St. Cuthbert's House

northumbrian bed and breakfast

Check Availability, Book Online

If you want to check availability and make a reservation immediately, you can call us on 01665 720456, or use the Availability Search box below, which will link you to our online booking page.

That page will also show you when we do have availability, if you have enquired about dates when we're full - so that's useful!

During the summer season we are usually only able to make a booking for two or more nights, unless you are arriving on foot or by bicycle. But we do occasionally have a one-night space, and we're pleased to fill them - so if you need just one night, do please give us a call to check availability, because single-night availability may not be shown online.

The dates in green show dates when we have some availability. But if the booking system does not allow you to book dates you want even though they are green, it may be because a change of room would be required - which the booking system does not permit!  In this case, please call us - we are more communicative and intelligent than the computer, and can often solve the problem.

We want to make you aware that a small building project is underway in the field adjacent to St Cuthbert’s House.  We don’t expect it to disturb your stay, but we think it only fair to point out that the planning conditions permit machinery to be deployed between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. The Developer seems to be a reasonable man, and in conversation seems to understand that you do not want your short break spoiled by the activities of a noisy building site!  So we do hope you won’t be disturbed.  If you have any questions or concerns about this prior to making your booking, then please do not hesitate to call us, so that we can chat wth you about them.


Bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions.

Below is a summary of our cancellation policy - which is terrribly unimportant unless something unforeseen befalls you. We recommend You consider insuring against the possibility of of incurring cancellation charges.

We are a small business, so cancellations can have a big impact on us, especially if we have turned away potential guests in favour of someone who has already booked and who then cancels. We do, however, appreciate that unforeseen circumstances can intervene, and we try to be as sympathetic and helpful as possible in such cases.

If you cancel more than two weeks before your intended check-in date, then your booking deposit will be retained. (Your booking deposit is nominally 'non-refundable' but we will always do our best to accommodate your needs should they change, and if we can re-let your room and give it back to you, then we will. We have no desire or intention to 'profit' from your cancellation.)

If you cancel at any time within two weeks of your intended check-in date, then we will do our very best to re-let your room. If we are unable to do so, you will be required to pay for any nights which have not been re-let.

If You fail to arrive at St Cuthbert's House to take up Your booked accommodation ('no-show') then you will remain liable for the total cost of Your booking.

Fair enough, don't you think?

Guest Comments

  • 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

  • What a gem of a place, thank you for making our stay so special. And - oh! - those mushrooms!
    Rupert & Liz, Sept 18 2017

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

  • Thanks... for one of the world's all-time great breakfasts!
    Nick & Naz, Sept 15 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 your warmth, hospitality and excellent advice for our activities - it has really made the difference.

    Melissa & Phil, August 19 2017

  • Thank you for making our anniversary holiday so special!  You take 'hospitality' to a whole new level.  Can't wait to return.

    Liana & Uli, August 15 2017

  • Thank you, for the welcome you gave us.  It was 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

  • Another lovely week here. Perfect.. Thank you for such a peaceful stay.

    Stuart & Lucinda, August 5 2017

  • 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'!


Terms & Conditions

Bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which are available to read and download on this page. We recommend you consider insuring against unforeseen cancellation.

"We promise to do our very best to accommodate your request for a particular room if you have a preference, but we can't absolutely guarantee you a specific room. We have just six rooms, and sometimes it's simply impossible to accommodate every combination of room and date requests. However, we'll always confirm it for you if you have a specific need (eg for a ground-floor room), and we'll always ensure you get the bed configuration you require!"

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Ready to Book? You can check availability and book online right now using our Online Booking tool.

Or you can call us on 01665 720456 to book, too. If you don't see the availability you need in the Online Booking tool, it's always worth giving us a call to check.

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If you have any questions, please call us on 01665 720456 or send us an email or a booking enquiry.

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And if you'd like to keep in touch about upcoming house-concerts and be the first to know who's coming, then please tick that box too! We send a house-concerts newsletter most months to keep you up to date on the musical front.

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