Detchant is 3 miles from the friendly village of Belford where a warm welcome regularly awaits visitors. The village is often described as “the Gateway to the Secret Kingdom” and offers many facilities including shops, a tea room, and pubs renowned for serving delicious food along with an impressive golf driving range. The picture postcard coastal village of Bamburgh, dominated by its majestic fortress and wide expanse of golden, sandy sweeping beach is a mere 6 miles east. The small and friendly market town of Wooler sits at the foot of the Cheviot Hills 12 miles west; a popular destination for those who enjoy cycling, hang-gliding, golf, horse-riding and walking – the challenging route of the ‘St Cuthbert’s Way’ runs close by. Chatton Trout Fishery invites amateur anglers to fish without a rod licence in a picturesque 4-acre lake close by. Although Detchant is quietly situated the A1 is less than a mile away giving easy access to the elegant Georgian town of Berwick which straddles the salmon-rich River Tweed to the north, and the cobbled, market town of Alnwick, protected by its dramatic castle to the south - both offering a wide array of amenities 15 miles away. Alnwick Garden is a popular visitor attraction to see the Grand Cascade Waterfall and dine in the restaurant within the largest tree house in Europe! Take a trip to the vibrant cities of Newcastle upon Tyne or Edinburgh; both are only an hour’s drive or enjoy the journey by train from Berwick or Alnmouth.
Grans Cottage offers delightful accommodation in an excellent location making a great base to explore the north Northumbrian countryside to the west along with the Heritage coastline designated as An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the east and the Scottish Borders north.