...it's complicated. But the short headline is that we're not presently welcoming guests, or taking forward bookings at this stage.
Like everyone else, we're pleased that we can begin to resume some semblance of whatever 'normal life' might look life as we emerge from lockdown. We've all missed being able to enjoy vital aspects of life - although the difficulties have brought out some of the best in communities too, and hopefully, some of those attributes will be carried forward with us.
It's been very difficult for all kinds of businesses, but of course, we're concerned with Tourism - where the impact has been devastating. So we're pleased that some of our friends and colleagues can now once again begin to welcome you back to Northumberland.
However, here at St Cuthbert's House, we've decided the time is not right for us to do that, yet. So presently, SCH remains closed to guests, and we're not presently taking forward bookings.
This decision hasn't been taken lightly. Of course it's tempting to throw the doors open and receive all those keen to get out and explore - especially since Northumberland is the perfect place to experience beauty AND solitude, potentially. But we've decided to wait, and see what happens as lockdown is lifted.
We're sorry if this frustrating or disappointing for you. But please be assured we've taken this decision not only for personal reasons, but because we want to make sure that when SCH is ready to welcome you, it will really be safe to do so. No-one really knows what the next few weeks and months will bring, and so we've decided to wait until there's more clarity about that.
Please, do stay safe, and stay well.