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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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  • Middleton-in-Teesdale
    Middleton-in-Teesdale×

    Bakers Cottage

    Middleton-in-Teesdale

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    Ref: UKC1245
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Open Fire


    Bakers Cottage, which is believed to have been a place where villagers could buy their bread from, is a...

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  • Bolam, near Darlington
    Bolam, near Darlington×

    The Stables

    Bolam, near Darlington

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    Ref: MWB
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


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

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  • Hunwick, near Bishop Auckland
    Hunwick, near Bishop Auckland×

    Valley View Cottage

    Hunwick, near Bishop Auckland

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    Ref: UKC1291
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Situated in the quiet village of Hunwick, with fabulous views right across the open countryside to the rear of...

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  • Mickleton, near Middleton-in-Teesdale
    Mickleton, near Middleton-in-Teesdale×

    Bankside Cottage

    Mickleton, near Middleton-in-Teesdale

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    Ref: 29171
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Nestled in the tranquil country lanes of the village of Mickleton, this warm, stone, terraced holiday cottage...

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  • Knitsley, near Lanchester
    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 - Ground Floor Facilities - 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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  • Barnard Castle
    Barnard Castle×

    10 Newgate - High Force

    Barnard Castle

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    Ref: 31098
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    - Pub within 1 mile


    Situated in the popular market town of Barnard Castle, the properties at 10 Newgate are the ideal base from which...

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  • Stanhope
    Stanhope×
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    Ref: W41325
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    - Pub within 1 mile

    Grade II listed cottage

    This Grade II listed terraced holiday cottage is set off the market place in a...

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  • Barnard Castle
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    10 Newgate - Raby

    Barnard Castle

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    Ref: 31097
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities


    Situated in the popular market town of Barnard Castle, the properties at 10 Newgate are the ideal base from which...

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  • Low Etherley, near Bishop Auckland
    Low Etherley, near Bishop Auckland×

    Daykin Cottage

    Low Etherley, near Bishop Auckland

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

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

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  • Beamish
    Beamish×
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    Ref: 29808
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Baby and Toddler Friendly


    This elegantly furnished and spacious detached bungalow is only a ten minute walk from the Beamish Living...

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  • Bishop Auckland, near Durham
    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


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

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  • Westgate in Weardale
    Westgate in Weardale×

    Valley View Cottage

    Westgate in Weardale

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    Ref: 13388
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This delightful barn conversion retains its rustic charm standing in an elevated position with wonderful panoramic...

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