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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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  • Betsdale

    Frosterley

    Grade
    5
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: 7723

    Between Wolsingham and Stanhope on the A689 in Upper Weardale, this detached 18th-century holiday cottage stands just off the main street of this attractive village on the same site as property ref. 12772. Surrounded by the eastern flanks of the Pennines. Centrally placed for Teesdale and the Yorkshire Dales, there are many places of interest, Hamsterley Forest, Beamish Open Air Museum, Kilhope Wheel once the centre of the lead mining industry besides fishing on the local reservoirs, riding within 3 miles, and glorious walking on the moors. Shop and pub 70 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 cast 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 room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden and chairs. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Harthopeburn Cottage

    St John’s Chapel

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC317


    Ideally located in the Wear Valley, this well-presented, semi-detached holiday property lies within easy reach of both the Lake District National Park and County Durham. It is situated on the edge of the village of St John’s Chapel, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with shops, pubs and a post office. Enjoy beautiful views of the village and fells, and several scenic walks are available from the doorstep. Benefiting from an enclosed courtyard, dogs can be let out without them being able to access the road. Delightful waterfalls, woodland walks and meadows are nearby, with stepping stones and footbridges crossing the river. The area is perfect for exploring the High Force Waterfall, Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Hadrian’s Wall, Hamsterley Forest and Beamish Museum. The village is part of the Weardale Way, and only a few miles from the Coast to Coast cycle route. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With open fire, Freeview TV with BT on-demand and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Utility room: With tumble dryer.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With 3 single beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for open fire included. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars adjacent to cottage. No smoking.

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  • The Cottage

    Whorlton, nr. Barnard Castle

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 25237

    Looking out over the large green in the village of Whorlton, this detached holiday cottage is full of character and charm. The glorious River Tees is 300 yards; Barnard Castle with the Bowes Museum, 3 miles. Raby Castle, Egglestone Abbey, Richmond and the Yorkshire Dales are nearby. The cottage is on the National Cycle Network (cycle store avail) and close to the delightful Teesdale Way. Visit Durham, Northumberland’s spectacular castles and sandy beaches or bustling Newcastle. Shops 3 miles, pub 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with slate floors. Conservatory. Single bedroom. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with beams, wooden floor and Velux, 1 twin with beams and wooden floor, both with sloping ceilings. Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Video/DVD/CD and small library. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden. Enclosed courtyard, patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • 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 parking for 2 cars. Private water supply.

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  • Granary Cottage

    Stanhope

    Grade
    5
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: E4350

    In the heart of Weardale, an area of outstanding natural beauty these two delightful byre conversions sit just a 5-minute stroll from Stanhope’s village pubs and shops. Set adjoining the owners’ farmhouse home, the cottages offer wonderful fell walking from the doorstep and an ideal base from which to explore the area’s attractions. The Dales Centre is found in Stanhope itself, which also boasts a popular open air swimming pool, and cycling, golf and riding can all be enjoyed nearby. The fascinating Killhope lead mining centre is close by and the Lake District, historic city of Durham, Beamish Museum and Newcastle are all under an hour’s drive.

    Shared entrance conservatory with living area. All on ground floor: Two steps to living room with double sofa bed/dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin) bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Z bed available.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Video. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in shared utility room. Patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Mews Cottage

    Middleton-in-Teesdale

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC502

    Mews Cottage is set away from the main street down a quiet cul-de-sac, through a narrow archway in the market town of Middleton-in-Teesdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and historically the most northern of the Yorkshire Dales.
    Middleton-in-Teesdale has pubs that serve food, shops and tea rooms, giving you plenty to keep you occupied. The Pennine Way passes through the village and half an hour’s brisk walk brings you to Low Force, the first of a series of spectacular waterfalls in the area. One of Middleton’s attractions is High Force Waterfall - England’s largest single-drop waterfall and there’s a lovely walk popular with families. Barnard Castle and Bowes Museum are easily reached and the area offers walking and cycling for all abilities. Selset or Grassholm reservoirs are nearby for fishing and sailing. The splendid scenery encourages all kinds of outdoor pursuits, from cycling along the Coast to Coast route and cross-country hacks, to water sports and wonderful walks. This charming market town is more like a big village, framed by the Pennine fells and nestling beside the River Tees. Enjoy its delightfully old-fashioned and relaxing atmosphere. The Lake District is only a 45-minute drive away and well worth a visit. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:
    With gas flame-effect fire, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.

    Electric radiators, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot. Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. This property has a security deposit of £25 for those who bring pets.

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  • Ervine Cottage

    Bolam, nr. Bishop Auckland

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 30493

    Nestled behind the owners’ home, yet surrounded by acres of open countryside and farmland, this spacious holiday cottage enjoys fabulous views from every angle - as far as Middleton, Richmond and the Pennines on a sunny day. Perfect for walkers, Bolam is a small village in County Durham that is home to a well established, local pub which serves top quality food and drink. There are many public footpaths, bridleways and cycle paths which criss cross through the area and will take guests through natural woodland, open fields and across to many of the small, surrounding local villages and towards the Durham Dales. Explore Durham with its castle, cathedral, theatre, leisure centre and eateries. It also hosts many festivals during the year. A little further afield are Binchester Roman Fort, Raby Castle, Bowes Museum, Bishop Auckland, Barnard Castle and Darlington. Other places of interest are Beamish Museum, Hadrian’s Wall, the Northumberland coast, Kielder National Park, York, Newcastle, the Angel of the North and the Metrocentre. Shop 5 miles, pub and 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 cast 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!

