• The Forge
    The Forge Tughall Steads near Newton by the sea
    Curl up by the logburner with a good film
  • The Forge
    The Forge Tughall Steads near Newton by the sea
    This compact but cleverly designed space has everything you will need
  • The Forge
    The Forge Tughall Steads near Newton by the sea
    Tucked away in a quiet corner of this coastal farm steading with open views
  • The Forge
    The Forge Tughall Steads near Newton by the sea
    The king size bed lies snugly in an alcove of this studio space
  • The Forge
    The Forge Tughall Steads near Newton by the sea
    The compact kitchen has full size oven, dishwasher and even room for a touch of LED bling!
  • Tughall aerial view
    The Forge Tughall Steads near Newton by the sea
    Tughall Steads - where the gentle pace of rural life meets the coast
  • Retreat Rating
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  • Pet friendly

  • 2

    Child Friendly Rating

The Forge

Tughall Steads near Newton by the sea

Call it ‘glamping’, call it ‘glamavanning’ – whatever the term, this is no ordinary holiday cottage.

Huge, it is not, but tucked into a quiet corner of this coastal farm steading, this cannily renovated couple’s retreat – the former Blacksmith’s forge – has charm, character and romance in spade-loads. Incorporating carefully thought out space-saving design, this studio style Retreat manages to offer full kitchen facilities, a king-sized bed, bathroom and logburner with cosy seating.

An ideal romantic retreat, but it’s also a perfect cottage for those looking at holidaying solo. We have already welcomed an artist looking for peace and quiet to be able to draw and an author looking to chill and relax whilst researching their book.

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The Forge
  • Think Shepherd's Hut.... think 'Glamping', but without the canvas and with a whole lot more of the 'glam'
  • Old stone building with vaulted ceiling and exposed roof trusses
  • Your own garden with views over open fields to watch the sun go down
  • Welcomes a well-behaved dog (fee applies)
  • Fitted kitchen incorporating fridge/freezer, 8 setting dishwasher, full sized electric cooker, ceramic hob and extractor hood & microwave
  • French double doors link the internal area to the lawned garden, perfect for barbecues and outdoor eating in the warmer months
  • Washing machine and dryer in separate small laundry outhouse shared with The Smithy
  • Large flat screen TV/DVD player and cream ceramic logburner
  • Leisure Club Membership (admission fee applies)


All on one level
  • One single storey space incorporating, kitchen, dining, sleeping and seating area
  • Compact bathroom with bath and shower over
  • Private parking and lawned garden with outdoor furniture overlooking open countryside
  • Detached utility room with laundry facilities in stone outhouse shared with The Smithy

To see how The Forge is positioned in relation to the other Coastal Retreats properties at Tughall Steads, see the adjacent site plan.

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

View from The Forge garden

Prices and Availability

Booking options

Monday 1st December

The Forge is available for booking on the following durations.


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 5 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. It is located near to our other cottages Garden Cottage and The Smithy.

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.

Useful Details

See here for what’s included in our Retreats stays
Please note that all of our cottages are non-smoking
Arrival and Departure

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

Departure: 10am


This cottage makes an ideal couple’s hideaway, simple as that. It could also be useful as an annexe to some of our other Tughall properties where room for an extra couple is needed, for example for those staying at The Smithy or Garden Cottage. Would also make an ideal choice for those holidaying alone.

Pets at The Forge

One small well-behaved dog is welcome at The Forge. Please read and accept our Conditions of Stay before bringing a pet.

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

This an old forge with all the quirkiness of an old building.  Make no mistake, the space is compact (limited/hardly any storage space for personal items so travel light), the space either side of the bed is tight, but it’s well planned and full of cosy character. The laundry facilities are not in the cottage itself but in the adjacent stone outbuilding shared with a neighbouring cottage. If you like space then this cottage isn’t for you!

The Forge

Guest Reviews

A perfect little space for my holiday solo in Northumberland. It felt like home straight away

We were prepared for a small cottage. We weren't prepared to be blown away by this gorgeous little hideaway. We loved it!

Tiny little unusual place to stay with everything we could possibly need. We loved the little garden and patio space overlooking the fields and the sheep

It looks amazing. Can’t believe the transformation

We stayed at The Forge on a recommendation from friends about the high standards of this little compact cottage, perfect for two!

You are known for your high standard of cottages and the way you look after your guests. We loved the Forge. It did exactly what it said on the tin (the website). Ideal for us for a late summer weekend. The dog loved the garden and we loved the log fire and the whole unusual look and feel of the Forge. Yes its small but for 3 nights, it was perfect. My husband is 6ft and he didn't feel it was too small for him and we slept like logs

Compact and comfy. Good central location. Really like Tughall Steads as a location. Everyone is friendly in the nearby cottages and its nice to have people about, but at night the place is dark and peaceful. The stars are amazing. We spent a few evenings just sitting in the garden with our bottle of wine, star gazing

The Forge cottage was comfortably furnished with quality fabrics & fittings and with everything we needed. Lovely bedding and towels and a comfortable bed. The complementary bag of goodies was lovely, and stocked with excellent and useful products. The information file for the local area was really useful too.

Clean and well presented. We felt very safe. Its been a super holiday for us with our little dog. The weather was super for Sept and we made the most of the outside picnic table