Northumberland Cottage


The address of the cottage is: 3 Branton Westside, Branton, Powburn, Near Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 4LW.

Map of Northumberland
Map of Branton

Number 3 is the middle one with a white door. You should be able to park outside the cottage; if necessary you can use the area in front of the Church House until a space is available. Please do not park in front of our neighbours' houses, except to unload.

Coming by Car

From the North take the A697 south towards Wooler, where you can stop and pick up any shopping you may need (the Co-op is open until 10pm). From Wooler it is 9 miles south, past the brown tourist sign indicating 'Ingram' and 'National Park' to your right. Just before Hedgeley Services take the right-hand turn to Branton and Fawdon. If you miss the turning there is another one you can take just before the bridge as you enter Powburn.

From the South take the A1 north past Newcastle and Morpeth, then follow the sign for Rothbury and Coldstream onto the A697. About half an hour's drive brings you to Powburn. Go through the village, just past the service station (where you can collect any shopping you might need up to 10pm) and take the first turning on the left, signed to Branton and Fawdon.

Branton is about a mile down the road, past Breamish Valley Caravan Site and two near right-angle bends. As you enter the village, you will see Branton Church House on your right, and on the corner past this is a red wall-mounted postbox. This is the row of cottages you are looking for.

Coming by Train

The nearest train station to Northumberland Cottage is Alnmouth, which is near Alnwick on the GNER route from Newcastle to Berwick. From there you can get a taxi to the cottage:

  • Alnmouth Private Hire: Dawn View, 5, Peases Gardens, Alnmouth, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 2RU; Tel: 01665 830096
  • Glendale Taxis 29, Glendale Rd, Wooler, Northumberland NE71 6DN; Tel: 01668 282292 (good for larger parties)

You can also take a train to Newcastle and then hire a car:

  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car, 4, Union Rd, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 1EH; Tel: 0191 265 6000; Reservations: 0870 850 2015
  • National Car Rental, Arrivals Concourse, Newcastle Airport, Woolsington, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE13 8BZ; Tel: 0191 214 5222
  • Hertz Rent-a-Car 2, Forth Banks, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3PA; Tel: 0191 232 5313 or 0870 040 9000 24hr

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