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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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    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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        Cottage #860662
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          Cabin #1735335
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            Excellent! 4.4/5
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            Apartment #6794493
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              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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              House #1879794
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                Multiple rentals Cottage #8048094
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                  Cottage #856868
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                    • 1 BA
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                    Cottage #8077195
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                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8048094
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                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 3
                        Cottage #8165199
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                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          Cottage #1783314
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                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            House #6726402
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
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                              Cottage #6877750
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
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                                Cottage #6723478
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                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Cottage #6508262
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                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Apartment #1969605
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                                      Apartment #1969604
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                                          • 1 BA
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                                          Cottage #8174211
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                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
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                                            Cottage #1820291
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                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                Cottage #6544161
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                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                  Cottage #6885061
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                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                    Cottage #6996721
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                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                      House #6844090
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                                                        House #6965438
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                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                          House #6094695
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                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                            • 4 BR
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                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8156726
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Cottage #8310846
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                                                                Cottage #6885055
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                                                                  Apartment #1964204
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                                                                    • 1 BR
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                                                                    Cottage #6518314
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                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Cottage #6920341
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                                                                        Cottage #6824759
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                                                                          House #6902877
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                                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 1 BR
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                                                                            Cottage #4585230
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                                                                              • 6 BR
                                                                              • 6 BA
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                                                                              Cottage #1969082
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                Cottage #1966020
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                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  House #8080816
                                                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                    House #6828836
                                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8126141
                                                                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Barn #8156726
                                                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                                          House #8235388
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                                                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8126141
                                                                                            Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                                              House #8162624
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                                                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #92438
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                                                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 4 BA
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                                                                                                  Cottage #1964724
                                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                                    Cottage #1965250
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                                                      Cottage #1968943
                                                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Clean, modern, well presented, conveniently situated and a very pretty property.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Karen was very welcoming with lots of tips and advice to help enjoy our stay. Very friendly. The freshly baked bread on arrival and plum jam was a bonus! A very clean and modern property with everything you could possibly need. The hot tub was great and outside bbq brilliant
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Very clean and very well equipped, high quality bedding and towels

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a very enjoyable stay and visited lots of places in the local area including Durham, Whitby, High Force, Low Force, Roseberry Topping, Darlington and Mainsgill Farm. We enjoyed going down to the river however, from the photos, had expected to be able to see this from the lodge although it was only a very short walk down through a wooded area. The location was very peaceful and perfect for a relaxing break.The instructions for arrival were timely and clear and the return of our deposit was also very efficient. The email just prior to arrival wishing us an enjoyable stay was a nice touch as was the bottle of wine on arrival.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017