Donnini Place

Welcome to 20, Donnini Place in Gilesgate - your new home!

We offer spacious and stylish study-bedrooms in a peaceful cul-de-sac a short walk from central Durham. Three bedrooms are single rooms, and the fourth is available for either double or single occupancy.

To make things easy, all contracts are 'bill free' (contract includes rent, electricity, water, gas, TV licence, and wifi). All rooms are rented individually. We prefer postgraduate or mature students, to maintain the quiet ethos of the house.

All our bedrooms are individually lockable. They come with a bed, desk, chair, bookcase, wardrobe, and plenty of drawers. We also supply a desk lamp, bedside lamp, and a noticeboard.

This house has everything you would need or expect:

Lots of our residents come from overseas. For an additional charge, we can offer Bedding Packs, Towel Packs, and Kitchen Packs to help make things easy. Ask us for more information.

Try our virtual tour! Viewings can be arranged on request, but we discourage this at present due to the risk of Covid-19.

To ask any questions, or to make a booking enquiry, please get in touch!

Summer 2021

We have some exciting building works planned, to make this an even nicer home - including upgrading the kitchen, installing a new boiler, and adding a new bedroom. The work is planned to take place in July and/or August (exact dates TBC). We will be offering a discount for the period covered by the building work. For more details, please get in touch!

Virtual Tour

Gallery & Details

Bedroom 1

This light and airy bedroom has pleasant views over the private rear garden. It measures 2.8m x 2.5m (9'4 x 8'2).

All our bedrooms are individually lockable. They come with a bed, desk, chair, bookcase, wardrobe, and plenty of drawers. We also supply a desk lamp, bedside lamp, and a noticeboard.

This room is let until the end of June 2022.

Bedroom 2

This bright and spacious room at the front of the house overlooks the quiet cul-de-sac. Our largest bedroom, measuring 3.8m x 3.3m (12'5 x 10'11).

All our bedrooms are individually lockable. They come with a bed, desk, chair, bookcase, wardrobe, and plenty of drawers. We also supply a desk lamp, bedside lamp, and a noticeboard.

This room has a double bed. It can be let to one person, or to a couple for a small additional cost.

This room is let until the end of June 2022.

Bedroom 3

This attractive, sunny bedroom at the front of the house looks out over the quiet cul-de-sac. It measures 2.9m x 2.7m (9'6 x 8'11), and has a raised bed with storage underneath.

All our bedrooms are individually lockable. They come with a bed, desk, chair, bookcase, wardrobe, and plenty of drawers. We also supply a desk lamp, bedside lamp, and a noticeboard.

This room is let until the end of June 2022.

Living room

A spacious chill-out area, with comfy seating and a large TV. Perfect for relaxing in the evening or socialising with friends!

Dining room

Light and airy dining area with views over the back garden. Hold your own dinner parties, or enjoy casual evening meals with your housemates.

Kitchen

Spacious modern kitchen with oven, hob, dishwasher, and a huge fridge. There's loads of storage - but if you need even more space don't forget that there's also the Utility Room!

Garden

The back garden is private and fully enclosed. Enjoy the sunshine in this spacious paved area while studying, relaxing, or entertaining friends! Tenants tell us they love being able to hold barbeques here.

Shower Room

This recently refitted room boasts a powerful electric shower and stylish heated towel rail. There are two bathroom cabinets as well as a full height fitted cupboard, so there'll be lots of room for your toiletries.

Hall

The Hall has a full length mirror and communal noticeboard. Under the stairs is a convenient storage area for coats and shoes. Carpeted stairs lead up to the first floor.

Boot Room

The Boot Room is a great space for storing muddy boots, wet umbrellas, and sporting equipment. It opens out to the back garden.

Utility Room

The washing machine, freezer, vacuum cleaner, and cleaning supplies can all be found in the Utility Room. We supply an iron and ironing board, as well as multiple clothes airers. There's a sink for handwashing delicates or cleaning muddy boots.

Local area

Donnini Place

The house is in Donnini Place, a quiet cul-de-sac in central Gilesgate. It's so peaceful that you sometimes find cats sleeping on the road in the summer! Woodland walks around the riverbanks are less than 10 minutes from the house.

Shopping

There's a small Sainsbury's about a 5 minute walk away (on the main road). This has almost everything you need for your weekly shop - we used to shop there when we lived in Gilesgate.

If you'd like a wider range of products, there's a big Tesco's (a massive Tesco Extra, open 24 hours) in the Dragonville area of Gilesgate - about 15 minutes away on foot, or there are buses that do most of the journey.

Takeaways

There are several takeaways within a short walking distance. We can recommend Bells Fish and Chips and Lebaneat (Lebanese and Mediterranean food) - both close to Sainsbury's, but there are many more who deliver.

Buses

There's a bus stop near Sainsbury's on the main route between Durham and Sunderland, and there's a smaller bus stop in Montgomery Road (just outside Donnini Place) - but most places in Durham are easily walkable.

Getting around

Durham is a safe and walkable city, and most places can be reached most easily on foot. The Science Site is less than 30 minutes on foot, and the Bailey - with the Marketplace, Cathedral, and Castle - are an easy 20 minute walk from the house.

For more information

To arrange a viewing - or to ask any questions - simply drop us an email, view this house on StuRents, or fill in your details here:

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Useful Information

This is a selection of useful information for current tenants

  • The wifi password is written on the back of the router. The router is in the Living Room, in the corner between the window and the door
  • In case of emergency - the stop cock to turn off the main water supply is in the kitchen (to the right of the sink, at floor level, labelled)
  • In case of emergency - the fuse box to turn off the mains electricity is under the stairs
  • EICR report (electrical safety)
  • CP12 report (gas safety)
  • If you have any problems with the house, please get in touch - we'd rather know quickly so we can fix it quickly!