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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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  • Garth House

    Near Barnard Castle

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC211179
    Quietly nestling in the heart of the village of Mickleton, this delightful cottage offers real home from home holiday accommodation spanning two floors, complete with wood burning stove and baby grand piano in the lounge. Lawned gardens extend to front and rear, offering garden furniture, barbecue and chiminee, perfect for eating alfresco!

    Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Entrance Porch: With hanging and storage space
    Lounge: With  flag stone floor, multi fuel stove, "Challen" baby grand piano, TV, DVD, radio/CD, record player with LP’s (mainly classical).
    Kitchen: With electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher.
    Dining Room: With open fire
    Garden Room: With conservatory furniture.
    Utility/Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, washing machine and tumble dryer.

    First Floor: Master Bedroom: With king size brass and cast bed with vanity basin.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and vanity basin.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Well behaved pets welcome provided they are not left alone in the cottage.Outside: Enclosed lawned garden and patio with garden furniture, barbecue and chiminee. Off road parking spaces for 3 cars.

  • The Stable Cottage

    Castleside

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: E5246

    Peacefully set amid the rolling countryside of a 200-acre sheep farm, this collection of cottages have been converted from the old farm stables, bakery and dairy, have their own individual character and retain many of their original features. The tranquil location makes this the perfect place to relax and unwind while the many foot paths and cycle routes are an excellent way to enjoy the surrounding countryside and views. Situated on the Durham/ Northumberland border, Derwent Grange is ideally located for exploring the many attractions both counties have to offer. The historic city of Durham, with its magnificent cathedral and river boat trips and the market town of Barnard Castle with its 12th century castle; and Medieval Raby Castle are all just a short drive away. The award winning Beamish Open Air Museum, is just 13 miles away and is well worth a visit. Newcastle and Gateshead offer an array of museums and art galleries along with excellent shopping and are only 18 miles away. The breathtaking scenery of the Northumberland National Park is within an half an hours’ drive as is Hadrians Wall. A little further afield are Alnwick Castle and Gardens while the castles and gloriously unspoilt coastline of Northumberland are around an hours’ drive. Shop and pub serving food 1 mile.

    Living/dining room/kitchen area. 2 bedrooms: 2 steps to 1 double, 1 twin with additional single. Shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating included. Cot. DVD. Shared garden.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Freeview TV. CD. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer in shared laundry room (at cost). Garden and furniture. Barbecue. Private water supply.

  • Low Cornriggs Farm - Nelly’s Cottage

    Cowshill, nr. Alston

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 31147

    Situated in the beautiful and picturesque Weardale Valley, Nelly’s Cottage (ref 31147) and Alice’s Cottage (ref 31148) offer outstanding views across some of the most scenic countryside that the county has to offer. Located high up on the hillside and surrounded by working farmland, these detached holiday properties, adjacent to the owner’s home, really are the perfect location for guests wanting to really explore the local area and beyond. Perfect for guests of all ages and abilities, both cottages have been sympathetically designed to accommodate wheelchair users and guests with limited walking ability, and they hold a Visit England Level 3 Disabled Property accreditation. Beautifully renovated and furnished to a very good standard, both cottages offer exceptional comfort and facilities. All on one level, guests will find a spacious and well-presented living room, with views across the surrounding hills and countryside. Each has a large, well-equipped kitchen, perfect for enjoying a well-cooked evening meal. Alice’s Cottage has three bedrooms, which include one single room, one twin room and one double room with an en-suite shower room, as well as a large family bathroom with a shower for the disabled. Nelly’s Cottage also has three bedrooms, one of the twin bedrooms has an en-suite shower room with facilities for wheelchair users. Low Cornriggs Farm has won two Green Tourism Awards from the North Pennines Tourism Partnership, which are awarded to an enterprise which makes a ’positive contribution to tourism and the environment in the North Pennines’. Perfect for guests who enjoy a walking or cycling holiday, there are plenty of public footpaths and cycle paths that lead directly from the cottages and through some of the most magnificent countryside and beyond, offering visitors views of hills, dales, waterfalls and much more. There are also plenty of attractions within a close radius, which include Killhope Wheel, the lead mining museum which is a a favourite of families of all ages, Weardale Museum and High House Chapel, Weardale Steam Railway and Locomotion, and the National Railway Museum at Shildon. For guests wanting to travel a little further afield but still remain within an easy hour’s drive, the opportunities are vast. The cathedral city of Durham, with its castle and university, is only 27 miles away, Cumbria and the Lake District can be visited within an hour’s drive, as can Northumberland, Hadrian’s Wall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Alnwick. For romantic breaks, walkers, cyclists, families, couples or groups, Low Cornriggs Farm really is perfect for everyone. Shop 11/2 miles, pub 1 mile, restaurant 4 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with tiled floor. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft), 2 twin, one with en-suite shower room with walk-in shower and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

