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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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134 cottages are available
  • Stainton, near Barnard Castle×

    The Old Granary

    Stainton, near Barnard Castle

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Rural Location


    Set in the quiet village of Stainton and dating from 1870, this former granary enjoys beautiful views across...

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  • Barnard Castle×

    10 Newgate - Hamsterley

    Barnard Castle

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    - Pub within 1 mile - No Pets Allowed


    Situated in the popular market town of Barnard Castle, the properties at 10 Newgate are the ideal base from which...

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  • Baldersdale, near Barnard Castle×

    The Old Chapel

    Baldersdale, near Barnard Castle

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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities

    Peacefully set in picturesque Baldersdale, this detached, former chapel retains arched windows and exudes charm...

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  • Witton-le-Wear, near Crook×

    Witton Hall - Suite Three

    Witton-le-Wear, near Crook

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    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Luxury Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Indoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location


    Perfectly situated in the pretty Anglo-Saxon village of Witton-le-Wear, and commanding fabulous views across...

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  • Byers Green, near Durham×

    Old Hall Cottages - Hall Farm Cottage

    Byers Green, near Durham

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


    Hall Farm Cottage is a detached 500 year old barn conversion with uninterrupted country views, where couples...

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  • Mickleton, near Barnard Castle×

    Percival’s

    Mickleton, near Barnard Castle

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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed

    Percival’s is a converted stable situated in the yard of a Grade II listed farmhouse and working...

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  • St John’s Chapel, near Bishop Auckland×

    Top Byre

    St John’s Chapel, near Bishop Auckland

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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed

    Overlooking the fells and beyond, this isolated holiday cottage offers a peaceful and restful retreat. Lovingly...

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  • Middlestone, near Bishop Auckland×

    Laburnum Cottage

    Middlestone, near Bishop Auckland

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


    Nestled away in the quiet and peaceful village of Middlestone, one of a pair and adjacent to the owner’s...

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  • Witton-le-Wear, near Crook×

    Witton Hall - Suite Two

    Witton-le-Wear, near Crook

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    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Luxury Property - Washing Machine - Indoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location


    Perfectly situated in the pretty Anglo-Saxon village of Witton-le-Wear, and commanding fabulous views across...

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  • Wolsingham×

    Willow Cottage

    Wolsingham

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    Ref: UKC108
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    - Pub within 1 mile - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed

    Built in the early 1800’s, Willow Cottage is a sandstone, terraced cottage, tucked away down a cobbled street in...

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  • Eggleston, near Barnard Castle×

    Belle Vue

    Eggleston, near Barnard Castle

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    Ref: UKC778
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine

    Situated in the beautiful and picturesque village of Eggleston in Teesdale, Belle Vue is a great location for...

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  • Sunniside, near Durham×

    Winter Cottage

    Sunniside, near Durham

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    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine


    Situated in the quiet village of Sunniside, just 10 miles from the city of Durham, Winter Cottage is the ideal...

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