St. Cuthbert's House

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Walking in Northumberland

Coming for a walk?  There's no better place|You'll have many of our beaches to yourself...|Sea view to Dunstanbrough|| Coming for a walk? There's no better place|You'll have many of our beaches to yourself...|Sea view to Dunstanbrough|| ||||

Coming for a walk?

It's been labelled 'the best place in the country for walking' by Country Walking magazine, and when you come walking in Northumberland you can see why this area is renowned for the variety and quality of its footpaths and bridleways.

Whether you're looking for challenging long-distance walks and waymarked trails or leisurely circular walks, there's no better place to base yourself for a walking holiday in Northumberland than at St Cuthbert's House.

After a long day out, you want to come home to a really comfortable base - to have a leisurely soak in a hot bath, curl up on a huge sofa with a book and a drink, and then retire to the most comfortable bed you've ever slept in. It's part of the delight of a walking holiday - you've earned your rest!

It's easy to base yourself here for several days and explore, by walking Northumberland's coast and countryside.

We have loads of maps and guidebooks, and local knowledge to share with you about the best places to go walking on the Northumberland Coast.

There's plenty of wonderful walking to be done by stepping out of our door in each day in a different direction! We have lots of route ideas and outlines, and if you use a gps we can even give you .gpx files.

Or, you could use a bus or taxi to get to starting points easily - if you're walking sections of the Northumberland Coast Path or St Oswald's Way, for example - or drive to start points for circular walks in Northumberland's coast and country.

Why not spend today walking a section of the beautiful coast, and tomorrow climbing up towards 2000ft in the Cheviot hills? It's easy and convenient, from St Cuthbert's House. All without the hassle of 'moving on'.

We can help you take a walk in the company of expert local guides Patrick & Louise from Footsteps in Northumberland, and we're sure you will get so much more out of your walk as they reveal the things most of us wouldn't spot. They pay attention to the detail, and lead you in exploring not just the path itself, but the history and traditions which formed it.

Or you can set out alone, to seek the precious quiet and solitude which makes Northumberland the best place to walk, and see why it's officially England's most tranquil County.

Space to breathe, and to think, and to let your mind wander… awe-inspiring landscapes… wide-open seascapes... deep calls to deep… come and see!

Featured Items

  • 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.

  • 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 in the Good Hotel Guide!

    We are delighted once again to be included in the 2018 edition of the Good Hotel Guide, and especially proud to receive a Cesar Award from this proudly independent and highly respected Hotel review organisation.  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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