Samphire Barn

Seahouses & Beadnell Area, Northumberland Coastal

  • With a beguiling beach themed interior, exposed beams and a mezzanine floor

You can book this property from:

  • £797 per week
  • £114 per night


Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location


  • Walk-in shower
  • 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


At a Glance

• This is a two-storey property.
• It sleeps six and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
• One bedroom on the ground floor and two bedrooms on the second floor.
• The kitchen, dining and living space has level access and no stairs.
• There are parking spaces for two cars, directly outside.
• The front entrance has level access. The outdoor space has level access.
• Externally there is a rear garden with easy access.
• Dogs are not permitted in the property.
• No smoking or vaping is permitted in the house.


• The property is best reached by car. It is situated in Tughall steads and there is a driveway to the front of the cottage, and a parking space in front of the house. The front door is accessed via the driveway; there is a key safe by the door at 133cm height.
• Public transport; the property can be reached by rail, the nearest mainline railway station is 12 miles away.
• Taxis are available from the station. A list of taxi 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
• Local food partner Food Heaven ( 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.
• The 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 understand 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 walk-in centre 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 four miles away in Seahouses. Further information is in the welcome folder.

Access to the Property

The car parking is approximately 10 metres from the entrance and the front door is accessed via a gravel pathway.
There are no handrails or ramps on the approach to the building. The path is 60cm wide and provides access across gravel.

Entrance to Property

• From the car, the front door is accessed via a gravel path. There are no handrails or ramps on the approach to the property.
• The door is side hung and manual and the width is 65cm with a small step of 25cm over the thresh of the front door.
• Once inside the surface is tiled and the area is fully lit by ceiling spot lights.

Any other comments and relevant information; the light switch is to the left of the door is at 112cm height.

Halls, Stairs, Landings, Passageways

• The entrance hallway areas are lit by ceiling spot lights and table lamp and the floor is covered by tiles.
• The stairs are carpeted and are beige in colour, the walls have been decorated in a white colour.
• The width of the passageway is 148cm.

Sitting Room/Lounge

• The living room is accessed from the hallway with a door opening of 75cm and is furnished with a large corner sofa and an additional comfy chair.
• It is all on one level with no steps and the floor is covered in carpet which is natural in colour.
• The walls have been decorated a white colour.
• There is one coffee table located in the centre of the room, a free standing driftwood lamp and one lamp table which can easily be moved.
• There is a log burning stove and radiators to heat the room.
• The room is spacious with plenty of 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 spots, wall mounted lights and table/floor lamps.

Dining Area

• The dining area is situated in the kitchen with level access via a door which is 70cm wide.
• The dining room floor is tiled in a cream colour and the walls have been decorated in white colour.
• Seating around the table is for six people, with four upright chairs without arms and two with. A wheelchair can easily be
pulled up to the table if needed.
• The dining table is rectangular, has legs, which are 62cm from floor to the lowest point of the table (underspace), and is 74cm high. Lighting is natural daylight with ceiling spots.


• The door openings to the kitchen are from the hallway and the opening width is 70cm.
• The kitchen has level access with a tiled floor.
• The kitchen is fully equipped with a cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
• The door of the oven drops down and the handle is 71cm above the floor. The hob is 92cm above the floor.
• The worktop and sink are 92cm above the floor. The wall cupboards are 134cm high.
• The sink taps are single mixer lever taps.
• The highest shelf in the fridge is 69cm and the lowest drawer in the freezer is 47cm.
• The kitchen is lit by under cupboard lights and ceiling spots.
• The kitchen flooring is tiled/wood, which is cream in colour, and the walls have been decorated in white colour.

Any other comments and relevant information; tiled in two colours above workbench.

Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas

General Information

• There is one ground floor bedroom which is a double.
• On the first floor there are two bedrooms comprising of one super king-size bed with ensuite, one
twin/single beds.

Specific bedroom information (one for each bedroom)

Bedroom one is on the first floor and has a super king-size bed

• The clear opening into the bedroom is 70cm wide.
• The height of the bed from floor to mattress top is 48cm.
• The space to the side of the bed is 110cm.
• There are two bedside tables which are 55cm high.
• Lighting is via a mix of ceiling spot and bedside table lamps.
• Flooring is carpet and beige in colour, with white coloured walls.
• There is a walk-in wardrobe and seven drawers and storage space. The wardrobe rails are 140cm high and they cannot be adjusted.
• Bedding is hypo-allergenic.
• There is a television in the bedroom.
• See photos and video tour on our website for more details.

