The Duck Pond

Durham

4.47

(37 Reviews)

6 guests

3 bedrooms

3 beds

2 bathrooms

Property Overview

This historic building has been renovated to a great standard, allowing modern and traditional features to contrast perfectly. With three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a short walk from the centre of Durham, this lovely holiday home will provide a truly unforgettable stay. Sleeping up to six guests, you’ll be able to create memories to treasure with friends and family.

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Property Details

The Space
The Duck Pond has been recently refurbished to the highest standard. With premium furnishings and beautiful finishes, you can expect a homely stay in a well maintained property.

Head to the open plan living and kitchen area, and you’ll find a comfortable space with two comfy sofas. Turn on the flat screen TV to keep up with your favourite shows or spend quality time with your loved ones.

Fully equipped for self-catering stays, the kitchen has everything you could need to prepare home cooked.

The Duck Pond boasts three spacious bedrooms. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor with double beds. The third bedroom is located on the first floor and also features a double bed, along with exposed wooden beams which add a real traditional, cosy feel to the space.

There is a shower room on the ground floor and the upstairs bedroom is home to an ensuite boasting a shower, wash basin and WC.

Outside you’ll find a pleasant and secluded garden to the rear of the property. With barbeque facilities and a seating area, this is great for enjoying the fresh air during your stay.

Host & Stay are committed to our owners that their homes are protected during bookings. For this reason, we require all of our guests to transfer a £250.00 Damage Deposit (subject to a £10.00 administration charge) or, to purchase an Accidental Damage Waiver for £25.00 which will cover you for up to £500.00 of accidental damage during your stay.

Neighborhood
Named as ‘One of the Best Cities to Visit in 2020’, Durham is a beautiful and charming area within the North East. Known as the ‘perfect little city’, Durham has the best mix of everything and it all blends seamlessly. It retains its mediaeval heritage but it also has a modern and vibrant twist. It boasts lush green landscapes but it also has busy cobbled streets with independent shops, bars and restaurants.

Durham has plenty of history within its walls. One of the most spectacular historic sites is Durham Cathedral. Constructed between 1103 and 1133, this towering building is a shining example of Norman architecture. The cathedral is now the oldest surviving building with a stone vaulted ceiling of such a large scale.

Getting Around
The centre of Durham is a short ten-minute walk from The Duck Pond.

Durham train station is 10-minute drive away so nearby towns and cities can easily be reached via rail. There’s also a taxi rank in close proximity to the train station.

There are plenty of bus routes throughout Durham. Hop on the Arriva 6 route to visit Barnard Castle or the number 22 which travels through Seaham and Sunderland.

  • Bed linens
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Essentials
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Hot water
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Heating
  • Free parking on premises
  • Smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Wireless Internet
  • TV
  • BBQ grill
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Desk
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dryer
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Refrigerator
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Patio or balcony
  • Private entrance
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washer
  • Wide clearance to bed
  • Wide hallway clearance
  • Town
  • Suitable for events
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)

Guests have access to the full property. The keys to the property are accessed via a secure key safe and full details will be provided shortly before your arrival date.

Private on-site parking is available for one vehicle at the front of the property.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

Virtual Tour

Guest Reviews

4.47

(37 Reviews)

Amelia

11/04/2024

N/A

Lesley

18/03/2024

Superb

Moya

12/02/2024

Mark was so helpful and even arranged for a late check out. he was available if we needed anything - would definitely stay again.

Barbara

07/01/2024

Exceptional

Les

04/01/2024

Location - easy walk into the city.<br/>Beds were very comfortable.<br/>Hosts were very friendly and welcoming. Easily accessible if needed.<br/>Not much storage space for food especially if you’re staying for a while.<br/>?need for extra fridge and freezer.

Dobson

02/01/2024

The location and friendliness of the host.

Huw

24/11/2023

Excellent space for a family stay another bed in the attic would increase the number of people that could stay or make it more comfortable for a couple who like there space.<br/>Fabulous and well equipped kitchen.<br/>If you fancy a haircut look no further than your fabulous host downstairs got up at 9.10 popped down the stairs for 9.30 appointment excellent cut felt wonderful after.<br/>Nothing

Genevieve

13/11/2023

A very clean, comfortable and warm apartment- just right for our family stay. A convenient location with great parking and a good distance for walking into the city centre- particularly along the river. A charming and helpful host.<br/>Thank you for our stay at the Duck Pond - we hope to visit again!

William

05/11/2023

Great place, decent location, good facilities

Connor

01/10/2023

easy to book, was good for our needs

Su

28/09/2023

Spacious<br/>A lot amenities like fan and hair dryer not available

Jayant

27/09/2023

1. Information and photos should have been accurate. They were not. The photos do not show that the property is actually located on the first floor of the building. It is not the entire building. <br/>2. Cleanliness should have been a lot better.<br/>3. Poor wi-fi. You can't catch it more than 10 feet away.

Anne

18/09/2023

Plenty of room<br/>Lock not working properly on inside have reported it , also bits of rubbish in drawers

Heidi

24/08/2023

Had a great stay at the Duck Pond. It was very spacious. There were 3 of us but would be fine for 6. Location was good, it would be walkable but we had an elderly person with us so we drove into Durham but parking was easy. It was a fairly busy road so a bit noisy if you are a light sleeper.

