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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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  • Wolsingham, County Durham
    Wolsingham, County Durham×
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    Ref: 26689
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Luxury Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location

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

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  • Durham, County Durham
    Durham, County Durham×

    Fernhill Lodge

    Durham, County Durham

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    Ref: UKC1342
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    Situated just a short walk away from the heart of the historic city of Durham, Fernhill Lodge is without doubt, one of...

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  • Witton-le-Wear, near Crook, County Durham
    Witton-le-Wear, near Crook, County Durham×

    Witton Hall - Suite Four

    Witton-le-Wear, near Crook, County Durham

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    Ref: MWF
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


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

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  • Cowshill, near Alston, County Durham
    Cowshill, near Alston, County Durham×

    Low Cornriggs Farm - Nelly’s Cottage

    Cowshill, near Alston, County Durham

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    Ref: 31147
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Situated in the beautiful and picturesque Weardale Valley, Nelly’s Cottage (ref 31147) and Alice’s...

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  • Mickleton near Barnard Castle, County Durham
    Mickleton near Barnard Castle, County Durham×

    West Tofts

    Mickleton near Barnard Castle, County Durham

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    Ref: CC211011
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    In a beautiful location amongst fields and meadows this detached cottage has stunning views from each window over...
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  • Eggleston, Barnard Castle, County Durham
    Eggleston, Barnard Castle, County Durham×

    The Granary

    Eggleston, Barnard Castle, County Durham

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    Ref: MJP
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Woodburning Stove

    In the heart of Teesdale, on the edge of the North Pennines in an AONB, this detached character cottage stands within...

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  • Ramshaw, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham
    Ramshaw, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham×

    Dandelion Cottage

    Ramshaw, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham

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    Ref: UKC1363
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Hidden away in the stunning countryside of County Durham, Dandelion Cottage is the perfect place from which...

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  • Wolsingham, County Durham
    Wolsingham, County Durham×
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    Ref: 27765
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - 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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  • Snaisgill, near Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham
    Snaisgill, near Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham×

    Leny’s Cottage

    Snaisgill, near Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham

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    Ref: 29249
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire

    Lovely views surround this detached, stone-built holiday home, set in pretty gardens of half an acre, opposite a wood...

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  • Bishop Auckland, County Durham
    Bishop Auckland, County Durham×

    Old Assembly Rooms

    Bishop Auckland, County Durham

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    Ref: UKC1397
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free

    The Old Assembly Rooms is packed with character and original features, and is on three levels. The property is...

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  • Frosterley, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham
    Frosterley, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham×

    West Bridge End - The Stables

    Frosterley, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham

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    Ref: 24971
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Overlooking the River Wear, these superb conversions of the barn, old byre and stables provide a wonderful...

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

    Murray Park

    Stanley, near Beamish, County Durham

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    Ref: UKC887
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    Murray Park is the perfect base for exploring the North East, Tyne, Wear and County Durham. This well-presented...

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