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.
, 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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Hillcrest | Stainton near Barnard Castle | Yorkshire Dales - North
Lovely end-terrace Stainton cottage, on edge of this small village. Multi-fuel stove, cosy feel, good base for all of Teesdale. Barnard Castle 1 mile.
Peace Cottage | Stainton near Barnard Castle | Yorkshire Dales - North
Outstanding terraced Stainton cottage in this small village in Teesdale. Cosy character accommodation, ideal for families or romantic break. Close to walks, castles, market towns and more. Barnard Castle 1 mile.
Grange Cottage | Barnard Castle | Yorkshire Dales - North
Superb detached stone-built stable conversion in the hamlet of Wycliffe. Light & spacious accommodation, exposed beams, open fire, lovely views. Barnard Castle 5 miles.
Woodhill | Eggleston near Barnard Castle | Yorkshire Dales - North
A single-storey detached cottage set on the outskirts of the village of Eggleston in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Woodburning stove, lawned garden, pet-friendly. Barnard Castle 6 miles.
Stable Court | Eggleston near Barnard Castle | Yorkshire Dales - North
Spacious detached Yorkshire cottage in Eggleston. Four poster, open fire, woodburner, en-suites, great views. Barnard Castle 4 miles.
Moorgair Cottage | Slaley near Hexham | Northumberland
Lovely stone-built cottage, adjoining farmhouse, in rural hamlet of Slaley. Quality accommodation with private lawned garden. Ideal touring base. Hexham 6 miles.
Eastfield | Corbridge near Hexham | Northumberland
Superb cottage in centre of Corbridge. Two minute walk to shop and pub. Ideal for a couple or family. Hexham 3 miles. Newcastle 16 miles.
The Old Exchange | Corbridge near Hexham | Northumberland
Stylish and welcoming Corbridge self-catering accommodation in the town centre with views over church. En-suites, king-size beds, ideal touring location.
East Farm Cottage | Middleton-in-Teesdale | Yorkshire Dales - North
Charming semi-detached cottage near Middleton-in-Teesdale. Open plan pet-friendly accommodation with countryside views. Ideal touring base. Middleton-in-Teesdale 1 mile.
Blythe Cottage | Westgate, Weardale | Northumberland
An impressive County Durham cottage in village of Westgate, centre of Weardale. End-terrace, multi-fuel stove, slate floors, raised rear patio area. Great base for exploring this unspoilt county.