The Wolsey


4 guests

2 bedrooms

0 bed

1 bathroom

Property Overview

The Wolsey, located inside the 52 Old Elvet building is a beautiful two bedroom apartment welcoming up to four guests..
This 52 Old Elvet building has welcomed many guests throughout the past 310 years, including Her Majesty the Queen. With timeless elegance and an unparalleled history, this stunning building provides exceptional stays for both business and leisure. If you're looking for a truly special stay in Durham, look no further than The Wolsey.


Property Details

The Space
This superior two bedroom apartment was named after one of the famous Prince Bishops of Durham, set within a newly renovated grade II listed Georgian building in the heart of Durham City Centre. Throughout the 19th century, when Queen Victoria was on the throne and Durham’s coalfields put the North East at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution, some of the county’s most prominent figures would meet here, at 52 Old Elvet. Here deals were made, royalty was entertained and, when dinner was over, cigars smoked, and port poured, they would retire to a purposely-built billiard room to the rear of the building.

Designed by Charles Hodgson Fowler – also architect to the Dean and Chapter of Durham – this vast, vaulted room, whose glass panelled roof is supported by polished timbers in the Art Nouveau style, has now been beautifully converted into two, highly contemporary, split-level apartments. Both entered from the rear of the building, they are noticeably more modern.

This expertly designed apartment has everything you could need for a self catering stay.
The open plan kitchen-living area is perfect for social meal times or evenings in.

Both bedrooms are bright spaces, featuring velux windows, comfortable beds and crisp white linens. The ideal place to rest your head after a day of exploring the city of Durham.

Host & Stay are committed to our owners that their homes are protected during guest bookings. For this reason, we require all our guests to transfer a Damage Deposit (refundable, subject to an administration charge) or, to purchase an Accidental Damage Waiver which will cover you for up to £500.00 of accidental damage during your stay.

Named as ‘One of the Best Cities to Visit ' in recent years, Durham is a beautiful and charming area within the North East. Known as the ‘perfect little city’, Durham has the best mix of everything and it all blends seamlessly. It retains its medieval heritage but it also has a modern and vibrant twist. It boasts lush green landscapes but it also has busy cobbled streets with independent shops, bars and restaurants.

Durham has plenty of history within its walls. One of the most spectacular historic sites is Durham Cathedral. Constructed between 1903 and 1133, this towering building is a shining example of Norman architecture. The cathedral is now the oldest surviving building with a stone vaulted ceiling of such a large scale.

Getting Around
52 Old Elvet is located in the city centre with cafes, restaurants, shops and bars right on the doorstep.

Durham train station is a 15-minute walk from the apartment so nearby towns and cities can easily be reached via rail. There’s also a taxi rank in close proximity to the train station.

There are plenty of bus routes throughout Durham. Hop on the Arriva 6 route to visit Barnard Castle or the number 22 which travels through Seaham and Sunderland.

  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Essentials
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Flat smooth pathway to front door
  • Free parking on premises
  • Free parking on street
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Hot water
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Long term stays allowed
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Paid parking off premises
  • Path to entrance lit at night
  • Private entrance
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke detector
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet

Guests have access to the full apartment. The keys to the property are accessed via a secure key safe and full details will be provided shortly before your arrival date.

There is free on-site parking.

The Wolsey is located in the 52 Old Elvet building with 9 other apartments, perfect for group getaways or occasion stays. If you are looking to book more than one apartment, our team are on hand to support with availability and pricing.

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