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The Forge

Tughall Steads



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.
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This intimate hideaway, bijou in style, ?incorporates carefully thought out space-saving design, managing to offer full kitchen facilities, a king-sized bed, bathroom and log burner with cosy seating. With characterful features reminiscent of its past, this old stone single-storey cottage has a vaulted ceiling and exposed roof trusses which give the place height and a feeling of spaciousness despite its cosy proportions. Its king size bed is snuggled into an alcove off the lounge area, there’s a separate bathroom, a small dining table and a generous private garden with countryside views. It may be small, but it is big on detail, offering couples or solo travellers a unique stay.
Features and Highlights
  • Think Shepherd's Hut...think 'Glamping', but without the canvas and with a whole lot more of the 'glam'
  • Single storey studio cottage within the coastal hamlet of Tughall Steads
  • A short drive from Beadnell and Newton beaches
  • Lounge area with log burner, large flat screen TV and doors to garden
  • Your own garden with views over open fields to watch the sun go down
  • Close to our other Retreats at Tughall Steads and an ideal annexe to The Smithy
  • Private leisure club membership (entry fee applies)
The Space
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
Floor Plan

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

Accessibility Statement
Useful Information

Oil central heating
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
Travel cot and high chair


Cooker and hob
Kitchen and tableware
Coffee maker
Iron and ironing board
Vacuum cleaner
Mop, bucket, dustpan and brush
Tea towels
Dish cloths
Oven gloves
Flat screen TV
Books and magazines
Landline telephone with honesty box
Outdoor table and chairs
Key safe for independent arrival
Leisure club membership (small entry charge applies)


Extra linen and towels (charges apply)


Arrival: 4pm (3pm from Nov-March)
Departure: 10am


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!


All of our Retreats are non-smoking.

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.


Terms and Conditions
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. 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.

Where to find The Forge at Tughall Steads

Reviews and Ratings
Our cottages are graded according to how stylish they are and how welcoming they are to children.

To assist you in finding the perfect place to stay, we have awarded our cottages a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum style rating. This is based on our own standards and the award is given according to a mixture of criteria - location, aesthetic appeal, standard of luxury, facilities offered and style factors.
For example, a Platinum award goes to our most stylish and all round exclusive properties and a Bronze award may go to a cottage that may be a little less refined in places but still meets the high standards necessary to fit into the collection.


Due to the limited space, The Forge is only suitable for a young baby.
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Guest Reviews
On Wednesday, 23 Dec 2020
A perfect little space for my holiday solo in Northumberland. It felt like home straight away.
On Wednesday, 23 Dec 2020
We were prepared for a small cottage. We weren't prepared to be blown away by this gorgeous little hideaway. We loved it!
On Wednesday, 23 Dec 2020
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.
On Wednesday, 23 Dec 2020
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.
On Wednesday, 23 Dec 2020
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.
On Wednesday, 23 Dec 2020
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 three nights, it was perfect. My husband is 6ft and he didn't feel it was too small for him and we slept like logs.
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