Post Office House

Belford, Northumberland
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1668 219622
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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

The Experience

Claire and ex-chef Simon (who live on site) 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 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.


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

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • 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. 2 nights on weekdays. 2 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub and bistro within 5 to10-minute walk & a wide range of gastro pubs/country inns and restaurants within 5 miles.


Nightly price
from £110
Singles £107-£110.
2 Doubles
From £117
1 Twin
From £110



Claire & Simon proved to be great hosts , comfortable room, very clean and with all sorts of items provided, many that you would not expect from a B&B. The breakfasts were great, and the location meant that we did not have to go far to see all the places we wanted to - Holy Island, Bamburgh Castle, Craster etc. Would certainly book again if visiting the area.

Andy, London

This really is an excellent B&B. Good rooms, excellent food and delightful hosts. And very well located too. Strongly recommended.

Ian, Dorchester

Delightful place to stay. Comfy bed, nice shower, super breakfasts. Claire & Simon are fantastic, attentive hosts. Quiet location too but pubs just a few steps away.

Ian, Surbiton

We stayed here for three nights. The room was fantanstic, the bed very confortable, everything was spotless. Claire and Simon, the hosts, were very nice. They offer an excellent and varied breakfast, with many options and cooked to perfection. They are helpful wth suggestions for daily visits and very knowledgable. On top of that, Belford is an excellent location to visit the area and is quiet and nice. Vey good restaurant options in the towns nearby.

Jose, Spain

Clare and Simon were warm, friendly hosts. Nothing was too much trouble. Clean, comfortable room. Super hot shower and great breakfasts. Lots of information on places to visit and eat. A lovely area to visit.

Barbara, Blandford Forum

Belford is an ideal base for exploring Northumberland and Post Office House a comfortable place to stay. The breakfasts were delicious and good quality local produce served. Claire and Simon were warm and friendly hosts and provided helpful information on places to eat and visit.

Christine, Doncaster

We had a very pleasant 3 night holiday at The Post Office , and would highly recommend this venue . Our hosts Claire and Simon made us extremely welcome , the breakfasts were excellent , and we were provided with lots of choice , our room was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. We were encouraged to picnic in our hosts delightful garden , and nothing was too much trouble . Claire kindly booked our first supper location , and helped us with detailed knowledge for our trips around the area. A first class holiday experience enhanced by great care from the proprietors Claire and Simon.

Julie, Brighton

Claire and Simon are the perfect hosts - warm, friendly and highly attentive, but also discreet. Our room was very comfortable, the breakfasts varied and memorable, especially the Craster kippers, and the decor tasteful. The location was excellent, too.

Hilary, Lancaster

Delightful place with very friendly and ever-attentive hosts, fully realised our expectations of the quality of Sawday's recommended accommodation. Wonderful spot, very comfortable rooms and facilities, great taste and character despite the modifications that Simon and Claire have made to eliminate any possible source of virus risk in these post Covid days. Their thoroughness and attention to detail in all aspects of their food and hospitality clearly extends to the precautions and checks they take so that you feel complete peace of mind staying here. Made our anniversary very special indeed.

Chris, Bamford

We visited for a 3 night stay last week and we were met with a warm welcome from owners Claire and Simon. The Victorian B&B is decorated to a high standard and the attention to detail was impressive. The rooms have good storage space and tea/coffee making facilities along with a sample of Lindisfarne Dark Mead along with a few other surprises in the drawers. The breakfast menu had lots of hot food choices plus there were cereals, fruit & homemade jams. All cooked from fresh and served hot to your table. The owners were extremely knowledgeable of the surrounding areas and places to visit.

Andrew, Shipley

A very warm welcome from Claire and Simon. Beautiful room with some delightful extra touches. Fabulous breakfast with a very good choice served piping hot.Nothing was to much trouble. Will definitely be making a return visit.

Jean, North Shields

We had a wonderful 5 days with Simon and Claire, they were so welcoming and went out of their way to help with ideas of where to go; the accommodation is beautiful with lots of thoughtful touches and the breakfasts outstanding. The Post Office House is ideally situated to explore the beauty of Northumberland - there is so much to see and do - we will definitely be back!


We had three nights in this bed and breakfast property which were splendid. Our room was excellent, the breakfast was superb and our hosts could not have done more to make us welcome.

Frederick, Newton Solney

We stayed for a week, and were extremely comfortable and well looked-after. One of the best B&Bs I've stayed in.

Judith, Bristol

Claire and Simon gave us a lovely warm welcome for our return visit. We discovered this place last year and intend to be annual visitors. Rooms are very well appointed with lots of extra little "touches ". Reading lights, pillow spray, earplugs, cloths for removing makeup. How considerate is that! And of course the daily dose of Mead! There are many books/leaflets for places to visit. And breakfast is fabulous! Locally sourced food beautifully presented. This place comes highly recommended. See you next year!

Jan, Uldale, Wigton, Cumbria

Stayed for three nights in Longstone bedroom (twin) in July. Delicious and varied breakfast presented to a high standard, and vegetarians (and vegans, GF etc.) catered for. Beds very comfortable, lovely decor and a good aspect. Private car parking also a bonus. Claire and Simon are very good hosts - friendly, take care of the little things such as helping to book evening meals at local restaurants, and often had discount vouchers for local attractions. Belford

Karen, Edinburgh

Looking for somewhere to stay on a last-minute trip to Northumberland, we were recommended to try Post Office House and couldn't have made a better choice. Claire was completely accommodating of our last-minute plans and welcomed us enthusiastically. Our room was a twin overlooking the market square and was completely beautiful in every way. Every small detail has been considered to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. The décor is modern and tasteful, the beds superbly comfortable and bathroom luxurious enough to make the whole experience feel like treat.

Melanie, Ipswich

Claire & Simon are most hospitable hosts. Very helpful in planning local visits and restaurants. The room had everything we needed. Breakfasts were excellent. Attention to detail - superb. We can't have wanted more... except another night maybe !

David, London & Tokyo

Impeccable hospitality – warm welcome, immaculate room, superb breakfast (have the home-baked beans). Highly recommended.

Lev, London

We have been to quite a few B&Bs, including some via Sawdays, and the Post Office House is right up there for thoughtful, generous personal service and attention to detail. Top-class breakfast, including a particularly fine fresh fruit salad, and we enjoyed sharing the breakfast table with other guests. Highly recommended.

Roger, York

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Claire Jarmain

  • Grade II listed Victorian Post Office, purpose-built in 1893, closed in 2014. Voted in Top 15 B&B's in Northumberland, via Northumberland Gazette. Join in with interesting, jolly locals at the Black Swan, with a pint of real ale in front of the fire!
  • Puffins arrive March time 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 and Gardens, Berwick-upon-Tweed and Barter Books (unique second-hand book shop) are must visits! Take a stunning beach walk and explore the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle, sample delicious crab sandwiches at The Ship Inn, Low Newton
  • We are a 10 minute drive to explore the magnificent castles and stunning beaches that North Northumberland is famous for. Bamburgh, Holy Island of Lindisfarne and the Farne Islands are within a 15 minute drive. Look out for kingfishers at Budle Bay
  • 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.
  • We are on route of the Northumberland Coastal Path, St Oswald's and St Cuthberts Way. A walkers paradise! For those travelling on foot, we have a very good bus service in Belford and we have secure storage for those bringing bicycles.