Cottages in Co Durham
Holiday cottages in Co Durham are, in some cases, among the best
kept secrets in Britain. Especially in that wild and woolly corner
of England to the east and south of the Cumbrian border near Alston
and Nenthead, and north of the North Yorkshire border.
We'd say that Durham holiday cottages near Stanhope, say, and
holiday cottages in or near St John's Chapel, Barnard Castle,
Middleton-in-Teesdale, Tow Law and Durham itself have a special
charm. They're in a location less affected by tourism and are
notably inexpensive, though they 'tick all the boxes'.
Though we have doubts about the use of the pseudo-ancient word
'Northumbria' (it originally referred to a small part of what's
now coastal Northumberland), hi-jacked 35 years ago by the newly-formed
tourist board, Durham holiday cottages seem to qualify in the
new sense as Northumbrian holiday cottages!