Post Office House Bed & Breakfast

Overview

Overview

Post Office House is a small, privately owned and run bed and breakfast located in Belford, a mere stone's throw-away from major attractions such as Bamburgh, with its' wow factor castle and beautiful beach; Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Barter Books; Holy Island of Lindisfarne; Farne Islands and Longstone Island with the famous puffins and Grace Darling connection....just to mention a few!  We are perfectly situated between Alnwick and Berwick-upon-Tweed and just 2 minutes off the A1. Walker, bicycle and motorcycle friendly, where we have secure storage facilities for bicycles and secure, level parking for motorcyclists.

Due to COVID-19 we are opening on reduced capacity of two rooms; our ground floor and our twin or double room upstairs which can be booked online.  Guests who are in a household bubble can book all three rooms or the two rooms upstairs if required.  However availability for bubble bookings and three rooms will not show up online so if you have an enquiry for such, please either email or telephone us.  Our Covid-19 information is shown on our own website, under `Safety for our Guests' page. 

Post Office House is Four Star Gold awarded by the AA, with a breakfast award, both of which we have proudly retained every year since opening in 2016. We have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor two years running (2018 and 2019), a member of Sawdays Special Places to Stay and more recently been accepted as a member of Wolsey Lodges, an exclusive member-based accommodation provider.  Please do check out our guest comments on the home page of our website and our TripAdvisor reviews to see the feedback guests have left (please book directly with us though, rather than going through TripAdvisor - thank you!!)

Our characteristic, unique Victorian building is Grade II Listed and has a fascinating history.  It housed the former post office, shop and National Girobank facilities up until 2014.  It was purposely built to house the post office, sorting office, Postmaster's family residence and in later years, the telephone exchange.  We have fully renovated and sympathetically restored Post Office House into a comfortable, elegant and luxurious place to stay where guests can experience a personal service, quality and comfortable rooms and of course, an excellent breakfast, made using locally sourced products and our delicious homemade preserves.

Our three elegant and individually designed rooms are appointed to a high standard with luxury white cotton bedding, gorgeous fluffy towels, bathrobes and Scottish Fine Soap Company toiletries. In addition, our facilities also include complimentary WiFi, private off-street parking for three cars (one space per room), Nespresso coffee machines, a very generous hospitality tray with teas and hot chocolate from Ringtons, Smart TV's in each room (all with Netflix and Amazon, by own log-in only) and many more little extras!  All our bedrooms have en-suite facilities with power showers.  In the summer months, guests can also enjoy sitting out in our lovely secluded garden with views across the open fields and our very cute resident sheep!

We have a ground floor double bedroom which is suitable for those with walking difficulties but NOT wheelchair accessible.

Our award-winning breakfasts are freshly cooked-to-order, using quality, local produce including the famous Craster Kippers and `Bamburgh Banger' sausages from Carters in Bamburgh. Guests are asked to choose from our cooked menu the night before, along with their preferred time from four slots between 8 am and 9.30 am in order to serve it freshly cooked-to-order.  In addition to the cooked variety, is our homemade muesli and other cereals, a platter of fresh, seasonal fruits, natural yoghurt, fruit juices and toast. Marmalade and jams are made on our premises. We are also members of `Produced in Northumberland’, a scheme set up to promote the regions' local producers and suppliers.

We can cater for gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and any other special diets, by advance notice.  Please contact us with requirements.

Our Romantic/Celebration Packages are available to celebrate a special occasion such as a mini/honeymoon or anniversary, by prior arrangement, where we are happy to put *Champagne/Prosecco, flowers, chocolates in your room.  *Prices on request

Check-in: Between 4 pm and 6 pm. 

Check-out: No later than 10.30 am

Sorry, no pets or children under 15 years.  We have no capacity for extra beds in any of our rooms. IMPORTANT NOTICE: No stag/hen/wedding bookings or divers. 

We regrettably cannot accommodate wheelchairs or mobility scooters due to the historic fabric of the building.

 

 

Access information

Guest accommodation entrance for Post Office House is at the rear of the property. This is accessed via the gravelled driveway immediately to the left of the red pillar box outside the premises.  There are three car parking spaces, outlined with white identification lines.

Guest entrance is the door facing the car park.  One ground floor room and two rooms on the first floor, accessed by a wide staircase.

