St. Cuthbert's House

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What's happening at St Cuthbert's House


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We'll be keeping you up to date with all kinds of interesting snippets of news and happenings here. Why not also look at our various social media feeds like Twitter and Facebook, where we also try to post fun and interesting bits and pieces! We found a great way to display those items on our Social Wall!

Prestigious Tripadvisor award for St Cuthbert's House...

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We're absolutely delighted to have been awarded a coveted Tripadvisor 'Certificate of Excellence' for 2013.

Only the top 10% of the many thousands of properties listed on Tripadvisor worlwide ever receive the award, and this is the third consecutive year we've had one - and that's thanks to those guests who have taken time and trouble to leave a review on Tripadvisor when they return home. So - thank you very much!

Chatting on BBC radio - House Concerts with Jonathan Miles

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We've had some interviews on BBC Radio Newcastle recently, about our house-concerts. You can listen to the third below.

Chatting on BBC radio - House Concerts Explained Reg Meuross

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We've had some interviews on BBC Radio Newcastle recently, about our house-concerts. You can listen to the second below.

Chatting on BBC radio - House Concerts

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We've had some interviews on BBC Radio Newcastle recently, about our house-concerts. You can listen to the first below.

Silver in the Regional Final

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We won Silver at the 2012 Regional Tourism Awards held recently at the Sage Gateshead, in the Guest Accommodation category. We're very proud to be independently judged once again as one of the best B&B's in the whole region. That's great!

St Cuthbert's House - by Royal Appointment!

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We were very honoured to be invited to meet Prince Charles during his recent visit to the Northumberland Coast - his first time in this beautiful place.

The visit celebrated family-business success stories, and also the contribution made by volunteers in our area.

Jeff was invited to meet HRH as a representative not only of St Cuthbert's House, but also of the many businesses represented by the local Tourism Association.

Price Charles asked several questions about how businesses were faring in the difficult economic circumstances, and Jeff managed to address him correctly without getting tongue-tied....

Woohoo! We're in it...

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St Cuthbert's House was recently shortlisted for the Green Tourism Business Scheme Goldstar Awards 2012. The shortlist is compiled from the highest scoring Gold graded businesses from 2011 - representing the greenest 2% of the 2400 GTBS membership. We were extremely chuffed to be included in such a prestigious shortlist, and were not surprised that we didn't win the top prize at the ceremony, in the face of such awesome 'competetion'.

Something for tea-break...

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A recent episode of Michael Portillo's series Great Railway Journeys saw him travelling the stretch of line from Berwick upon Tweed, south through Northumberland to Newcastle. It's a thing of beauty - a lovely snapshot of this gorgeous area. And how we whooped as we enjoyed a typically assured contribution from our good friend (fanfare please) Derek Sharman. Whether railways are your thing or not, do yourself a favour; make a brew and give yourself half an hour with this.

A very special guest returns...

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We were stopped in our tracks when Michael Gainsborough called to make a reservation recently. Having completed the transaction, he revealed that he had been born (many years ago!) in our home, the Manse attached to the former church which is now St Cuthbert's House.

His grandfather was the Minister of the church early in the 20th Century, and his mother was brought here so as to have a 'proper midwife' attend to her - a privilege not afforded to many women in those days. Michael was subsequently christened in the church.

It was delightful to share stories with Michael and his wife Sally, and especially lovely to see him tracing his roots - he had not been back to Northumberland in very many years. A lovely encounter!

Green is our new Gold at the NE Tourism Awards 2011

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Woohoo! We just won GOLD at the NE Tourism Awards 2011, in the Sustainable Tourism category. Fantastic!

We were up against some very strong competetion in this category (I'm talking about the 'compost toilets' kind of strong) and so we were absolutely delighted to win the top prize. We are passionate about local food (and beers) and conducting our business in a way which doesn't cost the earth, so this is a prize we'll treasure. But you don't need to wear a 'hair shirt' in order to make your stay a responsible one.

St Cuthbert's House wins Silver at the National EnjoyEngland Tourism Awards 2011

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We're so pleased to have received the Siver Award in the 'B&B/ Guest Accommodation of the Year 2011' category of the EnjoyEngland Awards for Excellence 2011. This competition judges the Regional winners from around England - so to be awarded second place is wonderful! Come and see why!

We're also very pleased to have been awarded a coveted 'Gold Award' accolade to complement our 5-star rating, following our recent 'mystery shopper' Quality Assessment.

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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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