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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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  • 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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  • 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
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    The Granary

    Bishop Auckland

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    Ref: 26502
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This converted detached granary is set on a farm breeding pure bred Aberdeen Angus cattle and is situated very close...

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  • Byers Green, near Durham
    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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  • Hamsterley, near Wolsingham
    Hamsterley, near Wolsingham×

    Roslyn Cottage

    Hamsterley, near Wolsingham

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    Ref: W42487
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    Stunning countryside views

    The pretty village of Hamsterley, between Teesdale and Weardale, is the setting for...

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  • Frosterley, near Stanhope
    Frosterley, near Stanhope×

    Ken’s Cottage

    Frosterley, near Stanhope

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    Ref: W44021
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    Ken’s Cottage, located in Frosterley, is just off the village green away from the main road and commands...

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  • Knitsley, near Lanchester
    Knitsley, near Lanchester×

    The Old Stables - Number 2

    Knitsley, near Lanchester

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    Ref: 30711
    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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  • Wycliffe, near Barnard Castle
    Wycliffe, near Barnard Castle×

    Thorpe Hall - Chapel Cottage

    Wycliffe, near Barnard Castle

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    Ref: IWF
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - 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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  • Durham
    Durham×

    The Croft

    Durham

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    Ref: W43487
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio


    Situated only a short walk from the centre of Durham, this Edwardian end-terrace holiday property retains...

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  • Whorlton, near Barnard Castle
    Whorlton, near Barnard Castle×

    The Cottage

    Whorlton, near Barnard Castle

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    Ref: 25237
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove

    Looking out over the large green in the village of Whorlton, this detached holiday cottage is full of character and...

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  • Frosterley
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    Betsdale

    Frosterley

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    Ref: 7723
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    Between Wolsingham and Stanhope on the A689 in Upper Weardale, this detached 18th-century holiday cottage stands just...

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  • Barnard Castle
    Barnard Castle×

    Castle Garden

    Barnard Castle

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    Ref: E5468
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    A comfortable mid-terraced holiday home, situated in the oldest part of the ancient Teesdale market town of...

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