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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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  • Bolam, near Bishop Auckland
    Bolam, near Bishop Auckland×

    Ervine Cottage

    Bolam, near Bishop Auckland

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    Ref: 30493
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Nestled behind the owners’ home, yet surrounded by acres of open countryside and farmland, this spacious...

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  • Beamish, near Durham
    Beamish, near Durham×

    Pockerley Cottage

    Beamish, near Durham

    5
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    Ref: W43891
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Attached to the owners home yet still retaining an element of privacy, Pockerley Cottage is the perfect location...

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  • Eggleston, Barnard Castle
    Eggleston, Barnard Castle×

    The Granary

    Eggleston, Barnard Castle

    6
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    Ref: MJP
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Woodburning Stove

    In the heart of Teesdale, on the edge of the North Pennines in an AONB, this detached character cottage stands within...

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  • Wolsingham
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    Ref: 27764
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    These delightful semi-detached cottages are holiday homes situated in the heart of County Durham, located near the...

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

    Syke Cottage

    Mickleton, near Barnard Castle

    6
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    Ref: W8609
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Panoramic views of the Northern Dales

    This is a truly delightful semi-detached cottage boasting a wealth of...

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  • Frosterley
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    Bridge End Farm

    Frosterley

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    Ref: 19692
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This spacious fully modernised bungalow is situated on the outskirts of Frosterley in Upper Weardale in an AONB, in...

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  • Mickleton near Barnard Castle
    Mickleton near Barnard Castle×

    West Tofts

    Mickleton near Barnard Castle

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    Ref: CC211011
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    In a beautiful location amongst fields and meadows this detached cottage has stunning views from each window over...
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  • Sunniside, near Wolsingham
    Sunniside, near Wolsingham×

    Vale Cottage

    Sunniside, near Wolsingham

    6
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    Ref: E5615
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    With wonderful views over the county’s rolling hills, this detached barn conversion is located within...

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  • Wolsingham
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    Ref: 26689
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Luxury Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location

    These delightful semi-detached cottages are holiday homes situated in the heart of County Durham, located near the...

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

    Thorpe Hall - Corner Cottage

    Wycliffe, near Barnard Castle

    6
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    Ref: MPR
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - 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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  • Stanhope, near Frosterley
    Stanhope, near Frosterley×

    The Dales

    Stanhope, near Frosterley

    6
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    Ref: 31293
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities

    Perfectly located in the popular village of Stanhope, The Dales is a charming 19th century stone terrace holiday...

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  • Cowshill, near Alston
    Cowshill, near Alston×
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    Ref: 31147
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Situated in the beautiful and picturesque Weardale Valley, Nelly’s Cottage (ref 31147) and Alice’s...

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