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The Old Forge

Chapel Hill | Nr Shaftesbury, Compton Abbas SP70NQ, England
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Compton Abbas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
ilovesalsa194 St. Albans, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sam, the Shepherd's Hut is the most romantic place I have ever stayed! We arrived at The Old Forge on a Friday evening to be welcomed by Tim and Lucy, who had already lit the wood burner and candles in the Hut. We opened the door to a magical, cosy haven for the weekend. We opened the bubbly and really... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed for one night in the Blue Room. The room is cosy, the welcome friendly and very helpful, quickly changing feather pillows for synthetic ones on request & even providing a fan to help in the hot weather. The private bathroom was great, the picnic field a lovely place to end the evening. We went a... More

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Holbeach, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner booked Sam the Shepherds Hut as a surprise & it was wonderful. The hut was quaint & cosy with an amazing view over the countryside. The attention to detail was second to none from the surprises in the old tin boxes to the vintage games. It was lovely to spend a few days relaxing at a slower pace... More

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Devizes, Wiltshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My partner booked a two night stay in 'Sam' the Shepherds Hut for my birthday two weeks ago, and it was lovely! The hut itself is cosy and warm, the tiny log burner kept us warm all night, the bed was comfortable and the old games are a great addition, especially since we came straight from work and perhaps slightly... More

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Newquay, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This was myself and my boyfriends second visit to The Old Forge. We both thoroughly enjoyed our first visit and simply couldn't wait to return to the beautiful room, warm hospitality, amazing food and stunning setting. All the memories of our previous visit were soon brought back to life when we arrived at the beautiful house once more. The sun... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

My wife and I have just spent four nights in "the wheelwrights", one of the two self catering cottages at the Old Forge. We loved everything about it and had a brilliant time. Lucy and Tim are wonderful hosts and they both are natural at it! We just could not fault anything!

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I chose the Smithy as a Birthday getaway for my Girlfriend. We both love classic cars so took our 1966 Volvo Amazon with us, the surroundings were perfect. On arrival late on Thursday we were met with a warm welcome and an even warmer roaring fire. The first evening was made all the better with the home made flapjacks left... More

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Address: Chapel Hill | Nr Shaftesbury, Compton Abbas SP70NQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Compton Abbas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Nestled in the heart of the Cranborne Chase, The Old Forge is the perfect retreat for those looking to appreciate the slower pace of life. The 18th Century former Carriage and Wheelwrights workshops have been transformed to create a charming Bed and Breakfast and two self-catering cottages with unique appeal. Constantly evolving, recent years have seen the introduction of Sam the Shepherd's Hut and Rosie the 1934 Gypsy Caravan embracing the 'glamping' revolution.Taste of the West 2012 gold award, and national award - the 'Old Favourites Award' from Alastair Sawdays 2013/14. ... more   less 
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