 

Road directions

From A1 north, Belford is located 2 miles north of Purdy Lodge service station.  Take the B6349 signposted to Belford. Follow the road into the village, past the market cross and we are located opposite St Mary's Church. We are the tall Victorian building with the red post box outside and gold post horn sign on the outside.

From A1 south, Belford is approximately 5 miles south of Haggerston Castle. Take the turning for Detchant and Middleton on your right (old A1).  Belford is 2 miles along this route.  We are located at the bottom of North Bank with the red post box outside on the left hand side. Look out for the house with the huge chimney stack!

Public transport

We have an excellent bus service in Belford, serving our small towns, villages, larger towns and cities, with direct services to Berwick, Alnwick, Morpeth and Newcastle.  The X18 travels a scenic route taking in spectacular views of Northumberland’s stunning coastline and quaint villages, whilst the more direct X15 will take you straight to either Berwick, Morpeth or Newcastle. The bus stop points; both north and south are within seconds of our front door.

Train stations: Berwick (15 miles north) and Alnmouth (3 miles east of Alnwick). 

Awards

Produced in Northumberland AA Gold Breakfast Award 2019 AA Gold Star Award

Room information for Post Office House Bed & Breakfast

Type Qty Capacity Guide price
Double ensuite room
(Coquet (Luxury double))
1 2
£105.00
B&B per room per night
(£89.00 single occupancy)
Min: £99.00 - Max: £109.00
Twin ensuite room
(Longstone (Superior twin))
1 2
£105.00
B&B per room per night
(£85.00 single occupancy)
Min: £99.00 - Max: £109.00
Double ensuite room
(Berwick (Ground floor double))
1 2
£105.00
B&B per room per night
(£89.00 single occupancy)
Min: £99.00 - Max: £109.00
Total capacity: 6

TARIFF 2020 (1st April - 31st October)

£105  (double occupancy)

£90 - 95 (single occupancy)

(1st November 2020 - 31st March 2021)

*£99  (double occupancy) 

*£85 - £99  (single occupancy)

*Excludes Christmas and Christmas week period

Minimum three night stay in High Season and two-nights in Low Season.  Sorry but one-night stays are not accepted in High Season

Special offers

Money off your stay   Multiple Nights Special

Looking for a staycation after lockdown?  We are offering 5% discount on seven or more consecutive nights booked, giving you the perfect opportunity to explore all the special places our beautiful Northumberland has to offer.

Double and single occupancy only.  Available all week. Other offers are not valid with this promotion.  Reservations can be made via our secure booking system on www.postofficehouse.com  Direct bookings only to qualify for the discount. 

Ground floor bedrooms at Post Office House Bed & Breakfast Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Ground floor bedrooms Suitable for those with walking difficulties. Not wheelchair accessible
Food shop at Post Office House Bed & Breakfast Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Food shop nearby
Tea / coffee facilities at Post Office House Bed & Breakfast Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Tea / Coffee facilities
Historic/arcitectural interest at Post Office House Bed & Breakfast Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Historic/architectural interest
Car parking available at Post Office House Bed & Breakfast Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Car parking available
Cycle friendly at Post Office House Bed & Breakfast Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Cycle friendly
Online booking at Post Office House Bed & Breakfast Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Book online
Credit / debit cards accepted at Post Office House Bed & Breakfast Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Credit / debit cards accepted
En-suite at Post Office House Bed & Breakfast Bed & Breakfast Accommodation En-suite
Guest garden at Post Office House Bed & Breakfast Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Garden for guest use
Hairdryer available at Post Office House Bed & Breakfast Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Hairdryer
Log fire / Open fireplace at Post Office House Bed & Breakfast Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Log fire / Open fireplace
Open all year at Post Office House Bed & Breakfast Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Open all year
Special diets catered for at Post Office House Bed & Breakfast Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Special diets catered for
TV available at Post Office House Bed & Breakfast Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Television
Walker friendly at Post Office House Bed & Breakfast Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Walker friendly
WiFi available at Post Office House Bed & Breakfast Bed & Breakfast Accommodation WiFi

A wonderful return visit

tripadvisor
28/07/2020

First time in Northumberland

tripadvisor
02/03/2020

Return to Northumberland & Post Office House

tripadvisor
27/02/2020

Northumberland Jaunt

tripadvisor
31/01/2020

Excellent short stay in beautiful Northumberland

tripadvisor
22/01/2020
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