St Cuthbert's House was awarded 'England's Best B&B 2014' by VisitEngland - and also Bronze & Silver medals at their national Awards in 2015 & 2016 too.
St Cuthbert’s House is a luxurious, award-winning B&B in a 200 year-old former chapel - a unique and stunning renovation, situated in Seahouses, near Bamburgh on the beautiful Northumberland coast. It’s just a stroll along the beach to Bamburgh Castle, and a short drive to Alnwick Castle & Gardens, or Lindisfarne – Holy Island. You'll be situated at the very heart of the beautiful Northumberland Coast.
We have a page dedicated to walking the Northumberland Coast Path (and the coastal sections of St Oswald's Way) which you really should check out if you're following that route.
St Cuthbert's House is VisitEngland 5-star Gold-award accommodation, and has won the top awards at the North-East Tourism Awards every year since 2009. We've also been amongst the medals at the national EnjoyEngland Awards for Excellence in 2011,2014,2015 & 2016. Our Awards are your reassurance - you're not 'taking a chance' when you book at St Cuthbert's House. Do please check out our Awards page, and also our Guest Comments page and Tripadvisor reviews, to see what our guests have said. (But please book direct, rather than through Tripadvisor! Thanks.)
It's a peaceful, unique and very special place to stay. This lovely, historic Grade II listed building has been tastefully renovated to provide you with beautiful, luxury Bed and Breakfast accommodation, brimming with high-quality facilities. We've taken care of every detail in your room, including the sumptuous pocket-sprung SuperKing-sized beds, with lovely crisp Egyptian cotton sheets, gorgeous duvets and king sized pillows - after taking in some fresh, clear Northumberland air, you'll sleep deeper and softer than ever before.
In the morning, you can enjoy a fabulous breakfast, choosing from an extensive and locally-sourced menu; local sausage and bacon from our butcher, free-range eggs from a nearby farm, or dishes made with traditional oak-smoked fish from the Seahouses smokehouse - birthplace of the original kipper.
All rooms are set as 6' SuperKing doubles, and some can be set as 3’ twin bed configuration, and each offers: • High quality beds with crisp Egyptian cotton sheets • Luxurious deep pillows and duvets • LCD flat-panel TV & DVD • CD/DAB radio • Nespresso coffee machine • Kettle with a wide range of drinks • Salon-quality Hairdryer • Solid wooden hand-built furniture • Plenty of fluffy white towels, dressing gowns and slippers • Supply of indulgent Gilchrist & Soames' toiletries in your bathroom. • Free internet access, via wifi or network ports
The Aidan Room This first floor double room is a south-facing front room, with a beautiful original arched frosted glass window, which lets the morning light flood into the richly coloured room.
The en suite bathroom has a very large shower enclosure, so there’s plenty of room to turn around as you take an intense shower amidst decadent black and chrome. However, it's worth pointing out that the entrance to this shower is via a door which is just 15" wide - so if you are very generously-proportioned then this detail can be important!
The Columba Room This first floor double room is another stunning south-facing front room, with a beautiful original arched and frosted window. The en suite bathroom has a very large shower enclosure, offering a very satisfying shower-experience amidst a rich setting of chrome, black and deep red. However, it's worth pointing out that the entrance to this shower is via a door which is just 15" wide - so if you are very generously-proportioned then this detail can be important!
The Brigid Room This quiet first floor room floods with afternoon sunlight. The ensuite bathroom has a comfortable bath for you to soak in, with classic, heavy chrome fittings, and a shower area at one end.
The Hild Room Another first floor room which fills with afternoon sunlight - and which offers a glimpse of Bamburgh Castle over the rooftops! Again, the ensuite bathroom has both luxurious bath and shower.