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors and wooden floor. Kitchen with wooden floor. Conservatory. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 40" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Old Hall Cottages - 2 Old Hall Cottages

    Byers Green, nr. Durham

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 30418


    No.2 Old Hall Cottage was originally the stables at The Old Hall. Byers Green is situated within 15 minutes’ drive of both the historic city of Durham with its mainline rail link, and Bishop Auckland, home of the Prince Bishops at Auckland Castle. This stone built holiday property has expansive garden views looking towards Weardale. The site has no through traffic and is a rich haven for birds and wildlife, with country walks from the door, fishing on the River Wear (permits available) and cycle tracks. This is the gateway to the Durham Dales, Weardale and Teesdale, with splendour at Raby Castle and Bowes Museum, industrial heritage at Killhope, Beamish and Shildon. Visit Keilder Water, Hadrians Wall, the Northumberland Coast and the Lake District. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub ¼mile.

    There are two other properties on this site (refs 30417 and 301419).

    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 cast 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: Dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Utility room. 1 single bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. 2 double (5ft) bedrooms, one zip and link, both with beams. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Front patio with furniture. Small rear sitting-out area.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, high chair and stairgate on request. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond in The Old Hall garden.

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  • Bowlees Holiday Cottages - Brancepeth Cottage

    Wolsingham

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 27766

    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 - please call when you book the property. 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 cast 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!

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with stone floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room on request (fuel at cost). Travel cot and high chair on request.

    All properties: Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available at £5 for 2GB. Garden with patio and furniture. Shared natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). Shared indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 5m; depth 2m x 0.9m), please book private sessions directly with the owner at the time of booking. Shared hot tub and sauna. Shared games room with snooker table and games. Welcome pack. No smoking. Please note: There are steps and a lake within the grounds.

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  • 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).

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  • Vale Cottage

    Sunniside, nr. Wolsingham

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: E5615

    With wonderful views over the county’s rolling hills, this detached barn conversion is located within the owner’s equestrian centre (livery available on request). Inside, the spacious, open-plan living area incorporates a dining area and kitchen, ideal for family get-togethers. The holiday cottage is perfectly located for walking the fells and Durham Dales with footpaths direct from the cottage and for cycling and horse riding along the disused railway tracks and nearby Hamsterley Forest. The historic city of Durham with its cathedral, castle and lovely riverside walks is only 10 miles away, while Barnard Castle (20 miles) is home to a 12th-century castle and Bowes Museum. Beamish Open Air Museum is an interesting day trip (14 miles). Shop 1.5 miles, pub serving food 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 3 bedrooms with wooden floor: 2 double, one with ensuite wet room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating (underfloor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Patio and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Bramble Cottage

    West Rainton, nr. Durham

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W43954

    Bramble Cottage is an attractive, end terraced, period property situated in the pleasant village of West Rainton, overlooking the village green. It offers views across open countryside towards Penshaw Monument and the Angel of the North, and is ideally located for exploring the north east counties of Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland. Deceptive from the outside, Bramble Cottage has been thoughtfully restored and decorated to a good standard. The accommodation is light, spacious and airy throughout, yet maintains that cosy cottage appeal.
    West Rainton village has a wide range of amenities, including a convenience store, post office, chemist, hairdresser, beauty centre and a sandwich shop. Within walking distance from the cottage there is an Italian restaurant/pub, (2-minute walk), and a gastropub/microbrewery, (15-minute walk), both serving good quality meals. The cities of Durham, Newcastle/Gateshead and Sunderland are easily accessible with excellent road links to all areas, including the magnificent north east coastline and its quaint coastal villages. Perfect for guests who enjoy walking, there are numerous footpaths leading out of the village to the nearby Rainton Meadows Conservation Area, Finchale Abbey, Chester-le-Street and Durham city itself. Listed as a World Heritage Site, Durham’s cathedral, castle and cobbled streets are a ‘must’ to visit with medieval architecture, the Oriental and DLI Museums (displaying artefacts from wars dating back 200 years), Botanic Gardens, Gala Theatre and indoor market, there is something for everyone! The very popular Living Museum of Beamish is only a 15-minute drive away, and an excellent day out for all the family.
    The Riverside, a top class county cricket ground hosting international test matches, and home of Durham County Cricket Club, is only a 10-minute drive away, and a local hotel and golf club boasting two 18-hole championship golf courses, is only a 3-minute drive away. Venturing further afield, guests can enjoy day trips to the magnificent Yorkshire Dales and Scottish Borders. Shop and pub 1/2 mile, restaurant 200 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 cast 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 room with wooden floor. Dining/sun room with French doors and tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single with additional day bed. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 double bedroom with Velux, sloping ceiling and en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 40" Freeview TV. DVD. Gas range. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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