanfield Steam Railway and pub lunch afterwards at the South Causey Inn, or visit one of the many Garden Centres nearby, the choices are many.

Thimble Cottage provides a fabulous setting for your next family holiday in the North East.

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About the location


Chester-le-Street 11 miles; Newcastle upon Tyne 21 miles;

Situated in one of the most beautiful counties of England, Durham city is one of the jewels in England’s crown. Dominated by the historic centre, a World Heritage Site, the city is home to magnificent Durham Cathedral, with its breathtaking vaulted ceiling and splendid architecture. The cathedral, the final resting place of the Venerable Bede, is one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in the whole of Europe. Durham Castle stands side by side with the cathedral, on a prominent hilltop site, encircled by the wooded slopes of the River Wear below. The city itself offers elegant buildings and fascinating narrow streets with excellent shopping, eating and drinking to suit all tastes. Add to that the ease of access to the rest of this historic county, “Land of the Prince Bishops”, and Durham has much to offer the discerning traveller, from Medieval castles to marvellous landscapes and scenic walks. Durham city is the ideal location for discovering this beautiful county.

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