    Both properties: Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 32" freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (for 2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Wheelchair access. No smoking.

  • Brookfield House

    St John’s Chapel

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 27813

    This upside down property is ideally located in the Wear Valley, and lies on the edge of the village of St John’s Chapel, in an AONB, with shops, post office and pubs. There are beautiful views of the village and fells and several scenic walks from the doorstep. Delightful waterfalls, woodland walks and meadows are nearby with stepping stones and footbridges crossing the river. This part of the Wear Valley is located between Durham City and the Lake District, an ideal base for touring High Force, Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Hadrian’s Wall, Hamsterley Forest and Beamish. It is part of the Weardale Way and only a few miles from the Coast to Coast cycle route. Shop 250 yards, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, (one 4ft), 1 with double sofa bed. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with laminate floor.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room included. Gas central heating (£30per week November-March), electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot on request. High chair. Freesat TV. Video. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Small enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

  • Hope Cottage

    Evenwood, nr. Bishop Auckland

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 28136

    This semi-detached holiday home, accessed by an unmade road, is situated in Evenwood, a former coal mining village, and makes a good base for walkers and cyclists. Take a trip to Raby Castle, with its panoramic views and herds of deer, or visit Durham Cathedral, a short drive away. Bishop Auckland has a splendid marble and limestone chapel and stained-glass windows that relate to stories of early Christian saints. Barnard Castle, 15 miles, has shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy. Additional on road parking for 1 car. Shop and pub 200 yards, restaurant 1 mile.

    The property is situated only a short drive from Bishop Auckland which plays host to the magical Kynren Eleven Arches spectacular from July-September 2016. Kynren - an epic tale of England - promises to be a historical extravaganza with a case of over 1,000 people set over 7.5 acres of County Durham. There’ll be 14 action packed and movie-like performances of colossal and dazzling proportions. The shows will incorporate a full size lake with pyrotechnics, stunning lighting and water effects making it a true spectacle in every sense of the word!

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed, lawned courtyard garden with patio and furniture. Garage (1 car). Cycle store. NB: Step in garden.

  • Yarker Lane Cottage

    Mickleton, nr. Barnard Castle

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: 7193

    Wonderful views

    This converted barn has produced a larger than average cottage which can accommodate up to six people. Situated in the Upper Teesdale Valley, the holiday cottage provides a wonderful base for touring this area of the Northern Dales, with wonderful views - ideal for walkers. Enjoy the local pub, just 600 yards, renowned for its food. The cottage has many attractive features, including exposed stone walls, Velux roof windows in bedrooms, and is fitted with all modern conveniences. Shop 2 miles, pub 600 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Study with double bed. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with Velux. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Microwave. Washing machine. Attractive garden with paved patio and chairs. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

