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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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99 cottages are available
  • Bolam, near Darlington×

    The Stables

    Bolam, near Darlington

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


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

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  • Bishop Middleham, near Durham×

    Brewery House Cottage

    Bishop Middleham, near Durham

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    Ref: UKC618
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Luxury Property - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue


    Situated in the peaceful village of Bishop Middleham, which is just a short drive away from the city of...

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  • Staindrop, near Barnard Castle×

    Fawn Lea Apartment

    Staindrop, near Barnard Castle

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    Ref: 29138
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    Situated a short stroll from the village, this holiday apartment, adjoining the owner’s home, provides an ideal...

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  • Knitsley, near Lanchester×

    The Old Stables - Number 2

    Knitsley, near Lanchester

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    Ref: 30711
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location


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

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  • Bishop Auckland, near Durham×

    Appleby Cottage

    Bishop Auckland, near Durham

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    Ref: W44275
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine


    Nestled in the small village of South Church and backing on to the River Gaunless in Bishop Auckland, guests...

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  • Staindrop, near Barnard Castle×

    Fawn Lea Cottage

    Staindrop, near Barnard Castle

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    Ref: 29137
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    Set in a quiet courtyard, close to the village amenities of Staindrop and the village greens, this cosy,...

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  • Low Etherley, near Bishop Auckland×

    Daykin Cottage

    Low Etherley, near Bishop Auckland

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    Ref: UKC147
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine

    Situated in the quiet village of Low Etherley directly opposite the village cricket club, Daykin Cottage is the...

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  • Bishop Auckland, near Durham×

    Dipper Cottage

    Bishop Auckland, near Durham

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    Ref: UKC886
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine

    This holiday home is in the perfect location for guests wanting to explore this beautiful part of County Durham,...

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  • Wolsingham, near Stanhope×

    Mill Stone Cottage

    Wolsingham, near Stanhope

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    Ref: UKC345
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine

    Mill Stone Cottage is well presented and furnished to a good standard throughout and is ideal for families, couples...

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  • Wycliffe, near Barnard Castle×

    Thorpe Hall - Greystones Cottage

    Wycliffe, near Barnard Castle

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

    Set amidst the grounds of Thorpe Hall Estate, this is one of three charming properties (Refs IWF, MPR and MVP) that...

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  • Eggleston, near Barnard Castle×

    Iris Cottage

    Eggleston, near Barnard Castle

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    Ref: 29203
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    - Pub within 1 mile - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    With far reaching views to Mickleton Fell and the Lake District beyond, this traditional holiday cottage dating back...

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  • Westgate in Weardale×

    Dale View Cottage

    Westgate in Weardale

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    Ref: 13874
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    A delightful barn conversion, retaining much of its rustic charm, in an elevated position with views overlooking the...

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