Top 14 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Durham, England - Updated 2022

airbnb Durham, Great Britain

In North East England lies the medieval town of Durham. It’s notable for its Celtic and Norse heritage, the Durham Cathedral and Castle, Durham University, and the River Wear. Founded over a millennium ago, Durham eventually achieved city status in 1974. It currently has a population of approximately 48,000 and is a designated conservation area in its entirety. Durham boasts of many important landmarks and sporting events, which attract visitors from around the United Kingdom and other parts of the world. Sounds like a place worth exploring? Check out our list of top Airbnb vacation rentals in the city.

1. Cozy 4+star one bed 1700's cottage (from USD 90)

This charming cottage will awe you with its rustic brickwork and beautiful natural surroundings. It’s a pet-friendly environment but not suitable for children, so feel free to bring along a furry friend. Some of the amenities available to visitors are free parking, fireplace, indoor heating, kitchen, television, iron, hairdryer, towels, bed sheets, clothing hangers, and washing machine. The cottage is ideally suited for visitors planning to visit Durham or Northumberland. Restaurants, pubs, and stores are within a 3.5-kilometer distance away while leisure spots are approximately a kilometer away from the cottage.

Cosy 4+star One Bed 1700's Cottage.
Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
429 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
really enjoyed sitting outside having breakfast and a coffee in peace
this cottage is very comfortable with everything you need to make your stay a peaceful and very cosy break
the fireplace was super cozy
the staircase was easily managed the bed super comfy and the shower works really well
daisy (my pup) loved exploring too great power shower and decor is modern
so clean and beautiful
very clean and nice cottage
sparkling clean and superb power shower
lovely neat and clean place wanting for nothing
very clean and comfortable stay thank you
cosy cottage with lovely helpful hosts
michael was a lovely host on hand to solve any issues we had and with valuable local knowledge
michael & june were pleasant and helpful host and provided good local tips
great host and good communication prior to our stay
very friendly and helpful with tips of places to go etc
great location to go for walks and close to shops
pub is only 10minutes walk for a nice meal
loved the location and the peace and quiet
beautiful place in a great location
it is in a quiet location but near to many tourist attractions
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2. A studio apartment for two people (from USD 48)

Situated in a quiet residential area, this studio apartment guarantees a relaxing staycation for couples or solo travelers. Although attached to the main house, the studio has its own entrance, so you do not have to worry about privacy. Whenever you want to relax, you can access the garden, where you can also enjoy the garden furniture. Soak up the sunshine and enjoy a glass of wine. Other facilities include a bedroom, a shower room, and an equipped kitchen.

Self Contained Durham Apartment
Durham, United Kingdom
77 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all the small details were thought of (umbrellas an iron coffee tea fresh flowers)
the flat has all the amenities required for a comfortable stay
the apartment was clean tidy and had all the amenities we needed
the bed is extremely comfortable and we had restful sleep
their small apartment is perfect for a couple
a warm welcome and a spotlessly clean apartment
the flat is very clean and tidy
the space was just what i needed and was clean and fresh
their self-contained flat is extremely clean and tidy with everything you could possibly need
the apartment is cozy fully equipped sparkling clean and private
lovely accommodation with great hosts
thank you again to our hosts norman and anne
a nice little home in a quiet neighborhood provided by absolutely lovely hosts
they were so welcoming and kind and told many great stories of their lives together
they are wonderful welcoming hosts who went out of their way to accommodate my needs
it is conveniently located close to several bus lines that were easy trips to central durham
good location with everything in walking distance and town centre only a 10 minute drive away
it’s very easy to access durham city centre by bus and plenty of transport links elsewhere
we found the accommodation very well equipped in a quiet location with convenient buses into durham
great place to stay for visiting durham (only a short bus ride into the centre) or work
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3. Lovely bedroom in beautiful village (from USD 120)

Whether you’re single or traveling with a partner, these accommodations are geared towards the romantically inclined. The nearby riverside and Durham’s picturesque countryside will steal your heart and tempt you to extend your stay. This comfortable and contemporary room comes with a king-size bed and several conveniences. These include Wi-Fi access, indoor heating, fireplace, television, shampoo, hairdryer, towels, bed sheets, iron, clothing hangers, and breakfast. Durham’s city center is approximately 2.5-km away while Durham University is less than 2 km away.