The Oswald Room One of our two ground floor bedrooms, giving very easy level access from the car park. The sunlight streams in during the late afternoon and evening, bringing the classic, subtle colours to life. The luxurious en suite bathroom has a bath, with an enlarged shower-cubicle area at one end
The Bede Room Ground floor room, offering easy, level access to the room from the car park, and into the dining room and all communal areas of the house. It is therefore particularly suitable for guests with mobility problems. Slightly larger en suite bathroom, with a walk-in wetroom making for a really decadent showering experience. The bathroom can be equipped with grab rails if required by less mobile guests.
Your Breakfast If you fancy treating yourself to a traditional, hearty Northumbrian Breakfast whilst you're here, you'll enjoy the highest quality ingredients, beautifully prepared and elegantly presented on fine bone china. And even if you're watching your waistline, you can enjoy it with a (relatively!) clear conscience, because none of it sees a frying pan!
We source sausages and bacon from our award-winning local butcher. His meat comes from locally-reared and fully traceable stock, and he’s a passionate advocate of high-quality local produce.
Our eggs come from free-ranging hens on a nearby farm, and the yolks are so bright and yellow you almost need sunglasses.
Also on the menu you'll find delicious kedgeree, made with oak-smoked haddock from the Seahouses smokehouse. Of course, since Seahouses is the birthplace of the original kipper, our breakfast menu includes kipper fillet, and home-made kipper pate too.
There’s always a range of Specials on the menu too, so typically you’ll have ten delicious main courses to choose from – there’s something for you, whatever you like to eat!
You can also help yourself from the buffet table too, stocked with fruit, cereals and juices, and preserves and honey produced by artisan local producers.
And of course we can cater for special diets, so just tell us if there are things you need - or need to avoid.
We’re fully licensed too, and as a speciality of our well-stocked bar we offer a wide range of excellent hand-crafted beers brewed exclusively in Northumberland including our very own 'St Cuthbert's House' beer, brewed for us by the passionate people at The Durham Brewery
Perfectly located, with easy access to Northumberland's amazing coast and country, its expansive, pristine beaches, big skies and wide, open horizons...
Come see us, and refill your soul…
If you would like to stay in a specific room, then please tell us, by making a note with your booking - and we will do all we can to accommodate your request. However, your specific choice of a particular room cannot be guaranteed - we have just six rooms, and sometimes it's impossible to accommodate every combination of room and date request! If you have any questions do please call us or send an email.
St Cuthbert's House is not suitable for divers. We cannot accommodate pets. We welcome well-behaved children over 12 years.
Double ensuite room
£110.00B&B per room per night
(£90.00 single occupancy)
Min: £110.00 - Max: £125.00
Twin ensuite room
£110.00B&B per room per night
(£90.00 single occupancy)
Min: £110.00 - Max: £125.00
|*On Bank Holiday weekends, we make bookings of three consecutive nights available. Our prices for the summer months assume a stay of at least two consecutive nights. Single night stays may be available, but may carry a surcharge. Single occupancy charged at £75 to £90 B&B per room per night.|
Car parking available
We have an off-street car park available, which is big enough for everyone as long we all park considerately. Please park within a marked bay, with your bonnet TOWARDS the fence!
St Cuthbert's House is fully licensed. As well as 'the usual stuff' we stock a wide range of craft-brewery real ales, all brewed locally - including our very own house-beer. Fantastic.
Special diets catered for
Our breakfast menu offers a wide range of meat, fish and vegetarian options, as well as a well-stocked buffet table with cereals, fruit etc. If you have specific dietary needs, please talk to us and we'll do all we can to ensure you're well
Credit / debit cards accepted
LCD HD television with integrated DVD player and Freeview digital channels including HD.
Ground floor bedrooms
Two ground floor rooms available, one of which is fully 'accessible'
Not your usual rubbish 'hotel' style hairdryer, but a pro salon-quality item which dries double-quick.
Tea / Coffee facilities
You'll find a Nespresso coffee machine in your room, as well as a kettle and well-stocked drinks tray. Fresh milk is always available for your tea. Local biscuits too.
