Durham Conservation Village

House - Private room · Grove Court, Hett, DH6 5LE, United Kingdom
Your host, Kate
15 Reviews
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Quiet village location approx 5 miles south of the stunning World Heritage Site of Durham City

We have a 4 Bedroom Detached House on two storeys in the conservation village of Hett

On offer at a glance all year round:-

Twin Room upstairs looking out over the village green and with a small Television, DVD player and Free WiFi. We provide all the bed linen, quilts, and pillows you will need

Bathroom adjacent on same level with shower, mostly yours as we have an en-suite. We provide towels

We have a living room / study with a settee and TV also upstairs facing south over open country. We use this room if we are working at home during the day, but this is rarely the case in the evening and so then you are welcome to use this room as well, to stretch out, sit comfortably and enjoy the TV and selection of DVDs

At certain times of the year, for example during University Graduations and at the start and end of terms, we may be able to offer a second bedroom to the same family or group of friends and we may be able to suggest a special price for the whole family or friends group

There is cupboard and fridge space downstairs and you are welcome to cook and eat in our kitchen

We do not provide meals, but nor do we lock away the tea, coffee, milk and sugar! There will also be fruit juice, and a selection of cereals so you can help yourself to breakfast

If the weather is nice you might also like to share our south facing back garden with patio, tables and chairs

There is no immediate public transport in Hett so if you have your own vehicle this is a bonus because we are just 15 minutes from the A1 M and:-

• Parking at our house is free and guaranteed

• The vibrant cities of Durham and Newcastle are only a comfortable 20 minutes and 40 minutes drive away, respectively

• Durham City has a park and ride [Howlands] on a direct car route between us and the city. Current fees and facilities are on the Durham County Council website. Other parking in the city is around £1.80 per 2 hours [ checked August 2013 ]

Between Durham and Newcastle there are more restaurants, coffee shops, bars , theatres, cinemas, architecture and riverside than you could possibly need

• Newcastle Airport is comfortably within the hour by car from us

• Within an hour from our house you can drive into Northumberland, Weardale , Teesdale or North Yorkshire with all the stunning beauty of the North East Coast and Country to enjoy

If you don`t have a car then a 15 minute walk along an unlit country road,or less time if you use the defined, partly surfaced but unlit footpath over the fields, takes you to and from the bus stop where buses run regularly into Durham City

You take the Arriva North East Number 7 service which runs between Durham City and Darlington. The stop for Hett Village is at The Coach & Horses pub at Butchers Race.

Current timetables and fares are on the Arriva North East website

Please note that this bus service runs through Durham City to Durham bus station, not the railway station

We see our house being ideal for:-

• Short business stays
• Attending interviews
• Weekend or mid week breaks
• Visiting offspring at our celebrated University
Chilling out

We are flexible on checking in up to 23.00

We are flexible on checking out

Welcome to our home

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $18 / night after the first guest
Cancellation: Flexible
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • My stay with Kate and Simon was like living at my parents, in a very good sense! Everything was relaxed and trustful, no musts at all. Whenever I'm around, I'll stay there again!

    July 2014
  • This house is situated in a very peaceful area, close to Beamish and Durham. On our final night we had a nice little stroll to the pub nearby. The room is very tidy and the bathroom is great! We were welcome to enjoy our breakfast overlooking the garden full of birds.

    June 2014
  • The location is terrific - short distance to Durham but feels like you are in the country. Mike and Kate gave us a very friendly welcome and made it feel like a home away form home. Extremely clean and high quality. Very well organised and secure. We would have loved to have stayed longer.

    June 2014
  • Quiet location for a convenient overnight stop. Everything as expected.

    June 2014
  • Kate and Mike are lovely people

    The house is lovely, the room is tidy and clean

    You will have everything you need

    I will definitely stay again

    April 2014
  • Staying with Kate and Mike was beyond our (email hidden)ier friendliness adds to the comfort and encurages you to stay a little bit longer.Hett is a remote and beautiful village surrounded with farms.

    April 2014
  • I arrived on the day of my stay at 2:00 and I thought I would take a bus to their place (according to their instructions). However, I got lost and we ended up on the opposite end of town. Luckily, Kate was very kind and picked us up (although, I don't think that should be expected). The point I'm trying to make here is that Kate is very accomdating, friendly, and easy going. Her house is very clean and very comfortable to stay in. I'd definately go again!

    March 2014
  • Kate and Mike were very helpful hosts. The room was comfortable and warm, the bathroom was a good size and I had exclusive use of all facilities whilst I stayed there. The area is very quiet and access to the bus service is only a 10 minute walk away. Mike and Kate are very friendly people and I would definitely stay with them again.

    February 2014
  • Kate is very warm welcoming us at night after we explore Luminiere Festival. She provided us everything that you can imagine for the three international student travellers who came from three different part of England. We have a very great time there. but sadly that I had no chance to stay long as we planed. The most important thing that she gave us a flexible time arrangement with a very warm heart. Thank you to Kate & Mike. Hope that one day I could come (website hidden): They have very great sightseeing and refreshing garden back door, can't missed.

    November 2013
  • Kate and Mike were the perfect hosts; the location was just right for Durham, the room was comfortable and the provision of tea and cereal was ideal.

    Highly recommended.

    September 2013
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I am a teacher. Mike is a lawyer. He does the admin for me! We live in a conservation village 5 miles south of Durham city. We enjoy music, theatre, food, drink & motorsport and we now have some house room as both offspring have sprung ! (phone number hidden)
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