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Jackdaw's Perch

Holiday Cottage in County Durham


Jackdaw’s Perch is a two-bedroom Victorian terraced cottage with beautiful views across rural County  Durham.  

The cottage is located in a quiet village close to Bishop Auckland and the Durham Dales.

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Front of cottage
Front of cottage

In summer

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Summer View
Summer View

View from the cottage across the valley in summer

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Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom

Master bedroom with en-suite

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See & Do

There's plenty to see and do in North East England, to suit all tastes.

If you're not sure what to do during your stay, here are a few ideas.

Please note that due to the current Government restrictions in place for Covid-19, the places and activities mentioned below may not be operating as stated here. Please check with the organisation concerned for details.

In Royal Dress


 The spectacular outdoor live-action show is located around two miles from the cottage 'An epic tale of England'. 

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  It's less than eight miles to the Hamsterley Forest mountain bike trails, and near to some of the highest road climbs in England, we are perfectly placed for your cycling break.

We have a secure building where you can store your bikes.

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Local Events

There's plenty happening year-round. Annual events include the Miners' Gala and Brass Festival, Durham Book Festival and Bishop Auckland Food Festival.

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Durham Catheral

Art, Culture & History

History fans are spoilt here; we've got Roman forts, castles, Durham Cathedral, and industrial heritage.

The Mining Art Gallery is close by, or travel a little further to get to Bowes Museum  or The Sage in Gateshead.

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Food & Shopping

There are plenty of local  pubs and restaurants, tea shops and an ice-cream parlour. Shopping options range from the Metro Centre to antiques and vintage shops locally.

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View from the cottage


The cottage is in an ideal location for walkers, close to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are plenty of walks and nature reserves nearby.  The cottage is dog-friendly so you can bring your dog on a break too.

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Cottage Facilities


In the small village of North Bitchburn, the pub is a minute's walk away and a five-minute walk gets you to the local ice-cream parlour & café.



There's a sunny front garden with a beautiful view of the local countryside.  You can store bikes in the secure outhouse and there's a public playing field  located behind the cottage. 



We've got car parking outside the cottage, as well as a handy bus stop.  There's a railway station in nearby Bishop Auckland.



The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and en suite shower room. The second bedroom can be arranged with one king-sized bed or twin beds , and also has its own shower room.

Dog Friendly


One well-behaved dog  can stay in the cottage, providing they bring a human to supervise. A dog bed and bowls are available.



The cottage has a cosy kitchen-diner and living room. Across the yard you'll find a handy utility room. Free Wi-fi is provided.

Please note that smoking is not permitted in the cottage or grounds.


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