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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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  • Stanhope, County Durham
    Stanhope, County Durham×

    Stanhope Cottage

    Stanhope, County Durham

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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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  • Castleside,
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    The Dairy Cottage

    Castleside,

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    Ref: E5244
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Peacefully set amid the rolling countryside of a 200-acre sheep farm, this collection of cottages has been converted...

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  • Knitsley, near Lanchester, County Durham
    Knitsley, near Lanchester, County Durham×

    The Old Stables - Number 1

    Knitsley, near Lanchester, County Durham

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    Ref: 30710
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Shiney Row, near Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham
    Shiney Row, near Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham×

    The Briar Rose

    Shiney Row, near Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham

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    Ref: UKC589
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio


    Perfectly positioned on a quiet residential estate in the peaceful town of Houghton–le–Spring,...

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  • Tudhoe, near Durham, County Durham
    Tudhoe, near Durham, County Durham×

    Colepitt Cottage

    Tudhoe, near Durham, County Durham

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    Ref: W43147
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    This stone-built, terraced cottage, formerly a colliery worker’s home, is a good holiday base for touring this...

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  • Frosterley, near Wolsingham, County Durham
    Frosterley, near Wolsingham, County Durham×

    Cranford

    Frosterley, near Wolsingham, County Durham

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    Ref: UKC148
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    Right at the heart of the village of Frosterley in County Durham, Cranford is the ideal location for guests wanting...

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  • New Brancepeth, near Durham,
    New Brancepeth, near Durham, ×

    Rock Cottage

    New Brancepeth, near Durham,

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    Ref: UKC1110
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    Nestled in the quiet village of New Brancepeth, 3 miles from the centre of Durham with its university, Rock Cottage is...

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

    Thorpe Hall - Greystones Cottage

    Wycliffe, near Barnard Castle, County Durham

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    Ref: MVP
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    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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  • Beamish, County Durham
    Beamish, County Durham×

    Woodland View

    Beamish, County Durham

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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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  • Tantobie, Stanley, County Durham
    Tantobie, Stanley, County Durham×

    Tanfield Leith Farm Cottages - Methodist Cottage

    Tantobie, Stanley, County Durham

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    Ref: MRB
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location

    These two delightful holiday cottages (Refs MRA and MRB), each with its own history, are tastefully converted from...

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

    Beckleshele

    Cowshill, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham

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    Ref: 30861
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire


    Escape to Beckleshele, a unique semi-detached holiday cottage, set off the beaten track in the wild...

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  • Barnard Castle, County Durham
    Barnard Castle, County Durham×

    10 Newgate - High Force

    Barnard Castle, County Durham

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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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