The Smithy

Seahouses & Beadnell Area, Northumberland Coastal

  • Cosy up on the sofa in front of a warm fire set in the original stone fireplace

You can book this property from:

  • £664 per week
  • £95 per night

Features

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 single bed
  • 1 single Zip&Link bed

Kitchen

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer

Bathrooms

  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower

Families

  • Travel cot
  • Highchair

Outdoors

  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Private parking
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Rural location

Accessibility

  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Coastal Retreats want to make everyone’s stay as enjoyable as possible, and are committed to providing suitable
access for all our guests, whatever their individual needs. We aim to accurately describe our facilities and services to
give you the confidence to book the right property for you. There is a full description together with photos and a
video tour of the property on our website www.coastalretreats.co.uk
ACCESS STATEMENT FOR THE SMITHY
At a Glance
• This is a single-storey property.
• It sleeps 5 and has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.
• 3 Bedrooms on the ground floor.
• The kitchen, dining and living space has split level access and has 2 steps.
• There is a parking space for 2 cars, directly outside in marked bays.
• The front entrance has level access. The outdoor space has level access.
• Externally there is a front and rear garden with stepped access.
• Dogs are permitted in the property.
• No smoking or vaping is permitted in the house.
Pre-Arrival
• The property is best reached by car. It is situated at Tughall Steads and there is a driveway to the front of the
cottage. Parking spaces are in front of the house. The front door is accessed via the driveway; there is a key
safe by the door at 150cm height.
• Public transport: the property can be reached by rail, the nearest mainline railway station is 12 miles away.
https://www.coastalretreats.co.uk/activities/how-to-get-here/
• Taxis are available from the station. A list of taxis companies can also be found via our website link above.
• Information about local bus services can be found on the Northumberland coast bus service website
http://www.northumberlandcoastaonb.org/getting-around/
• Local food partner Food Heaven (www.foodheaven.co.uk) can deliver and unpack groceries prior to your
arrival and items can be ordered up to 48 hours before arrival. Other supermarkets deliver to the area.
Alnwick (18 miles away) has large supermarkets, small independent shops, garages and all the local
amenities.
• Our brochure is printed in standard font size with pictorial representations of the main features. Our aim
with the design of our website, is to make it as easy to use and as clear as possible. We want visitors with
disabilities to be able to gain the same benefit from using our website as those who are able-bodied.
• Mobile phone reception may be poor within this area and we cannot guarantee a full signal.
• There is WiFi and a landline phone but the functioning of these cannot be fully guaranteed and any external
fault is beyond our control.
• The nearest NHS general hospital walk in service is in Ashington, which is 34 miles away, and the nearest
A&E unit is in Cramlington, which is 41 miles away. The nearest doctor’s surgery is 4 miles away in
Seahouses. Further information is in the welcome folder.
Access to the Property
Car parking is approximately 5 metres from the entrance and the front door is accessed via a gravel driveway. There
are no handrails or ramps on the approach to the building. The path is 5 metres wide and provides a level access.
Entrance to Property
• From the car, the front door is accessed via a gravel driveway. There are no handrails or ramps on the
approach to the property.
• The door is side hung and manual and the width is 70cm with a small step of 5cm over the thresh of the
front door.
• Once inside the surface is carpet and laminate and the area is fully lit by ceiling down lights.
Halls, Stairs, Landings, Passageways
• The entrance hallway areas are lit by ceiling down lights and the floor is covered by laminate flooring and
there are 2 steps leading to the living room.
• The width of the passageway is 90cm.
Sitting Room/Lounge
• The living room is accessed from the hallway with a door opening of 70cm and is furnished with 1 corner
sofa and 1 additional comfy chair.
• It is all on one level with no steps and a laminate wood floor.
• The walls have been decorated a white colour.
• There are 2 coffee tables located in the corner of the room which can easily be moved.
• There is a log burning stove and radiators to heat the room.
• The room is compact with sufficient space to move around.
• There is a digital TV which has full digital access/subtitles, the TV is wall mounted.
• Lighting is natural daylight with a mix of ceiling pendants and table/floor lamps.
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Dining Area
• The dining area is situated in the living room with stepped access via a door from the hallway which is 70cm
wide. It has a laminate wood floor and the walls have been decorated a white colour.
