14, Alum Waters is in a rural hamlet just 3 miles outside Durham City

14, Alum Waters is in a rural hamlet just 3 miles outside Durham City

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 9
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

Our home consists of 4 double and one single bedroom, a large 30ft dinning room/lounge, sitting room, large study, two bathrooms, down stairs cloakroom and a fully fitted kitchen.

Alum Waters is situated in a small hamlet surrounded by beautiful countryside with great views, yet only 3 miles from the historic centre of Durham City. The lively city of Newastle is just 30 minutes away by car or 12 minutes by train, the Metrocentre 'Europes largest shopping mall' is on the outskirts of the city.

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Who we are

  1. We are Jeannie & Tony Spence, a married couple in our early 50s with no children. We have lived in Alum Waters for the past 8 years and loved every minute of it. We have never done a home exchange before but are really looking forward to this experiance.

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Your neighbourhood

Durham City is set on the sharp bend of the River Wear is compact with historic bridges winding alleys and yet it offers a full range of facilities. A wide range of shops and restaurants co-exist happily with the indoor Victorian Market and the ancient cobbled Market Place, much of Durham’s shopping area is closed to traffic, making for a more relaxed atmosphere. This allows the street entertainment to take place right in the heart of the City, particularly during July and August.

The monthly Farmers’ Market is where you will find fresh local produce and specialities to take back home. In the Spring and Summer, stunning floral displays adorn the City for which Durham regularly wins prizes.

Within just a few minutes, it is possible to escape the bustle of the cobbled market place by taking one of the many paths that lead down to the riverbanks. Watch the river for rowers from one of the university teams, or take the ‘Prince Bishop’ river cruiser for a gentle trip along the river with stunning views. A visit to Durham Castle and Cathedral a World Heritage Site, is a must, set in Palace Green these impressive and historic buildings along bring more than 500,000 visitors a year to Durham City.

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