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.

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

Five Gables Cottage Bincester Durham

Five Gables Cottage, Bincester

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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Cottage welcomes dogs in Eggleston, near Barnard Castle with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6. Enclosed Garden/Patio, Pub within 1 mile.

Exterior | Belle Vue House - Belle Vue, Eggleston, near Barnard Castle

Great quality

Belle Vue Houseukc, Barnard Castle

Belle Vue House is a lovely Georgian house set within the picturesque village of Eggleston, with beautiful rose beds, lawned gardens and panoramic views towards Lunedale.

  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Highchair
  • Grouped Properties
  • Rural Location
  • Television
  • WiFi
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
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Romantic holiday cottage in Brandon, near Durham with 1 bedroom, sleeps 2. No pets allowed. Enclosed Garden/Patio, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Short Breaks All Year.

Compact and cosy open plan living space | The Hen House - White House Cottages, Brandon, near Durham

Great quality

The Hen House, Durham

The Hen House is a real jewel of a property and absolutely ideal for a quiet romantic break within walking distance of Durham city centre.

  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Grouped Properties
  • Television
  • WiFi
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Washing Machine
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Last minute self catering in Brandon, near Durham with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 3. Enclosed Garden/Patio, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Short Breaks All Year.

Open plan living space | The Stables - White House Cottages, Brandon, near Durham

Well presented

The Stables, Durham

Ideal for small families and friends, perfect for a city break to the magnificent city of Durham and its endless visitor attractions to suit all tastes and ages.

  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Dishwasher
  • Grouped Properties
  • Television
  • WiFi
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Washing Machine
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Pet friendly holiday in Bishop Auckland, near Durham with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4. Enclosed Garden/Patio, Pub within 1 mile, Short Breaks All Year.

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

Exceptional

Bishop's Cottage, Bishop Auckland

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.

  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Highchair
  • Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Television
  • WiFi
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
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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.

Large, detached property | Applegarth House, Howlish, near Bishop Auckland

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Applegarth House, Bishop Auckland

This large, detached property provides an idyllic base to explore County Durham. The hot tub is a bonus for anyone looking for something special.

  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Hot Tubs
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Hot Tubs - Private
  • Dishwasher
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Highchair
  • Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Television
  • WiFi
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
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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.