• Seating around the table is for 5 people, with upright chairs without arms, a wheelchair can easily be pulled
up to the table if needed.
• The dining table has legs on each corner, which are 76cm from floor to lowest point of table (under space)
and is 80cm high. Lighting is natural daylight with a ceiling pendant and table floor lamps.
Kitchen
• The door openings to the kitchen are from the hallway and the opening width is 70cm.
• The kitchen has stepped access with a wood floor.
• The kitchen is fully equipped with a cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
• The door of the oven drops down and the handle is 60cm above the floor. The hob is 90cm above the floor.
• The worktop and sink are 90cm above the floor. The wall cupboards are 135cm high.
• The sink taps are single mixer lever taps.
• A fridge freezer is available, the highest shelf in the fridge is 70cm and the lowest drawer in the freezer is
42cm.
• The kitchen is lit by ceiling spots.
• The kitchen has wood flooring and the walls have been decorated a white colour.
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Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas
General Information
• There are 3 ground floor bedrooms which are a king, twin and a single.
Specific bedroom information (one for each bedroom)
Bedroom one is on the ground floor and has a king size bed
• The clear door opening into the bedroom is 68cm wide.
• The height of the bed from floor to mattress top is 55cm.
• The space to the side of the bed is 150cm.
• There are 2 bedside tables which are 59cm high.
• Lighting is via a mix of ceiling pendant and bedside table lamps.
• Flooring is carpet and natural stripes in colour, with white coloured walls.
• There is 1 wardrobe and 11 drawers and storage space. The wardrobe rails are 148cm high and they cannot
be adjusted.
• Bedding is hypo-allergenic.
• There is a bedroom TV which is digital.
• See photos and video tour on our website for more details
Any other comments and relevant information; Patterned feature wall.
Bedroom two is on the ground floor and has two single zip and link beds
• The clear door opening into the bedroom is 68cm wide.
• The height of the bed from floor to mattress top is 63cm.
• The space to the side of the bed is 100cm.
• There is 1 bedside table which is 65cm high.
• Lighting is via a mix of ceiling pendant and bedside table lamps.
• Flooring is carpet and natural stripes in colour, with white coloured walls.
• There is 1 wardrobe and 8 drawers and storage space. The wardrobe rails are 144cm high and they cannot
be adjusted.
• Bedding is hypo-allergenic.
• There is no bedroom TV.
• See photos and video tour on our website for more details
Bedroom three is on the ground floor and has a single bed
• The door opening into the bedroom is 60cm wide from the entrance hallway.
• The height of the bed from floor to mattress top is 58cm.
• The space to the side of the bed is 60cm.
• There is 1 bedside table which is 28cm high.
• Lighting is via a mix of ceiling spot and bedside table lamps.
• Flooring is carpet and natural stripes in colour, with white coloured walls.
• There is no wardrobe and 6 drawers and storage space.
• Bedding is hypo-allergenic.
• There is a bedroom TV which is digital.
• See photos and video tour on our website for more details
Any other comments and relevant information; Patterned feature wall.
Bathrooms, Shower rooms and Toilets
Family bath/shower room is on the ground floor
• Entrance is all on one level/stepped with a clear door opening width of 60cm.
• The shower is over the bath, and is 61cm to the top edge of the bath.
• The shower has no door and has got a detachable shower head.
• Height of the WC floor to seat is 42cm.
• Wash basin height is 78cm with a pedestal under the sink.
• All taps are modern lever taps.
• There is no shelf over the sink.
• There is no grab rail.
• The bathroom is lit with ceiling spot lights.
• It has tiled flooring which is beige in colour with half tiled and white coloured walls.
• For photos please see the website.
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Laundry/Utility Room
• The utility room is situated outside in a stone built outhouse with level access via a clear door access of
70cm. There are no steps.
• Floor width is 200cm and concrete which is natural in colour and the walls are stone in colour.
• The height of the washing machine door is 68cm from the floor and the height of the tumbler dryer door
146cm from the floor.
• The room is lit with strip light
Garden
Garden 1:
• The garden area can be found to the rear of the property which is accessed immediately from the back door
via a door with a step of 24cm and clear access width of 70cm.
• The areas within the garden are flat.
• It has a paved patio and lawned area.
• Table and seating are in this area which are not suitable for a wheelchair to pull up with a table height of
72cm. There are 4 chairs which are bench type.
• The width of the footpaths are 70cm and the surface is gravel and the width and length of the patio is 3.5
metres. Access to rear of property from side of cottage.
• There is some outside lighting which are sensor lights.
Garden 2:
• The garden area can be found to the front of the property which is accessed immediately from the gravel
driveway.
• The areas within the garden are undulating
• It has a lawned area.

