Situated in the charming, rustic village of Shincliffe, my house has this cheerful, cosy single bedroom to offer plus shared common areas. We are a few mins' bus ride or 30-minute walk into Durham city centre or to the university campus.
Your room is cheerfully decorated, very cosy, and quiet.
You are welcome to make yourself at home in my house, whether it's reading or relaxing in front of the TV in the living room or enjoying a meal or a quiet read in the dining room, or a hot bath in the large bathtub by candlelight. During mild weather, enjoy the back patio garden or have your coffee in the breakfast room out back where the sun streams in (when we have it!)
I or my housesitter will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the area and getting around; we work full-time days but one is generally in on the evenings. Breakfast is self-serve and includes cereals, toast, juice and tea/coffee.
There are two cats living in the house, Boo Radley and Stan. They do not always get on with each other, but they love guests! In our village, good mobile reception can be hard to get which is important to note if you take a taxi and expect to pay by card or mobile. You should be prepared to pay cash in case driver is unable to connect. I do have a landline in the house for calls if necessary.
No smoking allowed in the house; please keep your personal bath towels in your room, hung out to dry along the radiator or bed rail; please use the wiper blade to wipe down shower tiles and glass after showering; at end of your stay, remove the sheets from the bed and leave on the floor along with your towel and deposit any rubbish in the waste basket provided in your room.
I love to travel and entertain people in my lovely home as well! I prefer being outdoors and being active--walking, hiking, cycling--and I love good food too. My village is perfect for country walks and since I moved to the UK from the States I have enjoyed exploring County Durham and the Northeast. I'm looking forward to using airbnb to find affordable ways to explore the UK and Europe.