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Tel code: 01665 | code search
Postcode: NE66 | code search
Population: 260
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Reaveley Farmhouse B&B
"Bad Points: No desk to sit at for using laptop computer. WiFi access not offered.

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Eight miles south of Wooler and ten miles northwest of Alnwick in Northumberland in north east England, approximately 40 miles north of Newcastle, lies the small village of Powburn on the A697, portrayed in the 1950’s as a ’lively little main road village’. The name is thought to mean 'slow-moving stream' although another translation suggests that the settlement that grew there was situated near to a pool in the burn. Powburn today is situated near to the Breamish river. The Roman road known as Devil's Causeway, extending from north of Corbridge to Berwick-upon-Tweed, crosses the Breamish at Powburn on its way north. On the top of one of the hills above the village are traces of a fort that once stood to guard the passage along the causeway. Glanton Pyke, standing at 695 feet, rises above Powburn and separates the Breamish and Aln valleys A small, rural community, Powburn is nestled near the foothills of the Cheviot Hills and hosts the Powburn Show, an annual event including sheepdog trials held each summer. It is surrounded by unspoilt countryside and allows easy access to the Cheviot Hills as well as Bamburgh and Holy Island on the coast. Its location makes it popular amongst walkers as a base for exploring the natural beauty of the surrounding area

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Reaveley Farmhouse B&B (2.58 miles)

Combine countryside quietness with the bustle of the market town of Alnwick at this friendly guest house within the Ingram National Park, at the foot of the Cheviot Hills. With a multitude of hill forts ... More | visit website
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Firwood Bed & Breakfast (7.37 miles)

Set in an enviable; elevated position in tranquil Northumberland; this former hunting lodge is now bed and breakfast accommodation owned and operated by Mike and Beth Mills. The B&B overlooks the picturesque area of Glendale; ... More | visit website
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Percy Arms Hotel (7.50 miles)

Percy Arms Hotel
In the heart of Northumberland, The Percy Arms is the ideal place to stay for the visitor who is looking for a relaxing break in the country. Within close proximity to some fantastic places, including, ... More | visit website
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West Wing (7.59 miles)

West Wing

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An absolute gem ! offering genuine Nothumbrian hospitality. The West Wing of the Stables at Wandylaw is nestled amongst the fields with panoramic views of the Northumberland heritage coast. From ... More

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Chatton Park House B & B (7.70 miles)

Chatton Park House B & B
Chatton park house is one of England's top boutique Bed and Breakfast establishments. Recently awarded enjoy Englands highest accolade of 5 stars plus the prestigious gold award. Also in our first season we were lucky ... More | visit website
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The Market Tavern (7.88 miles)

The Market Tavern
We are a family run, traditional pub selling real ales and good home cooked food. Centrally located; only a 5 minute walk to Alnwick Castle and a 10 minute walk to The Alnwick Gardens. We ... More | visit website
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Peaseblossom House (7.92 miles)

Peaseblossom House
This splendid double fronted two bedroomed house is Grade II listed and sleeps 4 people. The kitchen is large and light and there is a lovely dining area. The delightful lounge has a new living ... More | visit website
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Percy Terrace Bed And Breakfast (7.96 miles)

Percy Terrace Bed And Breakfast
Percy Terrace provides three star rated bed and breakfast accommodation in the heart of Alnwick, in large, comfortable, sunny bedrooms. Three minutes walk to the town centre, five minutes to Alnwick Gardens and ten minutes to Alnwick Castle. ... More | visit website
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White Swan Hotel (8.02 miles)

White Swan Hotel

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This 300 year old coaching inn retains many features from the past. The White Swan Hotel is a 3 star AA rated hotel. Hotel with NO LIFT. In particular, experience the splendour ... More

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Tate House Bed & Breakfast (8.12 miles)

Tate House Bed & Breakfast
Tate House is a three-storey late Victorian town house built in 1885 within the centre of Alnwick, Northumberland. All the town centre shops, restaurants, attractions and amenities are all within an easy walking distance from ... More | visit website

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