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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
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked 2 nights in Mabel the Shepherds Hut for my partners birthday as a surprise. It was absolutely magical. The Hut was beautiful and so cosy. We had our own little private garden with gorgeous views. The neighbouring animals were so friendly and I really miss my morning cuddles with Scrumpy Jack the donkey! The breakfast was the best... More 

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I didn't know where Joanne had booked for us to stay for my birthday weekend until we turned into The Old Forge. We stayed for two nights in 'Sam' a delightful shepherds hut. Tim and Lucy were very welcoming and can serve up a fantastic breakfast. Early April and a bit parky but the wood burner kept us warm and... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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