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. Red pillar box at the door, 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, slippers, 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, marmalade and jams. Pretty garden and heaps to do nearby: unspoilt Northumbrian beaches, Farne Islands, castles, brilliant walks.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • Pub 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 three nights or more, receive final night free in February. Excludes any other offer including repeat guest discount. Book on-line or telephone us for availability. Ends 28th Feb

Booking information

Check in
3pm-6pm in low season, 4pm-6pm, high season
Check out
By 10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights in high season. Children over 15 welcome.
24-26 December.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Packed lunch £5. Pubs/restaurants 5 miles.


Nightly price
from £85
Singles £75-£89.
2 Doubles
From £85
1 Twin
From £85


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
  • Belford is a community hub with the annual Arts Festival held every July, with the best of local artists, craftspeople and photographers and their works. Not forgetting the Vintage Car Show in April and New Years Eve Torch Procession and Fireworks Display
  • Alnwick Castle, home to Harry Potter's Hogwarts, the gardens and Barter Books, brilliant and unique second hand book shop are must visits . Explore the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle and walk to Craster, enjoy a huge crab sandwich at Jolly Fisherman
  • We are ideally located 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.
  • Puffins you will find on the Farne Islands, along with an abundance of other bird life such as terns and guillimots, not forgetting the characteristic Grey Seals. The Cheviot Hills, St Oswald's and St Cuthberts Way are also close by. A walkers paradise!