Post Office House

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

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 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
  • 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
  • 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

Special offer: Stay with us for three nights or more, between 9th to 31st October and receive 5% discount off your total stay. Use code SWOCT20 to claim discount if booking online

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 3 nights in high season. Children over 15 welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dinner for stays of 3 nights or longer, five courses, £37.50 per person. Pub within 5-minute walk & pubs/restaurants 5 miles.


Nightly price
from £95
Singles £80-£95.
2 Doubles
From £95
1 Twin
From £95



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

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

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Claire Jarmain

  • Grade II listed Victorian Post Office, purpose-built in 1893 and closed in 2014. Previously housed its' own sorting office and telegraph facilities. Join in with interesting, jolly locals at the Black Swan, with a pint of real ale in front of the fire!
  • Puffins arrive in April 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. 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.
  • 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.