  • Bowlees Holiday Cottages - Auckland Cottage

    Wolsingham

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 26689

    These delightful semi-detached cottages are holiday homes situated in the heart of beautiful 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, hot tub and sauna, there is also a games room with full size snooker table. There is limited private pool sessions available which can be booked directly with the owner, and these must be booked 7 days in advance. Whether you choose to take in the amazing countryside that County Durham has to offer, or are looking for a quiet retreat, this is the perfect holiday base. Just minutes away are Tunstall Reservoir and Hamsterley Forest, which has bike riding, horse riding and many other activities. Kilhope Lead Mining Centre and Beamish Museum are close by, as is a real snow ski lift. Located approximately half an hour from the historic city of Durham with its World Heritage site status, cathedral and castle. The National Railway Museum at Shildon, High Force Waterfall, the Metro Centre, Newcastle Airport, Durham Tees Valley Airport, Diggerland and Newcastle town centre with its cultural attractions are all within easy reach. Ideas for a day trip are Hadrian’s Wall, Lake District National Park and the beautiful north east coastline. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.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, hot tub 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, and these must be booked 7 days in advance. Whether you choose to take in the scenic countryside that County Durham has to offer, or are looking for a quiet retreat, this is an ideal holiday base. Just minutes away are Tunstall Reservoir and Hamsterley Forest, with bike riding, horse riding and many other activities. Kilhope Lead Mining Centre and Beamish Museum are close by, as is a real snow ski lift. Located around 30-minutes from the historic city of Durham with its World Heritage site status, cathedral and castle. The National Railway Museum at Shildon, High Force Waterfall, the Metro Centre, Newcastle Airport, Durham Tees Valley Airport, Diggerland and Newcastle town centre with its cultural attractions are all within easy reach. Visit Hadrian’s Wall, Lake District National Park and the beautiful north east coastline. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    The property is situated only a short drive from Bishop Auckland which plays host to the magical Kynren Eleven Arches spectacular from July-September 2016. Kynren - an epic tale of England - promises to be a historical extravaganza with a case of over 1,000 people set over 7.5 acres of County Durham. There’ll be 14 action packed and movie-like performances of colossal and dazzling proportions. The shows will incorporate a full size lake with pyrotechnics, stunning lighting and water effects making it a true spectacle in every sense of the word!

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite toilet, 1 twin with additional single, 1 single.

    Travel cot. High chair. Courtyard, garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Natural water supply from spring.

    All properties: Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Shared natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). Shared indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 5m; depth 2m x 0.9m), limited private sessions are available to book 7 days in advance. Shared hot tub and sauna. Shared games room with snooker table and games. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Steps within the grounds. Lake in grounds.

  • Rivers Edge Cottage

    Shotley Bridge

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: MLW

    This delightful detached single-storey barn conversion, set in a leafy glade in an idyllic peaceful setting by the river (permits available), enjoys its own attractive garden in the owner’s grounds. Totally refurbished and equipped to the E.T.C. ‘4 Star’ standard, it retains much character, beamed ceilings and unique features including a circular bathroom. Beautiful countryside (with many cycle tracks nearby) surround this is the ideal holiday location. Beamish Museum, Metro Centre, Newcastle city centre, Hexham, Durham close by. Northumberland coast within a 1-hour drive. Shops 1 mile.

    The property is situated only a short drive from Bishop Auckland which plays host to the magical Kynren Eleven Arches spectacular from July-September 2016. Kynren - an epic tale of England - promises to be a historical extravaganza with a case of over 1,000 people set over 7.5 acres of County Durham. There’ll be 14 action packed and movie-like performances of colossal and dazzling proportions. The shows will incorporate a full size lake with pyrotechnics, stunning lighting and water effects making it a true spectacle in every sense of the word!

    One step to entrance. Spacious beamed living room with sofa-bed (for +2) and electric fire in feature fireplace. Farmhouse-style kitchen with dining area. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • TV
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Combi microwave oven/grill
    • Washing machine
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden with terrace and sitting-out area
    • Parking
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB Sitting-out area overlooks the river

  • Cherry Tree Cottage

    St John’s Chapel, nr. Stanhope

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 26746

    This semi-detached holiday home, set in a tranquil village just outside St John’s Chapel, is situated down a quiet country lane, the perfect place for a quiet and relaxing holiday, with a large garden to enjoy in the summer evenings. The house has wonderful views across the Durham Dales and beyond, with many wonderful walks and attractions right on your doorstep. Popular attractions include Kilhope Mine, the Force Waterfall, the historic market town of Barnard Castle, Bowes Museum and Durham Cathedral, all within one hours’ drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors and beams. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden. Shared landscaped grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 5 steps in grounds.

