A luxury bed and breakfast in the heart of Northumberland

Market Cross, once part of a Georgian coaching house is now a luxury Bed and Breakfast in the village of Belford. Run by us, Amanda and Steve White since 2012 we have decorated the house to be warm and welcoming. Located in North Northumberland we are also close to all the main attractions of the area.

With four individual rooms we know we have something for everyone who expect more from their Bed and Breakfast experience. With king size beds and ensuite bathroom or shower rooms we provide our guests with a relaxed and comfortable stay. We offer great quality service and facilities from the White Company toiletries and Nespresso machines and large screen TVs in each room. Our beds and linen are chosen to provide a restful nights sleep so you feel refreshed for the next day. During the summer our garden provides the ideal relaxing spot to enjoy the evening sun. Maybe with a good book and a glass of wine?

Our food quality is very important to us and we make as much as possible ourselves. From our bread, jams and marmalades to our granola, baked beans. Yes we make our own baked beans! The sweet treats in the rooms are even homemade. Shortbread, cherry flapjacks and the cake on arrival all come out of our own kitchen. If we can make it why would we buy it? We also source as many of our ingredients as we can locally. These include flour ground at one of the few water powered mills in the country at Heatherslaw. Our kippers and smoked salmon are from Swallows smoke house in Seahouses founded in 1843. We even grow our own plums and rhubarb.

Located in North Northumberland and close to the A1, Belford is ideally situated for exploring the local area. Market Cross also provides a great base for travelling further afield. We are surrounded by stunning countryside including the coastal AONB (Area of Outstanding Beauty). We are either on or very close to routes for walking such as St Cuthberts Way and St Aidens Way. There are excellent cycling routes as well. The Coast and Castles and Sandstone Way are just two of them. There is also excellent bird watching as well as seals and there are always dolphins off the Farne Islands.

For lovers of history, you will be spoilt for choice by the number of castles and grand houses in the area. Alnwick Castle, where  the Harry Potter films were made and Bamburgh Castle, once the seat of power in the north. See here for more details of the attractions in the area.

If you have never been to North Northumberland before then you will want to look at the video below. Commissioned by the North Northumberland Tourism Association (NNTA) it shows the beauty of this stunning area. We know that once you’ve seen it you’re going to want to experience it for yourself. You can find out what the NNTA is all about by clicking on The Secret Kingdom logo below.

You will also want to look at our Gallery page. The photographs are from guests who love this area.

Lovely stay and great hospitality…

Ed, Sarah & Beth

Trip Advisor