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The Tavern Retreat

The Tavern Retreat

Sleeps 13 to 22 - 8 Bedrooms - Stock-able fully functioning bar and pool room - huge dining table

Near Durham

Home away from home for an unforgettable hen celebration!

For a stylish and relaxing retreat just a stones’ throw away from bustling city life day or night, The Tavern Retreat and Little Sleeper will be your home away from home for an unforgettable hen celebration. The stunning Tavern Retreat is a former public house, situated in a secluded and peaceful area just 15 minutes from Durham boasting superb restaurants, bars and cafes, providing the perfect escape with all the convenience and access you need. With tempting features to boot, including its very own bar and pool room, al fresco seating area for those long summer BBQ’s and comfortable accommodation for up to 22 guests across the Retreat and Little Sleeper, the grounds will be flooded with life during your weekend getaway. Tastefully decorated with a traditional theme, the property offers spacious bedrooms to enjoy, a large dining area and ample space for eating, drinking and being merry. You can opt to venture out into Durham and sample many rural attractions, walks and eateries; or simply allow us to arrange your perfect hen itinerary. The Tavern Retreat provides a luxury laid back hen party base for you and your group.

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2 Night Packages (MIN 13 - MAX 22 Guests)

PACKAGESPRICE
Cheeky Hens - Cheeky Butler£170pp
Indoor Hens - Pizza Night or Canapes & Prosecco on arrival£170pp
Pampered Hens - With a Spa Treatment£185pp
Tipsy Hens - Cocktail Masterclass£190pp
Peckish Hens - Chefs 3 Course Meal£190pp
Party Hens - Cocktail Class & return mini bus transfer to Durham£210pp
Relaxing Hens - Afternoon Tea & a Spa Treatment£215pp
Indulgent Hens - Spa Treatment and Chefs 3 course meal£225pp
Classy Hens - Afternoon Tea, Wine Tasting Party and Chefs 3 course meal.£260pp
Hen Heaven - SPECIAL DEAL! - Canapes & Prosecco, Chefs 3 Course Meal, Spa Treatments, Afternoon Tea, Cocktail Class & Pizza Night£310pp

Property Information

The Tavern Retreat is a true hidden gem and is in a prime location for hens or groups of friends travelling from all corners of the country with easy motorway access and just a short while away from the big city. Enjoy a chefs’ breakfast on your first morning – our private chef will arrive right to the door to whip up a feast fit for royalty, then you can slip into a fluffy robe and get ready for a selection of calming spa treatments. Follow with afternoon tea in the al fresco seating area, set up on tiered cake stands with delectable treats galore!

 The Tavern’s self-contained bar and pool room is a great setting for a cocktail class and party games in the evening tutored by our talented mixologists, and this will truly get your weekend going. Sit out for pizza or canapes and prosecco in the gated outdoor area, it is a great sun trap on summer days, or why not simply venture out into Durham for a night on the tiles – we will provide the private transfer! For a classy and modern hen party with an edge, The Tavern Retreat and Little Sleeper welcomes you with open arms.

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Living Spaces

 The Tavern’s self-contained bar and pool room is a great setting for a cocktail class and party games in the evening tutored by our talented mixologists, and this will truly get your weekend going. Sit out for pizza or canapes and prosecco in the gated outdoor area, it is a great sun trap on summer days, or why not simply venture out into Durham for a night on the tiles – we will provide the private transfer! For a classy and modern hen party with an edge, The Tavern Retreat and Little Sleeper welcomes you with open arms.

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8 Bedrooms

You will be spoilt for choice in the Tavern with six beautifully finished bedrooms to select from. Each bedroom offers all you need, with fresh linen and towels provided. Lending a traditional home from home feel throughout, you will be relaxed and ready to lay your head after a busy day of pampering and enjoyment. All bedrooms in the Tavern Retreat are situated on the first floor: bedroom one offers a king-sized bed with a further guest bed. Bedrooms two and three both provide twin beds, with bedroom two offering an extra guest bed. Bedroom four has a king-sized bed; and bedrooms one to four are all en-suite, with their own shower facilities and WC. Bedroom five has a twin bed with a guest bed, and bedroom six offers a double bed with an additional guest bed. All rooms combined sleep up to 16 guests in total.

