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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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  • 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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  • Railway Cottage

    Frosterley, near Wolsingham

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC368


    Nestled away in the quiet village of Frosterley in County Durham, Railway Cottage can be described as a real gem of a cottage. Dating back to 1840 the semi-detached cottage was once used as the office for quarry workers wanting to take the steam train home and is still full of fabulous original features which are a nod to the glorious past of the property. On the ground floor guests will find a comfortable and cosy living room with wood burner and leather sofas. The kitchen/dining room is spacious and well finished with modern appliances and an original Victorian range that serves as a great, decorative, original feature.
    Situated right next to the Weardale Trust Heritage Steam Railway line, Railway Cottage is the perfect destination for guests who enjoy heritage railways as well as families who want to enjoy a magical journey on the Polar Express steam train at Christmas time. Absolutely ideal for families of all ages, extended families, friends, and couples there is ample space for privacy, rest and relaxation. Frosterley is located on the River Wear in Upper Weardale which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers fabulous views right across the Durham Dales. There are many established public footpaths and cycling routes that offer the ideal opportunity to really get to the heart of this scenic area which is often referred to as ’The Gateway to the Dales’.
    Perfect for active families there are many activities in the local area including fishing, climbing, clay pigeon shooting and a heated outdoor swimming pool just 3 miles away. Also perfect for couples wanting to enjoy a quiet romantic break, guests will find that it is only a short walk into the centre of the village where there is a local fish and chip shop and numerous local pubs offering food and drink. The popular tourist destination of Stanhope is only 3 miles away and offers plenty of local shops and businesses, pubs and The Durham Dales Centre which offers a café, small shops and plenty of local information. A World Heritage Site, Durham is steeped in history with a castle and cathedral that dates back centuries. The historic market town of Hexham, popular Corbridge, Hadrian’s Wall, Bishop Auckland, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Barnard Castle are all within easy driving distance. The Kynren Spectacular Eleven Arches production, in Bishop Auckland which is only a twenty minute drive away looks to be a fabulous event and is due to run from July to September 2016 and really will be an unmissable experience for guests staying at Railway Cottage. For guests who enjoy exploring National Trust and heritage sites there are many within an hour’s drive, including Barnard Castle, Raby Castle, Bowes Museum, Beamish Living Museum and High Force waterfall. 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! Shop, pub and restaurant ½ 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!

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space:
    Living area:
    With multi-fuel burner, 26" Freeview TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With breakast area, gas range, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, beams and tiled floor.
    Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and flagged floor.
    Conservatory.
    Seperate toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel available for multi-fuel burner included. Welcome pack. Enclosed courtyard with garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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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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  • 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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  • The Croft

    Durham

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W43487


    Situated only a short walk from the centre of Durham, this Edwardian end-terrace holiday property retains some period features, and is the perfect location for guests wishing to explore this beautiful city which has been awarded the status of being a World Heritage Site. Durham City is one of the most historic cities in England, and offers guests a plethora of attractions to visit and explore. The famous Durham Cathedral and castle are an easy 15-minute walk away and definitely worth a visit. There is also the Gala Theatre located in the centre of the city which is only a 20-minute walk away too, making this the perfect spot for guests wanting to enjoy a theatre trip as part of their break. Packed with top quality restaurants, bistros, cafés and bars, Durham is a thriving city with plenty of entertainment for guests at all time of the year. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy the bi-annual Lumiere Festival, annual book week, jazz festival, arts festival, miners gala and many more free attractions, as well as the weekly farmer’s market and pavement artists that line the streets and market place. Should guests wish to enjoy a little retail therapy, they will find some beautiful boutiques along with many high street names and designers, as well as gift shops, book shops and antiques shops. Many of the university colleges can be found within a 3-mile radius and this is the perfect base from which to really get to know the university and visit friends and family who might be studying here or due to graduate at any given time.

    A little further afield but still within easy driving distance, guests will be able to enjoy a day trip to the magnificent Durham Dales, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, where there are a vast number of public footpaths that will take guests on a journey through some of the most magnificent countryside that the area has to offer. Barnard Castle can be reached within a 30-minute drive and offers plenty of attractions for guests of all ages, including the Bowes Museum and the castle itself. Hamsterley Forest is only a 45-minute drive and makes the perfect day trip for families of all ages and really must be explored and enjoyed. High Force and Low Force waterfalls are within an hour’s drive too and offer some spectacular scenery and landscapes. There is also the opportunity to visit the Angel of the North statue which is only a 25-minute drive away. Beamish Museum is 20 minutes, Newcastle 30 minutes and the Metrocentre 25 minutes by car. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/2 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!

