Tug Ghyll is the home of Vanessa Woodfield and her son Johnny, as well as Leyla Harding. The house was owned by Katie Sugden before her death and she moved in late 2013 after Debbie Dingle and her two children Sarah and Jack Sugden sold the house and moved into Mulberry Cottage. After Katie's death Leyla Harding and Vanessa kept living in the house, inviting Carly to join them when Leyla discovered she had nowhere to go.
In early January 2008, Nearly a year after he left the village, Scott Windsor phones his mother Viv to tell her that he was putting Tug Ghyll up for sale. Debbie bought the house and Scott's garage after receiving a hefty loan from Carl King. Debbie lived in Tug Ghyll with her friend and former girlfriend Jasmine Thomas until late January 2009 Debbie was arrested for murder and Jasmine went on the run. Jasmine later turns up as confesses to the murder and Debbie is sentenced to months in prison. In March 2009 Tug Ghyll was flooded. With Debbie in prison it fell upon her family The Dingles to fix Tug Ghyll for her coming home the next day.
In April of the same year Debbie's father Cain Dingle returned after nearly 3 years on the run and moved in with Debbie. He helped Debbie gain custody of her daughter Sarah Sugden. and the three of them lived together. Cain pays off Carl in June 2009, who was threatening to foreclose on his loan on Tug Ghyll and Windsor & Dingle. In October 2009 Debbie's mother Charity Tate and her little brother Noah Tate come to stay with Debbie after the breakdown of Charity's relationship with Michael Conway, who was also having a relationship with Debbie. In March 2010 Debbie moves to Jersey with Sarah but Cain, Charity and Noah continue to live in her house. She returns in November of the same year and moves back in. Her boyfriend Cameron Murray who she met in Jersey also stays with her. Charity and Noah move out after Cain and Charity's relationship breaks down.
In October 2012 Debbie gives birth to her son Jack Sugden Jr., a saviour sibling to her daughter Sarah. The day after Jack was born Cameron is thrown out after his affair with Debbie's aunt Chas Dingle is revealed. Cain then moves in with his girlfriend Moira Barton in May 2013 after Debbie throws him out after they have a fight, leaving just Debbie and her children living there.
Debbie is later taken hostage by Cameron in Tug Ghyll and with all the bad memories in her house she decides to move out and sell her house. Katie buys the house with part of her divorce settlement and later moves in lodger Leyla Harding. Fellow lodger Vanessa Woodfield moved in after she was thrown out of her previous house.