In the Little Sleeper there is a double bedroom, a single bedroom and a guest bed in the living area, sleeping up to a further 6 guests if you wish to celebrate with a larger group.

Key Information & Booking Terms

Bedroom layout and no. beds (Main House):

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Bedroom 1 –  King-sized bed and guest bed (sleeps 3 guests)

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Bedroom 2 -Twin bed and guest bed (sleeps 3 guests)

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Bedroom 3 – Twin bed (sleeps 2 guests)

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Bedroom 4 – King-sized bed (sleeps 2 guests)

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Bedroom 5 –  Twin bed and guest bed (sleeps 3 guests)

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Bedroom 6 – Double bed with guest bed (sleeps 3 guests)

Bedroom layout and no. beds (The Little Sleeper):

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Bedroom 1 – Double bedroom (sleeps 2 guests)

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Bedroom 2 – Single bedroom (sleeps 2 guests)

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Living area guest bed (sleeps 2 guests)

Facilities

Facilities:

  • large dining area, living room, kitchen, self-contained bar area and pool table (guests can purchase kegs for the bar)
  • Gas central heating throughout.
  • Bed linen and towels are included, please bring extra towels and electrical items (hairdryer, chargers etc) if required.
  • Travel cot and High chair both available at this property
  • Freeview TV’s and DVD’s available
  • Well-equipped kitchen with all facilities inc. fridge freezer and cooker in The Little Sleeper
  • Wi-Fi is available for use throughout the property
  • Large outdoor area and furniture available. BBQ available
  • Welcome pack is provided upon arrival

Bathrooms: En-suite shower rooms with WC to the first four bedrooms in The Tavern Retreat, shared family bathroom to bedrooms 5 and 6. Shower room and WC in The Little Sleeper.

Booking Information

Booking Information:

  • We require a non-refundable 30% deposit via bank transfer or cheque only at the time of booking, and the full balance is to be paid 12 weeks prior to your stay.
  • We require an additional £500 security deposit for this property aside from your required balance, which is refundable 7 days after you vacate the property provided no loss, theft by party members or damage has been caused throughout your stay.
  • Damages exceeding the £500 security deposit will result in pursuement of additional charges via the party leader.
  • Please note: All bookings are subject to a booking fee of £115 which is due at the time of booking and is non refundable.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 1/11/21

We are delighted to welcome all our guests back and resume bookings as normal!

There are currently no Covid-19 related laws  that restrict the number of people or households that can attend.

However be reassured that if you are unable to attend one of our holiday cottages due to any future national lockdown, we will offer refund/postponement options. Postponements would be subject to a £75 administration charge.

When placing a new booking with us, we strongly advise that customers take out their own travel insurance with a reputable provider to cover your booking in the event you have to cancel. It is your responsibility to make sure your cover is sufficient and to cover all likely risks that may affect your holiday which include you or members of your party for being unable to travel because you or a member of your party fall ill with covid, or are required to quarantine or self-isolate. These events can be covered by you taking out travel insurance.  We do not provide this.

There are a number of policies that include cover for illness with covid and self-isolation – you can look for suitable cover on comparison sites such as https://www.gocompare.com/   ( We are not selling, promoting endorsing or recommending any particular product and do not benefit financially from any )

All balances must be paid on time for your booking to be secure –  in the event of any future restrictions we ask that you would wait for our Customer Care team to contact you and that you do not cancel your booking prematurely or normal cancellation terms and conditions will apply.

 

A Personal Note:

As a small family run business we want to say a huge thank you to all our guests, owners and suppliers for your continued support.

We have processed hundreds of refunds and postponements during what can only be described as a challenging time for all.

We hope good times are ahead for everyone and we look forward to helping all our guests make special memories with your loved ones with our Celebration Stays!

Thank you,

Team Celebration Cottages x

House Rules
  • Smoking is prohibited at this property
  • Sorry, strictly no stag parties permitted.
  • Noise is to be kept to a minimum at this property, the surrounding residents and nature must be respected – low key celebrations are encouraged, no wild house parties are allowed.
  • Check in is 4pm. Check out is 10am.
  • No third-party suppliers are permitted at this property. If activities are booked, this must be done through suppliers who are contracted to Celebration Cottages only.
  • Lots of parking available if required.
  • Minimum stay of 2 nights at this property
  • Tailor made packages can be arranged at this property
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