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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.

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    House #1879794
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      Exceptional! 5.0/5
      (26 reviews)
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      • 4 BR
      • 2 BA
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      Cottage #860662
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        • 1 BA
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        Apartment #6503571
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          House #6902877
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            Cottage #856868
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              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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              Cottage #6544161
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                Multiple rentals Cottage #8126141
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                  Cottage #6723478
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
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                    Cottage #8165199
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                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                      • 2 BA
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                      Cottage #1783314
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                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
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                        Apartment #1969605
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          Cottage #8051202
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                            • 4 BR
                            • 2 BA
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                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8156726
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                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                              Very Good! 4.1/5
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                              Cottage #8158840
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                                • 1 BA
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                                Cottage #6724008
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                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 2 BR
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                                  Cottage #1860780
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    House #6726402
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                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 2 BA
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                                      Apartment #6786346
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Cottage #1859165
                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                          Cottage #6508262
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                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 2 BA
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                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8048094
                                            18
                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (34 reviews)
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 12
                                              House #459914
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                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                Cabin #1735335
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                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Cottage #1844091
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    House #6844090
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                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8126141
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                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                        Cottage #1862102
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                          Apartment #6786344
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                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                            Cottage #1860472
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                                                              Apartment #6794493
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Apartment #1964204
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Cottage #8124630
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Cottage #1727025
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                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                      (21 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8048094
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                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (17 reviews)
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                                                                        • 9 BA
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                                                                        House #1133035
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                                                                          Cottage #1963647
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                                                                            Cottage #6805456
                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                              Cottage #8077195
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                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                Cottage #1978646
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Cottage #6484045
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                                                                                    Apartment #6479122
                                                                                    Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 6 BR
                                                                                      • 6 BA
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                                                                                      Cottage #1969082
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Cottage #1861874
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Cottage #1868864
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                                            Cottage #1727026
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
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                                                                                              Cottage #1874836
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                                                Cottage #1968531
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                                                                                                Recent Reviews

                                                                                                Wonderful, clean and spacious property.

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                A well equipped and clean property. In lovely grounds with great views.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                Fantastic cottage in a lovely area

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                We stayed here to celebrate my partner's birthday in November. There was a large group of 10 adults and the cottage was perfect. Communication with the owner Martin was terrific beforehand, and the housekeeper kept in touch on the day to offer to meet us on arrival. The cottage is spacious, welcoming, warm, clean, and has everything you'll need for your stay. The four bedrooms are comfortable, and we even had four adults comfortably sharing the attic room which has two large double beds. The surrounding area is beautiful, we had plenty of hill walks to choose from, as well as the Weardale Way being right on the doorstep. It was nice and snowy when we were there, and the open fire in the living area was perfect for keeping us all toasty warm when getting back from a day in the hills. The kitchen area is modern and every need is well catered for. I'd like to come back again in the summer to venture further into the Pennine hills, and this would be a perfect base. Highly recommended ;)
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                Comfortable, cosy cottage.

                                                                                                4 of 5
                                                                                                Lovely stay in this small but well appointed cottage. We found loads to do in the surrounding areas and highly recommend a visit to the nearby lead mine and the Black Bull in Frosterley.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Aug 2016