• The Studio nr Newton by the sea
    Living room with exposed roof trusses, logburner and sumptuous sofas
  • The Studio nr Newton by the sea
    Restful master bedroom with king size bed in the eaves of the house
  • The Studio nr Newton by the sea
    Spacious dining kitchen with silestone worktops and integrated appliances
  • The Studio nr Newton by the sea
    Ground floor double bedroom in mixed blue tones
  • The Studio nr Newton by the sea
    Quirky but gorgeous - a twin bedroom in the eaves
  • Tughall aerial view
    The Studio nr Newton by the sea
    Set down a quiet country lane where rural life meets the coast
  • The Studio garden
    The Studio nr Newton by the sea
    Pretty courtyard garden for sitting out
  • Retreat Rating
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  • No Pets

  • 3

    Child Friendly Rating

The Studio

nr Newton by the sea

This former artist’s studio now resembles more of an interior design studio, as its remarkable 2020 refurbishment greets its guests. Rich and refined furnishings sit against a backdrop of pure white walls and original roof timbers. The gold, coral, grey and blue colour palette blends with driftwood pieces, and the owner’s striking display of beautifully framed sea shells, reflecting its coastal location and offering guests a chilled, sophisticated and stylish stay.

Just a mile inland, at Tughall Steads, this holiday home is set in the corner of a quadrangle of converted farm buildings.

Please note that the video tour below accurately represents the space at The Studio, but since filming each room has been completely transformed. The photographs show the new interior.  A new video tour will follow shortly

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  • Superb double height living area with logburner and sumptuous velvet sofas
  • Dining kitchen with silestone worktops, american style fridge freezer and integrated appliances
  • House bathroom with bath and shower over
  • First floor master bedroom with king size bed in the eaves of the building
  • Ground floor double bedroom with king size bed
  • 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


Ground Floor
  • Entrance hallway
  • Dining kitchen with dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave
  • Living room with velvet sofas and logburner
  • House bathroom with bath and shower over the bath
  • Double bedroom with king size bed
First Floor
  • Master bedroom with king size bed (from November 2020, additional 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

To see how The Studio 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.

Prices and Availability

Booking options

Monday 1st December

The Studio 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, The Studio 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.

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 The Studio

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 The Studio to book with neighbouring The Apple Store or other Tughall cottages.

Children at The Studio

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 logburner 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

One family bathroom currently but from November, there will be a lovely ensuite shower room off the master bedroom

The mezzanine room has limited headroom and the space is quirky


Guest Reviews

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

Absolutely perfect stay at "The Studio", 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 the Studio. It was lovely having our own quiet space away from the bustle of the family and we loved coming back to the Studio to sit in the garden with a bottle of wine.

Fabulous week at The Studio! 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

Thank you for your email and for the wonderful service and accommodation.
Our 3 night break at The Studio at Tughall Steads was excellent. We love Northumberland and this was our 5th short break in the area. We treated ourselves to luxury accommodation this time after a windfall as previously we have been limited in our choice by cost. The high quality of your product was appreciated! We loved the unique situation of being surrounded by original art, the welcome pack and the comfortable furniture particularly. I have never slept so well in unfamiliar surroundings but immediately felt relaxed in the peaceful development. We would also consider booking The Studio again. Well done Coastal Retreats- I’ve recommended you to a friend already!

Wow. I hear the Studio has had a refurbishment. I can't wait to see it. We stayed next door at the Apple Store which was gorgeous. Might book the Studio next time and bring some friends to stay in the Apple Store. Thanks again for a lovely holiday

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

Absolutely perfect stay at The Studio. The attention to detail is amazing. The log burner was fab and just what we needed after a day at the beach. Thank you for allowing us to stay in such a perfect location.

Excellent service from Coastal Retreats and the Studio was spotless and beautiful. 10/10. The Studio 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 The Studio. 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.

We have visited Northumberland regularly for several years, always out of season as it's so beautiful and peaceful. We have stayed at The Studio before, but you have done a wonderful job and made it feel fresh, clean yet warm and homely. Thank you for the attention to detail.

We really enjoyed our stay in your beautiful cottage. Having time as a couple has been wonderful visiting Northumberland, we are Northumbrian virgins - we shall be back our first visit and it will not be our last! 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. Our next visit will be with our daughter and extended family, we shall return to Coastal Retreats, we have been fabulously looked after. Thank you, we will leave a bit of our hearts here.

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 2 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.