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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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  • Ebchester×
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    - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    This superb, romantic, 17th-century holiday cottage, perfect for couples, is nestled in a select site on a...

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  • Romaldkirk, near Barnard Castle×

    The Dovecote

    Romaldkirk, near Barnard Castle

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    Ref: 30765
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Luxury Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location


    Situated in the peaceful and quaint village of Romaldkirk, which is nestled within the Dales, this detached...

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  • Near Beamish×

    Lapwing Cottage

    Near Beamish

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    Ref: E5028
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - 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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  • Bolam, near Darlington×

    The Stables

    Bolam, near Darlington

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Luxury Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location


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

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  • Consett×
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    Ref: UKC639
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Rural Location

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

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  • New Brancepeth, near Durham×

    Rock Cottage

    New Brancepeth, near Durham

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    Ref: UKC1110
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine

    Nestled in the quiet village of New Brancepeth, 3 miles from the centre of Durham with its university, Rock Cottage is...

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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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  • Stanhope×

    Dairy Cottage

    Stanhope

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    Ref: E4349
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    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities

    In the heart of Weardale, an area of outstanding natural beauty these two delightful byre conversions sit just a...

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  • Knitsley, near Lanchester×

    The Old Stables - Number 2

    Knitsley, near Lanchester

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    - 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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  • Tudhoe, near Durham×

    Colepitt Cottage

    Tudhoe, near Durham

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    Ref: W43147
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    - Pub within 1 mile - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    This stone-built, terraced cottage, formerly a colliery worker’s home, is a good holiday base for touring this...

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  • Staindrop, near Barnard Castle×

    Fawn Lea Cottage

    Staindrop, near Barnard Castle

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    Set in a quiet courtyard, close to the village amenities of Staindrop and the village greens, this cosy,...

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  • Frosterley, near Bishop Auckland×

    Cranford

    Frosterley, near Bishop Auckland

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    Ref: UKC148
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue

    Right at the heart of the village of Frosterley in County Durham, Cranford is the ideal location for guests wanting...

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