St. Cuthbert's House

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Useful stuff about our area

The most common question we are asked is about eating out; if you're researching that question, we have a page dedicated to that important subject here.

Life here on the coast is dictated to some extent by the weather and tides, so we have a page dedicated to that too, here. And you must not consider visiting Lindisfarne (Holy Island) without checking the safe crossing timesand other information on this page.

We also have a page dedicated to visiting the Farne Islands, since people come form all over the world to do so.

Local Information

There are three taxi firms in Seahouses:
Andrew is Park Taxis 01665 720542
Louise and Alan run Hunters Taxis 01665 720400
Dial-a-ride is 07919 215912

Doctor's Surgery, Seahouses Medical Centre 01665 720917 (an outpost of Belford Medical Practice)

Tourist Information Office, Seahouses, 01670 625594

Mobile phone coverage is very patchy throughout north Northumberland. Here in Seahouses, we find Vodafone coverage fairly reasonable, and some folk say 3 (Three?) is the strongest. O2 is pretty poor hereabouts. Whichever provider you use, just don't expect to be watching streaming video on your phone...

Churches:

  • Seahouses Methodist Church, Main St Seahouses has services at 10.45am on Sundays. The Minister is Rev Pauline Fellows, 01665 720349.
  • St Paul's Parish Church, North Sunderland. The Parish Church is just a few strides form St Cuthbert's House. Sunday Service with Communion is at 10.30am.
  • St Aidan's RC Church King St Seahouses. Mass at 11am every Sunday and Holy Days, Saturday Vigil Mass 12 noon.
  • St Cuthbert's United Reformed Church meets in the Parish Church at 9.30am each Sunday. This is the small congregation who vacated St Cuthbert's as we bought it - and they will give you a very warm welcome, especially if you tell them where you're staying! Minister Rev David Herbert, 01668 219594.
  • Erskine United Reformed Church, Nursery Lane Belford (about 8 miles from St Cuthberts House) meets at 10.30am on Sundays. Minister Rev David Herbert, 01668 219594.

Ordnance Survey maps you might find useful are Landranger Sheet 75 (Berwick, Holy Island & Wooler), and Landranger 81 Alnwick & Morpeth, Rothbury & Amble...and others depending on how far afield you want to go! They can be purchased locally of course, or we can lend you one for a day out.

If you want to walk sections of the 62-mile Northumberland Coast Path, (official page here, useful pages here and here) you'll be better with the Explorer range of OS maps. The whole walk is covered by Sheets 325,332,340 and 346 - as well as the Landranger maps listed above. Don't forget your boots...

Visit Northumberland - the official visitor site for Northumberland. It has a very comprehensive things to do page , which we couldn't hope to surpass.

The North Northumberland Tourism Association website has lots of useful information too.

northumberland-coast.co.uk is another very useul collection of information for the visitor, and so is yournorthumberland.co.uk We also really like the idea behind thisisnorthumberland.com, a magazine-style website covering all things Northumberland.

If you're into wildlife and the natural landscape, you might find the Nature on the Map site useful, as you can search it to find all the special places. Enter Seahouses in the search box and away you'll go...

  • 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. 

    The VisitEngland Awards for Excellence are regarded as 'the Tourism Oscars', and measure us against the very best accommodation businesses in the whole country.  To win is amazing for us - and good for you too!

    As part of the proces we are 'secretly shopped' by an experienced judge and assessor, who wrote in his debrief:

    "This was an extremely positive experience. Jeff and Jill are consummate hosts - my partner commented, unprompted, that “I feel as if I am visiting friends.” Service was relaxed yet attentive. Accommodation is very comfortable, and the communal areas, including honesty bar, really convivial..."

    This is very affirming for us, for sure - but the real value in a comment like this is that you can be reassured, by someone who has evaluated and assessed the very best B&Bs in the whole country, that your time at SCH can provide you with everything you hope for.  And that's priceless.  Come and see...

  • Saturday May 27 - Blair Dunlop

    Saturday May 27 - Blair Dunlop

    What can we say about Blair...  Well, he is very much a house-favourite here, a young man whose guitar skills alone are repeatedly winning him accolades in the serious music press.  Add to that his remarkable song-writing and an endearing stage presence, and you can see why his star is seriously on the rise.  Here's his PR/bio:

    Blair Dunlop, the award-winning British singer, songwriter and guitarist, has now released three albums and two EPs, and toured widely around the globe. To achieve all of this in a short 4-year career is astounding alone, but what sets Blair apart from his peers is the lyrical and musical maturity with which he writes. His third album ‘Gilded’ was released in May 2016 on his own label – Gilded Wings – and was widely acclaimed, gaining BBC Radio 2 Playlist status for the two single releases (‘The Egoist’ and ‘356’).

    Prior to this Blair released his acclaimed album ‘House Of Jacks’ in mid 2014 which lived up to the promise of his 2012 debut ‘Blight and Blossom’ - the quality of which had contributed to his winning the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award.

  • 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!

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SustainabilityAs a famous frog once said: It's Not Easy Being Green. But we're trying to do the right things. Read about Our Sustainable Business.

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St Cuthbert's House, 192 Main St, Seahouses, Northumberland NE68 7UB (00 44) (0)1665 720456