Experience world-class service at Market Cross Guest House

With free parking either directly outside of the property or within 10m, Market Cross Guest House also features a peaceful garden, with an enclosed courtyard for sunny days. Free WiFi is accessible throughout. Breakfast is served in the dining room, and is a choice of traditional Northumbrian, made with local ingredients including sausages and kippers, or alternative options such as homemade baked beans on toast or blueberry pancakes. There are always fresh seasonal fruits and other home made things for guests to try. The charming rooms at Market Cross are traditionally furnished. Each also comes with a flat-screen TV, DAB radio facilities for making tea and coffee, and a bathroom with bathrobes and toiletries. Double rooms also have an iPod dock. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is just 15 minutes' drive away and Alnwick Castle and Gardens can be reached after a 20-minute drive. Bamburgh with its castle and beaches is a 5-minute car journey away. Newcastle city centre can be reached in an hour by car. Market Cross is 15 minutes' drive from Seahouses.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free


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Room type
Number of guests
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Belford
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  • Robert
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Quiet location, but within easy access of Bamburgh/Lindisfarne. Clean and comfortable. Very friendly hosts. Excellent breakfast with home made/locally sourced produce.
  • Joanne
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Really enjoyed our stay at market cross guest house. Amanda and Steve were lovely and very welcoming. The food was outstanding. We stayed in the blue room with it having a bath which was extra nice. Cant wait to go again. Would highly recommend.
  • Sharon
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Everything, Steve & Amanda were fantastic host's,B & B is lovely & clean .Small touches like homemade cake, biscuits & drinks topped up everyday.Bathrobes and fluffy white towel's. Food was fantastic Amanda makes all her own yogurt's,bread and...

Hosted by Steve and Amanda White

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Host review score
Steve and Amanda White
Market Cross Guest House is the winner of the Gold Award "Best B&B in Northumberland 2023, 2022 and Bronze in 2020. With 4 individual rooms, each subtly decorated around a colour theme Market Cross is a place to relax and enjoy your stay. With king size beds, comfortable mattresses and crisp linen you will sleep well and be ready to make the most of your day in the local area. There are large screen LED Smart TVs with Netflix and Amazon for you to watch all your favourite shows. Nespresso coffee machines, soft bath sheets, toiletries from The White Company and homemade sweet treats in every room. We have sourced local artwork for each room as this is an area with a wealth of artistic talent. Our food is sourced as locally as possible right down to the watermill producing the flour for our homemade bread. Our jams, marmalades and other preserves are all made by us as is the muesli granola and even our baked beans. Our breakfasts are cooked to order and we cater for as many dietary requirements and life choices as possible. We always try to only use seasonal, British fruit where possible. We offer a slice of homemade cake on arrival and fresh milk for tea/coffee to help you relax and begin your stay.
Following a successful career with British Airways Amanda retrained as a chef and has worked at such places as Swinton Park cookery school and Middleton Lodge in North Yorkshire. Running a Guest House has always been her ambition and Market Cross benefits not only from her skills in the kitchen but also her eye for design. Steve comes from a background of logistics and Health and Safety on the British railway network and never expected to be running a Guest House. Unexpectedly, he loves it and is responsible for front of house as well as the background work. He also looks after the garden and is chief washer up.
Belford is a small friendly village near the coast of North Northumberland. Surrounded by the major attractions of the area Belford is the ideal place to base yourself to explore the stunning locations of this part of Northumberland. Bamburgh Castle, Lindesfarne Island, The Farne Islands, Warkworth and Alnwick Castles and Historic Berwick are all within easy reach from Market Cross Guest House. There is something for everyone in the area from excellent walking routes to historic houses and castles. Alnwick of course has the ultimate Harry Potter connection as it was the film set for the first two films. An ideal day out for kids big and small.
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings

Facilities of Market Cross Guest House
Great facilities! Review score, 9.8

Most popular facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Packed lunches
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules
Market Cross Guest House takes special requests - add in the next step!

From 16:00 to 18:00
You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
Until 10:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 10 years are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Pets are not allowed.
Accepted payment methods
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please inform Market Cross Guest House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

FAQs about Market Cross Guest House

  • Market Cross Guest House is 350 yards from the centre of Belford. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Market Cross Guest House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Fishing

  • Room options at Market Cross Guest House include:

    • Double
    • Twin

  • The prices at Market Cross Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Guests staying at Market Cross Guest House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free

  • Check-in at Market Cross Guest House is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:00.