Post Office House

Belford, Northumberland
Bed & Breakfast

Victorian post office, now elegant B&B, on edge of Northumberland National Park. Generous hosts look after you well, breakfasts are the best


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Claire and ex-chef Simon have converted the old Belford post office with flair. The red pillar box is still in use, jaunty stamp fabrics and post box blinds give you colourful reminders, and the wood-burning stove in the dining room keeps it all cosy. Bedrooms have robes, comfy chairs, brimming trays and espresso machines; morning sun in one, evening rays in the other. Breakfast at one convivial table is a local and home-baked spread: Bamburgh bacon and sausages, Craster kippers, homemade baked beans and marmalade. Pretty garden and heaps to do nearby: unspoilt Northumbrian beaches, Farne Islands, castles, brilliant walks.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights in high season. Children over 12 welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub within 5-minute walk & pubs/restaurants 5 miles.


Nightly price
from £80
Singles £75-£89.
2 Doubles
From £80
1 Twin
From £80


Top bed, invaluable advice for each day out. A welcome addition would be a portable 'Alex Light' for reading at night. Hope to revisit soon.

Garie, Leeds

This B&B is not simply a Bed & Breakfast, the rooms are of an extremely high standard with facilities much more than adequate. The diversity of food and quality is simply second to none. As for the owners, warm, welcoming, nothing to much trouble. Their aim is you have an outstanding experience. Now understand why their rating is where it is, deserved!!!

Jonathan, Norwich

Oasis of calm and tranquility. Delightful village. Watched lambs from the bedroom window while sitting in bed. Immaculate room and en suite. Every thought had gone into the high quality accessories and provisions. Five star delicious breakfast. Friendly hosts. Changed our plans so we could stay another night on the way home.

Julie, Hythe

Charming, comfortable, spotlessly clean. We had a really lovely couple of days here and would wholeheartedly recommend it. It''s a real jewel and in the perfect spot to explore Northumberland.

Nancy, Kendal

No need to think about it. Just book and go. It is a real gem.

Alan, Alva

My husband and I spent 2 nights at The Post Office House and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everything about our stay was simply lovely. Lovely room: immaculate with a very comfy bed along with all the facilities one would need. Magnificent breakfasts, good choices on offer and cooked perfectly. Lovely, lovely hosts, Claire and Simon who made us both feel most welcome. We will definitely return to The Post Office House next time we journey north.

Mandy, Prestatyn

I have just spent a wonderful two nights at Post Office House in Belford, Northumberland. On arrival I was met by Claire and was immediately made to feel welcome . After settling in Claire brought me a piece of her delicious ginger cake to have with my cup of tea. A kind thought after my long day. My room was lovely, well decorated, and spotlessly clean and the bed comfortable. Breakfasts were delicious, cooked by Simon, with lots of choice and using local produce. I was made to feel as if I were a very special guest by my hosts and I do hope It isn't too long before I can pay a return visit.

Maggie, Grange over sands

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay at the Post Office House Claire and Simon welcomed us with a nice glass of local Mead and a piece of Claire's wonderful homemade Ginger cake. Everything about the house was beautifully presented and our breakfasts were first class and delicious too. We would certainly love to stay there again, this is definitely a special place.

Keith, Birmingham

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Claire Jarmain

  • Grade II listed Victorian Post Office, built in 1893. It served Belford and the surrounding area until 2014. Previously housed its' own sorting office and telegraph facilities. Belford is a quaint village, with friendly pubs, farm shop and a Co-op
  • Puffins arrive in March and leave for warmer climates in July. These characteristic birds, along with guillimots, terns, seals, dolphins and various other wildlife can be found on the Farne Islands, Holy Island and St Abb's (on the Scottish Borders).
  • Alnwick Castle (home to Harry Potter's Hogwarts) the gardens and Barter Books, unique second-hand book shop are essential visits! Explore the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle and walk to Craster, enjoy a tasty crab sandwich at the Jolly Fisherman
  • We are a 10 minute drive to explore the magnificent castles and stunning beaches that North Northumberland has to offer. Bamburgh, The Holy Island of Lindisfarne and the Farne Islands are within a 15 minute drive. Budle Bay is a bird watchers delight.
  • Boat trips to the Farne Islands sail from Seahouses, George Shiel who runs MV Golden Gate trips is the only licensed boat to land on Longstone Island. Longstone Lighthouse, home of the famous 19th Century heroine, Grace Darling, is open to the public.
  • The Northumberland Coastal Path, Cheviot Hills, St Oswald's and St Cuthberts Way are also close by. A walkers paradise! Scottish Borders are a short drive away; Floors Castle in Kelso is worth a visit and also Manderston, famous for its silver staircase