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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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  • Stanhope, near Frosterley, County Durham
    Stanhope, near Frosterley, County Durham×

    The Dales

    Stanhope, near Frosterley, County Durham

    Stanhope, near Frosterley, County Durham

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    Ref: 31293
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free
    Perfectly located for guests to enjoy walking, cycling and rambling, as well as discovering the thriving town of Stanhope. Perfectly located for guests to enjoy walking, cycling and rambling, as well as discovering the thriving town of Stanhope.
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    8 5 reviews
    8 5 reviews

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

    Victoria Cottages

    Copley, near Barnard Castle, County Durham

    Copley, near Barnard Castle, County Durham

    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC2548
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Perfect for exploring the Durham Dales and The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Perfect for exploring the Durham Dales and The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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    2 1 reviews
    2 1 reviews

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  • Tantobie, Stanley, County Durham
    Tantobie, Stanley, County Durham×

    Tanfield Leith Farm Cottages - John Wesley Cottage

    Tantobie, Stanley, County Durham

    Tantobie, Stanley, County Durham

    6
    3
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    Ref: MRA
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location
    Step back in time at Beamish Open Air Museum or enjoy a spot of retail therapy at the Metro Centre both easily accessible. Step back in time at Beamish Open Air Museum or enjoy a spot of retail therapy at the Metro Centre both easily accessible.
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    9.5 16 reviews
    9.5 16 reviews

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    Tanfield Leith Farm Cottages - Methodist Cottage
    4
    2
    2
  • Sunniside, near Wolsingham, County Durham
    Sunniside, near Wolsingham, County Durham×

    Vale Cottage

    Sunniside, near Wolsingham, County Durham

    Sunniside, near Wolsingham, County Durham

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    3
    2
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    Ref: E5615
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Open Vale Cottage’s patio doors and welcome the views whilst you plan how to best spend quality family time in County Durham. Open Vale Cottage’s patio doors and welcome the views whilst you plan how to best spend quality family time in County Durham.
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    9 11 reviews
    9 11 reviews

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  • Bishop Auckland, County Durham
    Bishop Auckland, County Durham×

    Old Assembly Rooms

    Bishop Auckland, County Durham

    Bishop Auckland, County Durham

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    4
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    Ref: UKC1397
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free
    The Old Assembly Rooms is conveniently located for exploring Bishop Auckland and the surrounding area with its many footpaths and cycle routes. The Old Assembly Rooms is conveniently located for exploring Bishop Auckland and the surrounding area with its many footpaths and cycle routes.
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    8.8 8 reviews
    8.8 8 reviews

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  • Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham
    Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham×
    Newly Listed
    Greenfell View

    Greenfell View

    Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham

    Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham

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    4
    2
    2
    Ref: UKC2985
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    Spend the day exploring the Pennine Way, or simply curl up in front of the open fire and enjoy the views overlooking the Pennine Hills. Spend the day exploring the Pennine Way, or simply curl up in front of the open fire and enjoy the views overlooking the Pennine Hills.
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    9 1 reviews
    9 1 reviews

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  • Snaisgill, near Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham
    Snaisgill, near Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham×

    Leny’s Cottage

    Snaisgill, near Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham

    Snaisgill, near Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham

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    Ref: 29249
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    Superb walking country in this designated AONB within easy reach of the Durham Dales, Yorkshire Dales and Lake District. Superb walking country in this designated AONB within easy reach of the Durham Dales, Yorkshire Dales and Lake District.
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    8 5 reviews
    8 5 reviews

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

    West Bridge End - The Stables

    Frosterley, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham

    Frosterley, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham

    7
    3
    2
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    Ref: 24971
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    In a tranquil location overlooking the River Wear; an ideal location for walking or discovering hidden secrets at castles in the area. In a tranquil location overlooking the River Wear; an ideal location for walking or discovering hidden secrets at castles in the area.
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    9.7 3 reviews
    9.7 3 reviews

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    West Bridge End - The Gingang
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    West Bridge End - The Old Byre
    6
    3
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  • Wolsingham, near Stanhope, County Durham
    Wolsingham, near Stanhope, County Durham×

    Bowlees Holiday Cottages - Durham Cottage

    Wolsingham, near Stanhope, County Durham

    Wolsingham, near Stanhope, County Durham

    7
    4
    2
    1
    Ref: 27765
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    On site facilities will keep you entertained for hours, or alternatively explore the area and visit High Force waterfall or Beamish open air museum. On site facilities will keep you entertained for hours, or alternatively explore the area and visit High Force waterfall or Beamish open air museum.
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    10 3 reviews
    10 3 reviews

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    Bowlees Holiday Cottages - Heartwell Cottage
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    6
  • Stanley, near Beamish, County Durham
    Stanley, near Beamish, County Durham×

    Murray Park

    Stanley, near Beamish, County Durham

    Stanley, near Beamish, County Durham

    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: UKC887
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    This holiday home truly is a perfect holiday base, with all the local amenities on your doorstep. This holiday home truly is a perfect holiday base, with all the local amenities on your doorstep.
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    8.8 12 reviews
    8.8 12 reviews

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  • Bishop Middleham, near Durham, County Durham
    Bishop Middleham, near Durham, County Durham×

    Dun Cow Cottages - The Dun Cow

    Bishop Middleham, near Durham, County Durham

    Bishop Middleham, near Durham, County Durham

    8
    5
    2
    2
    Ref: UKC2544
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    The Dun Cow is perfectly located to explore the historic city of Durham with its cathedral and 11th-century castle, a designated World Heritage Site. The Dun Cow is perfectly located to explore the historic city of Durham with its cathedral and 11th-century castle, a designated World Heritage Site.
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    9.5 13 reviews
    9.5 13 reviews

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    Dun Cow Cottages - The Cottage
    4
    2
    2
  • Wolsingham, near Stanhope, Co. Durham
    Wolsingham, near Stanhope, Co. Durham×

    Backstone Bank Farmhouse

    Wolsingham, near Stanhope, Co. Durham

    Wolsingham, near Stanhope, Co. Durham

    9
    5
    3
    2
    Ref: UKC1900
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    With fabulous views from every room, Backstone Bank Farmhouse is in an ideal location for exploring the North Pennines and County Durham. With fabulous views from every room, Backstone Bank Farmhouse is in an ideal location for exploring the North Pennines and County Durham.
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    9.9 10 reviews
    9.9 10 reviews

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