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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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  • Byers Green, near Durham×

    Old Hall Cottages - 1 Old Hall Cottage

    Byers Green, near Durham

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    Ref: 30417
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    No.1 Old Hall Cottage is accessed from the lane adjacent to The Old Hall. It is a stone built conversion...

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  • 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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  • Mickleton, near Barnard Castle×

    Garth House

    Mickleton, near Barnard Castle

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    Ref: 29168
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    - 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Barnard Castle×
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    Situated in the popular market town of Barnard Castle, the properties at 10 Newgate are the ideal base from which...

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  • 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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  • 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 - Rural Location

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

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  • Barningham, near Richmond×

    The Cottage at Wilson House

    Barningham, near Richmond

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    Ref: UKC575
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Perfectly nestled in the rolling countryside, on a working farm, bordering North Yorkshire and County Durham, The...

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  • Shildon, near Bishop Auckland×

    Freville Cottage

    Shildon, near Bishop Auckland

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    Ref: UKC60
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free


    Situated in the small town of Shildon, Freville Cottage is a traditional terraced house that has been decorated...

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  • Frosterley×

    River View

    Frosterley

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    Ref: 23712
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Overlooking the River Wear, this conversion of farm buildings is peacefully situated in an AONB. Adjoining...

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  • Cowshill, near Stanhope×

    Tulip Cottage

    Cowshill, near Stanhope

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    Ref: UKC546
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Situated in the picturesque Weardale Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a UNESCO European and...

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