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County Durham

The cathedral city of Durham is the jewel in the crown of this stunningly beautiful county. Durham Cathedral and the nearby Durham Castle (both UNESCO World Heritage Sites) offer a glimpse into the past when this city was one of the holiest places in Great Britain.

When you are staying at a cottage with a pool in County Durham, you can afford to really take your time and discover what makes this place so special. Spend a day in the city itself and learn about its history at the libraries of the University of Durham (which is regularly voted one of the top universities in the world). Then venture out into the countryside to see another side of the county.

The North Pennines AONB can be found towards the west of County Durham, and cottages with private pools near the towns of Stanhope and Consett offer easy access to the famous peaks and valleys of the surrounding area. There are many great scenic routes around the national park, which are best explored on foot. Pack a picnic, wear good hiking boots, and set off for a day in the wild Durham countryside, before returning home in the evening for some R&R at a luxurious cottage with a swimming pool.

Holiday cottages with pools are also a great base for historical tours of the area. Barnard Castle is home to one of the area’s most impressive sights – the magnificent Barnard Castle itself, which sits on a high rock overlooking the River Tees. Bishop Auckland is a perfect example of an old English market town, with cobbled streets and stunning architecture at places like St Peter’s Chapel.

And if all that history and natural beauty gets too much for you, you could always just stay in and enjoy all the mod cons of your very own cottage and your very own pool.

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  • Wolsingham, County Durham
    Wolsingham, County Durham×
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    Ref: 27765
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    On site facilities will keep you entertained for hours, or alternatively explore the area and visit High Force waterfall or Beamish open air museum.
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    These delightful semi-detached cottages are holiday homes situated in the heart of County Durham, located near the idyllic countryside village of Wolsingham, in the Durham Dales. Each cottage offers you the remoteness of a country retreat with shared indoor swimming pool and sauna, there is also a games room with full size snooker table. There are limited private pool sessions available which can be booked directly with the owner - please call when you book the property. Whether you choose...

    Bowlees Holiday Cottages - Heartwell Cottage
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  • Wolsingham, County DurhamCounty Durham
    Wolsingham, County DurhamCounty Durham×
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    Bowlees Holiday Cottages - Heartwell Cottage

    Bowlees Holiday Cottages - Heartwell Cottage

    Wolsingham, County DurhamCounty Durham

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    6
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    2
    Ref: UKC1473
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Heartwell Cottage is ideal for larger families and groups to enjoy a visit to the Durham Dales and the many places of interest in County Durham.
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    Pets included
    Pets go free

    Accommodation at

    These delightful semi-detached cottages are holiday homes situated in the heart of County Durham, located near the idyllic countryside village of Wolsingham, in the Durham Dales. Each cottage offers you the remoteness of a country retreat with shared indoor swimming pool and sauna, there is also a games room with full size snooker table. There are limited private pool sessions available which can be booked directly with the owner - please call when you book the property. Whether you choose...

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