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    The Dun Cow is perfectly located to explore the historic city of Durham with its cathedral and 11th-century castle, a designated World Heritage Site.

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    • Asset 46

      5 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 8 people

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      Yes 2 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
    • Bike store
      Bike store
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
    • Main fuel or power incl.
      Main fuel or power incl.
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Stairgate
    • Television
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • Christmas themed cottage
      Christmas themed cottage
    • WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Heritage collection
      Heritage collection
    • Hot tubs - private
      Hot tubs - private
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "The Dun Cow is perfectly located to explore the historic city of Durham with its cathedral and 11th-century castle a designated World Heritage Site.\nGround Floor\nLiving room \nWith 37 Freesat TV DVD player and wooden floor.\n\nSitting room \nWith wood burner.\n\nKitchendining room \nWith electric coal-effect fire gas range microwave fridgefreezer dishwasher and wooden floor.\n\nUtility room \nWith washing machine and tumble dryer.\n\nShower room \nWith shower cubicle toilet and heated towel rail.\n\nFirst Floor\nBedroom 1 \nWith kingsize bed and Freesat TV.\n\nBedroom 2 \nWith double bed Freesat TV and electric fire.\n\nBedroom 3 \nWith double bed.\n\nBathroom \nWith shower over bath toilet and heated towel rail.\nSpiral stairs to...\n\nSecond Floor\nBedroom 4 \nWith single bed Freesat TV sloping ceiling and Velux window.\n\nBedroom 5 \nWith single bed sloping celing and Velux window. \n Gas included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Stairgate available on request. Large enclosed garden with patio garden furniture and BBQ. Hot tub private. Private parking for 3 cars. \n Both properties Gas central heating electricity bed linen towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Bike store. No smoking. Perfectly located right at the heart of the peaceful village of Bishop Middleham which boasts two popular village pubs and a local shop Dun Cow Cottages are the most ideal semi-detached holiday homes for a family getaway or celebration. Situated just a short 8 mile drive away from the historic cathedral city of Durham there are many links between the city and the village itself. Well-positioned between the three castles of Durham Stockton and Darlington Bishop Middleham became the favourite seat of the early bishops and has a wealth of its own history. Once known as a popular village pub The Dun Cow ref UKC2544 remains an important part of that history and guests will be able to take a look at the unusual sign above the door which is identical to a carving on the north west turret of Durham Cathedral. Perfect for extended families wanting to meet up or for groups of friends wanting to holiday together guests will find that The Dun Cow is spacious bright and full of charm. The enclosed garden is large and well designed with a raised decking area and plenty of outdoor furniture. The Cottage ref UKC3468 is a brilliant spot for couples to enjoy a quiet romantic break or for small families looking to discover the area. Alternatively guests can book these two properties together and relish in some time with loved ones.\nThere are many established public footpaths walks and cycle paths that lead directly through the village and out into the heart of County Durham. Perfect for families of all ages and with excellent transport links there are plenty of amenities and attractions all within just a short 30-minute drive. The city of Durham a UNESCO World Heritage Site is only 8 miles away and is one of the most historic cities in England offering guests an abundance of attractions to visit and enjoy including Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral. 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 top quality 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 Lumiere Festival every other year annual book week jazz festival arts festival miners gala and many more free attractions as well as the weekly farmer’s market and pavement artists that line the streets and market place. 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. Durham County Cricket Club and Durham Golf Club are also only a short drive away as well as the pool and leisure centre at Freeman’s Quay.\nA little further afield but still within easy driving distance guests will be able to enjoy a day trip to the magnificent North Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors or visit one of the many smaller villages in County Durham. Bishop Auckland which hosts the fabulous Kynren Spectacular is only a 20-minute drive away and Barnard Castle is 40 minutes by car. There is also the opportunity to visit the Angel of the North statue which is only a 30-minute drive away Beamish Museum 20 miles Newcastle 30 miles and the Metrocentre 26 miles. Beach 14½ miles. Shop pub and restaurant ¼ mile.\nThese properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 12 guests. \n " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/106/840/10695398.jpg UKC2544

    Dun Cow Cottages - The Dun Cow reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.8 out of 10 – based on 18 reviews

