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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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  • 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 - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - 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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  • Wolsingham, near Stanhope×

    Mill Stone Cottage

    Wolsingham, near Stanhope

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    Ref: UKC345
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine

    Mill Stone Cottage is well presented and furnished to a good standard throughout and is ideal for families, couples...

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  • Hamsterley, near Wolsingham×

    Roslyn Cottage

    Hamsterley, near Wolsingham

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

    Stunning countryside views

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

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  • Wycliffe, near Barnard Castle×

    Thorpe Hall - Greystones Cottage

    Wycliffe, near Barnard Castle

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    Ref: MVP
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Luxury Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    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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  • 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 - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

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

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  • Sedgefield, near Durham×

    Cherry Blossom Cottage

    Sedgefield, near Durham

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    Ref: 29475
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Washing Machine


    Situated in a superb location, just a short walk from the centre of the charming village of Sedgefield,...

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  • Bishop Auckland, near Durham×

    Dipper Cottage

    Bishop Auckland, near Durham

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    Ref: UKC886
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine

    This holiday home is in the perfect location for guests wanting to explore this beautiful part of County Durham,...

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  • 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 - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - No Pets Allowed

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

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  • Barnard Castle×

    Castle Garden

    Barnard Castle

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    Ref: E5468
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    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue

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

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  • Durham×

    The Croft

    Durham

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    Ref: W43487
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed


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

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  • Frosterley, near Stanhope×

    East Bridge End Farm

    Frosterley, near Stanhope

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    Ref: W8306
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Rural setting

    Situated in a rural and secluded position, this delightful holiday home complete with open fire...

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  • Frosterley, near Wolsingham×

    Railway Cottage

    Frosterley, near Wolsingham

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    Ref: UKC368
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location


    Nestled away in the quiet village of Frosterley in County Durham, Railway Cottage can be described as a real gem...

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