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County Durham

If you’re looking for a peaceful ‘away from it all’ holiday where you can re-charge your batteries amongst beautiful countryside, County Durham is for you; providing untouched rural landscapes and a rich historical backdrop.

Any cottage holiday in County Durham would not be complete without a visit to the historic city of Durham. The city is renowned as one of the finest historical and cultural cities in the UK, with its magnificent cathedral and castle world heritage site. Enjoy its medieval architecture, cobbled winding streets, unique shops, pubs and restaurants.

The Durham Dales forms The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, an area of open heather moorland, rivers and dales, wonderful wildlife and ancient stone villages; just perfect for days out walking and touring. Include a visit to High Force waterfall where you can combine a lovely woodland walk with the magnificent site of the waterfall where the River Tees falls over the falls in two stages, creating a wonderful natural, all-year round spectacle.

Head eastwards for days out at the Durham Coast, with a coastal path, quiet beaches and imposing headlands. A great way to unwind amongst nature as it was intended, with the wind in your hair and great uninterrupted view out across the North Sea.

For a the perfect family day out Beamish Museum fits the bill, where you can discover what the north east was like in times gone by. Set in 300 acres of countryside this is a working, living museum giving a real sense of what life was like all those years ago.

From riverside strolls to tackling parts of the Pennine Way and with quiet country roads to challenging off-road climbs, County Durham offers lots of opportunities to explore by foot or bike; suitable for both novices and experts alike!

Despite its rural character there’s plenty to keep visitors fully occupied during their stay, with a wealth of things to do and places to see in this enchanting corner of England.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in County Durham.
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  • Staindrop, Barnard Castle, County Durham
    Staindrop, Barnard Castle, County Durham×

    The Old Chapel Retreat

    Staindrop, Barnard Castle, County Durham

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    Ref: MTB
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    A rare chance for the whole family to stay in a converted chapel providing spacious rooms, a large dining table and even a games room.
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    The Old Chapel Retreat, a charming, detached, 19th-century chapel has been skilfully restored to retain much character and charm throughout. It provides quirky, clever holiday accommodation whilst retaining some original stone floors and walls. Perfectly located in the heart of this pretty picture postcard village with quaint inns and tea rooms. Within walking distance is the medieval grand fortress of Raby Castle with its 200-acre deer park surrounding the castle. Barnard Castle, a...

  • Wolsingham, County DurhamCounty Durham
    Wolsingham, County DurhamCounty Durham×

    Bowlees Holiday Cottages - Heartwell Cottage

    Wolsingham, County DurhamCounty Durham

    13
    6
    3
    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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    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...

  • Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham
    Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham×

    Dales Chapel

    Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham

    14
    6
    4
    2
    Ref: MVR
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A exceptional converted chapel featuring stained glass windows and ornate ceilings, a unique holiday home for a large get-together.
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    Dales Chapel, formerly a Methodist chapel which dates back to the late 1800s, provides a spacious and characterful holiday home. The Grade ll listed chapel conversion combines original character with contemporary living to great effect and is situated in the market town of Middleton-in-Teesdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and historically the most northern of the Yorkshire Dales. The property retains many original features including stained glass windows and an ornate ceiling...

  • Frosterley, County Durham
    Frosterley, County Durham×

    The Old School

    Frosterley, County Durham

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    7
    4
    2
    Ref: 12772
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    This detached former village school has a south facing patio and lovely views. Super area for walking and cycling.
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    This large detached house was originally the village school and was totally renovated to provide good quality, well appointed and well equipped holiday accommodation. Situated just off the front street of Frosterley, on the same site as 7723. The property stands in a lovely garden with south facing patio and has fine views from the south living room and master bedroom. Superb walking and cycling country, it is well placed for touring Teesdale and the Yorkshire Dales. Barnard Castle 13...

  • near Barnard Castle, County Durham
    near Barnard Castle, County Durham×

    Burns Cottage

    near Barnard Castle, County Durham

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    4
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    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    A catering service is offered for special occasions, along with use of a sauna and games room - perfect for large get-togethers.
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    In a beautiful setting with uninterrupted views over open countryside, Burns Cottage has been created from traditional farm buildings and offers well appointed, versatile accommodation. Primarily on a single level (but with some split-level galleried bedrooms), it has been traditionally furnished and decorated throughout to a high standard. Special features of the property include a sauna, and games room. There is also a full catering service available for special occasions.
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  • Bishop Auckland, County Durham
    Bishop Auckland, County Durham×

    Etherley Dene Farmhouse

    Bishop Auckland, County Durham

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    Ref: MOJ
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    A resident personal trainer will give you a complimentary fitness profile during your stay at this large, beautifully finished house.
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    This beautiful, traditional stone-built farmhouse, dating back to the 18th century, stands in its own grounds boasting mature gardens and a stone-walled summer house. The buildings spread over 5000 sq feet with a unique layout built in stages over the 300 years. The combination of oak floors, wooden beams, panelled walls and a particularly beautiful dining room with a French marble fireplace and log fire gives the building an abundance of character and charm. It makes the perfect location...

  • Sedgefield, near Durham, County Durham
    Sedgefield, near Durham, County Durham×

    Durham House

    Sedgefield, near Durham, County Durham

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    8
    5
    2
    Ref: UKC911
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Just a short walk from the charming village of Sedgefield, this large holiday property is perfect for celebrations or family get togethers..
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    Situated in a superb location, just a short walk from the centre of the charming village of Sedgefield, Cherry Blossom Cottage and Durham House brim with character. Ideal for larger parties, Durham House is a spacious, comfortable former village inn, which has been restored to provide excellent accommodation for groups and families to enjoy. Located just a short walk up the road from Cherry Blossom Cottage, this beautiful 8 bedroom holiday property benefits from a large...

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