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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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                                                                                                      This was our second time staying in Cobblers Barn, we absolutely loved it. Perfect for us. The log burner makes it nice and cosy during the winter which is perfect for when you're coming in out of the hot tub. There was 7 of us and there was more than enough room for everyone. The only negatives we found were the shower cubicles in the ensuite bathrooms were slightly on the small side but that's nothing major. We also found that the hot tub is a bit small, we couldn't all get in together as only seats 6 which when there is 7 of you, the person who couldn't get in just has to sit on the table outside or go in the house, but even when there were 6 of us in it's a bit cramped. But overall we still adore this house and look forward to coming back next year
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                                                                                                      Jill and Malcolm are a welcoming and friendly couple and rightly proud of this property. We were fortunate to be greeted by them both and whilst Jill served up some gorgeous home baked cookies Malcolm described some good walking routes. Everything is clean and tidy along with provision of those simple things like tea, coffee, sugar and milk. Jill has put a larger table in the kitchen/dinning room so don't be misled by the photograph. The location is excellent; you can drive into the city in 4 minutes or better still walk in via Pelaw Woods and the river in 15-20 minutes. Walking is by far the best as you can take in the stunning views of this world heritage city as you descend to the river through the woods. Across the road is a Sainsbury's Local and a very good Lebanese takeaway. The big question and test of a property is this; 'Will we return?' "Yes, and soon I hope".
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2017