St. Cuthbert's House

northumbrian bed and breakfast

A unique and beautiful place

A unique and beautiful place

to make your 'time away' memorable

Welcome indeed...

Welcome indeed...

come, and be restored.

Your gorgeous, enormous bed

Your gorgeous, enormous bed

so comfortable, some guests go buy one!

Precious time to yourself...

Precious time to yourself...

to relax and unwind, in beautiful surroundings.

Explore, relax, snooze...

Explore, relax, snooze...

go out, or stay in...

Best B&B in England 2014.

Best B&B in England 2014.

Independently judged as the best of the best.

Always a warm welcome

Always a warm welcome

and a haven at the end of a long day

Imposing beauty...

Imposing beauty...

built on history and tradition.

Where history shapes the present

Where history shapes the present

by 'building the new on foundations of old'.

Gorgeous local food

Gorgeous local food

beautifully and elegantly presented.

Historic elegance meets modern luxury...

Historic elegance meets modern luxury...

a restoration with integrity.

Treat yourself...

Treat yourself...

you deserve the best.

Award-winning B&B in Seahouses, Northumberland

Gold-medal winner at the VisitEngland National Awards 2014!
'England's Best B&B 2014'

Come and experience the beautiful Northumberland Coast from this unique and stunning renovation; luxury B&B in a 200-year-old former chapel in Seahouses

  • St Cuthbert's House went instantly to the top of my 'best-ever B&B's' list. I would describe it as a luxury small hotel with a family feel, but that might not fit on the signs!

    Clare Balding, in her book 'Walking Home'

  • What a gorgeous place.  We've enjoyed your hospitality and kindness so much. We'll recommend St Cuthbert's House wholeheartedly.
    Gordon & Anne, June 18 2016

  • Wonderful... such kindness and thoughtfulness is worth a great deal. We'll be back.
    Petra & Michael, June 1 2016

  • Great rooms, fabulous food, and the best hosts you could wish for.  We're back again next week - hurrah!
    Glenn & Jane June 7 2016

  • Excellent... we will definitely be returning here
    Pauline & Steve, June 18 2016

  • Our visits here are always special.  We leave relaxed, refreshed and renewed.  We treasure such quality time here. Thank you so much.
    Dilys & Gerald, July 4 2016

  • Fantastic 'extras', like a great hairdryer - not the usual 'hotel' type which takes forever to dry your hair. We had everything we could possibly need, or want - fabulous!
    Janet & John, May 15 2016

  • You strike a perfect balance at St Cuthbert`s House by incorporating the comfort and style of a first class hotel into the cosy informality of a five star bed and breakfast.  It was like staying with friends...
    Roger & Ingrid, April 27 2016

  • Thanks for another wonderful break here.  This is the perfect haven - peaceful, relaxing, friendly... we'll be back!
    Mary & Jim April 30 2016

  • We've run out of superlatives...
    Richard & Alicia, April 25 2016

  • We loved the superb mattress, the super-king size bed, and the blackout curtains!
    Tim & Sarah, May 1 2016

  • St. Cuthberts House is, without doubt, one of the best Bed & Breakfast experiences that you are ever likely to experience. The place is, quite frankly, faultless.
    Ron & Nicole, April 7 2016

  • The St Cuthbert's Way is not only a Northumbrian footpath, it is 'The Way' to run the perfect B&B - as practised by your hosts, Jeff & Jill.  With world-class communication before, during and after your stay, and an unrivalled attention to detail from the minute you arrive, this is the way to keep guests wanting more of the same.
    Steve & Elaine, March 29 2016

  • Wow, Jill & Jeff... the warmest of welcomes, every little thing carefully considered, and that fine line betweeen helpfulness and allowing own space trodden to perfection!  Just how many friends do we tell?  I think we tell all of them - and we certainly will be back.
    Marian & Chris, April 2 2016

  • Where to celebrate a big birthday - Venice or St Cuthbert's?  St Cuthbert's wins, every time!  Thanks for making it another great break - see you again in August.
    Kevin & Bett, April 3 2016

  • Celebrating our 41st anniversary required somewhere very special.  You did not disappoint. The standard of accommodation and food, and your careful and thoughtful attention to detail...
    Marilyn & Jim, Feb 23 2016

  • Our stay fulfilled my expectations in every way - and the fact that they were very high says it all.  We will most definitely recommend you to friends and family.
    Sandie & Jamie, March 25 2016

  • Simply top class.
    Johhny & Julie, Oct 24 2015

  • Our time... has been a delight from beginning to end.  You've been brilliant - from the comfort of the accommodation, through booking dinner, to suggestions of what to do and where to visit.
    We truly haven't stayed in a better B&B. Thank you so much for a wonderful time.
    Linda & Steve, Sept 19 2015 (Silver Travel Advisor reviewers)

