A luxury guest house in the heart of Northumberland

Market Cross, once part of a Georgian coaching house is now a luxury Bed and Breakfast in the quiet village of Belford. Run by us, Amanda and Steve White since 2012 we have renovated and decorated the house to be warm and welcoming.

With four individual rooms we know we have something for everyone with king size beds and ensuite bathroom or shower rooms our aim is to provide our guests with a relaxed and comfortable stay with great quality service and facilities. From The White Company toiletries and Nespresso machines to the large screen LCD TVs in each room. Our beds and linen are chosen to provide a restful nights sleep so you feel refreshed for the next day of exploring the area. 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?

The quality of our food 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) and the sweet treats in the rooms. If we can make it why would we buy it? We also source as many of our ingredients locally including flour ground at one of the few water powered mills in the country at Heatherslaw and kippers and smoked salmon from Swallows smoke house in Seahouses which has been there since 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 as well as providing a 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 (St Cuthberts Way) and cycling (Coast and Castles and Sandstone Way) and the coast provides many locations for excellent bird watching as well as seals and very often dolphins.

For lovers of history, you will be spoilt for choice by the number of castles and grand houses such as Alnwick Castle, where  the Harry Potter films were made and Bamburgh Castle which was once thew 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 may want to look at the video below. Commissioned by the North Northumberland Tourism Association (NNTA) it shows the beauty of this stunning area and we are sure 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 at the bottom of the page.

Lovely stay and great hospitality…

Ed, Sarah & Beth