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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 March 25, 2014
CassieWiltshire Devizes, Wiltshire
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    5 of 5 stars
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Devizes, Wiltshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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
2 reviews
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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Manchester, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This was an amazing place to spend our first anniversary! We loved everything about it. Our hosts were very accommodating, the surrounding countryside is beautiful, the chickens/horse/donkey add to the rustic charm and the breakfast was as wonderful as previous reviews state. However, the real star is Sam the Shepherds Hut itself. We loved the decor, the games, the candle... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My Husband surprised me with a trip to stay in the Shepherd's Hut, Sam at the Old Forge for our first wedding anniversary and it was just perfect! Sam was delightful, a perfectly kitted out, extremely comfortable and cosy little hut surrounded by amazing views, Scrumpy Jack the Donkey and a herd of chickens who followed us everywhere, even into... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I find it hard to write this review as I spent last weekend in the Green Room (which is in the main house) and I didn't really want to tell anyone about it purely because it was so fantastic. Both Tim and Lucy have an incredibly special way with both their guests and local community which is a rarity nowadays... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Thanks to Tim & Lucy for a great weekend staying in the Smithy. Very comfortable, excellent breakfasts and great hospitality. It was nice to meet the animals too. We can't recommend this accommodation enough, will definitely visit again. Rob & Amy

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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

My husband and I stayed in Rosie the Gypsy Caravan over the bank holiday weekend. We had a fantastic time. The caravan was compact, cosy and beautifully restored. It was lovely. We had sweeping views of the countryside form our caravan, and a family of chickens, Scrumpy Jack the donkey and a horse for neighbours! They were adorable. A very... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We have just returned from a very special 2 night stay in Rosie. Husband and wife team Tim and Lucy are certainly in the right profession "hospitality" what a charming couple. Now to Rosie, we are usually strictly 5 star all the way so this was way out of our comfort zone (having never been camping, or glamping) but we... 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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