Post Office House

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. The Post Office 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're well-appointed too, with Krups Nespresso coffee machines, 32" Smart TVs, bathrobes and fine linens. All are ensuite 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 open fire and a selection of real ales. And if you feel like a nightcap each room's hospitality tray includes a bottle of Lindisfarne mead. On chilly mornings the breakfast room is heated by a wood-burning stove and when the weather is kind guests are free to relax in the sheltered courtyard garden with wonderful countryside views. There is, of course, wifi throughout.

The room was so comfortable, brimming with loads of little touches to make it that extra special. Fabulous breakfast and wonderful hosts.

- J Walker -

Your B&B Hosts

Your hosts here are Claire and Simon. Claire looks after the front of house using her first-class degree in Hospitality Management, and her 12 years at Bonhams shows in the elegant decor. Simon draws on his experience as a former chef in a country house hotel and produces excellent breakfasts: even the beans are homemade. Local specialities include Craster Kippers and smoked salmon and freshly-ground coffee from Pilgrims Coffee on Holy Island. Ingredients are fresh and locally sourced, and special diets can always be accommodated if forewarned (please note: special foodstuffs required in addition to our standard menu are an extra cost, charged to your room). They are walker and cyclist friendly: each room has a boot tray and there is secure storage for bicycles and motorcycles.


Post Office House is ideally located between Alnwick and Berwick-on-Tweed, a couple of minutes from the A1. Belford is a lovely little town 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. 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 transport to Newcastle, Alnwick, Morpeth and Berwick-upon-Tweed.


01668 219 622


Open year-round including Christmas and New Year

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Simon and Claire Jarmain
Post Office House
2 Church Street, Belford, Northumberland, NE70 7LS, England

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Tel: 01668 219 622


Prices per room per night, based on two sharing B&B

Low season £90 - £95 (*excluding Christmas and New Year)

High Season (1st April to 31st October) £99 - £105 

Christmas: From £130 per room, per night (double rate) 

From £120 per room, per night (single rate)

Single night supplement, £10

Single occupancy rate £80 - £95

Minimum two-nights. Sorry, no children under 15 or dogs except guide dogs.

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