Host & Stay - Garden Cottage, a property with a garden, is set in Durham, 24 km from Stadium of Light, 26 km from Sage Gateshead, as well as 27 km from Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. This holiday home provides free private parking, private check-in and check-out and free WiFi. The property is non-smoking and is located 20 km from Beamish Museum. The 2-bedroom holiday home is equipped with a living room with a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 1 bathroom with a hair dryer. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home. For added privacy, the accommodation features a private entrance. Guests at the holiday home will be able to enjoy activities in and around Durham, like hiking. Theatre Royal is 27 km from Host & Stay - Garden Cottage, while Northumbria University is 27 km away. The nearest airport is Newcastle International Airport, 40 km from the accommodation.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (10.0)

Free private parking available on-site


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Accommodation Type
Number of guests
Bedroom 1:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 2:
1 double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
High score for Durham
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  • D
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    There is lots of living space, with a lovely sitting room and kitchen, as well as a nice kitchen. If it is sunny there is a cute little garden. Nice and private and quiet. Easy parking for 1 car. Check in very simple with good clear instructions....
  • Rees
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The property was very clean, tidy and comfortable. The conservatory was a lovely space to start our day with breakfast, or to relax in the evening. There was ample parking which was a lovely surprise as I drive a pickup truck. The support team...
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 4 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Managed by Host & Stay

Company review score: 8.4Based on 21,064 reviews from 812 properties
812 managed properties

Company information

We're a family run holiday accommodation business providing luxury holiday homes across the North of England. We pride ourselves on providing premium accommodation along with quick and efficient communication. We are always on hand to help with any questions or queries you may have, and our twenty first century approach will mean you always get complete flexibility when booking your stay. Whether you're staying with us for one night or two weeks, we know that you will enjoy the comfort and luxury that comes as standard at each of our Host & Stay properties.

Property information

Garden Cottage is located in the beautiful Gilesgate area of the cathedral city of Durham. This newly renovated semi-detached house sleeps up to four guests across two bedrooms and is a short distance from shops, bars and restaurants. Expertly designed, this dog friendly holiday home is perfect for those looking to enjoy the beauty of Durham and the North East. What’s more, private parking is also available! Host & Stay are committed to our owners that their homes are protected during guest bookings. For this reason, we require all our guests to transfer a Damage Deposit (refundable, subject to an administration charge) or, to purchase an Accidental Damage Waiver which will cover you for up to 500.00 of accidental damage during your stay.

Neighbourhood information

Garden Cottage is located in Gilesgate in the city of Durham in the North East, just a short walk from the city centre. There is a truly memorable scenic walk from Gilesgate into the city centre which takes you past THE best view point in Durham. This amazing viewpoint is less than a mile from the property and from here, you’ll be able to see numerous iconic landmarks and attractions including Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle, the Bandstand, the River Wear, and Durham Viaduct. The walk is also wonderful for enjoying a variety of wildlife including otters, squirrels and kingfishers. Named ‘One of the Best Cities in the World to Visit in 2020’ by The Independent and voted ‘The Best City in the UK’ by Condé Nast’s traveller magazine readers, the beautiful city is packed with history and charm. It has the perfect blend of mediaeval heritage and a modern, vibrant feel. The cobbled streets are peppered with restaurants, bars, pubs and shops. Take a leisurely stroll near the River Wear which continues on past Durham Cathedral and the 900 year old Durham Castle. Durham Cathedral is an outstanding building originally constructed between 1093 and 1133. The Norman architecture is especially important as it is now the oldest surviving building with a stone vaulted ceiling of such a large scale. You can climb the Tower’s 325 steps for incredible views of the city and countryside. If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, head to the Chapter House where they filmed one of the Hogwarts classrooms.

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Property surroundings

Facilities of Host & Stay - Garden Cottage
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
    • Dining table
    • Cleaning products
    • Toaster
    • Stovetop
    • Oven
    • Kitchenware
    • Electric kettle
    • Kitchen
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Linen
    • Wardrobe or closet
    • Toilet paper
    • Towels
    • Private bathroom
    • Toilet
    • Free toiletries
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath
    • Shower
    Living Area
    • Dining area
    • Sofa
    • Seating Area
    Media & Technology
    • Streaming service (like Netflix)
    • Flat-screen TV
    Room Amenities
    • Drying rack for clothing
    • Clothes rack
    • Hardwood or parquet floors
    • Private entrance
    • Carpeted
    • Ironing facilities
    • Iron
    Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
    • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Garden
    • Hiking
    Building characteristics
    • Semi-detached
    Reception services
    • Private check-in/check-out
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Family rooms
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Key access
    • Carbon monoxide detector
    Languages spoken
    • English

    House rules
    Host & Stay - Garden Cottage takes special requests - add in the next step!

    From 16:00 to 22:00
    You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
    From 09:00 to 10:00
    Cancellation/ prepayment
    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
    Refundable damage deposit
    A damage deposit of £250 is required. The property charges this 14 days before arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 14 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.
    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    Age restriction
    The minimum age for check-in is 18
    Cards accepted at this property
    American ExpressVisaMastercardDiners ClubJCBMaestroDiscoverSoloUnionPay credit cardBankcard Cash is not accepted
    Smoking is not allowed.
    Parties/events are not allowed
    Free!Pets are allowed. No extra charges.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    Please inform Host & Stay - Garden Cottage in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    A damage deposit of £250 is required. The property charges this days before arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 14 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

    FAQs about Host & Stay - Garden Cottage

    • Host & Stay - Garden Cottage can accommodate the following group size:

      • 4 guests

      For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

    • Host & Stay - Garden Cottage is 1.3 miles from the centre of Durham. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Yes, Host & Stay - Garden Cottage is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Check-in at Host & Stay - Garden Cottage is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

    • Host & Stay - Garden Cottage has the following number of bedrooms:

      • 2 bedrooms

      For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

    • Host & Stay - Garden Cottage offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Hiking

    • The prices at Host & Stay - Garden Cottage may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.