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St. Cuthbert’s House,  a 200-year-old former chapel that has been sensitively and imaginatively converted into luxurious, bed and breakfast accommodation, won VisitEngland’s ‘Best B&B of the Year’ in 2017, having won the same award in 2014 too. The judges, who made a ‘secret shopper’ visit as part of the Awards process, said: “This was an extremely positive experience. Jeff and Jill are consummate hosts…”

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 and Gardens and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. It’s a peaceful and unique place to stay that gives visitors easy access to Northumberland’s expansive, pristine beaches, and endless skies that will stir the soul.

St. Cuthbert’s House has a five-star gold rating and its ‘B&B of the Year’ title is just one of a string of award wins; it has won top accolades at the North East Tourism Awards and the national VisitEngland Awards year after year.  Such rigorous independent assessment serves to reassure you that your experience of Northumberland will linger in the memory for a very long time.

This historic, Grade II-listed building has been tastefully converted in a way that retains many of its original features and much of its period character. Yet it also has the modern facilities and special finishing touches that you’d expect from a five-star rated B&B.

It’s owned and run by Jeff and Jill Sutheran, who moved to Northumberland several years ago after falling in love with the area when they visited for family holidays

St. Cuthbert’s House is fully licensed with a well-stocked bar offering a wide range of hand-crafted local beers. Guests can enjoy drinks in the attractive lounge area at any time of the day or evening. Be warned, it’s so cosy that you may not want to venture out!

All of the beds have pocket-sprung mattresses and are dressed in crisp Egyptian cotton sheets, plump duvets and king-sized pillows. The double rooms all have super king-sized beds. After a day out walking in the fresh air, you’re guaranteed a great night’s rest.

Each room has flat-screen television with DVD player; a CD player and DAB radio; a kettle and a range of beverages; a hairdryer; plenty of fluffy, white towels; dressing gowns and slippers; indulgent toiletries by Gilchrist & Soames; Nespresso coffee machine; and free, wireless internet access.

They all have en suite bathrooms; some with both a bath and shower, and others with a large walk-in shower enclosure.  The two ground-floor bedrooms offer easy access to both the car park and the communal areas of the house, and the Bede Room is particularly suitable for mobility-impaired guests because it has wider doorways and a larger wet room-style bathroom.

Prices for the six double rooms range from £110 to £135 per night, and from £90 for single occupancy.

In the morning, enjoy a hearty Northumbrian breakfast freshly prepared with the finest quality, local ingredients. There’s award-winning sausage and bacon from a local butcher and free-range eggs from a nearby farm. If you prefer, try a dish made with traditional oak-smoked fish from the iconic smokehouse at Seahouses.

Jeff and Jill can cater for special diets – just let them know if there are certain ingredients that you need to avoid.

You have found a wonderful place to stay and Boutique and Breakfast is committed to giving you a personalised service so that you can find the right room at the right price. Simply fill in our enquiry form and within 24 hours you will receive a response from St Cuthbert’s House tailored to your needs. This will be in the form of either a telephone call or an email.

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  • Flat-screen television
  • iPod docking station
  • Locally-sourced food
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Honesty Bar
  • Hospitality Tray
  • Nespresso coffee makers in all rooms
  • Gift vouchers available on request

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St Cuthbert's House went instantly to the top of my 'best-ever B&Bs' list.

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