Brandon Ford

Brandon Farm, Powburn, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 4LP

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Waterside stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Brandon Ford CL is situated right on the edge of the Northumberland National Park in the Breamish Valley in a quiet and peaceful corner of an otherwise busy, working family farm. The River Breamish is less than 20 metres from the CL and is perfect for paddling or a spot of birdwatching.

The surrounding area is perfect for all kinds of outdoor pursuits particularly walking, cycling and exploring the countryside. 

The Penine and Sandstone Way cycle routes run past the CL. Over the river is Branton Nature Reserve where there are two large ponds which attract lots of wildlife, there is a bird hide too.

A short distance away in Powburn is a convenience store and post office, and there is a lovely cafe just one mile further up the valley at Ingram.

Brandon Ford CL is dog and family friendly, with 4 hardstanding pitches and a large area for grass pitches. All pitches have EHU, water and individual grey water drains.

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Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: fair
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 7:00 PM

Latest departure time: 12:00 PM

Minimum stay 2 nights (applies weekends)

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
NE66 4LP
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Lat 55.44806 / Lon -1.93606
OS field ref:
NU041171
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  • Nearest port: Newcastle

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Peaceful, immaculate, fully serviced pitch

Brandon Ford
We have been caravanning for over 25 years and this site is probably the best we have stayed at. The site is immaculately kept with spacious, fully serviced hard standing pitches - having individual electricity, water and waste all together is an absolute bonus. The recycling facilities are also excellent and kept very clean with separate bins for glass and cardboard/plastic which are regularly emptied, although we didn’t see or hear them ever being tidied during our 9 night stay. The area is peaceful and beautiful, a visit to The Bosk Restaurant (booking recommended) and the Ingram Cafe are a must - excellent food and very friendly. We visited Cragside National Trust (twice), Holy Island (twice) and the beautiful Breamish Valley. The dog walk straight from the site is really handy and leads straight to the Nature Reserve. We thoroughly recommend the superb food from Very British Farmhouse Kitchen ….. thank you Jess - we ordered (twice) picnic food and treats, which were delivered directly to the ‘van - including the best Bakewell Tart, Lemon Drizzle Cake and Viennese Whirls ever….. We are already looking at when we can book to return !

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Reviewed on 16/10/2021 17:26

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One of the best CL sites we've stayed at. Individually serviced sites a real bonus. Great for walks. Good farming area. After a day's extremely heavy rain, the River Breamish was in full flow which was spectacular! Would like to visit again.

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Reviewed on 13/10/2021 12:32

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lovely peaceful site

Brandon Ford
Just love this site , everything a cl should be .So peaceful , great views just walking distance to ingram valley , cant wait to go back

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Reviewed on 29/09/2021 21:42

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Brandon Ford
 We have just returned from an 8 night stay at Brandon Ford, which is part of a 900 acre working farm. Very friendly owners and, even though they must be busy, are always ready for a chat and some useful information. The hardstanding pitches are fully serviced and the whole area of the CL is kept very tidy by Cameron. Very peaceful spot, no noise apart from occasional farm machinery and a few cows in the distance. There’s a convenience store and petrol station just under 2 miles away on the A697. A short walk across the river brings you to the Branton Lakes nature reserve, and you can hear the resident geese morning and evening. The Breamish valley is very attractive and the cafe in Ingram is very good too. It’s a great place for star watching with dark skies - we had an amazing view of the Milky Way one evening. Your own transport is probably required if you want to visit further afield. To top it all we were lucky enough to have marvellous weather too! Will we be back? Absolutely yes, already booked next year.

heddlo

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Reviewed on 16/09/2021 08:37

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A SITE NOT TO BE MISSED

Brandon Ford
We have just spent 3 nights at this idyllic site (it was supposed to be 4 nights but a phone call from home meant we had to leave early). This site is a beautiful, extremely well kept site. Some people could be put off by it being on a working farm. Don't be. It is a beautifully quiet site, away from the farm buildings and the only farm noise we heard was the bleating of distant sheep. Whether you want to explore the Northumbrian countryside or coast or just chill out on the site this is the place for you. The River Breamish is about 200 yards away and a bridge takes you over the river to some woods which then leads to 2 lakes which you can easily walk around there is a cycleway and many hill walks too, a great place to take your dogs. The owners are unobtrusive but are easily contacted if necessary and they came to empty bins etc. at teatime everyday. My only suggestion of a slight improvement is a sign out on the road to direct you into the site. We nearly passed by but we noticed the roofs of caravans in the trees so we spotted it in time. All in all this is one of the best CLs we have seen and hope to be back again.

M C JARVIS

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Reviewed on 21/08/2021 14:24

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