Post Office House

UK England North East England Northumberland Belford

01668 219 622   2 Church Street, Belford, Northumberland NE70 7LS

  • 3 Guest Rooms
  • Luxury B&B
A luxury boutique B&B in a superb North Northumberland location
It would be hard to find a better location from which to explore the multiple delights of Northumberland than the charming small town of Belford. Midway between Alnwick and the Scottish border, close to the coast and also within easy reach of the national park a little further inland, it's a perfect spot, and the good news too that you can stay at Post Office House, an elegant boutique B&B right in the heart of the town's tiny centre.

Rated as one of the top 15 B&Bs in Northumberland, Post Office House is run by Simon and Claire, who moved here and refurbished the place in 2016. The building is, as you might have gathered, an old post office, and was purpose-built as such at the end of the 19th century. It had its own sorting office and telegraph facilities and also served as the postmaster's residence, so has lent itself well to its transformation into a very comfortable B&B, with airy, good-sized rooms, one of which used to be the village shop. It also has a lovely garden which is available for the use of guests.

They have three guest rooms – Berwick, Coquet and Longstone. Berwick is a cosy ground floor room with a double bed overlooking the rear courtyard; Coquet, on the floor above, is lighter and more spacious and has a king-size bed, with views of the courtyard and garden and the countryside beyond; while Longstone, also on the first floor, is a lovely light room with twin beds.  All three rooms are beautifully furnished in an antique Victorian style, with elegant beds and good linen, but they also have all the modern amenities you need – wifi and Smart TVs, tea and coffee-making facilities (including Nespresso machines), complimentary mineral water, eco-fridges with fresh milk, blackout curtains and enough space for separate seating areas and coffee tables. They all have en-suite bathrooms with walk-in power showers, heated towel rails and Scottish Fine Soap Company toiletries.

As for breakfast, Simon is former chef and makes sure everyone is well set up not only for a day's exploring not only in and around Belford but also North Northumberland in general – indeed there's so much to do, we're getting jealous just thinking about it! The glorious Northumberland coast and in particular the Holy Island of Lindisfarne are a short drive away, as is the magnificently sited Bamburgh Castle and the glorious Farne Islands, which you can reach via the small harbourside town of Seahouses. Consider, too a short trip south to see the fabulous town, gardens and castle a short drive south at Alnwick, famous for its role in the Harry Potter movies.



Three individually designed bedrooms, all sympathetically decorated to reflect the Victorian period of the building, with original features, high ceilings, chandeliers and sumptuous black-out curtains.  Each room has wooden shutters for added privacy. Modern facilities are at your disposal such as Smart TV's, complimentary WiFi, USB socket points, full hospitality tray and Nespresso coffee machines.  All rooms are en-suite with showers, heated towel rails, large luxurious bath sheets and bathrobes.  There is one ground floor double, with the other two rooms (twin and king-size double) located on the first floor. There is a secluded private garden with picnic table and seating areas to enjoy a take-away alfresco meal or to just relax with a chilled glass of wine.  Private on-site parking and street parking available.  A wide range cooked breakfast choices using Northumbrian produce, sourced from local producers and suppliers, will set you up for the day.

Suitable For

Post Office House is perfect for couples; mother and daughter/friends' time away and romantic/quiet breaks.  We are also ideal for walkers, cyclists, artists and photographers or just to wind down with quality time to celebrate a special occasion.  We are perfect for sole travellers and offer single occupancy in all our rooms.  We are a small bed and breakfast in beautiful North Northumberland where guests come for relaxation, comfort and quiet breaks away, therefore we are not suitable for nightlife seekers, large groups or guests attending weddings and other large celebration functions.  We are sorry but no pets allowed.  Adult only (no persons under 21 years).


Belford is ideally located, four miles from the UK Seaside Destination, Bamburgh with its magnificent castle.  Post Office House is on the walking routes of St Cuthberts and St Oswald's Way, together with the Northumberland Coastal Path and various cycling routes. Farne Islands with their colonies of beautiful sea birds including puffins, terns and Grey Seals where boat trips sail around the islands. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is 15 minute drive by car and accessible in low tide (it is essential that crossing times are checked PRIOR to making a journey).  The dramatic, stunning Northumberland coastline with Embleton Bay and Dunstanburgh Castle are a 15 minute journey, by car or bus. England's most northerly town, Berwick-upon-Tweed and Alnwick with  (pronounced Annick) are 15 miles in both directions from Post Office House. 

