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...

VisitEngland's Best B&B in England 2014 & again in 2017!

VisitEngland's Best B&B in England 2014 & again in 2017!

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'

  • 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

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With a little help from our friends...

I have permission to share this lovely story: Richard brought Margaret away to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary, and plotted a surprise, which we needed to be 'in' on.

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.

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Featured Items

  • St Cuthbert's House - now in bottles...

    St Cuthbert's House - now in bottles...

    We are very proud to have our very own 'House Beer' which has been created, brewed and bottled for us by the very lovely and passionate folks at The Durham Brewery.  It even has its own golden, shiny label too! It's a strong and sophisticated ale, which shares the standards and values of St Cuthbert's House: family-crafted; built on tradition and heritage; and high-quality. Come and pour yourself one, and savour it slowly…

  • VisitEngland's 'Best B&B in England' 2017!

    VisitEngland's 'Best B&B in England' 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.

  • 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 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 - Cesar Award!

    The Good Hotel Guide - Cesar Award!

    We're proud to be in the Good Hotel Guide!

    We're delighted to have been included in The Good Hotel Guide for several years now, and were especially proud to receive a Cesar Award from this proudly independent and highly respected Hotel review organisation in 2018.  They describe the Cesar Awards thus:

    We give our Cesar Awards to the ten best hotels of the year. Named after Cesar Ritz, the most celebrated of hoteliers, these are the Oscars of hotel keeping.

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Sleep well...

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