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

    Dove Cottage

    Barnard Castle, County Durham

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    Ref: CC211120
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Dove Cottage is a delightful character cottage nestling in a peaceful location in the historical market town...
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  • Wycliffe, near Barnard Castle, County Durham
    Wycliffe, near Barnard Castle, County Durham×

    Thorpe Hall - Chapel Cottage

    Wycliffe, near Barnard Castle, County Durham

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    Ref: IWF
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Set amidst the grounds of Thorpe Hall Estate, this is one of three charming properties (Refs IWF, MPR and MVP) that...

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  • Byers Green, near Durham, County Durham
    Byers Green, near Durham, County Durham×

    Old Hall Cottages - 1 Old Hall Cottage

    Byers Green, near Durham, County Durham

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    Ref: 30417
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    No.1 Old Hall Cottage is accessed from the lane adjacent to The Old Hall. It is a stone built conversion...

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  • Wolsingham, County Durham
    Wolsingham, County Durham×
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    Ref: 27766
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    These delightful semi-detached cottages are holiday homes situated in the heart of County Durham, located near the...

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  • Frosterley, near Stanhope, County Durham
    Frosterley, near Stanhope, County Durham×

    East Bridge End Farm

    Frosterley, near Stanhope, County Durham

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    Ref: W8306
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Rural setting

    Situated in a rural and secluded position, this delightful holiday home complete with open fire...

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  • Durham, County Durham
    Durham, County Durham×

    The Croft

    Durham, County Durham

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    Ref: W43487
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio


    Situated only a short walk from the centre of Durham, this Edwardian end-terrace holiday property retains...

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  • Byers Green, near Durham, County Durham
    Byers Green, near Durham, County Durham×

    Old Hall Cottages - 2 Old Hall Cottages

    Byers Green, near Durham, County Durham

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    Ref: 30418
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location


    No.2 Old Hall Cottage was originally the stables at The Old Hall. Byers Green is situated within 15...

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  • St John’s Chapel, County Durham
    St John’s Chapel, County Durham×

    Harthopeburn Cottage

    St John’s Chapel, County Durham

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    Ref: UKC317
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire


    Ideally located in the Wear Valley, this well-presented, semi-detached holiday property lies within easy reach...

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  • Beamish, near Durham, County Durham
    Beamish, near Durham, County Durham×

    Pockerley Cottage

    Beamish, near Durham, County Durham

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    Ref: W43891
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Attached to the owners home yet still retaining an element of privacy, Pockerley Cottage is the perfect location...

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  • Frosterley, near Wolsingham, County Durham
    Frosterley, near Wolsingham, County Durham×

    Railway Cottage

    Frosterley, near Wolsingham, County Durham

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    Ref: UKC368
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Nestled away in the quiet village of Frosterley in County Durham, Railway Cottage can be described as a real gem...

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  • Castleside,
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    The Stable Cottage

    Castleside,

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    Ref: E5246
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Peacefully set amid the rolling countryside of a 200-acre sheep farm, this collection of cottages has been converted...

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  • Stanhope,
    Stanhope, ×

    Granary Cottage

    Stanhope,

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    Ref: E4350
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    In the heart of Weardale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty these two delightful byre conversions sit just a...

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