Beautiful spacious village home
Shincliffe, England, United Kingdom
138 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful garden nice ‘hangout area’ outside the room for guest with couch and tv
lovely room amenities and breakfast too
had tea and coffee facilities available and a very nice breakfast would happily stay again
the lounge for guests was beautifully decorated with a large tv and comfy couch
the room was well equipped and comfortable and the breakfast delicious
everything was clean warm and comfortable
clean cozy and spacious as always
everything is sparingly clean and thoughtful
a really clean and comfortable room in a stylish house
this is a beautiful place to stay very clean and comfortable
friendly and helpful hosts
great hosts who were very helpful
our hosts were so kind and thoughtful
ann was a lovely host
amazing hospitality and very friendly couple
location is pretty accessible with bus stopping just 2mins away
great location for a trip to durham
the location is perfect short distance from durham center
ideal location for durham university beautiful walk by the river
a beautiful village in a great location
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4. A spacious cottage in the east side of Durham (from USD 100)

Set in a conservation area, in which numerous old and pretty buildings can be found, this spacious cottage offers one bedroom for up two people. Unwind any time you want in the open plan lounge. Prepare a nice breakfast in the kitchen and enjoy it in the dining area. Step into the shower before setting out for an adventure. In the evening, head to the rear courtyard, where you can sit down and breathe in the tranquility of the surroundings.

Fern Cottage, Durham City
County Durham, England, United Kingdom
71 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good quality furnishings and fittings and well equipped kitchen
it is very clean comfortable and surprisingly spacious
nice cottage and very clean
a cosy clean and well appointed cottage close to the centre of durham
we loved carol’s place from the minute we walked in the door
lots of space in a perfect location--durham's oldest and best sites just a 10-minute walk away
clean comfy and characterful accommodation within walking distance of durham city centre
very close to durham centre very clean with everything you need and perfect for two people
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5. Bright, spacious double 2.5 miles from Durham City (from USD 30)

Make your stay near Durham as pleasant as possible by booking into this warm, airy, and comfortable private room. Not only is it spacious, it’s also reasonably priced and features a generous amount of amenities. You’ll enjoy free parking, Wi-Fi access, kitchen, television, gymnasium, bathtub, indoor heating, iron, hairdryer, towels, bed sheets, clothing hangers, washing machine, and breakfast. This Airbnb is located in Ushaw Moor, which is approximately 4 km or 2.5 miles from Durham’s city center.

Bright, spacious double 2.5 miles from Durham City
Ushaw Moor, England, United Kingdom
122 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was great the bed was very comfortable and the wifi was fast
the room is comfortable and we had everythings for the breakfast
a lovely room extremely convenient for getting into durham
the bed was really comfortable with nice linens
the breakfast foods gemma provided helped us get off to a good start the next day
very clean and modern
cosy bed and very clean
very nice and clean house and room
gemma’s place was clean & tidy
the house was spotless clean
gemma and kevin were excellent hosts
gemma and kevin are absolutely lovely hosts and conversationalists
gemma & kevin were all round welcoming and excellent hosts
gemma and kevin were great hosts
gemma and kevin are great hosts
good location for durham; very close: ~2 miles
we slept like logs at gemma's place
gemma and kevin's room is in a great location really close to durham just a short ride away
nice and quiet area some 20' away from durham by car/bus
gemma’s place is located near durham a city definitely worth including in your travel plans
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6. Newly renovated apartment in Durham City (from USD 145)

This modern self-catering apartment is a little on the pricey side but worth every penny considering how fully furnished it is. It was recently renovated, and much thought and care are shown by the hosts to ensure that their business and holiday travelers have an enjoyable stay. It features the following amenities: WiFi access, kitchen, fridge freezer, coffee machine, microwave grill, television, Blu-ray/DVD player, armchair, indoor heating, fireplace, iron, hairdryer, towels, bed sheets, clothing hangers, washing machine, and tumble-dryer. The apartment is in the center of Durham and just a stone’s throw from Durham Cathedral, Crossgate Moor, and River Wear. It’s also approximately 1 km from Durham University.

