General Information

Offering contemporary and sumptuous styling our outstanding 2 bedroom luxurious riverside hideaway apartment on the River Wear has been fully refurbished for Summer 2017 by the North East’s leading Interior Design team. It’s perfect for guests looking for a stylish relaxing break as a great alternative to a hotel or guest house. Elegantly designed, featuring countless decorative details this private and quiet luxury Durham letting is your home from home.

With its superb quiet location sitting right on the water front overlooking the weirs, Riverside Retreat has its own private access through a secure gated courtyard. From the front door along a hallway its a 2 bedroom ground floor apartment with an open-plan living and kitchen /dining area. It has a luxury main bathroom and master ensuite both complete with Villeroy and Boch sanitary wear. There are 2 double bedrooms both with spacious bespoke fitted wardrobes king size beds and bespoke soft furnishings. The second bedroom can be utilised as a double or twin room and has a magnificent floor to ceiling feature window overlooking Durham’s historic Framwellgate Bridge. Wake up to beautiful views from Durham riverside and enjoy a coffee on your own private terrace.

Riverside Retreat luxury Durham letting is an easy stroll along winding cobbled streets to Durham’s many Restaurants, chic bars and cafes, but if you prefer a cozy night in, snuggle up in the lounge on the plush corner sofa in-front of the Dimplex Opti-myst fire with a glass of wine and enjoy the unrivalled view of Durham through the French doors.

Located on the ground floor of Durhams Premier luxury lettings in Durhams historic centre with unrivalled views overlooking the weirs and the city’s oldest grade listed bridge its hard to imagine a more beautiful and relaxing place to unwind by sitting in the comfy sofas for an afternoon or two gazing out at the view, from the terrace or from the lounge.



Important Information:

  • Only 1/2 mile or a 9 minute walk from Durham Station. Three minutes by taxi.
  • 500m or 8 minute walk to Durham Cathedral and Castle.
  • Only 90m or 2 minute walk to Durham Market Place, indoor market and main shopping area.
  • 100m or 3 minute walk to Durham Walkergate featuring the Gala Theatre and Cinema, restaurants and bars including the prestigious Ebony Champagne Bar.
  • 100m or 3 minute to riverside walks.
  • Only 24 miles – 30 minutes drive from Newcastle Airport.
  • Only 12 minutes by regular train to Newcastle City Centre or 20 minutes by car Metro Centre Gateshead.
  • Within walking distance of numerous Durham University Colleges and a short drive to all others.
  • Superb base for attending Kynren at Bishop Auckland, visiting the various castles, historic towns or beaches in Northumberland, the Award Winning nearby Beamish Museum or the country villages and walks in Weardale..
Outdoor space

Located on the ground floor this luxury Durham letting allows easy access from the private and secure courtyard through its own front door and has patio doors leading out onto a private and quiet balcony terrace stretching the full width of the apartment with its luxury rattan corner sofa for lounging with a cocktail and outdoor breakfast Al fresco on the bijou bistro table and chairs.

The large patio doors lead into the living area, ideal to bring the outside in on summery days, whilst the thick curtains can be drawn for cosiness at night.


Riverside has complimentary WiFi, so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can.

Eating Out or In…

Durham City has a range of restaurants, cafes and bars to suite every taste and occasion and all of these are within an easy stroll of Riverside Retreat.

Prefer to eat then then the modern integrated kitchen lies to the back of the living area, and as you would expect for a five star apartment it is fully equipped for even the most experienced chef. Quality granite work tops, spacious cupboards and integrated appliances, it keeps everything tucked away. The dining table lies between the kitchen area and living area making it a great sociable space – the cook definitely won’t feel left out!


The family bathroom features a drench head shower over the top of a full size bath tub so you can soak in style and pamper yourself using our complimentary (?) toiletries, whilst the master en suite has a walk-in shower with bags of room. Both are decorated with lovely travertine tiling and feature Villeroy & Boch sanitary wear. Both bathrooms also have huge full size wall mirrors and excellent lighting for getting ready for a special night out or special occasion, with the master bedroom also having a hidden dressing table too.


With regret, Riverside Retreat is a pet free apartment.


There are two king size double bedrooms both are river facing and feature spacious bespoke fitted wardrobes, one bedroom is ensuite and the other can be made up as a double or as a twin room – it features a delightful floor to ceiling window overlooking the riverside. Widescreen smart tv with Netflix, soft carpeting and bespoke soft furnishings and curtains complete your luxury break experience.


On some occasions we are able to arrange free secure parking at the apartment. Please ask about this when booking. However if car parking isn’t available Walkergate Car Park is a mere 2-3 minutes walk from the front door of Riverside Retreat.


In accordance with our published terms and conditions the apartment is strictly non-smoking throughout and we do not accept bookings from hen or stag parties.

Take a look around our retreat below: