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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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  • Mill Stone Cottage

    Wolsingham, near Stanhope

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: UKC345

    Mill Stone Cottage is well presented and furnished to a good standard throughout and is ideal for families, couples and friends who enjoy holidaying together. Full of character, charm and original features, guests will find a cosy living room with a multi-fuel burner, beams and comfortable sofas. On the first floor guests will find a comfortable en-suite, double bedroom that is very well presented and with super views extending out towards the dales. There is also a twin bedroom and a super family bathroom with a feature bath, heated towel rail and plenty of original features that fit well alongside the practical touches. Outside, guests will have use of a patio area with an outdoor table and chairs to relax on those sunny days.
    Perfectly situated in the village of Wolsingham, Mill Stone Cottage is the ideal place for guests who want to really explore this beautiful part of the country. Often referred to as the ’Gateway to the Dales’, the conservation village of Wolsingham is situated in picturesque Weardale, in the North Pennines, and is part of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Offering three welcoming, local pubs serving food, as well as a good choice of cafés and local shops selling a range of goods, Wolsingham is a popular destination for guests of all ages. The cottage is situated right at the heart of the village where all the amenities are within easy walking distance of the front door. Perfect for walkers, cyclists and ramblers wanting to explore the Durham Dales and North Pennines, guests will find plenty of established local footpaths, cycle routes and bridleways which lead directly from Wolsingham and into some of the most spectacular countryside that the area has to offer.
    The popular town of Stanhope is only 6 miles away, and guests really must take a visit to the Durham Dales Centre where there is plenty of specialist information regarding walks, cycle routes and local area history. As a great base for guests wanting to really explore the local area, Mill Stone Cottage really is the ideal spot. Wolsingham lies only 16 miles away from the cathedral city of Durham, where guests will find plenty of historic attractions including the cathedral and castle, as well as a variety of boutique shops, cafés, bistros and tea shops. Ideal for those wanting to enjoy a romantic break as there are plenty of riverside walks, street festivals and artists, theatre, cinema and leisure centre in the heart of the city. Great too for visiting friends and family at any of Durham University campuses. The lead mining museum in Killhope, 20 miles away, is another popular attraction and shows the history of how lead was mined by generations of miners who lived in the Weardale area. Bishop Auckland is just 12 miles away and will be hosting the spectacular, ‘Kynren – an epic tale of England’ during the summer of 2016. Newcastle upon Tyne, the Metrocentre, Barnard Castle, Derwent Reservoir and Alston, which is the highest market town in England, can all be reached within an hour’s drive. A little further afield but still within an hour and a half driving distance, guests will be able to take a day trip to the Lake District, Northumbria, Hadrian’s Wall, Middleton-in-Teesdale and the spectacular, High Force Waterfall, which is the highest in England. Shop 250 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room:
    With multi-fuel burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, beams and wooden floor.
    Kitchen/dining area: With gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, beams and tiled floor.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included, remainder available locally. Welcome pack. Patio with garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Appleby Cottage

    Bishop Auckland, nr. Durham

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W44275


    Nestled in the small village of South Church and backing on to the River Gaunless in Bishop Auckland, guests will find Appleby Cottage the perfect base for exploring the local area. It is situated alongside the River Gaunless and the garden has a lovely terrace overlooking the river. This terraced property is only a short walk away from the bustling market town of Bishop Auckland, and there are plenty of places to visit and explore. The local corner shop, bistro pub and historic St Andrews church is a short stroll away. Often referred to as the gateway to Weardale, Bishop Auckland is a historic market town in the Vale of Durham, standing high above the River Wear with commanding views of the surrounding countryside. Perfect for walkers, you can make the short 2½ mile walk from Appleby Cottage to the centre of the town and then just a few hundred yards further straight in to the grounds of the magnificent Auckland Castle, the country residence of the Prince Bishops for more than 900 years.
    This is also a great opportunity to enjoy exploring the 800 acres of the Bishop’s Deer Park which surrounds the castle and makes a great destination at any time of year. Bishop Auckland offers a thriving arts and cultural scene with a cinema, theatre and arts complex making this the perfect opportunity to enjoy a theatre break. There are plenty of places to eat and drink in the town as well as a selection of boutiques and high street shops. Only a mile from the town and just over 3½ miles from Appleby Cottage is Binchester Roman Fort, which is home to the best preserved Roman military baths in Britain. For those who enjoy visiting historical monuments and churches there is also Escomb Saxon Church. Ideal for cyclists as well as walkers, there are various established walks and cycle routes in the local area including the Auckland Way Railway Path and routes along the river.
    Only 10 miles away from the historic city of Durham, Appleby Cottage is in the perfect location for those wanting to visit friends and family at Durham University or an ideal base for prospective students wanting to explore the campuses and facilities or attend graduation ceremonies. The city of Durham offers many attractions and places to explore including Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral which are World Heritage Sites. Perfect for a trip at any time of year Durham is a thriving city with plenty of entertainment and sporting occasions. Durham County Cricket Club and Durham Golf Club are easily accessible. A little further afield but still within easy driving distance you will be able to enjoy a day trip to the magnificent North Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, or visit one of the many smaller villages in County Durham.
    There is also the opportunity to visit the Angel of the North statue which is only a 20-minute drive away; Beamish Museum is 30 minutes, Newcastle 40 minutes and the Metrocentre is 45 minutes by car. Warm and welcoming, Appleby Cottage offers super accommodation for families, couples and friends wanting to enjoy a holiday together. Shop and restaurant 1 mile.

    The property is situated only a short drive from Bishop Auckland which plays host to the magical Kynren Eleven Arches spectacular from July-September 2016. Kynren - an epic tale of England - promises to be a historical extravaganza with a cast of over 1,000 people set over 7.5 acres of County Durham. There’ll be 14 action packed and movie-like performances of colossal and dazzling proportions. The shows will incorporate a full size lake with pyrotechnics, stunning lighting and water effects making it a true spectacle in every sense of the word!

    Ground floor: Living room with wood effect floor. Kitchen with slate effect floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric hob. Microwave. Dishwasher. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Steps in garden.

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  • Castle Garden

    Barnard Castle

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: E5468

    A comfortable mid-terraced holiday home, situated in the oldest part of the ancient Teesdale market town of Barnard Castle, home to the Bowes Museum and its acclaimed national art collection. Its true asset is the conservatory looking out onto the secluded garden with seating area and garden furniture, offering castle wall views, great for al fresco dining. Barnard Castle has a wonderful selection of specialist retailers, cafes, restaurants and antique centres, all within walking distance, and an 18-hole golf course, leisure centre with pool and horse riding nearby. It is ideally placed for varied walks and exploring outstanding areas including the Yorkshire Dales (8 miles), Teesdale, the North Lakes (50 mins) and Raby Castle (7 miles). Shops and pub serving food 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with dining area. Conservatory. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Railway Cottage

    Frosterley, near Wolsingham

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC368


    Nestled away in the quiet village of Frosterley in County Durham, Railway Cottage can be described as a real gem of a cottage. Dating back to 1840 the semi-detached cottage was once used as the office for quarry workers wanting to take the steam train home and is still full of fabulous original features which are a nod to the glorious past of the property. On the ground floor guests will find a comfortable and cosy living room with wood burner and leather sofas. The kitchen/dining room is spacious and well finished with modern appliances and an original Victorian range that serves as a great, decorative, original feature.
    Situated right next to the Weardale Trust Heritage Steam Railway line, Railway Cottage is the perfect destination for guests who enjoy heritage railways as well as families who want to enjoy a magical journey on the Polar Express steam train at Christmas time. Absolutely ideal for families of all ages, extended families, friends, and couples there is ample space for privacy, rest and relaxation. Frosterley is located on the River Wear in Upper Weardale which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers fabulous views right across the Durham Dales. There are many established public footpaths and cycling routes that offer the ideal opportunity to really get to the heart of this scenic area which is often referred to as ’The Gateway to the Dales’.
    Perfect for active families there are many activities in the local area including fishing, climbing, clay pigeon shooting and a heated outdoor swimming pool just 3 miles away. Also perfect for couples wanting to enjoy a quiet romantic break, guests will find that it is only a short walk into the centre of the village where there is a local fish and chip shop and numerous local pubs offering food and drink. The popular tourist destination of Stanhope is only 3 miles away and offers plenty of local shops and businesses, pubs and The Durham Dales Centre which offers a café, small shops and plenty of local information. A World Heritage Site, Durham is steeped in history with a castle and cathedral that dates back centuries. The historic market town of Hexham, popular Corbridge, Hadrian’s Wall, Bishop Auckland, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Barnard Castle are all within easy driving distance. The Kynren Spectacular Eleven Arches production, in Bishop Auckland which is only a twenty minute drive away looks to be a fabulous event and is due to run from July to September 2016 and really will be an unmissable experience for guests staying at Railway Cottage. For guests who enjoy exploring National Trust and heritage sites there are many within an hour’s drive, including Barnard Castle, Raby Castle, Bowes Museum, Beamish Living Museum and High Force waterfall. The property is situated only a short drive from Bishop Auckland which plays host to the magical Kynren Eleven Arches spectacular from July-September 2016. Kynren - an epic tale of England - promises to be a historical extravaganza with a case of over 1,000 people set over 7.5 acres of County Durham. There’ll be 14 action packed and movie-like performances of colossal and dazzling proportions. The shows will incorporate a full size lake with pyrotechnics, stunning lighting and water effects making it a true spectacle in every sense of the word! Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    The property is situated only a short drive from Bishop Auckland which plays host to the magical Kynren Eleven Arches spectacular from July-September 2016. Kynren - an epic tale of England - promises to be a historical extravaganza with a cast of over 1,000 people set over 7.5 acres of County Durham. There’ll be 14 action packed and movie-like performances of colossal and dazzling proportions. The shows will incorporate a full size lake with pyrotechnics, stunning lighting and water effects making it a true spectacle in every sense of the word!

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space:
    Living area:
    With multi-fuel burner, 26" Freeview TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With breakast area, gas range, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, beams and tiled floor.
    Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and flagged floor.
    Conservatory.
    Seperate toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel available for multi-fuel burner included. Welcome pack. Enclosed courtyard with garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Bowlees Holiday Cottages - Brancepeth Cottage

    Wolsingham

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 27766

    These delightful semi-detached cottages are holiday homes situated in the heart of County Durham, located near the idyllic countryside village of Wolsingham, in the Durham Dales. Each cottage offers you the remoteness of a country retreat with shared indoor swimming pool, hot tub and sauna, there is also a games room with full size snooker table. There are limited private pool sessions available which can be booked directly with the owner - please call when you book the property. Whether you choose to take in the scenic countryside that County Durham has to offer, or are looking for a quiet retreat, this is an ideal holiday base. Just minutes away are Tunstall Reservoir and Hamsterley Forest, with bike riding, horse riding and many other activities. Kilhope Lead Mining Centre and Beamish Museum are close by, as is a real snow ski lift. Located around 30-minutes from the historic city of Durham with its World Heritage site status, cathedral and castle. The National Railway Museum at Shildon, High Force Waterfall, the Metro Centre, Newcastle Airport, Durham Tees Valley Airport, Diggerland and Newcastle town centre with its cultural attractions are all within easy reach. Visit Hadrian’s Wall, Lake District National Park and the beautiful north east coastline. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    The property is situated only a short drive from Bishop Auckland which plays host to the magical Kynren Eleven Arches spectacular from July-September 2016. Kynren - an epic tale of England - promises to be a historical extravaganza with a cast of over 1,000 people set over 7.5 acres of County Durham. There’ll be 14 action packed and movie-like performances of colossal and dazzling proportions. The shows will incorporate a full size lake with pyrotechnics, stunning lighting and water effects making it a true spectacle in every sense of the word!

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with stone floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room on request (fuel at cost). Travel cot and high chair on request.

    All properties: Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available at £5 for 2GB. Garden with patio and furniture. Shared natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). Shared indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 5m; depth 2m x 0.9m), please book private sessions directly with the owner at the time of booking. Shared hot tub and sauna. Shared games room with snooker table and games. Welcome pack. No smoking. Please note: There are steps and a lake within the grounds.

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  • East Bridge End Farm

    Frosterley, nr. Stanhope

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W8306

    Rural setting

    Situated in a rural and secluded position, this delightful holiday home complete with open fire offers cosy and welcoming accommodation with excellent views over open countryside. Some 3 miles from Stanhope, which offers a good selection of shops and pubs and in the heart of Weardale providing footpath walking direct from the door. This farmhouse is centrally placed for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland and the Lake District, offering attractions to suit all age groups. Climbing, fishing and swimming are all available in the local area. Shop 0.75 miles, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

    The property is situated only a short drive from Bishop Auckland which plays host to the magical Kynren Eleven Arches spectacular from July-September 2016. Kynren - an epic tale of England - promises to be a historical extravaganza with a cast of over 1,000 people set over 7.5 acres of County Durham. There’ll be 14 action packed and movie-like performances of colossal and dazzling proportions. The shows will incorporate a full size lake with pyrotechnics, stunning lighting and water effects making it a true spectacle in every sense of the word!

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with beams. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional folding single. 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Lawned garden and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • The Cottage

    Whorlton, nr. Barnard Castle

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 25237

    Looking out over the large green in the village of Whorlton, this detached holiday cottage is full of character and charm. The glorious River Tees is 300 yards; Barnard Castle with the Bowes Museum, 3 miles. Raby Castle, Egglestone Abbey, Richmond and the Yorkshire Dales are nearby. The cottage is on the National Cycle Network (cycle store avail) and close to the delightful Teesdale Way. Visit Durham, Northumberland’s spectacular castles and sandy beaches or bustling Newcastle. Shops 3 miles, pub 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with slate floors. Conservatory. Single bedroom. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with beams, wooden floor and Velux, 1 twin with beams and wooden floor, both with sloping ceilings. Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Video/DVD/CD and small library. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden. Enclosed courtyard, patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Harthopeburn Cottage

    St John’s Chapel

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC317


    Ideally located in the Wear Valley, this well-presented, semi-detached holiday property lies within easy reach of both the Lake District National Park and County Durham. It is situated on the edge of the village of St John’s Chapel, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with shops, pubs and a post office. Enjoy beautiful views of the village and fells, and several scenic walks are available from the doorstep. Benefiting from an enclosed courtyard, dogs can be let out without them being able to access the road. Delightful waterfalls, woodland walks and meadows are nearby, with stepping stones and footbridges crossing the river. The area is perfect for exploring the High Force Waterfall, Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Hadrian’s Wall, Hamsterley Forest and Beamish Museum. The village is part of the Weardale Way, and only a few miles from the Coast to Coast cycle route. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With open fire, Freeview TV with BT on-demand and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Utility room: With tumble dryer.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With 3 single beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for open fire included. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars adjacent to cottage. No smoking.

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  • The Garden Cottage

    Castleside

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: E5243

    Peacefully set amid the rolling countryside of a 200-acre sheep farm, this collection of cottages have been converted from the old farm stables, bakery and dairy, have their own individual character and retain many of their original features. The tranquil location makes this the perfect place to relax and unwind while the many foot paths and cycle routes are an excellent way to enjoy the surrounding countryside and views. Situated on the Durham/ Northumberland border, Derwent Grange is ideally located for exploring the many attractions both counties have to offer. The historic city of Durham, with its magnificent cathedral and river boat trips and the market town of Barnard Castle with its 12th century castle; and Medieval Raby Castle are all just a short drive away. The award winning Beamish Open Air Museum, is just 13 miles away and is well worth a visit. Newcastle and Gateshead offer an array of museums and art galleries along with excellent shopping and are only 18 miles away. The breathtaking scenery of the Northumberland National Park is within an half an hours’ drive as is Hadrians Wall. A little further afield are Alnwick Castle and Gardens while the castles and gloriously unspoilt coastline of Northumberland are around an hours’ drive. Shop and pub serving food 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. NSH included. Cot. Video. DVD. Large garden.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Freeview TV. CD. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer in shared laundry room (at cost). Garden and furniture. Barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars. Private water supply.

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  • Mole Hill Cottage

    Beamish

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 25775

    Ideal touring base

    This lovely detached holiday home is ideally located to discover Durham, Northumberland and the Dales, offering tranquil countryside and city life, with an abundance of wildlife and rare birds such as a pair of red kites. Offering tasteful, contemporary living accommodation, just 2 minutes by car from Beamish Museum and Tanfield Steam Engine Railway. Beamish Museum, the open-air ’Living Museum of the North’ which recreates life in the North East over various points in history, including a working coal mine, village, farm and tram system, makes a great day out. The Beamish Valley is one of the most important archaeological landscapes in England. A picturesque river setting, it boasts country inns and gastro pubs serving home cooked food. Beamish has easy access to the A1, which will take you further north to Alnwick and the Heritage Coast, where a day can be spent exploring the many historic castles and friendly villages set amongst unspoilt golden sandy beaches. Not too far away is the Metro Centre - one of the largest shopping centres in Europe with an abundance of shops and eateries. For cricket fans, Durham County Cricket Club’s ground, ’The Riverside’, is a short drive away at Chester-le-Street. The cottage is in an ideal location for exploring all the north eastern counties, while the city of Durham with its lovely cathedral and river walks should not be missed. Shops ½ mile, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    The property is situated only a short drive from Bishop Auckland which plays host to the magical Kynren Eleven Arches spectacular from July-September 2016. Kynren - an epic tale of England - promises to be a historical extravaganza with a cast of over 1,000 people set over 7.5 acres of County Durham. There’ll be 14 action packed and movie-like performances of colossal and dazzling proportions. The shows will incorporate a full size lake with pyrotechnics, stunning lighting and water effects making it a true spectacle in every sense of the word!

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with additional double sofa bed, French door and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Wooden floors throughout. First floor: Living room. 1 double (6ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in kitchen (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Three Freeview TVs. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Two sitting-out areas with furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • The Croft

    Durham

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W43487


    Situated only a short walk from the centre of Durham, this Edwardian end-terrace holiday property retains some period features, and is the perfect location for guests wishing to explore this beautiful city which has been awarded the status of being a World Heritage Site. Durham City is one of the most historic cities in England, and offers guests a plethora of attractions to visit and explore. The famous Durham Cathedral and castle are an easy 15-minute walk away and definitely worth a visit. There is also the Gala Theatre located in the centre of the city which is only a 20-minute walk away too, making this the perfect spot for guests wanting to enjoy a theatre trip as part of their break. Packed with top quality restaurants, bistros, cafés and bars, Durham is a thriving city with plenty of entertainment for guests at all time of the year. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy the bi-annual Lumiere Festival, annual book week, jazz festival, arts festival, miners gala and many more free attractions, as well as the weekly farmer’s market and pavement artists that line the streets and market place. Should guests wish to enjoy a little retail therapy, they will find some beautiful boutiques along with many high street names and designers, as well as gift shops, book shops and antiques shops. Many of the university colleges can be found within a 3-mile radius and this is the perfect base from which to really get to know the university and visit friends and family who might be studying here or due to graduate at any given time.

    A little further afield but still within easy driving distance, guests will be able to enjoy a day trip to the magnificent Durham Dales, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, where there are a vast number of public footpaths that will take guests on a journey through some of the most magnificent countryside that the area has to offer. Barnard Castle can be reached within a 30-minute drive and offers plenty of attractions for guests of all ages, including the Bowes Museum and the castle itself. Hamsterley Forest is only a 45-minute drive and makes the perfect day trip for families of all ages and really must be explored and enjoyed. High Force and Low Force waterfalls are within an hour’s drive too and offer some spectacular scenery and landscapes. There is also the opportunity to visit the Angel of the North statue which is only a 25-minute drive away. Beamish Museum is 20 minutes, Newcastle 30 minutes and the Metrocentre 25 minutes by car. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/2 mile.

    The property is situated only a short drive from Bishop Auckland which plays host to the magical Kynren Eleven Arches spectacular from July-September 2016. Kynren - an epic tale of England - promises to be a historical extravaganza with a cast of over 1,000 people set over 7.5 acres of County Durham. There’ll be 14 action packed and movie-like performances of colossal and dazzling proportions. The shows will incorporate a full size lake with pyrotechnics, stunning lighting and water effects making it a true spectacle in every sense of the word!

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with laminate floor. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with freestanding bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Gas range. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed garden with patio, terrace and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Old Hall Cottages - 2 Old Hall Cottages

    Byers Green, nr. Durham

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 30418


    No.2 Old Hall Cottage was originally the stables at The Old Hall. Byers Green is situated within 15 minutes’ drive of both the historic city of Durham with its mainline rail link, and Bishop Auckland, home of the Prince Bishops at Auckland Castle. This stone built holiday property has expansive garden views looking towards Weardale. The site has no through traffic and is a rich haven for birds and wildlife, with country walks from the door, fishing on the River Wear (permits available) and cycle tracks. This is the gateway to the Durham Dales, Weardale and Teesdale, with splendour at Raby Castle and Bowes Museum, industrial heritage at Killhope, Beamish and Shildon. Visit Keilder Water, Hadrians Wall, the Northumberland Coast and the Lake District. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub ¼mile.

    There are two other properties on this site (refs 30417 and 301419).

    The property is situated only a short drive from Bishop Auckland which plays host to the magical Kynren Eleven Arches spectacular from July-September 2016. Kynren - an epic tale of England - promises to be a historical extravaganza with a cast of over 1,000 people set over 7.5 acres of County Durham. There’ll be 14 action packed and movie-like performances of colossal and dazzling proportions. The shows will incorporate a full size lake with pyrotechnics, stunning lighting and water effects making it a true spectacle in every sense of the word!

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Utility room. 1 single bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. 2 double (5ft) bedrooms, one zip and link, both with beams. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Front patio with furniture. Small rear sitting-out area.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, high chair and stairgate on request. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond in The Old Hall garden.

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