Description

Step inside The Smithy and you’ll be immediately struck by its large log burner set in the original stone fireplace of this former farm worker’s cottage for five in the coastal hamlet of Tughall Steads. Set slightly inland, between the coastal villages of Beadnell and Newton, it has both front and back gardens, with numerous walks from the cottage door.

Characterful features contrast with the contemporary interior of The Smithy. There’s a fully fitted galley kitchen, whimsical wall coverings, and a French style king size bed in the master bedroom. Outside, drink in the countryside views towards the coast from the enclosed garden with its patio table and chairs. Book with neighbouring The Forge for a party of up to seven guests (discounted rates available).

  • Former farm worker's cottage with characterful features throughout
  • Living room with deep comfy sofa and large cast iron log burner in a stone inglenook surround
  • A short drive from Beadnell and Newton beaches
  • Lovely enclosed lawned garden with patio, table and chairs and open views over countryside towards the sea in the distance
  • Garden swing and Wendy House
  • Private leisure club membership (entry fee applies)

All single storey

  • Entrance hallway with 2 steps up to the rest of the accommodation
  • Living/dining room with stone inglenook and log burner
  • Fully fitted galley kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher, microwave etc
  • Master bedroom with king-sized bed and views over the garden
  • Second bedroom with flexible zip and link full size 3ft twins or superking bed (please request when booking or these will be as found)
  • Small third bedroom with single bed off the hallway - away from the other bedrooms
  • Fully tiled family bathroom with bath and shower over

Externally

  • Enclosed garden with patio area, swing and Wendy House
  • Outhouse shared with neighbouring The Forge for bike storage
  • Parking for 2/3 cars

ALWAYS COMPLIMENTARY:

  • Oil central heating
  • Electricity
  • Log burner with a starter supply of logs
  • Bedding and bath towels
  • Starter supply of kitchen roll, dishwasher tablets, toilet roll, washing up liquid, salt and pepper
  • Sewing kit
  • First Aid kit
  • Wi-Fi
  • Travel cot and high chair

RETREAT AMENITIES

  • Cooker and hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen and tableware
  • Coffee maker
  • Washer/dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mop, bucket, dustpan and brush
  • Tea towels
  • Dish cloths
  • Oven gloves
  • Hairdryer
  • Smart TV
  • Books and magazines
  • Landline telephone with honesty box
  • Toys and games
  • Outdoor table and chairs
  • Outdoor play equipment
  • Key safe for independent arrival
  • Leisure club membership (small entry charge applies)

AVAILABLE BY REQUEST

Extra linen and towels (charges apply)

CANDID COMMENTS

Perfect little cottage!

TO NOTE

Whilst we take great care to represent our properties and their facilities as accurately as possible, the décor, furnishings and facilities shown in images and video tours may occasionally be subject to minor change.

It is suitable for children of all ages and includes a private garden, outdoor play equipment and the beach is just a 10-minute drive away. The small third single bedroom is off the hallway, away from the other bedrooms so would be more suitable for a teenager rather than a toddler.

Reviews

Lovely views from the lounge, main bedroom and garden. A perfect place to sit with a glass of wine in the evening.

Past Customer,

Really liked Tughall Steads, central for everything but nicely tucked away.

Past Customer,

Location

The hamlet of Tughall Steads is a collection of converted stone farm buildings and is mainly holiday homes. The houses are surrounded by open countryside and a five minute drive will take you to the beach at either Beadnell or Newton by the Sea. It is ideally situated for access to Bamburgh to the north and Craster to the south. Located next to our other Retreats - Garden Cottage and The Forge - plus several of our other Tughall properties, it is ideal for larger parties who want their own space, but want to be near one another.
If you happen to look at Tughall Steads on Google Earth, please note that the apparent 'airstrip' shown nearby was last used in 1948!
For further information on the area, see our Tughall Steads section.

Where to find The Smithy at Tughall Steads