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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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  • Barnard Castle, County Durham
    Barnard Castle, County Durham×

    10 Newgate - The Museum

    Barnard Castle, County Durham

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

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  • Iveston, near Lanchester, County Durham
    Iveston, near Lanchester, County Durham×

    Chestnut Cottage

    Iveston, near Lanchester, County Durham

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    Ref: 30035
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    - 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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  • Castleside, near Consett, County Durham
    Castleside, near Consett, County Durham×

    Ben’s Hut

    Castleside, near Consett, County Durham

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    Ref: UKC569
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location


    Peacefully set amidst rolling countryside on a 200-acre sheep farm, Ben’s Hut is the perfect property...

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  • Near Beamish,
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    Lapwing Cottage

    Near Beamish,

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    Ref: E5028
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    - 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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  • Eggleston, near Barnard Castle, County Durham
    Eggleston, near Barnard Castle, County Durham×

    Belle Vue

    Eggleston, near Barnard Castle, County Durham

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    Ref: UKC778
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    - 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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  • Frosterley, near Stanhope, County Durham
    Frosterley, near Stanhope, County Durham×

    Bollihope Chalet

    Frosterley, near Stanhope, County Durham

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    Ref: UKC1588
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location


    Nestled away amongst the hills and valleys of scenic Weardale, Bollihope Chalet offers a secluded retreat...

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  • Stanhope, County Durham
    Stanhope, County Durham×

    Holly Cottage

    Stanhope, County Durham

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    Ref: W42717
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    In a quiet lane leading to the beautiful River Wear and riverside walks, this delightful little ground floor...

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  • Sunniside, near Durham, County Durham
    Sunniside, near Durham, County Durham×

    Winter Cottage

    Sunniside, near Durham, County Durham

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    Ref: W44245
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    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio


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

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  • Romaldkirk, near Barnard Castle, County Durham
    Romaldkirk, near Barnard Castle, County Durham×

    South View Mews

    Romaldkirk, near Barnard Castle, County Durham

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    Ref: 25532
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location


    South View Mews is a delightful, detached, small barn conversion in the heart of Teesdale’s...

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  • Frosterley, County Durham
    Frosterley, County Durham×

    Cromer House Barn

    Frosterley, County Durham

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    Ref: E5396
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Converted from an 18th-century detached barn, this romantic studio style accommodation is a perfect getaway for...

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

    Top Byre

    St John’s Chapel, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham

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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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  • Middlestone, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham
    Middlestone, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham×

    Laburnum Cottage

    Middlestone, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham

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    Ref: MWO
    Key Features:
    - 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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