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Luxurious award-winning 5-star, 6 double bedroom B&B in a 200 year old former church in the village of Seahouses on the coast, and near the Cheviot Hills. Renovated with bags of character, includes superkingsize beds and great local food.

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Rooms: 6 double rooms, 4 of which can be twin or single-occupancy

Prices from: £110

Meals: Many places to eat nearby in village centre, approx 12 mins stroll.
Open: Year round, closed Festive season and some weeks in winter
Address: 192 Main St, Seahouses, Northumberland, NE68 7UB
Tel: +44 (0)1665 720456
reviewed by greentraveller

Why we've chosen St Cuthbert's House

Reviewed by Richard Hammond, Sep 2015:

"Let’s face it, what you're looking for in a B&B is a comfortable bed, a decent breakfast and friendly owners. You certainly get these at St Cuthbert’s. Add to that the fabulous location, it’s a great place for anyone looking to explore this part of Northumberland. Given the dearth of places to stay within the National Park itself, grab this little green gem, near the coast and yet also a great base to explore the National Park. Staying in a former chapel is perhaps a little quirky, but nonetheless St Cuthbert's is highly recommended."
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Previously reviewed by Paul Miles, Sep 2010:

"Would you like mead with your porridge?” asked the owner, Jeff Sutheran as he took my order for breakfast. It’s the first time I’ve started the day with this honey wine with my oats and I hope it’s not the last. Many ingredients on the breakfast menu are sourced locally: from the mead, brewed on Lindisfarne; the chilli and orange marmalade, made by an old man in the village (“We had to persuade him that people would like it,” says Jeff) and the kippers smoked in the nearby smokehouse. Co-owner, Jill, and their grown-up children occasionally offer evening meals such as organic, local lamb in a tender hot-pot and indulgently rich chocolate desserts."
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St Cuthbert’s House is a beautiful and luxurious 5-star Gold 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. It's a peaceful, unique and very special place to stay.

>> St Cuthbert’s House has won the top award in the Bed & Breakfast category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2017, repeating their success in the same competition in 2014. 

>> Awarded a Bronze for Sustainable Tourism Award and a Highly Commended in the 2016 Visit England Bed & Breakfast/Guest Accommodation of the Year!

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. Operating as a responsible, sustainable tourism business is a key part of our lifestyle.

All rooms can be set as SuperKing double or 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
  • Kettle with a wide range of drinks
  • Hairdryer
  • Solid wooden hand-built furniture
  • Supply of indulgent yet eco-friendly' toiletries in your bathroom.
  • Free internet access, via wifi or network ports

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. 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 award-winning sausages from our local butcher, and quality, local back bacon too. Our eggs come from free-ranging hens on a nearby farm. 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 home-made kipper pate too. 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 craft-brewery beers brewed exclusively in Northumberland. 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…

Why is this a greener holiday? 

To truly minimise the environmental impact, guests are encouraged to arrive by public transport: the nearest train stations are Alnmouth & Berwick upon Tweed on the East Coast mainline. From the stations there are public transport links to Seahouses, and from the ferry terminal at Newcastle. The owners actively encourage guests to arrive by public transport and are happy to assist in planning the journey. Onsite the owners have taken a number of green measures to reduce the environmental impact of their tourism business, earning them Gold status from the GTBS. Additionally the furniture is handmade by joiners using timber from sustainable forests. Eco friendly cleaning products are used and natural toiletries are provided. Local food is used wherever possible.

Top eco features at St Cuthbert's House

  • Furniture handmade by joiners using timber from sustainable forests

  • Believes you can't beat local food

  • Natural toiletries

  • Does not use chemicals to clean

  • Awarded Gold in the Green Tourism Business Scheme



St Cuthbert's House, Northumberland, England
Nearest train station: Alnmouth & Berwick upon Tweed on the East Coast mainline

Directions from station:
Public transport links are available to Seahouses from both nearby rail stations, regional airports at Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and from the ferry terminal at Newcastle. We are very happy to help in planning your journey - please talk to us about this.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.