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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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    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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    Cabin #1735335
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      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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      • 4 BR
      • 2 BA
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      Cottage #860662
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        • 3 BR
        • 1 BA
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        Apartment #6503571
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
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          Cottage #856868
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
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            Cottage #8051202
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              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #8077195
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                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #1844091
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                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                  (9 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 5
                  Cottage #8158840
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                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
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                    Cottage #6544161
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      Cottage #6724008
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                      Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                        (22 reviews)
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                        • 1 BA
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                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8048094
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                          • 1 BA
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                          House #1879794
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                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8048094
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                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              Cottage #1783314
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                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Apartment #6794493
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                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
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                                  Apartment #1969605
                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    House #6726402
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                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 2 BA
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                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8156726
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                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Cottage #6508262
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                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                          Cottage #6723478
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                                          Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
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                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #92438
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                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Cottage #8165199
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                                              Viewed 21 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 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8126141
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                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Cottage #1969488
                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8126141
                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Apartment #1964204
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                                                          Cottage #1966020
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                            Cottage #1963647
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                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                              Cottage #1820291
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                                                                • 3 BR
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                                                                Cottage #1861874
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Cottage #1868864
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Cottage #6518314
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      House #6844090
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                        House #6902877
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Apartment #1968299
                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • Separate Toilets
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                                                                            Cottage #1862298
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Cottage #6484045
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                                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                                • 6 BA
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                                                                                Cottage #1969082
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Cottage #1874836
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                                    Cottage #1968754
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                                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                                      Apartment #6479122
                                                                                      Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                                                        Cottage #6885061
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                                                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #92438
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                                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                                            Cottage #1979329
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              Cottage #1968531
                                                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                                Cottage #1964132
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                                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                                  Cottage #1966004
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                                    Cottage #1968943
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                                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                                      Cottage #1963591
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Relaxing quality accommodation

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Kathryn, Terry & Ian are the perfect hosts making us feel very welcome, the accommodation is spacious and very well equipped with good quality furniture, bedding and appliances. We had a very relaxing stay and would not hesitate in booking again
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic river cottage, also saw Otters!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Just loved the bungalow, modern spacious, high spec, and the views are just fantastic, fast wifi which was great for the teenagers! Village so pretty and lovely river walk.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Everything has been thought of

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Elizabeth & Nick have obviously spent time researching what a holiday cottage should be, and then put it together. Everything had been thought of - scones and jam as a welcome, free range eggs, fully equipped kitchen, seriously comfortable beds, guide books, reading books, maps, dog friendly, storage for kit; be it bikes, boats or something else, and the cream for us as canoeists - a drying room :-) A fantastic welcome, a clean, comfortable cottage and dry kit every morning, we left very happy after our week stay. A great location for Tees, Tyne, Eden, Allen and even the Lake District, if we're back in the area, we'll be in touch. Thank you once again :-)
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017