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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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  • Castleside,
    Castleside, ×

    The Garden Cottage

    Castleside,

    Castleside,

    5
    2
    1
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    Ref: E5243
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities
    Peacefully set amid the rolling countryside of a 200-acre sheep farm, this collection of cottages have been converted from the old farm stables, bakery and dairy, have their own individual character and retain many of their original features
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    8 1 reviews

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    The Dairy Cottage
    4
    2
    2
    The Forge Cottage
    2
    1
    1
    The Stable Cottage
    5
    2
    2
    The Byre
    2
    1
    1
    Grange Cottage
    7
    3
    3
  • Cowshill, near Alston, County Durham
    Cowshill, near Alston, County Durham×

    Low Cornriggs Farm - Alice’s Cottage

    Cowshill, near Alston, County Durham

    Cowshill, near Alston, County Durham

    5
    3
    2
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    Ref: 31148
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    After a busy day exploring the many attractions nearby, relax in the living room and enjoy the stunning countryside views.
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    Low Cornriggs Farm - Nelly’s Cottage
    6
    3
    3
  • St John’s Chapel, near Stanhope, County Durham
    St John’s Chapel, near Stanhope, County Durham×

    BurnBrae

    St John’s Chapel, near Stanhope, County Durham

    St John’s Chapel, near Stanhope, County Durham

    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC2047
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Perfectly placed for exploring this beautiful area with Northumberland National Park and the Lake District National Park within easy reach.
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  • Whorlton, near Barnard Castle, County Durham
    Whorlton, near Barnard Castle, County Durham×

    The Cottage

    Whorlton, near Barnard Castle, County Durham

    Whorlton, near Barnard Castle, County Durham

    5
    3
    1
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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
    The Cottage is a delightful property located near to amazing attractions including the Yorkshire Dales and Raby Castle.
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    9.1 8 reviews

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  • Durham, County Durham
    Durham, County Durham×
    Newly Listed
    Devonshire Haven

    Devonshire Haven

    Durham, County Durham

    Durham, County Durham

    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC2592
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Devonshire Haven is ideally located for exploring Durham city with its famous cathedral and castle.
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  • Frosterley, near Stanhope, County Durham
    Frosterley, near Stanhope, County Durham×

    East Bridge End Farm

    Frosterley, near Stanhope, County Durham

    Frosterley, near Stanhope, County Durham

    5
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W8306
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Welcoming and spacious farmhouse with excellent countryside views. A great central base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland and Cumbria.
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    6.7 3 reviews

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  • Frosterley, near Stanhope, County Durham
    Frosterley, near Stanhope, County Durham×

    Yeka Byre Cottage

    Frosterley, near Stanhope, County Durham

    Frosterley, near Stanhope, County Durham

    5
    2
    1
    0
    Ref: UKC648
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    A great property for fishing enthusiasts, with fishing available on-site and reservoirs within a 20-minute drive.
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    8.3 4 reviews

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  • St John’s Chapel, County Durham
    St John’s Chapel, County Durham×

    Harthopeburn Cottage

    St John’s Chapel, County Durham

    St John’s Chapel, County Durham

    5
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: UKC317
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Relax in the enclosed garden or venture out and explore waterfalls and woodland walks. This property lies close to both the Lake District and County Durham.
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    8.4 14 reviews

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  • Beamish, County Durham
    Beamish, County Durham×

    Woodland View

    Beamish, County Durham

    Beamish, County Durham

    5
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 29808
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Baby and Toddler Friendly
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    9.8 14 reviews

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  • Frosterley, County Durham
    Frosterley, County Durham×

    Betsdale

    Frosterley, County Durham

    Frosterley, County Durham

    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 7723
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Perfect family accommodation surrounded by the Pennines and within easy reach of Hamsterley Forest and miles of walking paths.
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    8.2 5 reviews

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  • Wolsingham, County Durham
    Wolsingham, County Durham×

    Bowlees Holiday Cottages - Brancepeth Cottage

    Wolsingham, County Durham

    Wolsingham, County Durham

    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 27766
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Just half an hour from Durham city yet located in idyllic countryside where guests have use of a games room, indoor pool and sauna.
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    8.3 3 reviews

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    Bowlees Holiday Cottages - Heartwell Cottage
    13
    6
    6
  • New Brancepeth, near Durham, County Durham
    New Brancepeth, near Durham, County Durham×
    Newly Listed
    Belle View

    Belle View

    New Brancepeth, near Durham, County Durham

    New Brancepeth, near Durham, County Durham

    5
    2
    1
    0
    Ref: UKC2564
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile
    Explore the city of Durham World Heritage Site with its Romanesque cathedral and Norman castle and enjoy walking in the beautiful Durham Dales.
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