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The Nook

Darlington, Durham (Ref. 1038188)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Shop less than 1 mile
  • Pub less than 1 mile


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3 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Mills

    “The property was as described although we were unaware that it was on a busy road.”

    Having said that it didn't detract from enjoying our stay.

    Having said that it didn't detract from enjoying our stay.

    - Mr Mills, September 2020

Gainford Apartments

If you're looking to escape to the among the beauty of County Durham, consider settling at these well-presented apartments. Each apartment comes with a large open-plan living space which comes with a light decor and a feature fireplace making it a homely space to enjoy a relaxing evening in front of the TV, with the choice of a sofa and two chairs. The kitchen has a set of white units and sleek wooden worktops housing all the appliances needed for rustling up some delicious meals, with the benefit of a dishwasher so you barely have to lift a finger to wash up! Both apartments have two double bedrooms to choose from, with a selection of contemporary furniture for storing your personal belongings and share a family bathroom. The village of Gainford comes with a selection of amenities, including a convenience store, post office, pub/restaurants, fish and chip shop and a café. The River Tees at Gainford, Barnard Castle and Darlington are three of the top fishing spots along the River Tees for catching some salmon and sea trout. For a spot of history, travel towards the 12th century Barnard Castle which is set on a high rock; discover the castle's rich history inside and how it was passed onto Richard III. The town of Barnard Castle holds a market day every Wednesday, particularly great for tourists, whilst The Bowes Museum offers a collection of art and antiques. If you're a fan of sports, the Barnard Castle Golf Club is an excellent choice for enjoying a friendly game one afternoon, whilst admiring the views. Or take a drive into Darlington to experience its Head of Steam Darlington Railway and South Park, Darlington for a long country stroll. Make the most of your rural break to Durham by exploring all of its delightful attractions within easy reach.

The property

Set in the village of Gainford, in County Durham, is this delightful first-floor apartment, The Nook.

Inside, the owner has created a smart and warming retreat for friends, families or two couples seeking a rural escape.

Be welcomed into an open-plan living space complete with a sofa and two chairs so you can relax and unwind with the benefit of the TV.

The dining table has seating for all four guests and is the perfect spot for a sociable evening whilst popping open a bottle of champagne.

The kitchen comes stocked fill of modern appliances and added extras such as a dishwasher and washer/dryer.

There are two double bedrooms to choose from with fitted wardrobes and chest of drawers for storage purposes, as well as some bedside tables and lamps for some late night reading.

The family bathroom comes with the choice of a bath or shower over so you can decide how best to prepare for your day.

The Nook is an excellent choice for a family break to County Durham.

Note: This property can be booked with 1038194, together they can sleep 8 people.


  • All-first-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One secure parking space at pub car park across the road from property
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles

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About the location


Barnard Castle 8 miles; Darlington 8 miles; Richmond 13 miles.

Gainford is a pretty village in Teesdale, standing on the River Tees at the boundary with Yorkshire. The village offers a scattering of Georgian houses set on an unspoilt village green, as well as a newsagents/general store, fish and chip shop and a pub, and is close to spectacular waterfalls, sweeping moorlands and magnificent castles. There is also one Michelin starred restaurant within easy reach of the village, giving the opportunity to dine out in luxury. Ancient market towns dot the area and the historic town of Barnard Castle lies within easy reach, boasting castle remains overlooking the town, as well as the impressive Bowes Museum. Built as an impressive French-style chateau, the museum houses a magnificent collection of fine and decorative art. Other places of interest close to Gainford are the ruins of Egglestone Abbey and Rokeby Hall, High Force, Cauldron’s Snout, Derwent Reservoir, and Hexham with its stately abbey, as well as the magnificent cathedral city of Durham. A little further afield the Yorkshire Dales National Park, North York Moors, Lake District, Northumberland National Park and the coastal towns of Whitby and Saltburn are all within easy driving distance.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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