Ruby

14/08/2023

Great family stay at the Duck Pond for 3 nights. Perfect location for exploring Durham with an easy walk into the town Center. Clean and spacious and central location. Only note, it would have been good to have had some kitchen basics (oil, salt, pepper) supplied.

Nicholas

31/07/2023

It was exactly what we needed to attend our daughters graduation<br/>Nothing

Moza

30/07/2023

Location<br/>The apartment is on the first floor. <br/>The kitchen and all the stuff and drawers were dirty.<br/>The fridge was dirty also.

Steve

28/07/2023

Very good

Nicole

30/06/2023

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Centrally located and perfect for families. It sits on top of a hair salon so if you’re sensitive to fragrances just take note. I am sensitive but was ultimately fine. Excellent and kind host. Booking process somewhat taxing due to deposit and automated booking messages. Would definitely recommend.

Maiadelosdolores

02/05/2023

The location was very convenient, the house really comfortable and the decoration was simple but very interesting the detail here and there. Mark, the owner was very nice with us.<br/>Durham is worth to pay a visit.<br/>I don´t like Nescafe because their bad marketing reputation in poor countries. <br/>To contact the Host & Stay just to clarify something was really difficult and the instruction to open the black box to get the keys were not very accurate. Fortunately Mark, the owner was there and he saved us.<br/>One minute after I booked the place with Booking.com The Host & Stay charged my card with 75% of the total amount and one minute later with the other 25%. Later they sent me an email asking me to pay another 25GBP more o to leave a deposit of 250GBP in case anything was damaged.

Jill

08/04/2023

Very clean. Parking.<br/>Over priced

Gauri

05/04/2023

Very good

Joanne

19/02/2023

We had a very relaxing stay. Within walking distance to Durham City Centre. Accommodation was very clean, spacious, homely and very comfortable. Would recommend to friends and would certainly stay again.

Kitty-Alice

15/02/2023

Great stay and huge thank you to the owner for helping when we were locked out. The front door is shared so it was a worry when someone else had locked the door preventing us to get in but the owner fixed this in a matter of minutes. <br/>Slightly confusing with the management company charging additional deposits to Airbnb but no fault of the property or owner!<br/>Would stay again.

Oliver

10/02/2023

Nice place not to far walk from all amenities. Clean and tidy and comfortable.

Emma

11/01/2023

The Duck Pond was well equipped with everything we needed during our stay, and is in easy walking distance to the centre of Durham.

Julie

11/01/2023

N/A<br/>The water pressure in the shower on the lower floor was quite low, however it worked so it was fine. We couldn’t make the coffee maker work, despite consulting the internet. Still not sure if it didn’t work or if we just didn’t get it ?, so perhaps some instructions would help? Also,only half the toaster worked. Again, these details didn’t spoil our stay, I just wouldn’t want you to think we’d damaged anything.

Lorna

22/12/2022

Great accommodation, would highly recommend!

Lorna

16/12/2022

Great accommodation would highly recommend

Lorna

09/12/2022

Great host, excellent accommodation - would highly recommend

Lorna

02/12/2022

Great accomodation, highly recommend

Nicholas

27/11/2022

Great place to stay. Good location for getting into Durham centre

Lorna

25/11/2022

Great accomodation, would highly recommend

Bethany

13/11/2022

This place is a hidden gem, lovely space, well decorated and furnished but not too expensive and perfect loaction. Would happily stay here again!!

Rachael

06/11/2022

All the bedrooms were a decent size and the beds were really comfortable. There is good open plan livingroom kitchen as well as a separate dinning room. The property was clean and had a homely feel. There are essential items like iron + board, washing up liquid and sponges, toilet roll, shampoo and conditioner which was great as we didn’t think to bring some of these things.<br/>Nothing major. We would have liked a frying pan and tongs for cooking breakfast but the oven worked just fine. There were some parts of the property that weren’t toddler friendly. In the annex, there was a glass panel missing from the banister over looking the stairs. We had to block this off with chairs to ensure our toddlers safety.

Anthony

24/10/2022

The venue was new and therefore everything was clean and fresh<br/>Bedrooms were good and comfortable (see improvements that could be made)<br/>Good quality windows (keeps the road noise out)<br/>White goods all good<br/>Parking was available and essential - available at all times.<br/>Best thing of all was the host Mark, whose business was downstairs and he was always available for any queries. He was very welcoming and a charming man<br/>Definitely would stay there again<br/>A few improvements could be made:<br/>A long mirror in the bedrooms for the ladies<br/>A chair in the two main bedrooms<br/>Better lighting in the bedrooms<br/>A more comfortable sofa in the lounge area.<br/>The venue is for six people, but there was insufficient seating in the lounge area<br/>The bathroom in the attic required a chair, a mirror and a small table to put things on<br/>The attic bedroom was too dark and needs to be made more welcoming as a bedroom (board up the roof and paint everything white) - more vellux windows - more ceiling lights required<br/>Insufficient crockery for six people<br/>Hallway light needs a two-way switch (one in the hall and another at the top of the stairs<br/>All the cleaning materials situated in the toilet room is not necessary. Either the cleaners bring it all with them or it should be stored in the attic bedroom somewhere out of sight, so the toilet could actually be used

Susan

19/10/2022

The property was exceptional, kept very well with everything you could need. My family and I were very impressed. A lovely conversion of an historic property. It was also very easy to find and gain access to.<br/>We didn't quite understand how the heating worked and the location of the thermostat. Other than that it was great.

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