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The Old Forge

Chapel Hill | Nr Shaftesbury, Compton Abbas SP70NQ, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just spent a fabulous couple of days at The Old Forge staying in 'Mabel' the shepherds hut. A warm welcome from Tim, Lucy and Sophie once arrived and throughout our stay. The hut was immaculate with every quaint country charm and vintage touches. An excellent break strongly recommended.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Me and my partner stayed for 2 nights in 'The Green Room' at the Old Forge at the end of November and we both loved it! Lucy and Tim are so friendly and welcome you into their B&B as if you are old friends. The whole place is a beautiful feast for the eyes and includes Tim's car renovation workshop,... More 

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southampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We stayed at The Old Forge last weekend as we were visiting the Larmer Tree Gardens for our wedding plans. We had a great time. The rooms were clean and tidy and had so much Character. The breakfast was delicious with all local produce and eggs from their own hens. We will definately be recomending it to our guests for... More 

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andover
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We Stayed Here A Few Years Ago,Four Of Us In The Gypsy Caravan And The Shepperds Hut,Very Nice Setup,Good Food,Great Hosts,Tip Only For The Warmer Weather Tho.Would Go Back Again,When The Warmer Weather Returns

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We've just spent a lovely weekend at the Old Forge in Comption Abbas in Rosie the Gypsy Caravan. All restored by the owner Jim, it is a delightfully cosy little place full of romance and atmosphere. Jim and Lucy offer a very warm and friendly welcome and Lucy's breakfasts are delicous. Jim is a very interesting man who restores cars... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Me and my wife stayed with Lucy and Tim over the bank holiday weekend. They were helpful from the start, explaining that they were almost fully booked but could accommodate us if we were happy to move rooms mid-stay - not a problem! We started in the new shepherd's hut, "Mabel". It was beautiful! A converted wagon with a meticulously... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We have just come back from a 2 night stay in Sam the Shepherd's Hut, located at The Old Forge in Compton Abbas. We were looking for a different experience to a hotel, but I'm too soft to camp, so we opted for "glamping" instead and settled on Sam after some internet research. We received a warm welcome from Tim... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

When you leave somewhere wishing you were staying longer and when you get home and wish you could return, you know that it is a special place. .The Old Forge run by Lucy and Tim is one of those places that you might see in a film or a TV show and you think can't possibly exist...but it does. It... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was a surprise birthday present weekend and it really was so special. From the minute you arrive and soak up the atmosphere of this special place. The old garage with the wonderful signs to the magic of seeing the shepherds hut where we were going to stay. Words cannot describe the complete joy of entering and seeing the beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Stayed here for a long weekend as a treat and an escape from two mad children (catching up on reviews so this is a bit late!). As we arrived the magic started with a lovely welcome. The hut was lovely, with everything we needed for a snug weekend. Breakfast was great and I now have instructions on exactly how bacon... More 

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