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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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6 cottages are available
  • Staindrop, Barnard Castle×

    The Old Chapel Retreat

    Staindrop, Barnard Castle

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Luxury Property - Detached Property - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location

    The Old Chapel Retreat, a charming, detached, 19th-century chapel has been skilfully restored to retain much character...

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  • Middleton-in-Teesdale×

    Dales Chapel

    Middleton-in-Teesdale

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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Luxury Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Dales Chapel, formerly a Methodist chapel which dates back to the late 1800s, provides a spacious and characterful...

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  • Frosterley×

    The Old School

    Frosterley

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue

    This large detached house was originally the village school and was totally renovated to provide good quality,...

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    Burns Cottage

    near Barnard Castle

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    Key Features:
    - Swimmingpool - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location


    In a beautiful setting with uninterrupted views over open countryside, Burns Cottage has been created...

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  • Bishop Auckland×

    Etherley Dene Farmhouse

    Bishop Auckland

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed

    This beautiful, traditional stone-built farmhouse, dating back to the 18th century, stands in its own grounds...

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    Durham House

    Sedgefield, near Durham

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue


    Situated in a superb location, just a short walk from the centre of the charming village of Sedgefield,...

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