  • We've had a fabulous few days, everything has more than met our expectations - which is rare indeed. So welcoming, so friendly, so 'home from home'... We're here again next year, and we promise to bring our own rucksack!  Thanks for the use of yours.
    Bett & Kevin, August 30 2015

This time away in Northumberland is precious for you, and we're sure you don't want to risk choosing the wrong place to stay. You want to feel a genuine, warm welcome, and to feel completely comfortable, relaxed and 'at home'.  And you want an experience you can tell your closest friends and family about, in the hope they can share it too.  These are the feelings you'll experience when you stay at St Cuthbert's House. Come and see...

You're looking for peaceful and unique Bed & Breakfast in Northumberland, and you'll find that St Cuthbert's House is a special place to stay - one of the very best. We don't describe ourselves as 'boutique' B&B - but several of our guests have.  We were awarded the mantle of 'England's Best B&B' by VisitEngland, at their 2014 Awards for Excellence ceremony, and have also been amongst the medals at their ceremonies in 2015 & 2016 too. We apply for these Awards to reassure you, our guest, that you're not 'taking a chance' when you come to stay.

This lovely, historic building has been tastefully renovated to provide you with beautiful, luxury Bed and Breakfast accommodation, brimming with high-quality facilities. We've taken care of every detail in your room - including the sumptuous pocket-sprung bed set with lovely crisp Egyptian Cotton sheets, gorgeous duvets and king-sized pillows.  After taking in some fresh, clear Northumberland air, you'll sleep deeper and softer than ever before.

CuthbertIn the morning, you can enjoy award-winning local sausage and bacon from our butcher, free-range eggs from a nearby farm, or dishes made with traditional oak-smoked fish from the Seahouses smokehouse - birthplace of the original kipper. Or choose from a range of other delicious options on the lavish breakfast menu. Lovely food, beautifully presented for you to enjoy in the peaceful, inspiring setting of this gorgeous house.

B&B doesn't get any better than this - award-winning luxury Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Seahouses, near Bamburgh, on the beautiful Northumberland coast. You'll be able to stroll along the beach to Bamburgh Castle, or take a short drive to Lindisfarne - Holy Island - or to visit Alnwick Castle and Garden.  You're just a few minutes walk from the bustling Seahouses harbour, where boats leave for the Farne Islands, and from the village centre shops and pubs - but your resting place is just far enough away from the hustle to be quiet, and peaceful.

Perhaps the greatest luxury we can offer you is to know that everything we do here is geared towards making your time at St Cuthbert's House - away from the daily routine - just exactly as you want it.  Why not take a look at Our Awards - which we seek in order to reassure you - or look at our Guest Reviews to see what others have said.

We have a private, off-street car park at St Cuthbert's House - and with so much to see and explore locally, you might leave yours there for days on end!

1AidanWhether you're planning to spend time walking or laid-back, touring or staying put - whatever you decide to do - you'll be perfectly located, with easy access to Northumberland's amazing coast and country, its expansive, pristine beaches, big skies and wide, open horizons...

Come see us, and be restored.

Each of our six rooms has its own web page, so you can see where you'll be laying your head. Explore the 'Rest' menu to see them. Or simply click a room to get started exploring: Aidan - Columba - Brigid - Hild- Oswald - Bede.

When you're ready, you can go ahead and book online now.  If you have any questions, please give us a call on 01665 720456, or send us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or a booking enquiry.

Please note: we are able to welcome well-behaved children who are over the age of 12, at St Cuthbert's House; we are not able to accommodate divers; we are not able to accommodate pets.

St Cuthbert's House won VisitEngland's 'Guest Accommodation of the Year' Gold Award for 2014!  We've also won Silver & Bronze awards at their ceremonies in 2015 and 2016 too. Come and see why...

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  • Sat August 20 - Dan Wilde in concert

    Sat August 20 - Dan Wilde in concert

    Dan Wilde's third (and very beautiful) album 'Rhythm on the City Walls' was released just a few days ago, together with the single 'Pieces'. We're privileged to be among the first gigs on Dan's album-promoting tour!

    We received a pre-release copy of the album a little while back, and it has been constantly on our CD player. It's really very lovely.

    Dan is a superb singer-songwriter, crafting songs that make every word count - all of which connect with the heart.

    Dan has been performing his own brand of richly observant folk both in the UK and around the world for the past five years. And in that time, he’s developed a growing fan-base and a reputation amongst ‘those who know’ as a fantastic songwriting talent.

