Following the release of his critically acclaimed 4th album ‘Notes From An Island’, award-winning British guitarist, singer and songwriter Blair Dunlop is back in the house this autumn, as part of his 16-date UK tour.
Blair 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.
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.
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!
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.
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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.