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    out of 10

    We had a lovely weekend spent in the cottage using the hot tub, going on nice walks and generally relaxing. Would recommend the cottage to others



    out of 10

    The Dun Cow is a beautiful property full of homely features. It is very spacious in the living areas and sleeping areas and. The hot tub and garden are great.



    out of 10

    We spent Xmas here we had a fantastic time and have rebooked for April ,would definitely recommend it,it’s very cosy clean and tidy and we were left cupcakes which we thought was lovely x



    out of 10

    Lovely cottage, would defo return 👌



    out of 10

    Amazing cottage. Everything was perfect. Very warm and cosy. The best stocked kitchen I have ever had when staying in rental accommodation. Spotlessly clean and the beds were very comfy. If I had anything negative to say it would be that the hot tub could do with some sort of coverage like the seating area for when the weather is bad and the utility room that has the hot tub towels in is actually through a locked door next to the gates . The door does not have any sign on to tell you it’s the utility so it took me a while to find it and the towles. Other than that amazing place to stay.



    out of 10

    We had a great stay at The Dun Cow, it's extremely well equipped, spacious and in a good location for exploring County Durham and Teesdale etc.



    out of 10

    We spent a perfect family weekend at the Dun Cow. The cottage is beautiful, tastefully decorated, very well laid out. A great enclosed safe garden for the dogs. Would love to return for another stay.



    out of 10

    Excellent house. All the equipment in the kitchen you could ever need. Location good for exploring Duran and other surrounding area. Weather made it possible for us to enjoy the outside area every day with the hot tub and bbq.Cupcakes on arrival a bonus and very tasty.



    out of 10

    I would highly recommend staying at the Dun Cow. The property is absolutely beautiful and the hot tub is fantastic to relax in and chill after a long day (or during the day!). Perfectly situated to explore Co Durham, there is lots to see and do in the area, and the owner, Andrew, is on hand to answer any questions about the property or the surrounding area. Would definitely use again.



    out of 10

    Our party of 5 incl 3 older teenagers and a young cocker spaniel loved The Dun Cow. Andrew was really helpful, including a guided tour of the village to show me the best dog walks. We’ll equipped clean and spacious the cottage is lovely, and the hot tub was the perfect end to a day out and about. The village is lovely, and villagers friendly. The Cross Keys does excellent food, and staff were great. We’ve done a number of cottage holidays in The UK, this one has been the most enjoyable. We all agreed, we will be back.



    out of 10

    A beautiful cottage fully equipped with everything you could need. We stayed a week and of particular note is the lovely hot tub outside, which the children loved! A very happy stay and will definitely be re-booking when we visit family again.



    out of 10

    Fabulous cottage! We loved the garden area, it’s a great little sun trap. Hot tub makes a great addition to the property. Everything you need in a place. We went out to a couple of great places nearby to eat- The Pickled Parson in Sedgefield is lovely & also The Aviator Bistro does a great breakfast. There’s some nice walks nearby too, just up past the church to a lake is handy. Lovely touch leaving cupcakes in the kitchen for our arrival, they went down well! All round lovely place, highly recommended. Thank you :-)



    out of 10

    A fabulous house which was very comfortable and extremely well equipped. The outdoor space was fantastic, the garden is a real suntrap and the outdoor lighting made it appealing throughout the day. The hot tub was very popular with the whole family! The village is quiet but there is a well stocked shop, pub and and a fantastic children's park all within a couple of minutes walk. The owner was very quick to respond to us. I would definitely recommend this house for a family get together and we hope to visit again.



    out of 10

    We had a great week at the Dun Cow and enjoyed visits to Durham, Newcastle and Alnwick Castle. The kids loved the local park and we all loved the hot tub ! We will be back !



    out of 10

    As our youngest son is studying at Durham Uni we were looking for a dog friendly cottage reasonably close to Durham to celebrate some family birthdays and The Dun Cow was ideal. The cottage comfortably sleeps eight in three double and two single bedrooms and has a shower room and a huge bathroom. The kitchen is well appointed and the adjoining dining area will again comfortably seat eight. The lounge area is also very spacious consisting of two open plan rooms with plenty of seating. The cottage also has an enclosed rear garden with a seating area and BBQ.



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