St. Cuthbert's House

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Local information

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...


  • 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. is another very useul collection of information for the visitor, and so is We also really like the idea behind, 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.

  • Saturday October 21 - Blue Rose Code

    Saturday October 21 - Blue Rose Code

    The music of Ross Wilson defies categorisation - but is always beautifully captivating, and often intensely moving in its searing honesty. The band’s gig here in April of 2016 was a very special occasion, and we’re so pleased to have them back.

    In the space of only a short few years Blue Rose Code, Edinburgh-born Ross Wilson, has gone from song-writing in the obscurity of an East London flat to being celebrated by the industry and fans alike. 

    'The Ballads Of Peckham Rye', Blue Rose Code’s second record, was nominated for the prestigious Scottish Album Of The Year Awards in 2014.  'Grateful', the first single from the more recent 'And Lo the Bird is On the Wing' was released at the end of 2015 and was playlisted on BBC Radio Scotland for a full five weeks. Truly remarkable for an act without the backing of a label or a heavy management deal.

    Further praise has come from the most unexpected of quarters - Hollywood A-lister Ewan McGregor said of The Ballads Of Peckham Rye: "It’s beautiful and I can’t stop listening to it.”

  • 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'!



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