Forty Winks Guest House & Residence Shortlist*

Brimful with curiosities, Debbie and Nigel Gadd’s opulent Edwardian house is in a quiet area a short walk from the town centre and castle. More

Contact details

40 South Street
Durham
Co. Durham
DH1 4QP
England

Hotel information

Bedrooms

8.

Open

all year, except 24–27 Dec.

Facilities

dining room, study, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), courtyard, public parking (charge).

Background music

‘classical music’ at breakfast.

Children

over-16s welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex. MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £110–£195.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Brimful with curiosities, Debbie and Nigel Gadd’s opulent Edwardian house is on a quiet cobbled street a short walk from the town centre and castle. Spread over four floors, its ‘entertaining if slightly overcrowded’ public rooms display wall trophies, a diving helmet, a penny farthing, life-size giraffe, taxidermy specimens wearing a hat. The up-to-date bedrooms have ‘excellent lighting, instant hot water, and extremely comfortable beds; a clever use of space’. Rooms at the front gaze across woods and the river to the cathedral and castle; churchyard views at the back. ‘Breakfast was all one could wish for. The eggs were absolutely fresh, a rich orange, the fruit bowl was ample, the coffee excellent.’

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Forty Winks Guest House & Residence
40 South Street
Durham
Co. Durham
DH1 4QP

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide