The booking via Sykes was very 'user-friendly', done very easily by helpful and friendly staff, and follow up emails quick and efficient.
Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
The ease with which the booking was made. The person I spoke to was friendly and helpful. The booking process was simple.
Mrs Jones, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, April 2013
Stunning countryside, a gorgeous historic city and a wealth of
visitor attractions all contribute to the timeless appeal of County
First stop, the city of Durham oozing charm and offering lots to
see and do. From its splendid Romanesque cathedral and castle (a
World Heritage Site), to its tiny, cobbled streets crammed with
delightful galleries, boutiques and eateries, there's not much
this city doesn't have. Enjoy a boat trip along the river,
explore the romantic gardens of Crook Hall, or visit the renowned
Head out of town to the emerald valleys of the Durham Dales, the
rugged cliffs of the Heritage Coast, or the North Pennines Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty, where velvet moors unfurl to
quintessential stone-built villages.
Such landscapes beg to be explored and walkers will delight with
the choice of public footpaths, including the fabled Pennine Way.
There are great opportunities for cyclists too, with long distance
routes weaving through the region, plus adrenalin-pumping off-road
thrills at Hamsterley Forest.
During your County Durham cottage holiday, do something
different and try 4x4 driving, quad biking or archery. Have fun on
the water fishing, sailing and water-skiing. Most golf clubs
welcome visitors and courses range from 27-hole championship to
demanding seaside links.
There are award-winning museums such as the open-air Beamish
Museum and the grand château-style Bowes Museum, historic
jewels like Raby Castle, along with family attractions including
adventure farm parks and Diggerland.
So next time you're planning a holiday, consider a County
Durham cottage - you won't be disappointed!
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The Old Powerhouse | Plawsworth near Durham | Northumberland
Lovely Plawsworth cottage. Impressive conversion in rural hamlet near Durham. Set in three acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. Ideally situated for discovering south Northumberland. Durham 4 miles.
The Shed | Coxhoe near Durham | Yorkshire Dales - North
Stunning Durham barn conversion cottage. Fully renovated and restored. Four bedrooms. Ideal for a family holiday. Durham 6 miles.
The Dairy | Coxhoe near Durham | Yorkshire Dales - North
Delightful, stone built, semi detached barn conversion on working farm on edge of Coxhoe, 6 miles from Durham. This Durham cottage boasts a king size bed, two bathrooms and a spacious kitchen. Easy drive to coast.
The Byre | Coxhoe near Durham | Yorkshire Dales - North
Attractive, brick-built, semi-detached barn conversion tastefully renovated on working farm at the edge of Coxhoe. Durham 6 miles.
Prospect Cottage | Lanchester near Durham | Yorkshire Dales - North
Stone built terraced property in village of Lanchester. Cosy accommodation close to amenities. Ideal touring base. Durham 8 miles.
The Granary | Lanchester near Durham | Yorkshire Dales - North
Stone-built, semi-detached property, in open countryside in lovely County Durham. Peaceful, rural spot, 4 miles Lanchester with its Roman remains. Durham 10 miles.
Todd Fall Farmhouse | Heighington, Teesdale | Yorkshire Dales - North
Splendid detched Grade II listed farmhouse, an ideal family Yorkshire cottage, on working stud farm in Teesdale. Spacious quality accommodation. Barnard Castle 15 miles.
Anvil Cottage | Hilton near Staindrop | Yorkshire Dales - North
A lovely, single-storey Teesdale cottage, set amidst rolling countryside near Raby Castle. A romantic, luxury hideaway, this former dairy is ideally situated for visiting Durham Cathedral, Beamish museum, Bowes museum and the Yorkshire Dales. Barnard Castle 9 miles.
Paddock Barn | Ingleton, County Durham | Yorkshire Dales - North
A delightful single-storey Teesdale cottage in the village of Hilton, 9 miles from Barnard Castle. Cosy sitting room. Close to many attractions. Richmond 16 miles.