St Cuthbert's House was awarded 'England's Best B&B' in 2017 & 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, and winners of prestigious Awards at the national EnjoyEngland Awards for Excellence too. 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.
A calming sanctuary where every need is anticipated.
margo42470, Leicester, United Kingdom
Room is carefully decorated and spotless with thoughtful touches like the quiet classical music paying on arrival. Honesty bar was a welcome touch for a night cap at the end of the evening. Breakfast was delicious and choices were impressive. Hosts were friendly, welcoming and accommodating. Thank you!
St Cuthbert's House replied: You're welcome! Thanks, we hope we'll see you here again.
Home from Home
ashwood547, Greater London, United Kingdom
An excellent base to have a relaxing walking break in Northumberland. St Cuthbert's House is possibly the best B&B we have stayed in, the room was large, well furnished and comfortable and breakfast was absolutely delicious (try the sausage, bacon and egg in a bap, sets you up for the day). Tea and coffee coming out of your ears and the possibility of enough toast to keep even the hungriest going. Very quiet in the evening, which is what we wanted, but there is a well stocked drinks cabinet with a good choice of single malt and local beers. The centre of Seahouses is about 10-15 minutes walk where you will find a good selection of pubs and restaurants. It's a really good base to explore all the local attractions. Well done Jeff and Jill.
St Cuthbert's House replied: Thanks for your review, we're pleased you enjoyed your stay.
what a great find!
jsblaney, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
B&b with a luxury feel, great attention to detail in every aspect. Beautiful room with very comfortable bed, and a gluten-free breakfast was no problem. Jill and Jeff were very helpful, and we will definitely be back!
St Cuthbert's House replied: Thanks - we'll look forward to your next visit!
Everything we hoped for and more!
Angela W, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
What an absolute treat! Our room was immaculately clean, incredibly comfortable and had everything we could possibly need. Having said that, Jeff and Jill stressed that we only had to ask if we required anything else, and we believed they would have bent over backwards to help out- perfect hosts! Breakfast was delicious and once again, Jeff and Jill made their attention to detail and guest satisfaction look easy and effortless. Great location- we enjoyed the walk into Seahouses for evening meals and found it to be a great base for exploring Holy Island, Bamburgh, Alnwick etc. We will certainly stay here again and do not hesitate to recommend this stylish and first rate B and B.
St Cuthbert's House replied: Thanks for your lovely review, we're very pleased you enjoyed your stay! We hope we might see you here again.
Great B&B - Little Things a Let Down
We had a lovely room and our hosts Jeff and Jill were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was also excellent . Good location if a little trot (20 minutes) to Seahouses harbour. Unfortunately a couple of little things spoiled it. For example, their Guest Information states "Complimentary bottled water available from the chiller". This implies to me that it’s commercial bottled water as supplied in most 4 & 5 star B&Bs. This was certainly the case in one where we recently stayed in York. When I asked for some I was told "we can fill a plastic bottle up from the tap and put it in the fridge". We also had to ask for bar soap. Quite honestly I expect a little more for £125 per night. In contrast the B&B in York which was every bit as good was 4 stars and cost £82 per night.
St Cuthbert's House replied: Thanks for your review. We’re disappointed that your stay was ultimately spoiled by a couple of ‘little things’, and that you didn’t consider SCH good value for money - although we take heart that you found much else to your liking.