The Old Post Office

Mitford near Morpeth, Northumberland (Ref. 12149)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • A TripAdvisor Member
    September 2014
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    “Even better than we expected. A lovely Cottage.”
    We rented this cottage as a short stay when we came up to Newcastle to do the Great North Run.
    We rented this cottage as a short stay when we came up to Newcastle to do the Great North Run. The cottage is absolutely lovely. Clean, spacious and comfortable. We could not have asked for a nicer place to stay in. Highly recommended.


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A delightful detached former Post Office in the picturesque village of Mitford near Morpeth.

This Mitford cottage combines modern decor with classic character features such as exposed wooden beams, cast iron fireplace and the original stone water fountain.

The latter, known as the font, dates back to 1877, and was an old drinking fountain and horse trough built into the front wall of the property, believed to be the site of a holy well associated with St. Cuthbert.

This cottage in Mitford has a sitting room with an open fire, so you can be warm and cosy after exploring the local area.

There is also a fitted kitchen with dining area, three good-sized bedrooms plus a family bathroom, making it perfect for a family getaway to Northumberland.

The enclosed lawned garden to the rear of this Mitford cottage is a perfect spot to relax in, whilst enjoying a cup of tea or a glass of wine.

There are some beautiful walks and cycle routes from the doorstep of this Mitford cottage, ideal for those wanting to explore the area and some great quality restaurants nearby.

A short drive from your Mitford cottage will bring you to some of Northumberland's finest coastlines, both north and south, with endless miles of sandy beaches for swimming or watersports.

The whole family will be catered for in this stunning area, with historical castles, Roman fortifications and beautiful gardens all within easy reach.

This holiday cottage in Mitford will ensure all holidaymakers have an interesting and relaxing break in this unspoilt county.


Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with open fire. Games room with snooker table.


  • Oil central heating with open fire in sitting room
  • Electric range cooker with gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, radio, iPod dock, WiFi, telephone (incoming calls), selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car plus garage for 1 car (shared driveway must be kept clear at all times)
  • Lawned garden to front and rear with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 2.5 miles
  • Note: There is limited mobile phone reception in this area.

About the location


Morpeth 2.5 miles; Pegswood 4 miles.

The picturesque village of Mitford sits at the heart of rural Northumberland, between the Cheviots and the coast. The name “Mitford” means a place between two rivers and provides access to a range of scenic walks and cycle routes. To the west of the village lies Mitford Hall, once home to the famous Mitford sisters and the village is also home to one of the oldest cricket clubs in Northumberland. The busy market town of Morpeth is just over 2 miles away offering the remains of an historic castle, lovely parks, riverside walks, ancient architecture and churches and a bagpipe museum. Morpeth also has a swimming pool and golf club. Mitford is ideal for visiting surrounding attractions such as Druridge Bay to the east, with miles of golden sands, the vibrant city of Newcastle to the south, Alnwick to the north, with its castle and gardens and the National Trust's Wallington Hall to the west. There is also access to the Simonside and Cheviot Hills, with good walking amidst beautiful countryside, while Hadrian's Wall and Lindisfarne are an easy drive away.

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