The Town House Durham

“Set in a Grade II listed Georgian townhouse in the heart of Durham, this hotel has 11 individually designed, luxury bedrooms. Some rooms feature a private terrace or hot tub. The hotel has a vibrant cocktail bar and a traditional restaurant serving steaks and seafood. The perfect romantic getaway.”

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“Close to Durham centre, but away from the crowds, this Georgian town house surprises with its French boudoir style. Fun and romantic, with an intimate dining room and outdoor hot tubs.
Sitting on Old Elvet, one of Durham’s historic streets, this handsome Georgian town house is strolling distance from both the city centre and riverside. Its smart, brick exterior does little to prepare for what you find inside: dark, richly coloured rooms thick with velvet drapes, damask wallpapers and glistening chandeliers. Dotted here and there are gilt-framed mirrors, oil paintings and marble busts; you wonder whether you’ve wandered into a Parisian boudoir. It’s tastefully done, although your eyes may need to adjust to the sultry lighting.

The eight bedrooms in the main house follow the same theme with rich colours of red, amethyst and gold, and generous amounts of velvet. There’s a definite sense of flirtation; some rooms have baths in the bedroom, one has a four-poster bed, others have showers which can be open or screened off to the bedroom. For ultimate romance, choose one of the lodge rooms in the rear garden; each has a private outdoor hot-tub with wine and picnic hampers included in the price.

Eating in the intimate dining room, with its purple-velvet chairs and leopard-print carpet, is a nice mix of fun and formality. The menu is Modern British; steaks a speciality. Breakfast is particularly good, with dishes - including a splendid Durham grill that will set you up for the day - cooked to order.

Return from a day doing Durham’s historic sights to a drink on the terrace overlooking the garden and views down to the river.”

Written by  Helen Pickles

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Facilities

Air conditioning
Four poster beds
Wifi
Free wifi
Bar
Rooms with balcony/terrace
No pets
Sit-out Terrace
In room music system
Restaurant
Garden
Child friendly
Disabled access
Suites
Bridal Suite available
Private Hot Tub

Activities

Mountain biking
Hamsterley Forest is a magnet for mountain bikers.
Local markets
Nearby Durham Market Hall has an impressive spread of local produce.
Great walks
The Durham Dales are a great spot for a long ramble.
Golf
Durham City Golf Club is just a fifteen minute drive away.
Sights nearby
Durham Cathedral is just a ten minute walk from the property.

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11 rooms from $146 per night

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Recommended for

Romantic Break
Sultry suites adorned with plush velvet and in room tubs are ideal for couples. Some feature private hot tubs.
City Style
An opulent way to explore the historic city of Durham.

Activities

Mountain biking
Hamsterley Forest is a magnet for mountain bikers.
Local markets
Nearby Durham Market Hall has an impressive spread of local produce.
Great walks
The Durham Dales are a great spot for a long ramble.
Golf
Durham City Golf Club is just a fifteen minute drive away.
Sights nearby
Durham Cathedral is just a ten minute walk from the property.

Other highlights

Luxury
Four poster beds
Free wifi
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Sit-out Terrace
Contemporary
Townhouse
Restaurant
B+B
Child friendly
Disabled access
Private Hot Tub

Hotel size

11 rooms
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