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Dog-friendly Durham

With fabulous market towns in the Durham Dales, gorgeous scenic views along the Durham coast and fabulous places to enjoy walkies, County Durham is ideal for a pet getaway.
  • Belle Vue House, County DurhamInstant Book Overlay Image
    Barnard Castle, England
    Belle Vue house (UKC4502) has been the family home since the 1890’s and has been lovingly restored in 2020 to a very good standard to include a spacious shaker style kitchen with Neff appliances and a dining area set around a Dimplex electric log-effect fire. The lounge is cosy and overlooks the beautiful cottage style garden, to further relax and enjoy the garden there is a south facing conservatory with garden furniture. The house has three spacious bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room. There is a family bathroom with shower over the bath and a downstairs toilet. Belle Vue (UKC778) is a two bedroomed cottage with a lovely garden so you can sit and relax with a nice glass of something cold on those lovely warm sunny days.
    Guests can choose to be as energetic as they feel as there are plenty of places to explore within a short distance on foot or by car. Within walking distance Eggleston has a Gourmet Café in the beautiful grounds of Eggleston Hall with a secret garden and the ruins of a Norman Church. The nearby North Pennines, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offers an abundance of trails for walking, cycling and hiking through the picturesque woodland. There are two pubs in the village which serve good food, and the area is one of the remotest parts of England and a walkers paradise.
    The nearby Market Town of Barnard Castle is home to the unusual Bowes Museum, set within stunning grounds and resembling a French Chateau, it’s home to some beautiful artwork and antiques and is often referred to as the Victoria and Albert of the North. Just 4 miles away you can visit the highest Waterfall in England (High Force), rising above Middleton in Teesdale, with alaso offeres some lovely riverside walks. Hamsterley Forest is a short drive away, and offers a full day out for the whole family and provides a wide variety of mountain biking for all skill levels. Within a short drive is the City of Durham with its iconic cathedral, cobbled streets and independent shops and restaurants. Newcastle on Tyne with the Sage Concert Hall and Baltic Arts Centre are within an hour away. Bishop Auckland is home to the Railway Museum and Auckland Castle and Darlington (with Railway links) is only a half an hour’s drive. For a day out to the coast, drive to Saltburn with its beautiful coastline, beach and a Victorian vernacular lift. Shop 4 mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.
    Belle Bue House (UKC4502) and Belle Vue (UKC778) these properties can be booked together to accommodate 8 guests.
    £86
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  • Roslyn Cottage, County DurhamInstant Book Overlay Image
    The pretty village of Hamsterley, situated between Teesdale and Weardale, is the setting for this charming, detached holiday cottage. Converted from former farm buildings the cottage offers contemporary open plan living and dining areas, with granite work surfaces in the kitchen. Upstairs are two bedrooms, one with a double bed, one with twin beds. A family bathroom completes the picture. There is also a private patio and parking area, and shared use of the owner’s 17-acre grounds. Adjoining the house and accessed via the kitchen is a covered verandah with blinds for privacy, which houses a fabulous hot tub, with plenty of space for all four guests. What better way to relax after a day’s adventures exploring the area!
    The forest has way-marked walks, cycle ways and a visitor centre, whilst the Durham Dales has a plethora of beautiful scenery, including High Force in Upper Teesdale with its 70ft waterfall.
    The university city of Durham, 14 miles away, stands on the River Wear, with its Romanesque cathedral, Norman castle, cobbled streets and independent shops.
    No trip to Durham would be complete with a visit to the Beamish Living Museum of the North, an open-air museum bringing to life history from the 1820s through to the 1950s. You can easily get around the cobbled streets on foot or by tram, hopping on and off and popping in and out of shops and houses of a bygone era.
    Within an hour’s drive are the Northumberland beaches and castles including Bamburgh, Alnwick and Warkworth. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 200 yards.
    £71
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  • Moss House, County DurhamInstant Book Overlay Image
    Bishop Auckland, England
    Moss House is a spacious four-bedroom cottage, which is beautifully presented and full of character, situated in the charming little village of Sunniside. Centrally located, the cottage is within easy access to the cathedral city of Durham and its dales, Northumberland and the northeast coast.
    Recently renovated in 2023 to a high standard, it retains many original and period features. Ideal for a group get-together, the property has a large living room with exposed stone walls and comfortable sofas set around a wood burner. The dining room also has a wood burner and opens out into the well-equipped kitchen, a perfect social space! Upstairs are four well-presented bedrooms and a relaxing sauna. There is also a large games room with a snooker table, darts board and a cinema screen. Outside across the lane is a large, enclosed garden, partially lawned with a patio and outdoor BBQ and seating area – perfect for the summer months! Opposite the cottage is a community outdoor gym, play park and 5-aside football/basketball court available for guests to use.
    Out and about there is doorstep access to great countryside walks and plenty of areas to take the dogs. The owners run the friendly village pub which is a two-minute walk, which specialises in steaks and grills, a great welcoming atmosphere and an excellent selection of drinks. A perfect place to come to make memories, whether with a group of best friends or your family.