The Avenue corner, Durham city
Durham, United Kingdom
156 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breakfast foods and tea and coffee were a lovely extra
stylish apartment with excellent amenities and thoughtful touches
the bose speaker was a nice treat and the sofa bed comfortable enough for two
beautiful apartment perfect for three single people with twin beds and a sofa bed
lisa and steve stocked the kitchen with coffee and breakfast foods - this was such a thoughtful touch
modern clean and comfortable
kitchen and bathroom are very clean and well accomplished
overall the apartment was clean attractive and well designed
it’s clean and equipped with almost everything you need
lisa’s place is modern and very clean
hosts were helpful and attentive
really nice welcoming hosts
quick response and good suggestion from the host
hosts were super accommodating and helpful
lisa was very responsive when we had questions
wonderful location being only a 5 minute walk to town
amazing location very central
the location is excellent - a quick walk from the train station and to the center of town
great location and lisa was super helpful
lovely stylish apartment within walking distance of the castle and cathedral
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7. year-old house, peaceful green nook in Durham City (from USD 126)

There’s plenty of good accommodations in and around Durham, but this is one of the more impressive options. It’s a charming, 100-year-old brick house that’s rustic, and homely with beautiful gardens and natural surroundings. Moreover, it’s situated on a hilltop, giving visitors amazing views of Durham’s Cathedral and Castle. It’s a kid-friendly environment with plenty of amenities such as Wi-Fi access, laptop workspace, television, kitchen, indoor heating, fireplace, shampoo, iron, hairdryer, towels, bed sheets, clothing hangers, and washing machine. Visitors can access a nearby supermarket that’s just a five-minute walking distance. The city center, bus station, and train station are within a 15-minute walking distance.

100 yr old house, peaceful green nook Durham City
Durham, England, United Kingdom
196 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
however photos the photos make it look better than it was especially the living room
the kitchen was well equipped with tea coffee good items for cooking if needed
the house has a cottage feel and was well equipped and comfortable
very comfortable cosy and homely cottage
a comfortable old cottage excellent base for four people (2 in bunks) good kitchen for self-catering
all was clean with a new bathroom
the house was clean and very comfy
the place is wonderfully kept and very clean
very clean and has a cute garden as well
the cottage was really clean and well equipped and communication with julia was courteous and straightforward
excellent host and easy check in
great host - excellent comms
information provided before arrival was also very helpful
very peaceful lovely hosts
she was very nice host and arranged everything in the apartment perfectly
great location for the city yet located in a peaceful oasis
good location walkable to the train station and central town
great location - 15 min walk to the centre
lovely house so close to town
great house in a great location
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8. Comfy 3BD house, Durham (4 miles to city center)

If you’re seeking a spacious and comfortable guest house near Durham, then consider this awesome red-brick accommodation. It can accommodate up to five visitors, and they can enjoy some dramatic views of the rural landscape from this house. There’s also a wealth of amenities that will certainly impress you such as free parking, Wi-Fi access, laptop workspace, indoor heating, kitchen, DVD movies and player, games, children’s toys and books, children’s dinnerware, travel crib, television, iron, hairdryer, towels, bed sheets, clothing hangers, washing machine, and complimentary breakfast. It’s only a 10-minute drive to Durham’s town center and a 15-minute drive to the A1 highway. Newcastle airport is 40 minutes away by car.

Comfy 3 bedroom house Durham - city centre 4 miles
Durham, County Durham, United Kingdom
239 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
really nice touches of breakfast food and coffee/tea
wifi was super this is airbnb at its best
amanda provided tea and coffee and breakfast items which was kind
nice property lovely and considerate touches such as milk tea coffee and breakfast items
lovely touches - including breakfast
sparkling clean cosy and comfortable house
very nice place clean and cosy
the bathroom was spotlessly clean
exceptionally clean warm house in quiet location
the place was sparkling clean and extremely comfortable
amanda was a lovely host
she was a dream host - very accessible and welcoming
amanda was a superb host
host wast very helpful
great house with welcoming host
there are lovely walks close by
amanda's house is perfect if you wish to be close to durham
would recommend to anyone wanting to stay close to durham
lovely place good position for university visits or sightseeing in the area
there are also lovely walks close by but we didn't do those because of the weather
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9. Durham Town House

Perhaps you fancy a more regal experience during your stay in Durham. In that case, consider this gorgeous Victorian townhouse that will amaze you with its ambiance and historic architecture. You’ll also enjoy plenty of pleasant dreams in its massive king-size bed. Its amenities include Wi-Fi access, indoor heating, towels, bed sheets, and complimentary breakfast. Since the townhouse is in Durham’s town center, you’ll have quick access to all the nearby restaurants, pubs, stores, theater, and nightlife spots. It’s approximately just a 10-minute walk to the University and Cathedral buildings.