Any other comments and relevant information; no doorway, 70cm wide staircase.

Bedroom two is on the ground floor and has a king-size bed

• The clear door opening into the bedroom is 73cm wide.
• The height of the bed from floor to mattress top is 56cm.
• The space to the side of the bed is 40cm.
• There are two bedside tables which are 55cm high.
• Lighting is via a mix of ceiling spot and bedside table lamps.
• Flooring is carpet and beige in colour, with cream coloured walls.
• There is one wardrobe and five drawers and storage space. The wardrobe rails are 140cm high and they cannot be adjusted.
• Bedding is hypo-allergenic.
• There is no television in the bedroom.
• See photos and video tour on our website for more details.

Any other comments and relevant information; accessed from the living room.

Bedroom three is on the mezzanine floor and has two single beds

• The opening into the bedroom is 54cm wide.
• The height of the bed from floor to mattress top is 54cm.
• The space to the side of the bed is 44cm.
• Lighting is via a mix of ceiling spot and wall lamps.
• Flooring is carpet and beige in colour, with white coloured walls.
• There is no wardrobe and three drawers and storage space.
• Bedding is hypo-allergenic.
• There is no television in the bedroom.
• See photos and video tour on our website for more details.

Any other comments and relevant information; narrow twisting staircase 54cm wide.

Family bath/shower room is on the ground floor.
• Entrance is all on one level with a clear door opening width of 75cm.
• The shower is over the bath and has a raised lip of 56cm to top of bath.
• The shower has no door and has a detachable shower head.
• Height of the WC floor to seat is 44cm.
• Wash basin height is 85cm with a pedestal under the sink.
• All taps are modern lever taps.
• There is a shelf over the sink which is 123cm high and 120cm wide.
• There is no grab rail.
• The bathroom is lit with ceiling spot lights.
• It has tiled flooring which is cream in colour with half tiled light brown and white coloured walls.
• For a photo please see the website.


• The garden area can be found to the rear of the property which is accessed immediately from the kitchen via
a door with a step of 9cm and clear access width of 70cm.
• The areas within the garden are flat.
• It has a paved patio.
• Table and seating are in this area which is suitable for a wheelchair to pull up with a table height of 75cm. There are four pew type benches.
• The width of the footpaths are 60cm and the surface is paving cobble sets and the width and length of the patio is 4.5 x 2.3 metres.
• There is some outside lighting which are sensor lights.

Additional Information

Contact Information

  • Address (Inc postcode): Coastal Retreats 9-11 Causey Street Gosforth Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 4DJ
  • Telephone: 0191 2851272 (During office hours) Emergency mobile number outside of office hours - 07983924463
  • Email:
  • Website:
  • Hours Of Operation: Office is open Mon-Fri 9-4pm and most Saturdays 9-12pm. Emails and phone messages are monitored during all waking hours.


Owned by travel and design lovers, Samphire Barn's interior takes inspiration from beach and coastal properties around the world mixing coral, grey, blue and samphire greens with driftwood pieces, and the owner's striking display of beautifully framed sea shells, collected from the tropical beaches of East Africa and the Seychelles.

Formerly The Studio, Samphire Barn underwent a remarkable refurbishment in 2020 retaining its original roof timbers and spacious feel but adding in rich and refined furnishings against a backdrop of pure white walls and tastefully chosen artwork. Both the large dining kitchen and living room with its high ceiling and feature log burner create a feeling of lightness throughout. The mezzanine bedroom overlooking the lounge has been cleverly designed with a glass wall to benefit from fantastic overhead views of the space below as well as maintaining privacy. A fun and quirky space which will delight young and old. The master bedroom has also undergone a transformation with the addition of an ensuite shower and walk-in wardrobe.

Outside, the courtyard garden has an array of colourful plants and flowers, and the surrounding countryside is perfect for evening strolls nearby. A little further afield from Tughall Steads is Beadnell and Newton beaches, and some great restaurants for dining out.
Please note a new video tour will follow shortly.

