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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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88 cottages are available
  • Middleton-in-Teesdale×

    Mews Cottage

    Middleton-in-Teesdale

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    Ref: UKC502
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine

    Mews Cottage is set away from the main street down a quiet cul-de-sac, through a narrow archway in the market town...

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  • Durham×

    The Croft

    Durham

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    Ref: W43487
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed


    Situated only a short walk from the centre of Durham, this Edwardian end-terrace holiday property retains...

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  • Beamish, near Durham×

    Pockerley Cottage

    Beamish, near Durham

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    Ref: W43891
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location


    Attached to the owners home yet still retaining an element of privacy, Pockerley Cottage is the perfect location...

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  • Sunniside, near Wolsingham×

    Vale Cottage

    Sunniside, near Wolsingham

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    Ref: E5615
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    With wonderful views over the county’s rolling hills, this detached barn conversion is located within...

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  • Eggleston, Barnard Castle×

    The Granary

    Eggleston, Barnard Castle

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    Ref: MJP
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue

    In the heart of Teesdale, on the edge of the North Pennines in an AONB, this detached character cottage stands within...

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  • Mickleton, near Barnard Castle×

    Yarker Lane Cottage

    Mickleton, near Barnard Castle

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    Ref: 7193
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Wonderful views

    This converted barn has produced a larger than average cottage which can accommodate up to...

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  • Witton-le-Wear, near Crook×

    Witton Hall - Suite Four

    Witton-le-Wear, near Crook

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    Ref: MWF
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Luxury Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - 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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  • West Rainton, near Durham×

    Bramble Cottage

    West Rainton, near Durham

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    Ref: W43954
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    Bramble Cottage is an attractive, end terraced, period property situated in the pleasant village of West...

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  • Mickleton, near Barnard Castle×

    Syke Cottage

    Mickleton, near Barnard Castle

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    Ref: W8609
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue

    Panoramic views of the Northern Dales

    This is a truly delightful semi-detached cottage boasting a wealth of...

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  • Wycliffe, near Barnard Castle×

    Thorpe Hall - Corner Cottage

    Wycliffe, near Barnard Castle

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    Ref: MPR
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Luxury Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Set amidst the grounds of Thorpe Hall Estate, this is one of three charming properties (Refs IWF, MPR and MVP) that...

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  • Bowes near Barnard Castle×

    Leighton Cottage

    Bowes near Barnard Castle

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    Ref: 28871
    Key Features:
    - Pets go free - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue

    This beautiful Grade II listed property makes the perfect family holiday home, which has been tastefully renovated to...

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  • Tantobie, Stanley×
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    Ref: MRA
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    These two delightful holiday cottages (Refs MRA and MRB), each with its own history, are tastefully converted from...

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