St Cuthbert's House is owned and run by husband and wife team Jeff & Jill Sutheran.
Here is how to reach us:
07787 289388 (Jeff's mobile)
Highly Commended Award at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2016 in the Guest Accommodation category.
Bronze Award at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2016 in the Sustainable Tourism category.
Silver Award at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015 in the Sustainable Tourism category.
VisitEngland 'RoSE' Award 2015 in 'Recognition of Service Excellence'
Gold Award at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014 in the Guest Accommodation category, making us VisitEngland's 'Best B&B in England' for 2014.
Silver Award at the EnjoyEngland Awards for Excellence 2011 in the Guest Accommodation category.
Highly Commended in the Green Tourism Business Scheme Goldstar Awards 2012 - shortlisted businesses are from the top 2% of GTBS Gold Award businesses, representig the very top performing 'green' UK businesses.
5* Gold Award from VisitBritain - the highest accolade in the National Awards scheme.
Breakfast Award from VisitBritain - achieved by only 8% of accredited businesses.
Walkers Welcome & Cyclists Welcome accreditation - offering special facilities for these groups.
Gold in the Guest Accommodation category at the North-East Tourism Awards 2015
Gold in the Sustainable Tourism category at the North-East Tourism Awards 2015
Silver in the Sustainable Tourism category at the North-East Tourism Awards 2014
Gold in the Guest Accommodation category at the North-East Tourism Awards 2013
Silver in the Guest Acommodation category at the North-East Tourism Awards 2012
Highly Commended in the Northumberland Coast AONB Awards 2012
Gold in the Sustainable Tourism Business category at the North-East Tourism Awards 2011;
Gold in the Guest Accommodation category at the NorthEast Tourism Awards 2010;
Bronze in the Guest Accommoation category at the North-East Tourism Awards 2009.
Jeff is a former senior uniformed officer, is accustomed to speaking live on camera, radio and large stages, and is happy to provide quotes and soundbites on tourism-related issues.
St Cuthbert's House was formerly a Presbyterian church, built in 1810. It is a Grade II listed building.
Jill had very clear ideas as she designed the restoration, and has brought a real flair to the building - for example, by incorporating a sweeping continuous handrail on an imposing central stairway, integrating the original pulpit and communion table into the living spaces, and utilising ingenious lighting effects throughout.
Following the renovation, the former congregation returned for a service of 'blessing' the house, and all were delighted to see their old building brought back to life.
St Cuthbert's House is graded 5-star Gold Award by VisitBritain, and also has a Gold Award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme. It has achieved a coveted VisitBritain 'Breakfast Award' - awarded to only a small proportion of accredited businesses., and in 2015 was awarded a special 'RoSE' award form VisitEngland, in 'Recognition of Service Excellence'. It also has 'Walker's welcome' & 'Cyclists Welcome' accreditation
St Cuthbert's House is passionate about high-quality, local food and produce, and champions many distinctive local food suppliers.
Double & Twin rooms cost between £110-£125. St Cuthbert's House welcomes children over 12 yrs.
Evening meals are available occasionally.
The business has been featured in the Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, the Observer, Time Out UK and a host of web and magazine features about 'Green Tourism', and the Northumberland Coast. It also featured in a BBC 'Songs of Praise' programme in January 2009. Links and excerpts from some of these features are available on this page.
Jeff has led workshops for tourism businesses, on the subjects of online marketing and social media. St Cuthbert's House is active and effective in this area, and is amongst the leaders in the early-adoption of these powerful tools within the tourism sector.
A zip file containing six hi-res images can be downloaded here (50Mb). Any of the images on our website can be provided high-res if required. Simply email a request, or call.
Jeff & Jill are musicians, and have made several recordings in their home-studio as part of a local community venture - which have sold many thousands of copies.
When guests are celebrating special events, breakfast is often 'piped in' by Jill, who plays the Northumbrian Pipes.
An interview on Radio Newcastle 15-05-14 talking about our Gold Award at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014, and the fact that the small village of Seahouses had TWO national Gold-Award winners at that ceremony.
An interview on BBC Radio Newcastle 04-04-14 taking about our nomination as a finalist for the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.
An interview on BBC Radio Newcastle 11-12-13 talking about what's great in Northumberland.
An Interview on BBC Radio Newcastle 25-02-13, about the house-concerts at St Cuthbert's House during March 2013.
BBC Newcastle did another interview about our house-concerts, on 02-03-13
A contribution which Jeff & Jill made to a 'Songs of Praise' programme shown on BBC1 in January 2009. It's about 4 minutes long, and our piece begins at 1.25