Autumn Breaks Belford Northumberland

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Autumn is a great time of year for breaks, with the children back at school and the weather still good. Great time to explore the Belford, Alnwick, Berwick and the rest of Northumberland

Simon and Claire welcome you to their home at Post Office House in Belford, a AA Four-Star Gold bed and breakfast. Post Office House has been extensively refurbished into a quality accommodation establishment, where guests can experience comfort and relaxation in our elegant Grade II Listed Victorian home.

Claire looks after Front-of-House and Simon, a former Assistant Head Chef, prepares and cooks delicious breakfasts, made from a wide range of high quality, locally sourced produce.  We offer our guests a personal `home-from-home’ experience with excellent hospitality to match.

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We are ideally located between Alnwick and Berwick-upon-Tweed and a couple of minutes drive off the A1. The stunning coastline and sandy beaches of Bamburgh and Budle Bay are within a ten minute drive. The award-winning Embleton beach and Dunstanburgh Castle are 15 miles away.  Belford is perfectly situated to explore the extensive and diverse range of attractions Northumberland has to offer, including the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Farne Islands, Cheviot Hills and the many famous castles such as Alnwick, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Chillingham (just to name a few!)  The Scottish Borders are only 15 miles from us and Edinburgh a 40 minute journey by train.

We have private off-street parking for three cars and complimentary WiFi. Our guests are welcome to use our quiet secluded garden, to relax with a book or a glass of wine in the summer months, overlooking open fields and our lovely resident sheep!

Walkers, Cyclists and Overseas Guests

We are walker and cyclist friendly and each room is equipped with boot trays. We have maps for guests to borrow during your stay with us. There is secure storage for bicycles and motorcyclists including drying area/facilities and areas to store helmets.


For those planning to explore the area on foot, we have an excellent bus service in Belford, serving our small towns, villages, larger towns and cities, with services to Berwick, Alnwick, Morpeth and Newcastle.  The X18 travels a scenic route taking in spectacular views of North Northumberland’s stunning coastline and quaint fishing villages, whilst the more direct X15 will take you straight to either Berwick, Alnwick or Newcastle. The bus stop points; both north and south are within seconds of our front door.  Buses also go to Holy Island which run alongside the Arriva X18.

The Lindisfarne Hopper is a daily small bus shuttle from the mainland to Holy Island which runs from April through to October.  Timetables for Arriva X18/X15 routes and Holy Island Shuttle Bus can be found at:

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If you love abit retail therapy, we are within easy reach of the cultural and cosmopolitan city of Edinburgh. We are only a 40 minute train journey with regular, direct trains from Berwick. The bustling, historical city of Newcastle-upon–Tyne with its art galleries, museums and famous quayside landmarks such as The Baltic and Tyne Bridge, are within an hours’ drive. Newcastle is also accessible by direct buses from Belford and by train from Alnmouth or Berwick. Please ask us for further details and timetables.

If travelling by aeroplane, our nearest airports are Newcastle International Airport (45 minutes by car or taxi) or Edinburgh (75 miles).  All UK Airports Taxi Service (Mark Haswell – 07850 331392)  £65 from Newcastle Airport to Belford or there is a car hire service.

If travelling by train to Berwick and require a hire car, contact East Coast Rental (Tel: 01289 307611 or email:


Our breakfast room was formerly the kitchen in Victorian/early 20th Century times, retaining the original sandstone surround for the former cooking range, now housing a cosy Jøtul wood burning stove, lit in the colder months.

Our award-winning breakfasts include a diverse range to suit all palates including vegetarians. Quality, locally sourced produce is used on our menu.  We are very proud to be members of the Produced in Northumberland accredited scheme. In addition to our cooked variety, we provide freshly prepared fruit, natural yoghurt, homemade muesli, cereals, toast and our own homemade preserves. We serve a selection of Ringtons teas/herbal teas or `Daily Bread’ roasted and freshly-ground coffee, from Pilgrims Coffee on Holy Island.

Breakfast is served at one communal table, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. *Guests have a choice of cooked breakfast times served at 8.00, 8.30, 9.00 and 9.30 am. We ask that your breakfast and chosen time is pre-ordered the night before to ensure that it is served freshly-cooked-to-order and to your exact requirements.

We grow most of our own herbs and nasturtiums; these colourful edible flowers and peppery leaves are used to decorate our breakfast dishes and are edible too! Our own homemade soda bread is also available by prior notice.  This can be put in the special instructions if booking online or mention this if telephoning.

*We do not normally serve breakfasts earlier than 8.00 am. If you require an early start, then arrangements as such must be discussed with us PRIOR to making a reservation, please. 

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