Durham Cathedral with close up

Holiday cottages in Durham self-catering retreats

Durham is a beautiful part of North East England – a mixture of modern university town and sleepy, historic city. Enjoy a holiday cottage in Durham and take in the sights including the world-renowned cathedral and castle and the sloping cobbled streets of the town centre. The 19th century viaduct still forms part of the train line, giving visitors an awe-inspiring first view of this timeless city.

Pubs in market towns have a long tradition of providing excellent food and drink at competitive prices that are easy on the pocket. You’ll find a complete array of tastes from curries and other ethnic restaurants, to traditional British and of course the great fish and chip! - a real treat for a night off during a self-catering holiday break.

Five Gables Cottage Bincester Durham

Five Gables Cottage, Bincester

Bedrooms: 2. Sleeps: 5. Durham. Short breaks. Dogs welcome

Traditional miner's house with country views at edge of small village, awarded 4 stars from the English Tourist Board. Ideal centre for Durham City & University, Beamish Museum, Railway Heritage, and all tourist attractions in North East England. Only 1 ½ hours from York or the Lake District. Great...

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Characterful living and dining room | Bishop’s Cottage, Bishop Auckland, near Durham

Bishop's Cottage, Bishop Auckland

Pet friendly holiday in Bishop Auckland, near Durham with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4. Enclosed Garden / Patio, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Short Breaks All Year.

Bishop’s Cottage is a super cottage in a brilliant location, a real gem at any time of year, with the Kynren Spectacular and Lumiere Festival nearby.

  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
  • Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Newly Listed Property
  • Green Scheme
  • Welcome Cottages
  • Flexi Cottages
  • Parking - On Site
  • More Than Dog Friendly
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Patio area with gazebo, outdoor eating area and a private hot tub | White View Lodge, Crook, near Bishop Auckland

White View Lodge, Bishop Auckland

Large house to rent in Crook, near Bishop Auckland with 4 bedrooms, sleeps 12. Pets welcome. Enclosed Garden / Patio, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Hot Tubs, Short Breaks All Year, Hot Tubs - Private.

A large property ideal for get-togethers with family and friends, located very close to Bishop Auckland, and the magnificent city of Durham.

  • Barbecue
  • Bungalow
  • Detached Property
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Games Room
  • Satellite TV
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Welcome Cottages
  • Grab Rails
  • Bath/Shower Seat
  • Parking - On Site
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Large, detached property | Applegarth House, Howlish, near Bishop Auckland

Applegarth House, Bishop Auckland

Group accommodation in Howlish, near Bishop Auckland with 5 bedrooms, sleeps 11. Pets welcome. Enclosed Garden / Patio, Golf nearby, Hot Tubs, Short Breaks All Year, Hot Tubs - Private.

This large, detached property provides an idyllic base to explore County Durham, or equally just relax in the hot tub with friends and family.

  • Bike Store
  • Detached Property
  • Games Room
  • Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Newly Listed Property
  • Welcome Cottages
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
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Stay in Durham

Holiday cottages in Durham are comfortable holiday break - great for a change of domestic situation experience and the chance to relax with family and friends, or for a romantic break away. Durham is a beautiful city in its own right, and also boasts easy access to other top locations around the North East of England, including Newcastle (fantastic for shopping) and Sunderland, renowned for its nightlife. Scroll up to view self-catering accommodation in Durham.

Serious and more relaxed walkers will be happy - the Durham coastal path has dramatic headlands and deserted beaches and The North Pennines is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and you can select small parts of the Pennine Way to walk during your stay. Some holiday houses have hot tubs - great for refreshing tired walking legs. In fact it is one of the most popular features searched for - holiday fun!

Everyone will enjoy the Beamish museum - an open air museum from the victorian era, amongst the many castles to visit close by.

Fishermen can enjoy a good catch on the River Tweed, which joins the sea at North Berwick. people say its one of the finest salmon and trout fishing in the World. Fishing cottages close to the river are in high demand - s book early to avoid disappointment. Late availability discounted prices year round are detailed on the property details page - people do for various reason have to sometimes cancel their vacation.