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Make a holiday rental property or house to rent in County Durham your home away from home

County Durham is a truly charming county in the North East of England. The astonishing mix of wild highlands, charming villages, well preserved ancient history and unspoilt coastline make it completely irresistible, and if this is your first time you have considered taking houses for rent in County Durham, it will not be the last.

Things to do in County Durham

The North Pennines are a huge attraction in County Durham. The huge swathes of wild countryside, carved by gushing streams and teeming with wildlife make County Durham and the North Pennines a hugely popular destination with walkers, hikers and mountain bikers looking to enjoy the wildest of English landscapes first hand. From the wild moors of Upper Teeside to the huge woodlands of the Castle Eden Dene National Park, there are always more routes to explore from self catering County Durham accommodation. England’s largest waterfall, High Force can also be found in the North Pennines, and makes for a wonderful picnic spot on a walking holiday.

The coastline is equally spectacular. The 11 miles Durham Coastal Path is a particular highlight, taking visitors along dramatic cliff tops, down to delightful little sand beaches and to some of County Durham’s most impressive historical sites. County Durham is awash with wonderfully well preserved historical sites, including Durham Cathedral, ‘the best cathedral on Earth’. There are monuments from the Saxon, Norman and medieval periods, including the dramatic Durham Castle, Raby Castle and Auckland Castle, all of which are well worth exploration from houses to rent in County Durham.

There are a huge range of days out available from County Durham properties. Sedgefield Racecourse offers a magnificent day of entertainment, and the evenings are a riot of music and fun throughout the county. Whether you are interested in a theatre, comedy, gourmet restaurants or top class musical events, you will be wonderfully entertained from any of the houses to rent in County Durham. The Beamish Mary Pub is especially renowned for its live music, especially folk, and there are annual Blues, Film and Comedy festivals to enjoy from County Durham accommodation too.

Places to visit on holiday in County Durham

The city of Durham, County Durham’s county town, is a wonderful city that will certainly capture your imagination. The stunning Durham Cathedral dominates the skyline, but is by no means the only attraction in the city. Throughout the ancient centre are fantastic little restaurants, large shopping centres and atmospheric bars that help keep the atmosphere lively and exciting at all times.

Travel to County Durham

A holiday rental property in County Durham is wonderfully easy to reach. The Durham Tees Valley Airport (MME) is well connected to airports throughout the UK, and the road and rail networks are extensive.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (20 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Cottage #1844091
    20
    Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (20 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 2
      Cabin #1735335
      20
      Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (31 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 4 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 9
        Cottage #860662
        31
        Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.8/5
          (16 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #8051202
          16
          Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (5 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            House #1879794
            5
            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.8/5
              (14 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 5
              Cottage #856868
              14
              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.5/5
                (6 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Apartment #6794493
                6
                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (19 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #8077195
                  19
                  Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (19 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 1 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8048094
                    19
                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (24 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8048094
                      24
                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (5 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 3
                        Cottage #8165199
                        5
                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Cottage #6723478
                          3
                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                            (5 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 3 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 6
                            House #6726402
                            5
                            Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (16 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 4 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              Cottage #1783314
                              16
                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                avg/night
                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 3
                                Apartment #1969605
                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 7
                                  House #6829057
                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (8 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Cottage #6544161
                                    8
                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      House #6844090
                                      1
                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Cottage #6508262
                                        1
                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                          avg/night
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #8174211
                                          2
                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                            avg/night
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            House #6965438
                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                              avg/night
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #8124630
                                              1
                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (6 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Cottage #1820291
                                                6
                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 6 BR
                                                  • 6 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                  Cottage #1969082
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cottage #6885061
                                                    1
                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #6885055
                                                      2
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #92438
                                                        1
                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                          Apartment #1969604
                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Apartment #1964204
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Cottage #1963647
                                                              1
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (35 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                House #459914
                                                                35
                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (4 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8156726
                                                                  4
                                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                    Cottage #1861874
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Cottage #6518314
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #6920341
                                                                        1
                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                          Cottage #6824759
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            House #6902877
                                                                            1
                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                              House #6828836
                                                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                Cottage #6877750
                                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  House #8080816
                                                                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8126141
                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #92438
                                                                                      4
                                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #92438
                                                                                        1
                                                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cottage #1967761
                                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Cottage #1965250
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Cottage #1966004
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                Cottage #1963710
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #1965763
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Cottage #6484045
                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      Cottage #6771999
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great location, comfortable, clean & had everything we all needed! A home from home!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely village setting with shop, pub, riverside walk from the door. Cottage was everything we needed for our break- the wifi was super for the kids too! Clean, comfortable, all the mod cons. Parking was a bonus too- good to be able to park right outside the rear of the property. Really comfortable beds, hot water for showers was great. Also, in some holiday cottages you might have an old, tiny tv but the TV here is great- nice big screen, great picture quality- it all helps to make you feel at home! We didn't need the wood burner on as the weather was great (hurrah) & the central heating was more than enough to keep us toasty warm. I highly recommend the cottage & the owner! Was a real gem & one we hope to return to again & again!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Cottage. This really is 5 star plus accommodation.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Beautiful view from patio of of the meandering River Tees. The cottage has everything. Hope to return in the future.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017