St. Cuthbert's House

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Responsible Visitor Charter

We realise that our Green aspirations are just that - ours. But we'd like to think that while you're staying at St Cuthbert's House you might like to aspire with us - even if you don't lean this way ordinarily.

Here are some practical ideas for helping to save the world while you're here:

  • Re-use your towels if they don't need replacing - which cuts down on electricity and water usage.
  • If you’re going out, turn off all lights, and turn down the thermostatic radiator valves.
  • Shop locally to support small independent businesses.  The ‘Made in Northumberland’ scheme is a wonderful showcase for our local food and drink, gifts and crafts - all of which is available from local shops, farms and other outlets.  Go try it!
  • If your room gets too warm, turn the thermostatic valve down, rather than opening a window.
  • Unplug your laptop! Even when it’s switched 'off' it still consumes energy on standby.
  • Recycle! Every room has a bin for your convenience, and if you leave newspapers and other recyclable materials in or near it, we'll put it in our blue bin.  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
  • Use water wisely.  Start by turning the tap off while you brush.  Little things make a difference.
  • Go for a walk instead of a drive. The world's most gorgeous beach is just a short stroll from St Cuthbert's House. Go walk on it. You'll be saving more than the planet...  
  • Consult the folder in the Cuthbert Room for some great ‘no-car day’ ideas.
  • Help us to look after the beautiful Northumbrian landscape by disposing of litter carefully (even other people’s…) and using footpaths and other sensitive areas – like the beach and dunes – responsibly.
  • Support Green Tourism Businesses!  There are lots of businesses in our region trying to reduce their impact on our planet.  Why not give them a helping hand by buying from them and supporting them in any way you can.

We all have busy lives to lead, but we're always on the lookout for little things which can make a big difference when we apply them collectively. If you have any great ideas, or you see something we could do better, we'd love to hear about it.

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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If you have any questions, please call us on 01665 720456 or send us an email or a booking enquiry.

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St Cuthbert's House, 192 Main St, Seahouses, Northumberland NE68 7UB (00 44) (0)1665 720456