Destination guide

Head to the historic city of Chester-le-Street

Enjoy the history and other features of Chester-le-Street. This welcoming city allures visitors with its restaurants and bars. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Chester-le-Street

Are you looking for top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Chester-le-Street a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Diggerland (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Karting North East (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Wet 'n' Wild Water Park (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • The Marsden Grotto (11.6 mi / 18.6 km)
  • Sedgefield Racecourse (15 mi / 24.1 km)
  • Pelaw Grange Greyhound Stadium (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Chester-le-Street

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Chester-le-Street is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Herrington Country Park (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Leazes Park (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Jesmond Dene Park (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Blast Beach (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Longsands Beach (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Derwent Reservoir (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Chester-le-Street

The nearest airport is in Newcastle Intl. Airport (NCL), located 13.9 mi (22.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Durham (MME-Teesside Intl.), which is 24.1 mi (38.9 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Chester-le-Street Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Chester-le-Street?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now that's a vacation. Now's the time to pack your bags and head to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Chester-le-Street:

  • Around 17 miles from the center of Chester-le-Street, you'll want to keep coming back to "Beautiful Self - Contained Lodge In The Heart Of Weardale". It has 1 bedroom and a host of amenities including a hair dryer and massage treatments.
  • Another enticing choice is "Listed Stone Built Folly With Original Gothic Features", which is around 11 miles from Chester-le-Street. With 2 bedrooms, a fridge and a washing machine, it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Chester-le-Street vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Chester-le-Street?

Nothing beats a couple of days away to perk you up. If you're ready to switch off and unwind, these top weekend getaways in and near Chester-le-Street make the perfect base for a mini break:

  • Located around 14 miles to the southwest of Chester-le-Street, "Heron Cottage" Walkers Paradise And Pet Friendly" has everything you need for a short weekend break, including off-street parking options and a fridge. When you're ready to venture out, there are lots of outdoor attractions to visit like South Moor Golf Club and Low Force.
  • Another appealing option is "Plawsworth Hall 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Cottage", around 2 miles south of Chester-le-Street. When you're not cozying up in your rental taking advantage of a living room and shopping, get out and see Brancepeth Castle Golf Club and South Moor Golf Club.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Chester-le-Street?

Studio apartments are hard to beat when it comes to location and convenience. Get cozy in one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Chester-le-Street and get a taste of the local culture and vibe:

  • Toss your bags down and put your feet up at "Beautiful Self - Contained Lodge In The Heart Of Weardale". Amenities including a fridge and off-street parking options will make you feel at home here.
  • Alternatively, get away to "Heron Cottage" Walkers Paradise And Pet Friendly", which comes with conveniences such as a kitchen and a microwave oven.

There are lots of sights around Chester-le-Street you won't want to miss. Feed the culture buff in you by visiting Bowes Museum and Old Fulling Mill Museum of Archaeology.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Chester-le-Street?

Short-term rentals aren't hard to find in and around Chester-le-Street. Stay a night or two in a condo, a studio apartment or a spacious house. Whatever type of property you're searching for, you'll have lots to choose from with Vrbo. These are some of our favorites:

  • Located close to the heart of Chester-le-Street, "Cottage Unit Ensuite With City View Sands House At Sands House" is the perfect place for a whirlwind getaway. While you're around, don't miss top attractions like Witton Castle and Hamsterley Forest.
  • "Beautifully Furnished, Adults And 1 Baby" is another tempting option. We suggest adding Escomb Saxon Church and Low Barns Visitor Centre to your to-do list when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Chester-le-Street?

Forget roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to take off for the weekend, just you and your sweetheart. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Chester-le-Street that would make Cupid green with envy. Here are some we think you'll be enamored with:

  • Slip away on Friday for a couple of passion-filled nights at "Beautiful Self - Contained Lodge In The Heart Of Weardale". Located roughly 17 miles from Chester-le-Street, this place comes with plenty of nice touches, like beauty services and massage services.
  • Another option where you can enjoy a few relaxing days together is "Listed Stone Built Folly With Original Gothic Features". Around 11 miles from Chester-le-Street, a nearby bay and beauty services add to the atmosphere here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Chester-le-Street?

Big groups mean enormous fun. They also mean finding a place that'll easily fit your entire squad. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Chester-le-Street and spend time with your favorite people under the one roof:

  • A great range of amenities including a garden and a kitchen make "Quaint 4 Bed Barn Conversion Barnhouse Starshinezz" a top pick. This sizable property has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 15 guests. From Chester-le-Street's center, it's around 12 miles away to the southeast.
  • Invite up to 15 of your dearest friends to "7 Bedroom Accommodation In Frosterley" and fill the place with laughter and love. This top option has 7 bedrooms and is around 17 miles to the southwest of central Chester-le-Street. It's packed with features to keep large groups comfortable, including a garden and a kitchen.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Chester-le-Street?

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can have, a pool is one of the most desired. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Chester-le-Street and spend your time splashing around. Just don't forget to bring your inflatable flamingo:

  • Treat the gang to a memorable break at "Cottage Unit Ensuite With City View Sands House At Sands House". There's a lot to love about this getaway apart from its pool, such as a TV and a pool table.
  • Spend laid-back days splashing about or simply unwinding by the water at "Heather House - Durham - Free Parking". This vacation home is another top choice and offers a dining table, free toiletries and more.

Don't know what to pack for your Chester-le-Street escape? This popular destination has an oceanic climate. In the summer months, expect average temperatures of between 50 ºF and 65 ºF. Check out our range of Chester-le-Street vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Chester-le-Street?

You'll always have more fun sharing those special memories with the ones closest to your heart. Whether you're planning a family catch-up or taking time out with friends, we'll have a large vacation rental that's perfect for you. Here are two of our best in and around Chester-le-Street:

  • Get everyone under the same roof at "Dalton Crescent Close To Durham City", which has 3 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 guests. This escape is around 6 miles to the south of Chester-le-Street and features amenities such as a separate dining area and a dishwasher.
  • Another great choice is "Orchard Cottage, Durham". This vacation rental is 7 miles south of Chester-le-Street and comes with a fridge, a TV and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, you won't have to leave anyone off your invitation list.

If you're hoping to visit some family-friendly attractions around the area, you won't have far to go. Diggerland, Empire Theatre and High Force promise lots of fun for young and old.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Chester-le-Street?

Nothing says "deluxe getaway" like having a pool inside your house. Pack your swimwear and splash about in the privacy of one of these roomy vacation homes in or near Chester-le-Street:

  • With 4 bedrooms that can fit up to 10 guests, "Luxury Barn With Heated Indoor Pool And Hot Tub Close To Durham City" is the ideal place to hang out with your favorite people. Take advantage of this property's many amenities, such as a swimming pool and a kitchen.
  • In addition to its inviting indoor pool, "4 Bedroom Accommodation In Wolsingham" features a swimming pool and a fireplace. It has 4 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 8 guests, so you can bring the whole gang along.

Use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find more tempting Chester-le-Street vacation rental options for your next big getaway.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Chester-le-Street?

It's easy to book your dream vacation with Vrbo. Whether you'd rather have a comfy cottage or a chic apartment, we've got lots of two-bedroom options in or near Chester-le-Street: Here are just a couple of our faves:

  • First on the list — "6 Eureka Mews, Durham". This two-bedroom delight provides amenities like off-street parking options and an oven. Visit Chester-le-Street's many attractions from this comfortable base.
  • "Aa Chester Apartment" is another comfy two-bedroom retreat. It comes with a kitchen, an oven and much more.