  • Barn conversion within the coastal hamlet of Tughall Steads
  • A short drive from Beadnell and Newton beaches
  • Superb double height living area with log burner and sumptuous velvet sofas
  • Dining kitchen with silestone worktops, American style fridge freezer and integrated appliances
  • Quirky twin bedroom in the roof with glazed panelling to living room (please note low ceilings!)
  • Courtyard style garden off the kitchen with outdoor table and chairs
  • Private leisure club membership (entry fee applies)

Ground Floor

  • Entrance hallway
  • Dining kitchen with dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave
  • Living room with velvet sofas and log burner
  • House bathroom with bath and shower over the bath
  • Double bedroom with king size bed

First Floor

  • Master bedroom with king size bed and ensuite shower room
  • Mezzanine floor
  • Additional quirky twin bedroom (Please note the low ceilings and limited wardrobe space)


  • To the front there is a small lawn and private parking for two cars
  • To the rear is an enclosed private courtyard garden with coastal planting and sitting area


  • 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


  • Cooker and hob
  • Microwave
  • American style fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen and tableware
  • Dolce Gusto coffee machine (remember to bring your coffee pods)
  • 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
  • Key safe for independent arrival
  • Leisure club membership (small entry charge applies)


Extra linen and towels (charges apply)


The mezzanine room has limited headroom and the space is quirky.


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 toys and games, a quirky twin bedroom situated on the mezzanine floor and a private garden, although this is more of a flowery patio garden but there are walks and spaces for children to enjoy around Tughall Steads. The beaches of Beadnell and Newton are a short drive away.


Property was a last minute replacement due to the original being unavailable due to the storms. It was perfect in every way and could not be faulted The log fire made sure that the property stayed warm during more inclement weather. Very handy for good walks along the amazing coastline

Previous Customer,

We have certainly enjoyed our time staying at Samphire Barn and our children have loved it! It is indeed a wonderful and special place. Thank you!

Past Customer,

Absolutely perfect stay at Samphire Barn, the attention to detail is amazing. Thank you for allowing us to stay in such an ideal location and the log burner was fab, just what was needed after a day at the beach.

Past Customer,

Our family were holidaying in the large Moo House and we came along for a few days to stay in Samphire Barn. It was lovely having our own quiet space away from the bustle of the family and we loved coming back to Samphire Barn to sit in the garden with a bottle of wine.

Past Customer,

Fabulous week at Samphire Barn! We've walked from Craster to Newton by the sea (via The Ship), from Seahouses to Bamburgh...and back. Walked Hadrian's Wall, flown broomsticks at Alnwick, lazed on beaches and gazed at incredible views in the national park...we will definitely be back.

Past Customer,

Excellent service from Coastal Retreats and Samphire Barn was spotless and beautiful. Samphire Barn is in the perfect location for all the coastal villages and a lovely property, well furnished and really comfortable. There is everything you would need and we lacked for nothing. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Past Customer,

We have loved Samphire Barn. Everything was perfect, the comfortable living room, bedrooms, modern kitchen with such attention to detail. It has been a wonderful four nights away and we could not have picked a better place to stay. Thank you so much.

Past Customer,

Such a beautiful cottage, evenings in front of the log fire will not be forgotten, we wanted for nothing, such attractively furnished, clean and well equipped home from home.

Past Customer,

Thanks so much for letting us use your beautiful home as base for our first explore in Northumberland. The weather was extremely kind and allowed us some glorious days on the beach, as well as some great walks further afield. If you get a chance, definitely book the sunset cruise on Serenity at Seahouses. A fantastic two hour explore on the sea around the Farne Islands. We saw puffins, loads of seals and even a new born baby seal. We loved returning home to your lovely property, where we had all the creature comforts, warm, inviting and a fantastic washing machine/dryer. We already can't wait for our next holiday up in this beautiful part of the world.

Past Customer,


In the quiet farm hamlet of Tughall Steads just a couple of miles from Newton by the Sea, Samphire Barn is set among a number of other Coastal Retreats cottages down a country lane and surrounded by open farmland. The popular cove and village of Beadnell are five minutes by car and Bamburgh village with its famous castle is a 10 minute drive away.
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 Samphire Barn at Tughall Steads