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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Millstone | Cleatlam near Staindrop and Barnard Castle | Yorkshire Dales - North
Superlative barn conversion close to Staindrop. ‘Upside down’ accommodation with wonderful views. Sauna, spa bath, picture window. Staindrop 1.5 miles.
Houghton North Farm Cottage | Heddon-on-the-Wall near Hexham | Northumberland
Delightful terraced farm cottage on a working farm in the historic village of Heddon-on-the-Wall. All ground floor, two bedrooms, close to Hadrian's Wall. Newcastle 8 mile.
The Cote | Staindrop near Barnard Castle | Yorkshire Dales - North
Traditional stone cottage near Staindrop. Beautiful rural location. Underfloor heating. Panoramic views. Comfortable family accommodation. Ideal walking, touring. Barnard Castle 5 miles.
Horsley Banks Farm Cottage | Horsley near Heddon-on-the-Wall | Northumberland
Delightful cottage in Horsley. Close to Heddon-on-the-Wall, a good pub and many north east attractions. Lovely countryside views. Newcastle upon Tyne 10 miles, Hexham 11 miles.
Ivy Cottage | Caldwell near Barnard Castle | Yorkshire Dales - North
This cosy, single-storey Teesdale cottage is great for a couple or small family, in a rural, country location.
Rose Cottage | Caldwell near Barnard Castle | Yorkshire Dales - North
A romantic base, this Teesdale cottage is the perfect retreat for couples seeking a peaceful hideaway.
Willow Cottage | Caldwell near Barnard Castle | Yorkshire Dales - North
A single-storey Teesdale cottage, one of 5 on the rural complex with the owners’ home and a small touring caravan site. Great family cottage.
Elder Cottage | Caldwell near Barnard Castle | Yorkshire Dales - North
A great Teesdale cottage on a small rural complex, one of 5 on this site. Ideal for a family getaway.
Hawthorn Cottage | Caldwell near Barnard Castle | Yorkshire Dales - North
Cosy, romantic Teesdale cottage for two, one of 5 on this site. End-terraced barn conversion, a great escape for couples.
Stables Cottage | Winston near Barnard Castle | Yorkshire Dales - North
One of our superb Yorkshire cottages, this quality stable conversion has picture windows, underfloor heating and a sunny courtyard, ideal for relaxing. Barnard Castle 3 miles.