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
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 place is a cut above in every respect. The rooms, the breakfasts, the atmosphere are all well above expectations. Couple this with first class hosts and you have a set-up made ìn heaven. Do yourself a favour and book a stay.
Stan Oct 2 2017
This is our fourth visit - and it just gets better and better.
Peter & Kathy, Sept 30 2017
Our next visit will be based around how many of the amazing breakfasts we can try!
Rob & Ruth, Sept 27 2017
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 the 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
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
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
All expectations were exceeded... St Cuthbert's is an oasis of excellence and true hospitality.
Johnny & Sheila, Mar 20 2017
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
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
We loved the superb mattress, the super-king size bed, and the blackout curtains!
Tim & Sarah, May 1 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!)
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
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
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
A lovely feature appeared on Silver TravelAdvisor today, following the visit of Linda & Steve recently. That's Linda in the picture above, with a whole Northumbrian beach to herself!
It turns out they're bloggers on behalf of STA, which is a really influential and well-respected tome of insight and knowledge for the more discerning (not necessarily older!) traveller.
We were so pleased to be able to direct Linda & Steve to some of our favourite 'off the beaten track' places during their visit, and even more pleased to see her writing so enthusiastically about them!
We all know that we're much more likely to respond positively to reviews and information made by people we feel we can trust (rather than by someone with a vested interest!) and so we're thrilled to see Linda's piece online. Have a look at it here.