Post Office House

2 Church Street, Belford, Northumberland, NE70 7LS, England
In the Country, In the Town, Near the Sea, Restorations / Bed & Breakfast
6 Guests
3 Bedrooms
3 Showers

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 secluded garden with a countryside view and resident sheep with gambolling lambs in the Spring. Come and say hello to our adopted hedgehogs (if they are around!)  There is, of course, high speed fibre optic WiFi throughout.

Post Office House suggests

Northumberland is so much more than just a convenient `stop-over’ to and from Scotland.  We are spoilt for choice with beautiful beaches and historic places to visit (too many to list!). Take a boat trip to the Farne Islands to see the puffins and no visit to Northumberland is complete without walking along our stunning coastline with our tranquil, gorgeous beaches, including Bamburgh (voted UK’s Best Seaside Destination). There is so much to see and explore around this often-overlooked part of England. Book a holiday with us to see for yourself ! Read our travel insight here.


Lodge Facilities

  • Building of Historical Interest
  • Free off-street parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
  • Ground Floor Bedroom

Local Amenities

  • Beaches
  • Bird Watching
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Festivals
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Museums & Galleries
  • National Park
  • Nature Reserve, Wildlife Park/Area
  • Places of Historical Interest
  • Sailing
  • Theatre
  • Train Station
  • Walking
  • Water Activities
  • Wild Swimming



RATES 2022  (*excluding New Year)

Ground floor double - *£117 (double occupancy)  *£107 (single occupancy)

Double and Twin - *£120 (double occupancy)   *£110 (single occupancy)

Minimum two-nights (November to April); Minimum three-nights (May to October).

Two-nights from April to October may be available, if there is a gap is left between reservations.  One-night stays (throughout the year) are not accepted, unless we have a gap left between bookings. If your chosen dates do not show availability online, then please contact us directly.

We regret no dogs (except assistance dogs).  We pride ourselves on relaxation and comfort, together with a peaceful stay for our guests, we are an adult only Lodge therefore do not allow any persons under the age of 18 years.

Sorry, no group bookings for all three rooms accepted (six guests in one party group) or reservations for wedding/party guests (we are not geared up for this purpose). We will accommodate a group booking of up to four people only.

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.



Post 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 is four miles to the glorious beaches and Bamburgh Castle, rated the best seaside destination in the UK for 2021 and 2022 by the leading consumer magazine Which. The Cheviots are close by and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne is just offshore, reached by causeway at low tide which you can drive over. 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) or Edinburgh (1 hr, 3o mins).  Belford is also on a good bus route to all major towns, with direct routes to Newcastle, Alnwick, Morpeth, Berwick-upon-Tweed and Berwick station (Arriva X15).  The Arriva X18 route covers the coast route 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

"Amazing breakfast & very friendly, thank you"
Grant & May, Argyll - February 2022

"Wonderful stay, Claire & Simon go the extra mile - thank you"
Grant & Vanessa, East Sussex - June 2022

"Excellent!! Lovely, welcoming hosts, superb breakfast and accommodation"
Peter & Pauline, Norfolk - July 2022


TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice (formerly Certificate of Excellence) 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021; 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; Explore England 2021 Magazine 'Guide to North East'; BBC Countryfile Magazine (Discover Northumberland) - January 2022; Explore England Magazine (North East Places to Stay )2022


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 Assistant Technical 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.

Post Office House bed and breakfast, Belford, Northumberland
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