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Post Office House

North East England Northumberland Belford

  • 3 Guest Rooms
  • Luxury B&B
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.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 2 reviews


Lovely stay at the Post Office B&B

We had a lovely stay recently at the Post Office B&B where we were made very welcome by Simon and Claire who are very friendly and helpful giving us some nice ideas about what to do in the area. The room was lovely and clean and well equipped with plenty of drinks, sugar and fresh milk, also there was a comprehensive information file on local events, places to visit etc that was very useful. Breakfast was very good with fresh local produce nicely cooked and on your plate within minutes of sitting down to eat. A great location near all the main places of interest at Berwick, Bamburgh Castle, Holy Island, Wooler and Seahouses all within easy reach, some lovely walks along the beaches and local countryside. Good local pub with nice food and great atmosphere in the village. We are looking forward to staying there again in the future.

Response from Post Office House

Thank you Mick & Gill, this is a lovely review to read and we are delighted you both enjoyed your stay with us.  We are, indeed, perfectly placed for all the attraction `hot spots' such as Bamburgh, Alnwick and all the beautiful areas on the Northumberland Coast.  Thank you also for the feedback about our guest information.  We aim to provide as much detail as possible about places to visit and explore as we do get many guests who have never been to this part of the world and so pleased you found this helpful.  We very much look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future.  With best wishes Simon and Claire

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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