Food & Drink

Black Swan, Belford (traditional pub with good ales with a friendly welcome); The Potted Lobster in Bamburgh for fish and seafood foodies; Lord Crewe, Bamburgh; The White Swan, Warenford, one of our favourites (Modern British cuisine, emphasis on local produce); Pack Horse at Ellingham; The Apple Inn, Lucker; St Aidans Bistro, Seahouses (lovely views over to the Farne Islands) or there is the Ship Inn, Low Newton for fantastic views of the sea in the most delightful location, they also do fantastic crab sandwiches!  This wonderful pub is family run and also has a micro-brewery.  Further inland is the Percy Arms, Chatton; Jolly Fisherman, Craster; The Black Bull, Lowick and Milan Italian restaurant in Wooler.


Open all year.


From £117 to £120 per night (double occupancy), including breakfast.  £107- £110 (single occupancy). Single nights (only available if gaps left between bookings) - £10 surcharge per room in addition to rack rate.

The Owner Says

Post Office House was, as the name suggests, the former village post office, telephone exchange and postmaster's residence until 2014.  Post Office House was fully refurbished into a luxurious, quality bed and breakfast by ourselves in 2016.  We offer a personal `home from home' experience, together with excellent hospitality.  Post Office House is perfectly located in Belford, which is minutes off the A1, close to Bamburgh and the beautiful Northumberland Coast. 

Social Distancing Measures

We are continuing to wear face coverings when checking guests in and serving breakfasts and will leave it to the guests' discretion if they would prefer to wear a mask. We operate staggered breakfast times for each set of guests, with two sittings at 8 am and 9 am.  This is essential on full capacity as we only have two tables in our breakfast room. With three different sets of guests staying, one table has to be cleaned and re-laid for the third set of guests. Different times can be catered for if a group of three or four are staying with us (can be seated at the same table) or if we are not fully booked, where we are able to be more flexible on times.  We will not be returning to shared buffet areas and our large communal table.  This also applies to daily housekeeping, we no longer housekeep on three or less nights.  Four plus nights, we will ask if guests would like housekeeping done halfway through stay and a change of towels/linen.


Contact Website  01668 219 622  Post Office House, 2 Church Street, Belford, Northumberland NE70 7LS

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Getting There

Approaching from the south on A1, 2 miles after Purdy Lodge services turn left onto the B6349.  Follow the old Great North Road into the centre of the village. Past the market cross with St Mary’s Church on your left, and Post Office House is the tall Victorian building in front of the red pillar box on the right hand side. From the north on the A1, take a right turn, signposted Detchant and Middleton, and follow this for a mile. Post Office House is at the bottom of North Bank on the left, opposite St Mary's Church. 

Nearest rail stations are Berwick-upon-Tweed and Alnmouth on the East Coast Main Line, with direct trains from Kings Cross, Doncaster, Newark, York, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Edinburgh.  There is also an excellent direct bus service from Newcastle, Alnwick and Berwick station (X15/X18) which comes straight into Belford, with bus stops metres away from Post Office House.  Coastal route bus service X18, direct from Belford.  If travelling to Alnmouth station, take the X20 and change at Alnwick for the direct X15 into Belford. 


  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Adults only
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Rated ★★★★★ over 1 reviews


Great B&B!

Stayed at The Old Post Office and couldn’t believe how charming and comfortable the experience was. Claire and Simon have created a gorgeous environment with great deal of attention to detail. The breakfast was delicious and it was the most perfect place to stay in for exploring Northumberland.
Aug 4, 2021 by Marie-Claire

Response from Post Office House

What a lovely review, Marie-Claire and delighted you both enjoyed your stay with us.  It was a pleasure to meet you both and do hope we may see you again sometime in the future...for a longer break in Northumberland.  Still so much for you to explore and visit!  With best wishes Claire and Simon

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