  • Tanfield Leith Farm Cottages - John Wesley Cottage

    Tantobie, Stanley

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: MRA

    These two delightful holiday cottages (Refs MRA and MRB), each with its own history, are tastefully converted from former barns dating back to the 1600s. Retaining character and charm, they lie in a peaceful setting overlooking countryside with many cycle tracks nearby. Ideal walking and fishing country, yet close to famous attractions - visitors can step back in time at the Beamish Open Air Museum or visit the Metro Centre (a shopper’s paradise), Hexham (with its glorious abbey), Durham City (a city of contrasts, with its fine cathedral and designer shops), or the Northumberland coast, which are all within an hour’s drive. The medieval castle of Raby has a 200-acre deer park and is a firm favourite with visitors. An ideal location to explore all the surrounding AONB. Shop 500 yards.

    The property is situated only a short drive from Bishop Auckland which plays host to the magical Kynren Eleven Arches spectacular from July-September 2016. Kynren - an epic tale of England - promises to be a historical extravaganza with a case of over 1,000 people set over 7.5 acres of County Durham. There’ll be 14 action packed and movie-like performances of colossal and dazzling proportions. The shows will incorporate a full size lake with pyrotechnics, stunning lighting and water effects making it a true spectacle in every sense of the word!

    Adjoins owner’s home. Open-plan living/dining room with gas ‘coal-effect’ fire in feature black fireplace, limestone slate floor and large modern kitchen area. Open stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms, each with TV. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet and tiled floor.

    • High chair
    • Three Freeview TVs
    • Stereo/CD

    • Gas ‘coal-effect’ fire included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Shared tumble dryer
    • Shared freezer in outbuilding
    • Shared courtyard with own patio, terrace and furniture
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking

  • Leighton Cottage

    Bowes nr. Barnard Castle

    Grade
    6
    2
    3
    2
    Ref: 28871

    This beautiful Grade II listed property makes the perfect family holiday home, which has been tastefully renovated to a good standard whilst retaining its traditional character including beamed ceilings. Located in a quiet, rural village just off the Pennine Way, Leighton Cottage is adjacent to the owners’ home, 4 miles from the market town of Barnard Castle and within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Bowes is situated in Teesdale, which lies in the south west corner of County Durham - sandwiched between Northumberland and North Yorkshire. Ideal location for walking, bird watching, fishing, cycling or simply for relaxing. It is an excellent base for visiting many local attractions such as Raby Castle, Egglestone Abbey and The Bowes Museum just a short drive away. Shop and restaurant 4 miles, pubs 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room with beams. Kitchen. Conservatory. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single with additional single (2ft 6in for child). Landing area with double sofa bed. Bathroom and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room included. Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

  • West Tofts

    Mickleton near Barnard Castle

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: CC211011
    In a beautiful location amongst fields and meadows this detached cottage has stunning views from each window over the Teesdale countryside towards the river. West Tofts provides a peaceful retreat, where a relaxing holiday with friends or family can be enjoyed in a superb rural setting. The property is well equipped and spacious retaining beamed ceilings and a feature log effect fire for the cooler days and evenings. There are walks to be taken from the door, quiet roads to explore by bicycle. The area is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty, High Force waterfall is close by. The magnificent Bowes Museum in nearby Barnard Castle has fine art treasures and within an easy drive the world heritage site of Durham Cathedral is worthy of a visit. The pub in Mickleton has a restaurant within  walking distance and nearby the market town of Middleton in Teesdale provides local shopping, pubs and tea rooms. This is also a perfect holiday property to explore Swaledale, Wensleydale and the Lake District

    Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Hall
    Sitting Room: With log effect gas fire, TV, DVD, CD player, radio
    Dining Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, microwave
    Utility Room: With washer/dryer, sink unit, storage for clothing, boots
    Separate Cloakroom; With WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With Queen size bed ( or twin beds on request), en suite shower, WC and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and balcony
    Bedroom 3: With double bed
    Bathroom: With hand held shower attachment, wash basin, WC, bidet and heated towel rail

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. High chair available, Wi-fi access and telephone with honesty box.Enclosed garden and patio, picnic table. Parking for up to 6 cars

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