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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! 5/5
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    • 1 BA
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    Cabin #1735335
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      Exceptional! 5/5
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      • 4 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 9
      Cottage #860662
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        • 3 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 6
        Apartment #6503571
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        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          Cottage #856868
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (15 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #8051202
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              Exceptional! 5/5
              (18 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #8077195
              18
              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (18 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #1844091
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                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                  (9 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 5
                  Cottage #8158840
                  9
                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (5 reviews)
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Cottage #6544161
                    5
                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 3
                      Cottage #6724008
                      3
                      Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (4 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        House #1879794
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                        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (19 reviews)
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8048094
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                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (22 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8048094
                            22
                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (16 reviews)
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              Cottage #1783314
                              16
                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                (6 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Apartment #6794493
                                6
                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 3
                                  Apartment #1969605
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    House #6726402
                                    3
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (4 reviews)
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                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8156726
                                      4
                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Cottage #6508262
                                        1
                                        Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #6723478
                                          1
                                          Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #92438
                                            1
                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 3
                                              Cottage #8165199
                                              2
                                              Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (34 reviews)
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                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                House #459914
                                                34
                                                Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8126141
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Cottage #1969488
                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8126141
                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Apartment #1964204
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Cottage #1966020
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Cottage #1963647
                                                            1
                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (5 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #1820291
                                                              5
                                                              Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                Cottage #1861874
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Cottage #1868864
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                    Cottage #6518314
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      House #6844090
                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        House #6902877
                                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Apartment #1968299
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • Separate Toilets
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #1862298
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Cottage #6484045
                                                                              2
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                                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                                • 6 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                                Cottage #1969082
                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                                  Cottage #1874836
                                                                                  1
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cottage #1968754
                                                                                    1
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                                                                                      • Studio
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                      Apartment #6479122
                                                                                      Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #6885061
                                                                                        1
                                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #92438
                                                                                          4
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Cottage #1979329
                                                                                            1
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Cottage #1968531
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Cottage #1964132
                                                                                                1
                                                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Cottage #1966004
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Cottage #1968943
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cottage #1963591
                                                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfect little cottage for the weekend

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We spent the weekend in Cotherstone/Barnard Castle as we had a 50th to go to in Darlington. We decided to stay a bit further out as we took the dogs with us. The cottage was a perfect little home away from home.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely apartment in nice village

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Nice and clean and comfortable. Only 3 reservations: Very unusual to have no wi-fi There was no dryer even thought it specified there was one It was very cold on the lower two floors and we were not allowed to change the time/temperature Otherwise an excellent stay
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      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