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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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135 cottages are available
  • Near Beamish
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    Beamish Cottage

    Near Beamish

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    Ref: E5029
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Set amidst rolling countryside and enjoying peace and tranquillity on the owners’ 200 acre farm, where you can...

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  • Barnard Castle
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    10 Newgate - The Museum

    Barnard Castle

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    Ref: 31096
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    - Pub within 1 mile


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

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  • Consett
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    Ref: UKC639
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Quietly nestled away just 1½ miles away from the popular village of Lanchester and just 10 miles from the city...

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  • Middleton-in-Teesdale
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    Bakers Cottage

    Middleton-in-Teesdale

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    Ref: UKC1245
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Open Fire


    Bakers Cottage, which is believed to have been a place where villagers could buy their bread from, is a...

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  • Hunwick, near Bishop Auckland
    Hunwick, near Bishop Auckland×

    Valley View Cottage

    Hunwick, near Bishop Auckland

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    Ref: UKC1291
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Situated in the quiet village of Hunwick, with fabulous views right across the open countryside to the rear of...

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  • Bolam, near Darlington
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    The Stables

    Bolam, near Darlington

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    Ref: MWB
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Perfectly located in the small, unspoilt village of Bolam, this beautiful single-storey holiday property,...

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  • Bishop Auckland, near Durham
    Bishop Auckland, near Durham×

    Appleby Cottage

    Bishop Auckland, near Durham

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    Ref: W44275
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio


    Nestled in the small village of South Church and backing on to the River Gaunless in Bishop Auckland, guests...

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  • Barnard Castle
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    10 Newgate - High Force

    Barnard Castle

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    Ref: 31098
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile


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

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  • Woodland, near Barnard Castle
    Woodland, near Barnard Castle×

    Durham Dales Cottage

    Woodland, near Barnard Castle

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    Ref: UKC752
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Woodburning Stove

    Durham Dales Cottage is set surrounded by pretty countryside in the small rural village of Woodland. Set high on the...

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  • Westgate in Weardale
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    Valley View Cottage

    Westgate in Weardale

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    Ref: 13388
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This delightful barn conversion retains its rustic charm standing in an elevated position with wonderful panoramic...

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  • Mickleton, near Barnard Castle
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    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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  • Staindrop, near Barnard Castle
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    Fawn Lea Apartment

    Staindrop, near Barnard Castle

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    Ref: 29138
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location

    Situated a short stroll from the village, this holiday apartment, adjoining the owner’s home, provides an ideal...

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