Durham Town House
98 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

10. Van Gogh Room at Shincliffe

This tastefully decorated and budget-priced room is located in Shincliffe village. It’s a tidy, comfortable, and inviting accommodation that comes with a generous amount of amenities. Visitors can expect free parking, Wi-Fi access, kitchen, indoor heating, fireplace, television, towels, bed sheets, washing machine, and breakfast. It’s approximately a 30-minute walk to Durham, but visitors can also take a bus that only takes a couple of minutes to reach the city.

Van Gogh Room at Shincliffe
70 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 1 Guests

11. A single room in Durham city center

Are you seeking a reasonably priced Airbnb accommodation near Durham’s city center? Then you’re in luck as we’ve found the perfect accommodation that should satisfy your needs. This private room is situated inside an apartment and comes with the following amenities: free parking, elevator, wireless intercom, Wi-Fi access, laptop workspace, indoor heating, iron, hairdryer, shampoo, towels, bed sheets, clothing hangers, and washing machine. The apartment is in a convenient location in Durham’s city center, and it’s relatively quick to access the bus station that’s only a five-minute walk away while the train station is just a 10-minute walk away.

a single room in Durham city centre
58 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 1 Guests

12. Comfy, quiet, double bedroom w/ television & WiFi

It’s worthwhile experiencing top-notch hospitality, comfort, and style in this private room that’s within a modern townhouse. Expect plenty of amenities such as free parking, Wi-Fi access, laptop workspace, kitchen, cable TV, indoor heating, fireplace, iron, hairdryer, shampoo, towels, bed sheets, clothing hangers, washing machine, and complimentary breakfast. This Airbnb is situated in the suburb of Bearpark and as such is approximately just a 10-minute drive to Durham’s city center. There’s also a bus stop, supermarket, and restaurants near the accommodation.

Comfy, quiet, double bedroom w/television & wifi
49 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

13. A family house with a garden

Welcome to this spacious house that has plenty of space for up to six people in the three bedrooms available. You can also enjoy other facilities here that include one bathroom, one toilet, a kitchen with all the necessary appliances and utensils, as well as access to wireless internet. If you want to ease your mind, the best thing to do is head to the garden to enjoy the lush landscape.

Spacious 3 bedroom house
County Durham, England, United Kingdom
35 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

14. A unique hut with a patio and a pond

Do you want to stay in a unique place during your vacation? Try this hut that accepts two people. Although small in size, the hut comes with all the comfort and warmth you are looking for in an accommodation. Facilities offered include a bedroom, a bathroom, and a kitchen. Indulge in al-fresco dining on the patio area, where you can also marvel at the lush garden in front of you.

Shepherd’s Hut - #Wood Stove #Cosy #Romantic
County Durham, England, United Kingdom
243 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Shepherd's hut 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
having your own little outside space to enjoy a morning coffee and breakfast was so much fun
much more spacious than the photos show - especially the shower extremely well equipped
the bed and linens are super comfortable and the hut itself has been decorated very well
the hut is thoughtfully furnished and very comfortable
very clean and tidy
comfy sparklingly clean warm and cosy
we found the shepherds hut very clean comfortable and well equipped
everythingwas bright and clean and the bed was super comfy
the hut was lovely and clean
thank you for being the perfect hosts
the hosts were very quick at responding to our questions and check in and out was very easy
host extremely considerate and responsive
the garden is very private and completely separate to the owners' garden with a very pretty little pond
it’s truly charming and the hosts responded quickly and were very friendly and helpful
easy walking distance to the old quarter and cathedral and river
good location for exploring durham
it's not far from the station or into town (20 min walk) -highly recommended
easy walk to cathedral (must see) and city centre
we enjoyed this unique little place
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Cozy accommodations for your medieval adventure

Venturing around the historic streets of Durham is a fun and insightful experience. So it’s good to know that there are many excellent accommodations in the vicinity where you can recharge your batteries, and experience the hospitality and warmth of Durham’s Airbnb hosts.

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