About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, and dining kitchen over 3 floors.
Cade's House is around 150 years old and arranged over 3 floors. Ideal to walk into Durham City or exploring wider in the north east - Sunderland and Newcastle, indoor shopping at the Metro Centre, Beamish Museum, various golf courses, Durham Cricket Club at Chester le Street, Kynren at Auckland Castle, Angel of the North, and the Northumberland coast if you venture further afield.
Still some original features but fibre WiFi is one of the new features.
Named after the Roman road that crossed the river near here, Cade's House is deceptively large and newly decorated. We have 2 cosy lounges downstairs if you want to split up and watch TV in one, and read with the radio in the other. Alternatively, you can open the double doors between the rooms and enjoy one big space. To supplement the central heating, both rooms have large Victorian fireplaces with open gas fires to sit around when it's cold outside. The second lounge is quiet and opens to the spacious, well equipped kitchen so you can all be together if preparing a meal, or just a cup of tea (we will leave everything you need for a cuppa when you arrive). As well as the kitchen we have a utility room with a butler sink, washing machine, tumble dryer, and ironing equipment for you.
3 lovely double bedrooms with solid oak furniture, including an airy loft style room with exposed beams. We do keep a folding JayBe single bed to allow a 7th person to stay, but please note if you require this that use of this bed is charged extra on arrival and you need to notify ahead .
The rear is not overlooked, south facing, and a suntrap in summer. We have left chairs and a table in the garage if you want to sit out on the patio area, and enjoy a glass of wine (this area is well lit if you want to use it after the sun has gone down).
We will always try to meet you at check in and walk you around the house. If you wish, we can point out local takeaways and shops plus the little cafe around the corner if that's what you need. There is also a drawer in the hall containing leaflets for local tourist attractions.
As well as having access to the whole house there is also a private sitting area in the south facing rear, and a table and chairs are provided (just get them out of the secure garage whenever the sun shines). There is room for up to 3 cars, safely off the road, in front of the garage at the rear. There are motion sensor lights to help you if it is dark when you park.
Ask for additional keys in advance if you need them for your group.
We are not far away if there is a problem or just phone if you need some advice. There are business cards with a phone number next to the guest book (please leave any comments or recommendations to help future guests) on the hall table.
PLEASE NOTE THAT UK BANK HOLIDAY WEEKENDS ARE 3 NIGHTS MINIMUM
If you are working in the area, or just need a longer than usual stay, then please contact us and we may be able to negotiate a price.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
Why Jill Massey chose Durham
Gilesgate is one of the oldest areas of Durham, and is part of the historical conservation area. St Gile's Church is believed to be the oldest church after the cathedral. Historic Durham is only a 15 minute walk with a selection of attractions, restaurants and bars. Cade's House is named after Cade's Road which was the Roman road that crossed the river nearby. Close to the house there is a Sainsbury's local, Esso petrol station, hairdressers, bakery, cafe, and food outlets. A personal recommendation is the Lebanese takeaway about 200m walk if you fancy a night in. There is a retail park including a Tesco Extra open 24 hours. Listed as a World Heritage Site, Durham cathedral, castle and cobbled streets are a must to visit with medieval architecture, the Oriental Museum, Botanic Gardens, Gala Theatre, and traditional indoor market (established 1851), there is something for everyone! The very popular outdoor Living Museum of Beamish (former European Museum of the Year) is only a 15-minute drive away, and a great value (your ticket will last a whole year if you come back to visit the north east again) family day out for all the family. The Riverside, a top class county cricket ground hosting international test matches, and home of Durham County Cricket Club, is only a 10-minute drive away, and The Ramside Hotel, spa, and golf club boasting two 18-hole championship golf courses, is only a 5 minute drive away. Venturing further afield, guests can enjoy day trips to the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland with its castles, superb coastline, and Hadrian's Wall, plus the Scottish Borders
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Good sized house in easy reach of city centre
Cade's House is really nice, with good-sized rooms. All 3 bedrooms have double beds [so adults don't have to battle with twin beds!]. The family bathroom has separate bath and shower. I timed the walk to the market in the city at 14 minutes, door to door. It was slightly longer on the way back, but there are buses which will help if needed with the hill on the way back [check routes before you set off]. There is a pub next door, but we weren't troubled at all with noise [or anything else] during our week's stay. Sainsbury's Local shop is over the road. We would definitely consider a return trip if it wasn't so far from the Sussex coast. There is parking at the rear, but you might need to reverse either in or out, if you have a large car.
Exactly what we wanted
We are a family of 4 and stayed only 3 nights but we wished we had booked for longer. The house was much bigger than it looked online and offered all the comforts of home, except a dishwasher but for a short stay that was fine. We used the house as a central location to explore Durham, the Beamish museum and the high force waterfalls. The latter of which we highly recommend. The owners were very welcoming, even baked us cookies! I would highly recommend this home and we will definitely book again.
Visit to Durham
The facilities were as listed. The advice and information regarding how to find the property were very helpful. Jill the property owner was very helpful and welcoming. The freshly baked biscuits for our greeting was a lovely extra. Any queries were dealt with promptly. The house was clean and warm. Having two lounge areas was very useful indeed.
The local amenities were very handy and made good use of.
I would definitely stay at Cades house again or recommend to friends or family.
Lovely friendly warm stay.
Fantastic location. Great house friendly host. Great for family stay in Durham x
2 night break
Had a lovely warm welcome from the owner Jill who was there when we arrived - tea ready and cookies in the oven. Cades House was very comfortable with everything we could want - much more spacious inside than you might expect. Spent a couple days exploring Durham and found it to be a beautiful and interesting city. Would definitely recommend both Cades House and Durham for a short city break. In particular, Cades House is ideally situated for the town as you can walk there in 15 minutes along the river or catch one of the many buses which go past the door.
Good Location, Clean, Tidy, Off street parking.
Jill and Malcolm are a welcoming and friendly couple and rightly proud of this property. We were fortunate to be greeted by them both and whilst Jill served up some gorgeous home baked cookies Malcolm described some good walking routes. Everything is clean and tidy along with provision of those simple things like tea, coffee, sugar and milk. Jill has put a larger table in the kitchen/dinning room so don't be misled by the photograph.
The location is excellent; you can drive into the city in 4 minutes or better still walk in via Pelaw Woods and the river in 15-20 minutes. Walking is by far the best as you can take in the stunning views of this world heritage city as you descend to the river through the woods.
Across the road is a Sainsbury's Local and a very good Lebanese takeaway.
The big question and test of a property is this; 'Will we return?' "Yes, and soon I hope".