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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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  • Westgate in Weardale
    Westgate in Weardale×

    Valley View Cottage

    Westgate in Weardale

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    Ref: 13388
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Woodland, near Barnard Castle
    Woodland, near Barnard Castle×

    Durham Dales Cottage

    Woodland, near Barnard Castle

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    Ref: UKC752
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Woodburning Stove

    Durham Dales Cottage is set surrounded by pretty countryside in the small rural village of Woodland. Set high on the...

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  • Staindrop, near Barnard Castle
    Staindrop, near Barnard Castle×

    Fawn Lea Apartment

    Staindrop, near Barnard Castle

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

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

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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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  • Mickleton, near Barnard Castle
    Mickleton, near Barnard Castle×

    Garth House

    Mickleton, near Barnard Castle

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    Ref: 29168
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Approached by a short grassy pathway and set back from the village road, this charming and tastefully...

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  • Wycliffe, near Barnard Castle
    Wycliffe, near Barnard Castle×

    Thorpe Hall - Greystones Cottage

    Wycliffe, near Barnard Castle

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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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  • 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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  • Bishop Auckland, near Durham
    Bishop Auckland, near Durham×

    Appleby Cottage

    Bishop Auckland, near Durham

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    Ref: W44275
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Cowshill, near Bishop Auckland
    Cowshill, near Bishop Auckland×

    Beckleshele

    Cowshill, near Bishop Auckland

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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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  • Mainsforth
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    Swallow Cottage

    Mainsforth

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    Ref: E4076
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Enjoying a peaceful working farm setting, and views from its secure garden, this converted single, storey stable block...

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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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  • Barnard Castle
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    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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