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.

Imposing beauty...

Imposing beauty...

built on history and tradition.

Always a warm welcome

Always a warm welcome

and a haven at the end of a long day

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 2017 & 2014!
'England's Best B&B 2017'

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'

  • There may be other B&Bs with equally comfortable rooms, with good breakfasts, and with interesting architecture - but there are unlikely to be many other B&Bs where the personal service and attention to detail is so expertly, warmly and sincerely given.  And that is what makes the difference here; that total dedication to quality, which is really about dealing with people in the best possible way.
    Richard & Margaret June 2 2015

  • Really understates St Cuthbert's House to call it a 'B&B'.  The rooms, breakfast and overall effect knocks many a boutique hotel for six.  We will definitely be back.
    Richard & Karen, July 7 2016

  • Everyone says how splendid it is at St Cuthbert's House.  And do you  know - they're right.
    Stan & Pauline, Sept 18 2017

  • St Cuthbert's House and all its facilities are faultless, but you yourselves have made our visit very special - from teh lovely welcome, to all the personal touches.  We'll be back.

    Richard & Anne, September 8 2017

  • Thanks for making our holiday such a success. From Jill's gorgeous breakfasts, to Jeff's amazing knowledge of the area, and the comfort of our accessible room - the best we have stayed in anywhere in the UK - everything was just great.

    Ian & Sue, August 26 2017

  • Thank you, for the welcome you gave us.  It was ...like seeing friends we didn't know we had. St Cuthbert's House, as a fabulous place to stay, is definitely at the top of our list.

    Ray & Vee, August 14 2017

  • Thank you both for an amazing stay. You have welcomed and looked after us with such care.  We have so many wonderful memories of our time here.

    Fred & Lin, August 2 2017

  • This place is as good as the reviews say it is.

    Ron & Sue, July 3 2017

  • The best B&B we've ever stayed in.  Surpassed all of our expectations.

    Jean & Julia, May 23 2017

  • St Cuthbert's is a beautiful and well-appointed place... but it is the heartfelt engagement of Jeff & Jill that... works its way into the centre of your memory.  Just great. Thanks!

    Rob & Maggie, May 10 2017

  • This place raises the bar for B&Bs across the country. Thanks for your kindness, information, and thoughtfulness. Amazing hospitality, a real treat.

    Rob & Maggie, May 10 2017

  • All expectations were exceeded... St Cuthbert's is an oasis of excellence and true hospitality.
    Johnny & Sheila, Mar 20 2017

  • Amazing... their thought and consideration has gone into every aspect of your experience, and they offer you such a warm welcome - I will be coming back and recommending them to all my friends. Travelling alone, they made sure I was OK...
    Sue, Oct 29 2016

  • So good we don't want to share the secret... We have stayed in B&Bs all over the UK and beyond, and this is the best ever.
    Andrea, Oct 18 2016

  • You have restored our faith in human nature - the 'honesty bar' gets a big thumbs up... we will definitely be staying again.
    Mandy & Graham, Sept 16 2016

  • Thinking of starting a high-quality B&B? Then come here and see how it should be done.
    Terry & Eileen, Sept 12 2016

  • Your attention to the smallest detail really shows in the quality here
    Aidan & Val, July 16 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

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

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

  • 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... we certainly will be back.
    Marian & Chris, April 2 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 (experienced B&B owners!)

  • 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

  • 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)

  • You two go the extra mile in everything, and your warm welcome and ready advice have enhanced our stay. The B&B to beat...
    Richard & Valerie, August 9 2015

  • I can honestly say that we have never experienced hospitality like this anywhere else.

    Heather & Anji

  • I have travelled to 53 countries. Our stay at St. Cuthbert's was the best. Not one of the best. It was the best.
    Estelle, 18th May 2014

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 2017 Awards for Excellence ceremony - having won the same honour in 2014 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 'Bed & Breakfast of the Year' Gold Award for 2017, and also in 2014!  We've also won Silver & Bronze awards at their ceremonies in 2015 and 2016 too. Come and see why...

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  • We're VisitEngland's 'Best B&B in England' for 2017!

    We're VisitEngland's 'Best B&B in England' for 2017!

    We were delighted to be shortlisted again, amongst the top 3 finalists from around the whole country, when we went to the VisitEngland 'Awards for Excellence 2017' ceremony at the Waldorf Hotel last week.

    But then we were absolutely thrilled to be awarded the top spot - the Gold Award, making us VisitEngland's 'Best B&B in England 2017' -  as we were in 2014 too.  To win this prestigious and highly-prized accolade a second time is very special indeed.

  • Friday September 29 - Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards

    Friday September 29 - Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards

    When music-journos submitted their Best of The Year lists for publication in the UK’s R2 magazine, one respected critic declared that Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards had been his 'most memorable gig' of the past twelve months, saying they 'swung and rocked with constraint-free exuberance, capturing the hearts of everyone.' Nice.

    Another of the the busiest and most popular bands on the roots music circuit, the band enjoyed outstanding success at the 2016 Shetland Folk Festival, where they were hailed as one of the highlights of the event.

    The band were invited back as headliner at the prestigious Orkney Folk Festival this summer, and once again brought the house down and were championed as heroes of the age... so when we were offered a gig as part of their tour later in the year, we jumped at the chance to bring them to SCH.

    These girls are seriously good, and we're looking forward to hearing them up close!

  • 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...

  • 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!

  • The Good Hotel Guide - we're listed

    The Good Hotel Guide - we're listed

    We're in the Good Hotel Guide!

    We are delighted once again to be included in the 2017 edition of the Good Hotel Guide, after being chosen as 'Editor's Choice' in the 'Sustainable Tourism' section of the Good Hotel Guide in the 2016 printed edition.

    The Good Hotel Guide is fiercely independent. A hotel cannot simply pay for an entry into the Guide - inclusion is by invitation only, and is rigorously monitored by a network of 'inspectors' who constantly report back on standards of service. To be included at all is great honour for us - but it's also a great recommendation for you - especially as the Editor considers us amongst his 'choices'!

Give a Gift Voucher

GiftVoucher2 400Give a little love... you can buy a Gift Voucher for any amount. We'll personalise it with your own words, so you'll have a very special gift of love to share on that special occasion. Give us a call to arrange yours, and solve that gift conundrum.

Sleep well...

OswaldBed400We 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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