St. Cuthbert's House

northumbrian bed and breakfast


We like these people...

...for all sorts of different reasons!

On this page, you'll find links to websites which belong to people we think well of, for one reason or another. We have no control over their content, so if you find something there which you don't like, please don't come after us - we have enough trouble being responsible for our own words.

Bamburgh Castle
Swallow Fish (supply our kippers and haddock)
Turnbulls of Alnwick (butcher)
R G Foreman & Son (butcher)
Rob Ord & Hens (our egg-supplier)
Doddington Dairy (Cheese & ice-cream!)
Chain Bridge Honey Farm (our bee-keeping mentor, and honey supplier)
Trotter's Family Bakers (fresh bread you can smell baking from here)
The Northumbria Community (the reason we first came here half-a-lifetime ago)
The Durham Brewery (brewer of our House Beer and a lot more besides)
Hadrian Border Brewery

Wylam Brewery

Allendale Brewery

Martinez Wines (our wine merchant)
A while ago we had a lovely email from a lady called Rachel who has a website about her work and her hermitage, called St Cuthbert's House! Her work is lovely, and so we thought we'd encourage you to visit...

We get lots of birdwatchers coming to Northumberland. If you're one of them, you might want to check out theNorthumberland page on the 'fat birder' site.

greentravellerGreentraveller is a well-respected authority on things to do with sustainable tourism, and we were really pleased to find that they wanted to include a listing about us on their website.

Green Day Out LogoWe're also featured on Green Day Out, a site for days out and accommodation across the UK, whatever the weather.

We are recommended on this Guest House Seahouses guide, and also part of the Boutique & Breakfast selection. We're also on Stay in Britain

For a self catering holiday cottage near beautiful Dunstanburgh Castle, Shepherds Cottage - Self Catering Holiday Cottage, Dunstan Steads, Northumberland Coast sleeps 5 and is available all year round. And Fenton Hill farm cottages are also lovely, if you're looking for self-catering accommodation.

Our dear friend Tim Ralph recently came to Seahouses to give an account of his fantastic achievement, in being the oldest Briton to summit the highest mountain on each of the world's Continents. He donated the funds raised to local charity, so the least I can do is give a link to his excellent website.

If perhaps you were actually intending to visit Weardale rather than the Northumberland Coast, then you should really stay with our friends Rupert & Jill at Dowfold House. They won a Silver Award at the North-East Tourism Awards 2010, when we won Gold - but we have stayed friends nonetheless. Their place is lovely, and you could find no better base for Teesdale, Weardale, or Durham. But how did you end up here, if you were looking for them?

More to follow...


  • Thursday April 13 (Maundy Thursday, Easter Weekend) Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

    Thursday April 13 (Maundy Thursday, Easter Weekend) Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

    BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo – 2016 & 2013

    Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have established themselves, over a long period, as one of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships.

    Twice recent winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo – 2016 & 2013 – the couple’s intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as ‘Songwriters par excellence’.

    We’re thrilled to be hosting them over the Easter weekend here at SCH, following on from their gig here in 2015 and two highly praised albums - ‘Hidden People’ & ‘Tomorrow Will Follow Today’. These two are fantastic musicians and wonderful live performers. This is going to be another special show. Get your name on the list quickly!  Tickets for this show are £12.50

    Here's their live performance at a packed Royal Albert Hall on the night of the 2016 'Best Duo' presentation:

  • Clare votes us her No 1!

    Clare votes us her No 1!

    We've been enjoying reading Clare Balding's new book recently. She stayed with us here at St Cuthbert's House a while ago, but we were really taken aback when folks began to call to tell us 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!

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

    Want to see what's so special about Northumberland?

    Some time ago, we began work with our local Tourism Association to produce a video showing some of the things which make this area so very special.  Now the video is complete, and we are deeply grateful to the remarkable young film-maker Cain Scrimgeour 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.

  • 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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TA HallofFame2015 200Check out our Tripadvisor Reviews, to find out what other guests have said about their stay.  But please - don't make a booking via their site (or any other agency!) because it can cost both you and us a fee.  Please, book direct via our Book Online page.

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