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The Old Forge

Chapel Hill | Nr Shaftesbury, Compton Abbas SP70NQ, England
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed over Christmas and Lucy and Tim made us feel very welcome. We were pampered yet they gave us our space. The breakfasts were delicious and the rooms were clean and comfortable. Its a short walk down to the local pub where the food is equally amazing so don't expect to lose weight on your stay at the Old... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

After spending a great deal of time looking for self-catering options for a weekend away, it was The Smithy that won out... And good that it did. Small but with excellent use made of the space, it was cosy but not cramped. Simply furnished and with a well-equipped kitchen, it made the perfect base for a weekend away, with much... More 

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Beauchamp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Tim and Lucy have created the perfect B&B which caters for the comfort seekers along with the adventurous.Whether staying in the boutique bedrooms in the cottage, Shepherds Hut or Gypsy Caravan you will appreciate the quality and attention to detail. An English Breakfast of a high standard including home grown eggs and apple juice pressed from their orchard.You will enjoy... More 

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Tim and Lucy K, Owner at The Old Forge, responded to this review

So pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay & thank you for your kind comments. Tim and Lucy K More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

This weekend away was booked as a surprise birthday treat - what a great present it was! We stayed 2 nights in 'Sam' and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was great to escape from the hustle and bustle of normal life and spend some time out in the countryside. Sam was well equipped and beautifully decorated, with every little detail well... More 

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Tim and Lucy K, Owner at The Old Forge, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay & thank you for your kind comments. Tim & Lucy K More 

Godalming, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Lucy and Tim have won the Taste of Southwest for the breakfast at The Old Forge. It would be hard to beat. The breakfast is perfectly cooked and the ingredients ate locally sourced and organic, which I say you can taste. Lucy's marmalade is fantastic. I bought a jar to take home. We stayed in Rosie the Gypsy Caravan. She... More 

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Tim and Lucy K, Owner at The Old Forge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review.It was a pleasure having you as our guests. Tim and Lucy K More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

My wife and I were looking for somewhere to stay whilst we were attending a family gathering near Shaftsbury. We booked for two nights bed and breakfast at The Old Forge at Compton Abbas just south of Shaftsbury on the A350. We received a wonderfully warm welcome when we arrived from the owners, Lucy and Tim. To stay here was... More 

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Tim and Lucy K, Owner at The Old Forge, responded to this review

Thank you for kind appraisal of the Old Forge. Tim & Lucy Kerridge. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We had the most amazing stay in 'Sam' the shepherds hut. It has been thoughtfully decorated with vintage knick-knacks and has the sweetest little stove, which kept us warm and cosy. Tim and Lucy were very well accommodating and the remote location (on the farm with the animals) was perfect. Lovely breakfasts too!

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Tim and Lucy K, Owner at The Old Forge, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Tim & Lucy K. More 

South West England, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I recently stayed here with my boyfriend for two nights. We stayed in Mabel the Shepherds Hut and found it amazing. Some things that made it that bit better for me as I have never done any form of 'glamping' before, was the hairdryer that comes with the room, working radio (and plenty of sockets), and the comfiest pillows and... More 

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Tim and Lucy K, Owner at The Old Forge, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay & thank you for an amazing review. Coming with friends is always a great idea. Tim & Lucy K. More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This was my second stay at the Old Forge but this time I went with my daughter and we stayed in Rosie, the Gypsy Caravan. It is difficult to find superlatives to use for The Old Forge, its location and its owners. The only word to describe the experience is magical. It is a retreat from the real world...an escape... More 

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Tim and Lucy K, Owner at The Old Forge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. It is always a pleasure for us to have happy repeat guests. Tim & Lucy K More 

Daventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Ideal for High Flyers from London. I was working in the area for a week. In the room I was in the rails of the bed blocked part of the TV. Milk for coffee was in the fridge in the corridor outside the room {replaced daily). There was no instant coffee available. As for breakfast; there did not appear to... More 

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Tim and Lucy K, Owner at The Old Forge, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you were not entirely happy with stay at The Old Forge. As regards our breakfast we would like to point out that we have won The Taste of west Gold award for 3 consecutive years. The menu we provide is merely a suggestion as to what is on offer. We are amazed that you... More 

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