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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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135 cottages are available
  • Wolsingham×

    Willow Cottage

    Wolsingham

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    Ref: UKC108
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed

    Built in the early 1800’s, Willow Cottage is a sandstone, terraced cottage, tucked away down a cobbled street in...

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  • Witton-le-Wear, near Crook×

    Witton Hall - Suite Three

    Witton-le-Wear, near Crook

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Luxury Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Indoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location


    Perfectly situated in the pretty Anglo-Saxon village of Witton-le-Wear, and commanding fabulous views across...

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  • Barnard Castle×

    Town Pasture Cottage

    Barnard Castle

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    Ref: 29136
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    In a rural location approximately 1 mile out of the historic market town of Barnard Castle, Town Pasture Cottage...

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  • Bolam, near Darlington×

    The Stables

    Bolam, near Darlington

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Luxury Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location


    Perfectly located in the small, unspoilt village of Bolam, this beautiful single-storey holiday property,...

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  • Consett×
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    Ref: UKC639
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    Quietly nestled away just 1½ miles away from the popular village of Lanchester and just 10 miles from the city...

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  • Castleside×

    The Dairy Cottage

    Castleside

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    Ref: E5244
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location

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

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  • Sedgefield, near Durham×

    Cherry Blossom Cottage

    Sedgefield, near Durham

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    Ref: 29475
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Washing Machine


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

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  • Wycliffe, near Barnard Castle×

    Thorpe Hall - Greystones Cottage

    Wycliffe, near Barnard Castle

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    Ref: MVP
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Luxury Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    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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  • Knitsley, near Lanchester×

    The Old Stables - Number 1

    Knitsley, near Lanchester

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    Ref: 30710
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    Nestled away in the tiny hamlet of Knitsley, just south of Consett and in the heart of County Durham, The...

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  • Near Beamish×

    Pig Run Barn

    Near Beamish

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    Ref: E5343
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Dishwasher - Washing Machine

    Set amidst rolling countryside and enjoying peace and tranquillity on the owners’ 200 acre farm, where you can...

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  • New Brancepeth, near Durham×

    Rock Cottage

    New Brancepeth, near Durham

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    Ref: UKC1110
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine

    Nestled in the quiet village of New Brancepeth, 3 miles from the centre of Durham with its university, Rock Cottage is...

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  • Barnard Castle×

    10 Newgate - High Force

    Barnard Castle

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    Ref: 31098
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - No Pets Allowed


    Situated in the popular market town of Barnard Castle, the properties at 10 Newgate are the ideal base from which...

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