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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
  • Middlestone, near Bishop Auckland
    Middlestone, near Bishop Auckland×

    Laburnum Cottage

    Middlestone, near Bishop Auckland

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    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


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

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  • Barnard Castle
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    Town Pasture Cottage

    Barnard Castle

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    Ref: 29136
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location

    In a rural location approximately 1 mile out of the historic market town of Barnard Castle, Town Pasture Cottage...

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  • St John’s Chapel, near Bishop Auckland
    St John’s Chapel, near Bishop Auckland×

    Top Byre

    St John’s Chapel, near Bishop Auckland

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    Ref: 28347
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property

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

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  • Wolsingham
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    Willow Cottage

    Wolsingham

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    Ref: UKC108
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    - Pub within 1 mile

    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
    Eggleston, near Barnard Castle×

    Belle Vue

    Eggleston, near Barnard Castle

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

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

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  • Stanhope
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    Holly Cottage

    Stanhope

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    Ref: W42717
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile

    In a quiet lane leading to the beautiful River Wear and riverside walks, this delightful little ground floor...

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  • Castleside
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    The Forge Cottage

    Castleside

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    Ref: E5245
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Peacefully set amid the rolling countryside of a 200-acre sheep farm, this collection of cottages has been converted...

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  • Baldersdale, near Barnard Castle
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    The Old Chapel

    Baldersdale, near Barnard Castle

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    Ref: KYM
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - 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-le-Wear, near Crook×

    Witton Hall - Suite Two

    Witton-le-Wear, near Crook

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


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

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  • Iveston, near Lanchester
    Iveston, near Lanchester×

    Chestnut Cottage

    Iveston, near Lanchester

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    Ref: 30035
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location


    This charming, detached former Hemel, close to the owners’ home, lies just 1½ miles from the...

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  • Near Beamish
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    Lapwing Cottage

    Near Beamish

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    Ref: E5028
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - 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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  • Mickleton, near Barnard Castle
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    Percival’s

    Mickleton, near Barnard Castle

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    Ref: UKC1102
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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

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

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