    Two albums in, the evidence is clear he’s an extraordinary songwriter, while his ‘stunning’ guitar playing (Maverick Magazine) has led to an endorsement from Fylde guitars. His new album released today looks set to deliver the recognition his songwriting deserves, having already received numerous plays on BBC Radio 2.

    It is his profound lyrics, melded with a unique melodic sensibility, which shows the writer maturing into a poetic commentator and keen observer of everyday life’s patterns and tapestries in his songs.

    In the last two years he has supported Ethan Johns, Cara Dillon, Karine Polwart, Sam Carter, John Smith and Martin Taylor to name a few, and performed at some of the UK’s best-loved festivals. Intimate and moving, Wilde’s work has a lyrical grace which is hard to match. And for our gig he’s bringing multi-instrumentalist Richard Curran, who contributed to the lovely new album, as his sideman. It’s going to be great.

    Allow the radio mix of the single ‘Pieces’ to sing its way into your heart, and then call us on 01665 720456 to make sure you get onto the list…

    “love it, love it, love it” - Jeremy Vine BBC Radio 2

    “simply beautiful” - Clare Balding BBC Radio 2

  • Want to see what's so special about Northumberland?

    Want to see what's so special about Northumberland?

    Over a year ago now, we began work with our local Tourism Association, to produce a video showing some of the things which make this area so very special. This week the video was completed, and we are deeply grateful to the remarkable young film-maker Cain Scrimgeour (look him up!) for working patiently with us across the seasons, to create something very, very beautiful. This is 7 minutes long, and we urge you to settle back and watch...

  • Visit England Awards 2016 - Guest Accommodation AND Sustainable Tourism!

    Visit England Awards 2016 - Guest Accommodation AND Sustainable Tourism!

    Visit England Awards 2016 - Guest Accommodation AND Sustainable Tourism!

    At the 2016 Visit England Awards - the 'Tourism Oscars' - we were honoured to be amongst the medals in TWO categories - both Guest Accommodation of the Year and also Sustainable Tourism Business of the Year.

    We want you to have a wonderful experience of this amazing area, but we also passionately believe that your visit should make our rural community a better place to live and work for local people, too.  We’re delighted that our determination to provide an unforgettable guest experience which also builds our local economy, has brought us these national Awards in two categories, and to be considered amongst the best in the whole country!

    Here's Jeff & Jill, together with daughters Hannah & Abi, pictured receiving their Awards at the glittering ceremony at the Winter gardens in Blackpool in March 2016.

  • Quite a haul in 2015!

    Quite a haul in 2015!

    2015 has been a very special year for us here at St Cuthbert's House. 

    We won a Silver Award at the National VisitEngland Awards ceremony, and TWO Gold Awards at the North-East Tourism Awards! 

    We were also honoured with a special 'RoSE' Award from VisitEngland in 'Recognition of Service Excellence', and the 'Editor's Choice' Award from the Good Hotel Guide.  Quite a haul!

    The main reason we put SCH forward for these VisitEngland Awards in particular, is to assure you that we are serious about striving for the very highest standards, to ensure you enoy your stay. 

  • Peter & Kathy recommend St Cuthbert's House

    Peter & Kathy recommend St Cuthbert's House

    Peter & Kathy told us that they'd really enjoyed their first stay at SCH, and so we asked them to tell you why...

    Reassure yourself - watch their one-minute video..

  • Check out our Tripadvisor Reviews

    Check out our Tripadvisor Reviews

    Check out our Tripadvisor Reviews, to find out what other guests have said about their stay.  But please - always book direct via our Book Online page to avoid fees.

    We're pleased to be included as founder members of the Tripadvisor 'Hall of Fame' - where entry is only available to businesses which have won Tripadvisor's coveted 'Certificate of Excellence' for five consecutive years.

  • Clare votes us her No 1!

    Clare votes us her No 1!

    We've been enjoying reading Clare Balding's new book this week. She stayed with us a while ago, but we were really taken aback to find that she mentions her stay at St Cuthbert's House in the book! Here's what she says, on page 201:
    'St Cuthbert's House went instantly to the top of my 'best ever B&Bs' list. I would describe it as a luxury small hotel with a family feel, but that might not fit on the signs.' Aw, thanks Clare!

  • Our Price Guarantee

    Our Price Guarantee

    You will ALWAYS receive the best possible price by booking direct with us - either by calling us on 01665 720456 or by following the Book Now menu item!  Beware that some large agencies charge you more - and they also take a large slice of commission from small independents like us.  Show your support for small businesses by booking DIRECT!

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Your BedWe think you won't ever have slept in a bigger or more comfortable bed, than the one that's waiting for you at St Cuthbert's House. See why here.

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