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with laminate floor. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with freestanding bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Gas range. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed garden with patio, terrace and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. 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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  • Yeka Byre Cottage

    Frosterley, near Stanhope

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC648


    Quietly nestled on the owner’s working farm in beautiful Weardale, Yeka Byre Cottage is in the perfect location for exploring the local area. Enjoying stunning views over moorland from its peaceful and private position, this detached cottage offers a romantic retreat. The owner has converted a traditional sheep byre into a beautiful cottage, away from the bustle of the town. Very tastefully decorated and well-presented throughout, the cottage is all on one floor and comprises open plan living. Perfect for an alfresco dinner, there is a private walled garden with lawn, rockery and patio area.
    For walkers and cyclists, there are many established public footpaths and cycle paths that pass just a few minutes away from the door and lead out into Weardale and beyond. Passing through some of the most scenic countryside, fields and woodland, guests will be able to enjoy a short 1¼ mile walk to the nearest pub in either Frosterley or Stanhope, or further on through Weardale, Teasdale and County Durham. The North Pennines have been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with spectacular walks including the Weardale Way, which passes through the farm, and the Pennine Way which is within easy reach. Nature lovers can explore the abundance of footpaths, nature walks and bridleways in the area. Popular with guests of all ages, Hamsterley Forest is the ideal destination for families. With the Gruffalo Trail and cycle hire available, this is a great spot for a picnic and a day out. Durham’s disused railway tracks are within easy reach and cover many miles (routes can be provided). The North York Moors, the Northumberland coast and the Lake District can all be reached within an hour’s drive, making this a great base from which to explore the north of England. There are also fishing opportunities in the area, the farm has its own stretch of private fishing on the River Wear, which is available to guests. The river fishing season runs from the 21st March each year until the 30th October. A licence is required and can be arranged. There are also several good, well stocked reservoirs within a 20-minute drive.
    Only a 30-minute drive away is the cathedral city of Durham, where visitors really must take a day trip to see this World Heritage Site. With many historical sites to visit, including Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral, the city is a great destination at any time of year. There are numerous street festivals that take place all year round, including the book festival, jazz week, poetry festival, miners’ gala and the awesome bi-annual Lumiere show. Packed with plenty of places where you can eat and drink, as well as an abundance of high street shops and quirky boutiques, Durham has something to offer to visitors of all ages. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 1¼ miles.

    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space: With beams and tiled floors.
    Living area: With electric woodburner and 28" Sky TV.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With breakfast area, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds, z-bed (for child), TV and DVD player.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Electric central heating (underfloor in bathroom), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Wi-fi (by dongle, at cost). Travel cot. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Fishing on-site (licence required). Bike store on request. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring.

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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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  • Oxen Law Cottage

    Waskerley nr. Rowley

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 26748

    This elegant holiday cottage overlooking countryside is within an AONB. Corbridge and Hadrian’s Wall, 17 miles. Beamish with its open air living museum, 15 miles. Set on the Waskerley Way: perfect for cyclists and walkers and Derwent Reservoir ideal for fishing and sailing. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 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!

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor/dining room /kitchen with tiled floor. Two steps down to twin bedroom with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Nintendo Wii. CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer (in external utility room). Dishwasher. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. Dogs must be kept on a lead, sheep country. No smoking.

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  • Mole Hill Cottage

    Beamish

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 25775

    Ideal touring base

    This lovely detached holiday home is ideally located to discover Durham, Northumberland and the Dales, offering tranquil countryside and city life, with an abundance of wildlife and rare birds such as a pair of red kites. Offering tasteful, contemporary living accommodation, just 2 minutes by car from Beamish Museum and Tanfield Steam Engine Railway. Beamish Museum, the open-air ’Living Museum of the North’ which recreates life in the North East over various points in history, including a working coal mine, village, farm and tram system, makes a great day out. The Beamish Valley is one of the most important archaeological landscapes in England. A picturesque river setting, it boasts country inns and gastro pubs serving home cooked food. Beamish has easy access to the A1, which will take you further north to Alnwick and the Heritage Coast, where a day can be spent exploring the many historic castles and friendly villages set amongst unspoilt golden sandy beaches. Not too far away is the Metro Centre - one of the largest shopping centres in Europe with an abundance of shops and eateries. For cricket fans, Durham County Cricket Club’s ground, ’The Riverside’, is a short drive away at Chester-le-Street. The cottage is in an ideal location for exploring all the north eastern counties, while the city of Durham with its lovely cathedral and river walks should not be missed. Shops ½ mile, pub and restaurant ¼ 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!

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with additional double sofa bed, French door and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Wooden floors throughout. First floor: Living room. 1 double (6ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in kitchen (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Three Freeview TVs. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Two sitting-out areas with furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Bridge End Farm

    Frosterley

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 19692

    This spacious fully modernised bungalow is situated on the outskirts of Frosterley in Upper Weardale in an AONB, in an elevated position with lovely views of the village and river. An ideal holiday base for superb walks in the beautiful countryside. Fishing, riding and cycling routes nearby. The historic cathedral city of Durham is 18 miles away. The market town of Hexham, High Force Waterfall and the Lake District are within easy reach. A popular country pub is within walking distance. Shop 1/4 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room with wooden floor/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating and gas included (£25per week, £20 per short break October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video and small library. DVD and small library. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: Sloping banks and 3 steps in garden.

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