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Durham Cathedral keeping a watchful eye over the city
Durham Cathedral keeping a watchful eye over the city

Cottage Holidays and Self Catering in Durham

Durham, in the North-East of England, is a county rich in history and architecture. From its infamous cathedral to its castles and dedicated museums, Durham gives us the opportunity to turn back time and witness the Durham of old. As well as the great structures and buildings in the county, Durham is also home to amazing countryside landscapes, rivers and coastline. Read more

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1 Teesdale Road

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 10th Jun 2022 for 7 nights, £485Save £100"Relax after the Jubilee and Snap up this great last minute offer for June !"
54.541782, -1.928028

1 Teesdale Road is a riverfront holiday cottage a short walk over the River Tees from Barnard Castle, shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, and traditional markets. It's recently been extended and refurbished to offer accommodation for six people in three bedrooms - two on the ground floor - with an open-plan living area and a patio with lovely views. The location is perfect for a walking or cycling holiday, and the self-catering property has a lockable garage so you can store bikes, SUPs, kayaks and other equipment. Bookings are available all year round for families and friends.

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £725
Short breaks from £100 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Owl Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 29th Jul 2022 for 7 nights, £476"The sweep of the moors and crags of the upper dale have an unrivalled drama which many visitors come back to savour time and time again."
54.629943, -2.082209

A perfect period cottage in the beautiful Durham Dales, Owl Cottage has been beautifully restored and refurbished to provide a very comfortable holiday home for couples and individual travellers. It is in the historic market town of Middleton-on-Tees, within walking distance of pubs, tea rooms and shops, and within excellent access to fantastic footpaths and cycling routes. Though well-known as a walker's paradise, Middleton-on-Tees is also close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District National Park, putting you within easy reach of some of the best views in the north of England. Bookings, including short breaks of at least three nights, are possible all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£336 to £477
Short breaks from £78 per night

2  |   1  |   1  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.632950, -1.890530

A comfortable stone holiday cottage enjoying magnificent panoramic views over open countryside. Located in Durham in the pretty rural village of Woodland between the North Yorkshire Moors and the Northumberland National Park, this area offers plenty to see and do being on the edge of the North Pennines. Tourist board rating: 3 Star

Weekly guide price:
£340 to £468
Short breaks from £65 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 3 Star

54.540981, -1.711753

The Hayloft is a romantic retreat at East Greystone Farm between Piercebridge and Gainford. With the Yorkshire Dales, Lakes, East Coast and the cities of York, Durham and Newcastle within easy reach by car, this is a great base for exploring the many sights of North East England.

Weekly guide price:
£455 to £580
Short breaks from £90 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.652449, -1.921867

Mayland Cottage enjoys an enviably peaceful location on a family-run farm close to the North Pennines and the North York Moors National Park. The self-catering cottage is a mile from Woodland village just outside of Bishop Auckland. The owners have created a space where many of their guests choose to visit year after year, making the most of the beautiful walks, exciting mountain bike trails, and charming market towns that are all within easy reach. With three bedrooms that sleep up to five guests and accommodation all on one level, the cottage is ideal for couples, families and friends. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£380 to £450

5  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

54.727926, -1.959349

Sitting in the very heart of the Dales, this cosy quaint holiday cottage is a superb self-catering base for visiting many popular areas including the Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland, Cumbria and the coast. Alternatively, enjoy the unspoilt beauty of County Durham or simply relax when you stay at Innkeepers Cottage.

Weekly guide price:
£320 to £375
Short breaks from £90 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Discover the many attractions of Durham

In terms of culture, Durham has it all. As a recognised World Heritage Site, its architecture is the first point of call for visitors to the county. The Romanesque Cathedral, built as a shrine of worship to St Cuthbert, has an awe-inspiring structure that rests on land in the heart of the River Wear. Surrounded by deep woodlands and charming riverbanks, the Cathedral sits beautifully within the county. Durham Castle, and other monumental buildings used by the University, are close by and are also worth visiting if your interests lie in architecture. Dotted along the River Wear, through Durham city, are three main bridges (Framwellgate, Elvet and Prebends) which all offer beautiful views for visitors to see.

The countryside of County Durham is home to many surprises. The High Force waterfall, plunging 70 feet into the water, is the highest waterfall in England. A walk through the alluring woodlands surrounding the waterfall leads to this captivating sight, where visitors can experience a breathtaking view. The Durham Dales, which partly sit in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, encompasses Teesdale and Weardale, a truly tranquil part of the English countryside. With valleys, moors and hills laced through the Dales, they are a great option for walkers and ramblers alike. Hamsterley Forest offers woodland walks as well as cycling and horse riding routes for those wanting to travel a little differently.

County Durham is also home to many museums. The mining history of Durham is kept alive in Killhope, which offers a snapshot of what life was like for lead mining families in the past. There is also a huge, working water-wheel on site. Beamish, the Living Museum of the North, is a great option for old and young. The outdoor museum depicts everyday life in the North East of England, at the time of the Industrial Revolution. Focusing mostly on Victorian and Edwardian culture, it uses replica buildings, working vehicles and actors in costumes to relive the era. Beamish is renowned in the North-East of England as a great family day out; an unmissable trip for tourists.

Architecture, history and local culture are all great reasons to visit County Durham. Experience beautiful buildings and bridges or take a trip to a unique outdoor museum. Wander down the cobbled streets of the city of Durham into a local pub and you will witness the renowned, friendly nature of the people. Durham is a place where you will never be short of good company! Alternatively, for something more relaxing, visit the moors of the Durham Dales and catch a glimpse of the infamous waterfall. Whatever you decide, Durham is an interesting and fantastic county to fulfil anyone's holiday needs.