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'
Perfection with a capital ‘P’. We have stayed in many, many places and this is up there as one of the very best.
Lisa Riley (Emmerdale's 'Mandy Dingle'), Oct 1 2019
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
I have travelled to 53 countries. Our stay at St. Cuthbert's was the best. Not one of the best. It was the best.
From the minute you walk in through the door, it is so relaxing! Lovely warm welcome from Jeff & Jill who do everything possible to make your stay special.
Chris & Phil, Oct 4 2019
After many visits, how can something so perfect seem better every time?
Catherine & Keith, August 31 2019
Thank you for always going the extra mile to make all your guests feel like friends, not just visitors. This is a special place.
Jo, Derek, Alex, Ben & Holly, August 28 2019
Just – wow! The quality of the accommodation, the fabulous breakfasts and the attention to detail are matched only by the warmth of the welcome. Thanks.
Teresa, August 16 2019
A master-class in B&B.
Ian & Clare, July 2 2019
St Cuthbert’s House is one of a kind.
Neil & Judith, July 16 2019
Thank you, for making us feel like individuals and friends, not just ‘customers’.
James & Maggie, July 11 2019
Thank you Jeff & Jil for your welcoming hospitality. Our breakfasts were very special – we loved trying the local specialities. And your generous help and advice made a huge difference.
Prue & Derek, July 11 2019
Thank you both so much for your thoughtfulness and kindness. We love this place, and the peace and tranquillity here.
Bill & Lynn, June 28 2019
Everything you hope for, and more. Thank you both for what you do, and what you stand for.
Ken & Arlene, June 21 2019
Just as ‘The Good Hotel Guide’ said.
Helge, June 20 2019
Wonderful accommodation – immaculate, and with everything we needed, and much more…
Colin & Jo, June 12 2019
Thank you, Jeff & Jill, for such a unique experience. All the ‘little extras’ make such a difference.
Brian & Helen, May 31 2019
You attended to every one of our needs – and some we didn’t know we had!
Christine & Stephen May 18 2019
Staying with you is a restorative tonic for weary souls! The care and attention to detail is second to none - we can't wait to return for our next visit.
Bea & Alex, May 6 2019
A return visit after ten years - and it is STILL stunning!
Karen & Martin, April 18 2019
The most beautiful place - every second here was perfect.
Johnny & Sarah, April 15 2019
Marvellous hospitality... B&B as it should be!
Brian & Gina, October 8 2018
The whole experience exceptional in every way. Quite marvellous.
Marjorie & George, August 12 2018
Thank you so much Jill & Jeff. You've both gone far more than the extra mile to make our stay perfect. We can't imagine ever finding anywhere as good as this. It's like home - only better!
Keith & Judith, June 23 2018
One of the very best week's holidays we have ever had in the UK.
Andrew, May 21 2018
Speaking as a tourist - fantastic stay. Speaking as a senior hospitality professional, I highly commend Jeff & Jill on the absolute top quality of their work - in renovating the building, attention to detail in everything, and incredibly fine food. And the honesty bar. Just wonderful.
Ray & Ruth, April 21 2018
Truly, we could not fault St Cuthbert's House - not that we came looking for faults! You have made it a real gem, thank you for a lovely stay.
Julie & Andy, Oct 6 2017 (formerly B&B owners!)
This is our fourth visit - and it just gets better and better.
Peter & Kathy, Sept 30 2017
Simply outstanding. The perfect retreat for the perfect break. Breakfast - WOW!
Colin & Claire, Sept 19 2018
Unbeknown to Margaret, several of their friends also travelled north, and stayed locally.
Meanwhile, we needed to come up with a plausible story why R&M should arrive for breakfast at 9.30am, slightly later than usual (and sound convincing in relaying it - there were some oscar-deserving performances from Richard and myself...)
When they arrived in the dining room next morning, their friends had gathered, and were waiting to greet them here for a breakfast party! What a hoot.
Margaret didn't suspect a thing, and was completely bowled over by the efforts everyone had gone to. She said "I have some lovely friends" - but it seems to us that she must BE a really good friend, for folks to want to go to all that trouble. Richard did pretty well too, dontcha think? Especially with that ruby stone he presented too...
Here's the party gathered... we were pleased to be a part of this! You have to imagine the big balloon attached to the red ribbon.