We've been awarded many accolades, and have won several prestigious awards over the years. The reason we put St Cuthbert's House forward for these various Awards is mainly to assure you, our guest, that you are not 'taking a chance' by coming to stay at St Cuthbert's House; we have been repeatedly and objectively measured and assessed by experienced judges, who continue to place us at the very top of the tree, both regionally and nationally. So you don't need to worry about whether a stay at St Cuthbert's House really is as good as we promise - because there's plenty of evidence to assure you! Time away is precious, for each of us, and no-one wants to 'take a chance' in the hope that we're choosing wisely... Here are some of our Awards, and what they mean for you.
After winning the North-East 'Guest Accommodation of the Year' category, we went on to represent the NE Region at the National Final, and were thrilled to win the Silver Medal!
Obviously, this measures St Cuthbert's House against the very best businesses in the whole country, and we are pleased to be able to be counted up there with them.
In 2011 we won Gold at the North-East Tourism Awards (which are open to businesses from Teesside to the Scottish Border) in the Sustainable Tourism Business category. This acknowledges that we're serious about making our business work as part of the wider Northumberland economic and social landscape. We want Northumberland to be a place where people - and in particular young people, like our own young adults - can make a decent living.
VisitBritain run the 'official' star rating system, and we're pleased to have been assessed as offering accommodation and hospitality of the very highest calibre, by this well-respected body.
We've been awarded a 5-star Gold grading, which is the highest available. In addition we've also been given a Breakfast Award, which rewards our attention to detail in providing you with the very best quality local food. Only about 8 percent of qulity-assessed businesses are given this award.
responsibletravel.com is a well-respected website which promotes and recognises those businesses who are trying to minimise the environmental impacts of travel. They're happy to promote us, because we are great advocates for using public transport - even if you need to bring your car to actually get here - and because we offer such a lot of ideas for things to do without the car whilst you're here.
We featured in the Independent's 50 Best B&B's feature, and whilst we know this isn't an 'award' as such, it was very good to be listed amongst the best in the country again!