• Samphire Barn lounge
    Samphire Barn nr Newton by the sea
    Living room with exposed roof trusses, log burner and sumptuous sofas
  • Samphire Barn Master Bedroom
    Samphire Barn nr Newton by the sea
    Master bedroom with king size bed and ensuite shower in the eaves of the house
  • Samphire Barn Kitchen
    Samphire Barn nr Newton by the sea
    Spacious dining kitchen with Silestone worktops and integrated appliances, leading out onto the patio garden
  • Samphire-Barn-Ground-Floor-Bed
    Samphire Barn nr Newton by the sea
    Ground floor double bedroom in mixed blue tones
  • Samphire Barn Twin Room
    Samphire Barn nr Newton by the sea
    Quirky but gorgeous - a twin bedroom in the eaves, overlooking the double height lounge
  • Samphire Barn Bathroom
    Samphire Barn nr Newton by the sea
    Walk-in shower and deep freestanding bath in the main bathroom
  • Overhead view of Tughall Steads and the coast
    Samphire Barn nr Newton by the sea
    Set down a quiet country lane in the hamlet of Tughall Steads, just five minutes drive from Beadnell Bay
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    Child Friendly Rating

Samphire Barn

nr Newton by the sea

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 fabulous 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.

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Samphire Barn Lounge Sofas
  • Luxury barn conversion in 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 door to patio garden
  • Walk-in shower and deep bath
  • First floor master bedroom with king size bed, ensuite shower and walk-in wardrobe in the eaves of the building
  • Ground floor double bedroom with king size bed
  • Fun twin bedroom in the eaves with glazed panelling to living room (please note low ceilings!)
  • Courtyard style garden off the kitchen with outdoor table and chairs


Ground Floor
  • Entrance hallway
  • Dining kitchen with dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave
  • Living room with velvet sofas and log burner
  • House bathroom walk-in shower and deep bath
  • Double bedroom with king size bed
First Floor
  • Master bedroom with king size bed, ensuite shower room and walk-in wardrobe
Mezzanine Floor
  • Additional twin bedroom with overhead views of the lounge (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

To see how Samphire Barn sits in relation to our other Retreats at Tughall Steads, see the adjacent site plan.

Please note all plans are not to scale but for illustration purposes only.

Samphire Barn Ground Floor Bedroom

Prices and Availability

Booking options

Monday 1st December

Samphire Barn is available for booking on the following durations.


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.


Tughall Steads layout

Useful Details

See here for what’s included in our Retreats stays
Please note that all of our cottages are non-smoking 
Facilities particular to Samphire Barn

Dolce Gusto coffee machine (remember to bring your coffee pods)

Arrival and Departure

Arrival: 4pm (3pm from Nov-March)

Departure: 10am


Couples or a family looking to enjoy the peaceful rural location. Larger groups may look at Samphire Barn to book with neighbouring The Apple Store or other Tughall cottages.

Children at Samphire Barn

Children are welcome and we can provide a cot and highchair on request. The garden is more of a flowery patio garden but there are walks and spaces for children to enjoy around Tughall.


There is full oil central heating and a log burner in the lounge.

Please 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.

Candid Comments

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


Guest Reviews

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!

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.

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.

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

The new refurbishment of the Studio is fabulous. Beautiful furnishings, comfy sofas, fresh decor, superbly equipped new kitchen. Love it!

Excellent service from Coastal Retreats and Samphire Barn was spotless and beautiful. 10/10. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Beautiful property in an excellent location. We are used to high quality accommodation and it didn't disappoint.

Customer Service-excellent
Accommodation- excellent
Weather- amazing!