    The historic city of Durham, with its magnificent cathedral and river boat trips; the market town of Barnard Castle, with its 12th-century castle, and medieval Raby Castle are all just a short drive away. The open-air Kynren medieval spectacle takes place just 10 miles away and is hugely popular with visitors to the area. The award-winning Beamish Open-Air Museum is just 30 minutes away and is well worth a visit. Also, just a short distance from the A68 for journeys to and from Scotland, offering a perfect base to explore North England with easy access to both coast and country. Bus services are available 50 yards from the property. Durham is 20 minutes away and the Newcastle is only slightly further at 45 minutes’ drive. Beach 23 miles. Pub and restaurant 100 yards.
    £205
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  • Brancepeth, County DurhamInstant Book Overlay Image
    Bishop Auckland, England
    A delightsome, semi-detached cottage sitting on a farm near Wolsingham, Durham. Hot tub. Woodburning stove. Shared indoor swimming pool and games room. Hamsterley 7 miles; Bishop Auckland 9.8 miles; Durham 14.6 miles
    £157
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  • Stables Cottage, County DurhamInstant Book Overlay Image
    An exceptional stable conversion resting on the outskirts of Barnard Castle in North Yorkshire. Single-storey accommodation. Open-plan living. WiFi. Hot tub. Middleton in Teesdale 12.8 miles; Richmond 15 miles.
    £129
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  • Abigails Cottage, County DurhamInstant Book Overlay Image
    In an idyllic rural location, up a sweeping driveway, you have the gorgeous Abigail’s Cottage. Backing onto the paddocks beyond, the friendly neighbouring horses pass by the bedroom windows. There is a large lawned garden with a huge koi carp pond, shared with the owners who live nearby, as well as your own private patio. Take in the scenery whilst enjoying meals out in the sunshine, whether you fancy a full English and a cup of tea whilst listening to the dawn chorus or a barbecue as the sunsets. This property is all on one level, and a ramp can be provided on request for the entrance. The layout is designed for wheelchair users, it is spacious with wide doorframes. Inside you have a bright living room, with soft cosy sofas around the wood burner, which is a delight on chilly winter evenings, when you can get snug in front of the crackling flames. The kitchen has a country feel and is well equipped ready for you to whip up any culinary delights your heart desires. Throughout the property you have the original beams and high vaulted ceilings. There are two bedrooms, there is the master kingsize bedroom with west views across the paddock, so that you can see the sunset in the evening. Plus, a twin bedroom with an en suite walk-in shower. The cottage is completed by a family bath room, with a comfortable oval bath, where you can slide beneath the bubbles and unwind, as well as a walk-in shower.
    Nearby you have some beautiful places to discover. The cottage has easy access to the road network which means exploring around Northumberland and County Durham is easy. The Durham coastline has beautiful beaches such as nearby Seaham, as well as rugged clifftops and dramatic headlands. A trip to Beamish Open Air Museum, 20 miles, is a must. You may also like to take a trip to Bishop Auckland to see the epic tale of England at the annual event called Kynren. This amazing spectacle spans 2000 years of history, myth and legend, starting at the end of June until mid-September. With fireworks and battle re-enactments this is an incredible live show.
    Nearby you have Durham city, which is one of the most historic cities in England and offers guests a variety of attractions to visit and explore. The city has recently been awarded the UNESCO World Heritage Site accolade and Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle are definitely worth a visit. There is also the Gala Theatre and Millennium Square located in the centre of the city, making this the perfect spot for guests wanting to enjoy a theatre trip as part of their break. Packed with restaurants, bistros, cafés and bars, Durham is a thriving city with plenty of entertainment for guests at all time of the year. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy the bi-annual Lumiere Festival, annual book week, jazz festival, arts festival, miner’s gala and many more free attractions as well as the weekly farmers market and pavement artists that line the streets and marketplace. Should guests wish to enjoy a little retail therapy then they will find some beautiful boutiques along with many high street names and designer shops too. This is a great choice for families, couples and friends in all seasons.
    £65
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  • The Old Smithy, County DurhamInstant Book Overlay Image
    Barnard Castle, England
    A fantastic, terraced cottage perched in the heart of Barnard Castle, County Durham. Dog-friendly. Pool table. Close to amenities. Near a National Park. Off-road parking. Staindrop 5.8 miles; Richmond 14.8 miles; Darlington 15.7 miles.
    £102
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  • The Retreat, County DurhamInstant Book Overlay Image
    A detached lodge situated in the owner's four acres of grounds in the town of Brandon in Suffolk. Decked veranda. Off-road parking. Thetford 7.7 miles; Bury St Edmunds 16.6 miles.
    £94
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  • The Back House, County DurhamInstant Book Overlay Image
    A charming stone cottage tucked away in the village of Staindrop in County Durham. Pet-friendly. Woodburning stove. Smart TV. Close to amenities. Gainford 4.5 miles; Barnard Castle 5.8 miles. Please contact us if you wish to book between 23 and 28 April o
    £89
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  • The Lodge, County DurhamInstant Book Overlay Image
    A tasteful annexe situated near the village of Brandon in Suffolk. Pleasant views. Woodburner. Modern interior. Bury St Edmunds 15 miles.
    £74
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