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Back in time with a 1960s Airbnb house in Shildon, County Durham

Back in time with a 1960s Airbnb house in Shildon, County Durham
Back in time with a 1960s Airbnb house in Shildon, County Durham

Fancy a step back in time? This 1960s Airbnb house in Shildon, County Durham gives that impression when you walk through the door.

Back in time with a 1960s Airbnb house in Shildon, County Durham
Back in time with a 1960s Airbnb house in Shildon, County Durham

 

Not that it’s a 1960s house. This one is called Peartree Cottage, with an exterior that hints at something much older and more traditional. If you want something midcentury modern I would recommend the place in Bridlington that features in my retro holiday lets round-up.

Back in time with a 1960s Airbnb house in Shildon, County Durham
Back in time with a 1960s Airbnb house in Shildon, County Durham

 

It’s the interior that sells this one. The ideas being that you are entering a terraced house back in the 1960s rather than a 1960s-designed house. Someone has done a great job with it too.

Back in time with a 1960s Airbnb house in Shildon, County Durham
Back in time with a 1960s Airbnb house in Shildon, County Durham

 

Described as a ‘Heartbeat Holiday’ cottage (after the TV show), the house has been fully refurbished with authentic 1960s fixtures and fittings. But don’t worry, the house still has enough modern-era amenities to keep you and your family amused when the novelty of the past has worn away.

Back in time with a 1960s Airbnb house in Shildon, County Durham
Back in time with a 1960s Airbnb house in Shildon, County Durham

 

But the novelty might be fun for a few days. Love the retro TV, along with that amazing kitchen space, the lighting, the fixtures and the fittings.

Back in time with a 1960s Airbnb house in Shildon, County Durham
Back in time with a 1960s Airbnb property in Shildon, County Durham

 

It doesn’t go full-on kitsch, which is always the danger when you go down this route. Some of it might not be as over the top as you might expect, but it has a good retro feel overall.

Back in time with a 1960s Airbnb house in Shildon, County Durham
Back in time with a 1960s Airbnb property in Shildon, County Durham

 

You’ll find it in the Railway town of Shildon, home of a Locomotion Railway museum and within walking distance of restaurants, public houses and shops. Durham, Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland and Darlington can be reached easily by car if you need to be accessible to any of those places.

Back in time with a 1960s Airbnb house in Shildon, County Durham
Back in time with a 1960s Airbnb property in Shildon, County Durham

 

In terms of the price, you get a double bed and a bunk bed, so enough space for a small group or family for something like £70 per night, depending on the dates you choose.

Find out more at the Airbnb website

 

Back in time with a 1960s Airbnb house in Shildon, County Durham
Back in time with a 1960s Airbnb property in Shildon, County Durham

 

Back in time with a 1960s Airbnb house in Shildon, County Durham
Back in time with a 1960s Airbnb property in Shildon, County Durham

 

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