Washing machine / Laundry
If you're away from home for a long spell, we can do a load of washing in our machine for you, and add a small charge to your bill. Don't give Jeff anything which can be ruined though... ;-)
The Cuthbert Room is a gorgeous space to relax with a book, or a drink...
We can store your bikes securely in our private garage.
We have in-depth knowledge about bus timetables, local walks and waymarked routes, lunch and tea-break stops, birdwatching hides - and anything else you might need. We also have a stock of gpx files, if you're suitably equipped.
Fast ethernet ports are available in all bedrooms, and in the main Cuthbert Room. There is also a wireless network available.
Hospitable and Luxurious
amandaphillips59, Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
We were looking forward to our stay at St Cuthbert's House and it exceeded all our expectations. Jeff and Jill welcomed us with authentic hospitality and were very helpful about places to visit, nearby restaurants etc. I believe we were the first guests of the season. Our room was lovely and comfortable and breakfast in the morning was a real treat with lots of delicious choices and exciting accompaniments. My kedgeree was perfect and the porridge and cooked 'English' breakfasts were wonderful too. We enjoyed our dinners at St Aidan's Hotel and Elan Pizzeria. It was very useful to have restaurant recommendations from the hosts as we were encouraged to book ahead and just relax in to our stay. We hope to return sometime soon!
St Cuthbert's House replied: Thanks for your review. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay, and we hope you'll visit again.
Fantastic Breakfasts, Great Hosts
keith r, Braintree, United Kingdom
We stayed at St Cuthbert's House in October 2016. Booking was easy - a phone call and it was booked. Our room was very comfortable and the building is lovely. However the best part of staying at St Cuthbert's were the breakfasts. The choice was great and the food delicious. Also Jeff and Jill are great hosts; friendly, welcoming and helpful with plenty of ideas for things to do and places to eat. We will be back. Keith and Alison
St Cuthbert's House replied: Thanks for your review, and your kind comments. We're especially pleased you enjoyed some of our lovely local-food offerings.
beppegrazia2016, Bologna, Italy
The bedroom was extremely comfortable with everything you need. The best thing was the delicious breakfast served in a delightful room, with a beautiful atmosphere. We really appreciated the vast choice on the breakfast menu, cooked to perfection by Jill in her amazing kitchen. Jill and Jeff were very friendly and patiently explained (we are Italian) some excellent places to visit.
St Cuthbert's House replied: We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to SCH, and Northumberland! Thanks for your review.
Consistent Quality (2nd visit)
Second stay at St Cuthberts House, both times at the very last weekend of the season. Following our stay in October 2015 we were so impressed that in October 2016 we brought my parents as part of their Golden Wedding celebrations and our high expectations were fulfilled by Jeff and Jill once again. There's little to add to all the amazing, and well deserved, reviews here on Trip Advisor. What I can say is that their offering is of an extremely consistent high quality. Not just the stay itself, but the ease of booking, welcoming email, and follow-up. The thought that has gone into the end to end experience is worthy of a quality brand. The only problem is getting in! Took me a few failed last minute attempts to get myself organised to book in advance. If you see a vacancy, grab it!
St Cuthbert's House replied: Thanks for your kind comments. We have tried to pay attention to those things which make the difference. We're travellers too, and we know what WE want and expect, before, during and after our visit! Thanks for coming back, and bringing your parents too.
How can you improve perfection?
ArthurW70, Ashbourne, United Kingdom
Third visit for us to the converted chapel run with loving care by Jeff and Jill. Previous reviews have highlighted the superb bedrooms, Jill's fabulous breakfasts and the friendly advice on offer by Jeff of places to visit and eat. They are still on offer I'm pleased to report and it was a real delight to sample them again. One new welcome addition was the new coffee machines in each bedroom, great choice of coffee available. Hope to be back next spring. Thank you Jeff and Jill.
St Cuthbert's House replied: The highest accolade we can hope for is that you, as our guest, want to return again and again. We're so pleased you have, and that you will... Thanks for your review.