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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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                                                                                                Perfect for a quiet break

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                A perfect cosy clean and quiet lodge for a weekend away. We would highly recommend it to friends. The surround area is beautiful with loads to keep you busy during the day. The lodge has everything that you could want and more. We were very sad to leave.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                Spacious village property with beautiful surroundi

                                                                                                4 of 5
                                                                                                We are an extended family of 7 consisting of 3 seniors 2 adults & 2 teenagers. We read the reviews & were aware of the accessibility issues prior to booking relating to the stairs. Although a downstairs wc would have been beneficial to the seniors there was nothing else lacking in the property. The kitchen is compact but well stocked, there was nothing we needed that wasn't provided. The lounge seating is a little restrictive for 7 to 8 adults comfort wise if we had all wished to watch Tv but the weather was good & we were not in much for it to worry us. The bedrooms are spacious & the beds warm & comfortable. Lots to do in the County but would recommend a car unless you are used to walking & public transport. We really enjoyed our stay. We were late arriving but Clare was welcoming & happy to discuss places to go etc. The food in the Hare & Hounds was varied reasonably priced & very good.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                Beamish cotage

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                                                                                                Huckleberry Cottage was ideal. we were given good instructions as to how to get there. It was spotlessly clean and well equipped. Surroundings were quiet and peaceful. In all, everything you would wish for. The owner has been very helpful, but unfortunately I can't say the same about HomeAway who appear to be unable to refund the deposit even although the owner told us it had been processed.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jun 2016