First class delivery on the Northumberland coast
There’s not much good that comes out of post office closures, but this unique B&B is an exception. Grade II Listed Post Office House in Belford has been beautifully repurposed as an elegant and welcoming home from home just off the A1 and within easy reach of the glorious beaches and castles of North Northumberland.
There are three guest bedrooms here, sympathetically restored to reflect the Victorian period and the former role of the building. Unlike most Wolsey Lodges there is no separate living area for guests downstairs, but all guest bedrooms are large enough to accommodate armchairs so you can relax in your room. They are well-appointed too, with Krups Nespresso coffee machines, 32″ Smart TVs, large fluffy towels, bathrobes and fine linens. All are en-suite with walk-in power showers, heated towel rails and Scottish Fine Soap Company toiletries.
Rooms are quiet and relaxing, with sumptuous blackout curtains supplemented, in all three rooms, by wooden shutters. Next door but one there is a traditional, very welcoming pub with a wonderful stove and a selection of real ales. On chilly mornings the breakfast room is heated by a wood-burning Jotul stove and when the weather is kind guests are free to relax in the sheltered courtyard garden with countryside views and our lovely resident sheep and say hello to our adopted hedgehogs! There is, of course, high speed fibre optic WiFi throughout.
Post Office House suggests
Post Office House will continue to operate two breakfast times at 8 am and 9 am and separate tables for each set of guests. Bookings can be made, either by making a reservation online or by giving them a call. Please contact Post Office House directly for group reservations (please note; no more than a group of four accepted)
Post Office House is also open every year for the *Festive period;
Three-night Christmas Package; Arrival Christmas Eve, depart 27th December. * We are sorry but closed for Christmas 2021. New Year three-night stay; Arrival 30th December (High Season rates apply)
There is so much to see and explore around this often-overlooked part of England. Read more here.
- Building of Historical Interest
- Free off-street parking
- Free Wifi
- Ground Floor Bedroom
- Bird Watching
- Museums & Galleries
- National Park
- Nature Reserve, Wildlife Park/Area
- Places of Historical Interest
- Train Station
- Water Activities
PricingRATES *2021/2022 Per room, per night: November - March (*excluding Christmas week and New Year) *Double - £107; *Single occupancy - £97 April - October: Ground floor double - £117 (double occupancy) £107 (single occupancy) Double and Twin - £120 (double occupancy) £110 (single occupancy) Minimum 2 nights (November to March); Minimum 3 nights (April to October); We are sorry but one night stays are not available. We regret no dogs (except assistance dogs). Adult-only, therefore no under 18 years. Special diets catered for: Vegan/Gluten/Dairy-free/coeliac. We offer a separate bespoke menu for Vegans, extra at £5 per day (sample menu can be found on our website). Advance notice is required for dietary requirements, please inform us on reservation.
LocationPost Office House is ideally located between Alnwick and Berwick-on-Tweed, a couple of minutes from the A1. Belford is a lovely little village and there's a great pub almost next door, but the major attractions are a few minutes away by car. It's four miles to the glorious beaches and Bamburgh Castle, the Cheviots are close by and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne are just offshore, reached by causeway at low tide which you can drive over. We have the most beautiful, stunning and unspolit beaches in North Northumberland; Bamburgh, Budle Bay, Ross Back Sands, Beadnell and Embleton, just to name a few - all of which you can swim in, if you are brave enough (the North Sea is quite cold!) and if the weather is hot. Head south for Alnwick Castle, Alnwick Gardens and Barter Books; the award-winning Embleton Beach and Dunstanburgh Castle, or go 15 miles north and you're in the Scottish Borders. Even the city of Edinburgh is easily reached: a direct train from Berwick covers the 70 miles in 40 minutes. The nearest airport is Newcastle, 45 minutes' drive away, and Post Office House has parking for three cars. Belford is also on a bus route to all major towns such as direct routes to Newcastle, Alnwick, Morpeth and Berwick-upon-Tweed and Berwick station. The X18 route covers the Coast including Bamburgh, Seahouses, Beadnell and Craster so you can leave the car behind and be environmentally friendly at the same time!
"The room was so comfortable, brimming with loads of little touches to make it that extra special. Fabulous breakfast and wonderful hosts." J Walker, Yorkshire - Jan 2020"Wonderful! We were looked after with great care and warm hospitality." Peter & Liz, London - Oct 2020 "A lovely stay in a restful place and excellent breakfasts" Jim & Maggie, South Derbyshire - August 2021 "Lovely place, great hospitality. Thank you!" Adam & Pam, Kent - September 2021 "Wonderful hosts. Thanks" Colin & Jackie, Aberdeen - October 2021
AccreditationsAA Bed & Breakfast Four-Star Gold Award 2020; TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2020 and 2021; TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Certificate of Excellence 2018 & 2019; Listed in the Top 15 B&B's in Northumberland (as reported by Northumberland Gazette, June 2020); Sunday Telegraph 'Travel on Sunday' (North East Guide) - June 2021
Simon & Claire
- Bio : Your hosts here are Simon and Claire who also live on-site. Claire looks after the Front-of-House, using her first-class degree in Hospitality Management, her 12 years at Bonhams and 5 years at Swinton Park, a luxury castle hotel, shows in the elegant decor. Simon draws on his experience as a former chef in a country house hotel and more recently a Quality Assurance Manager in Food Manufacturing and produces excellent breakfasts: even the beans are homemade. Local specialities include Craster Kippers, smoked salmon and freshly-ground coffee from Pilgrims Roastery on Holy Island. Ingredients are fresh and locally sourced. Special diets can always be accommodated but by advance notice only. Please note: For Vegans, Post Office House provide a separate bespoke menu which is extra at £5 per room, per day. They are walker and cyclist friendly: each room has a boot tray and there is secure storage for bicycles and motorcycles.