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The Old Forge

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

My Fiancé booked us a 2 night stay at The Old Forge in Mabel the Shepherds Hut. WOW. We had an amazing time getting back to basics so to speak. Beautiful countryside, stunning views and the animals for company. Tim and Lucy are fantastic hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you.

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Northants,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My wife booked one of the shepherd's huts for our weekend away and it didn't disappoint! A lovely spot, full of charm with glorious views. Everything you needed for a quiet, relaxing stay was there, no telly, no internet. The hut was cosy, wood availble for the small log burner and composting loo and shower just acroos the field. A... More 

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Praze-An-Beeble, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

The welcome was the best tea and treats, room and atmosphere overwhelming. This was a one off gem of a find. Tim and Lucy could not do enough for us, breakfasts were excellent with plenty of choice. Phoned one of the local pubs and booked a meal for us and even drove us there and collected us later. Would recommend... More 

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Southwold, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Fantastic 4 days in sunny Dorset Tim and Lucy made us so welcome and on arrival we had a lovely pot of tea and Lucy's fantastic home made cake. Staying in the house the room was fantastic very quirky and the breakfast was amazing Lucy's homemade bread the cooked breakfasts were wonderful you could not fault them. Tim and Lucy... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Fabulous weekend spent in Mabel the Shepherds Hut. Cosy, vintage and full of charm. TIm and Lucy offer a unique experience at their lovely home and grounds The Old Forge and were such lovely friendly people and so welcoming. We made friends with the chickens, horses, Scrumpy the Donkey, dogs and cats. A real get away from it all experience.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

The welcome received here was very friendly. An excellent choice for those wanting a peaceful break. Breakfast is absolutely wonderful. Free range eggs from their own chickens and everything else locally sourced. Would highly recommend this B&B.

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Thank Christina P
Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

My boyfriend surprised me for my birthday with bring me to Dorset, as soon as we pulled up at The Old Forge I was so excited see such a beautiful house in a quaint setting, we met Tim and Lucy who were wonderful. Tim guided us to where we were staying which was up the driveway to a field. He... More 

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We are so pleased the birthday treat was such a success. Tim and Lucy K More 

portsmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Weve just had a fantastic weekend in Sam the shepherds hut.It was so cosy and lovely the way its fitted out.its in a pretty field with chickens horses and scrumpy jack the donkey.Tim Lucy and Sophie were fantastic hosts and very friendly.Lucys breakfast is yummy and a treat.you have your own toilet and shower area and a kitchen and tuck... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about The Old Forge

Address: Chapel Hill | Nr Shaftesbury, Compton Abbas SP70NQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Compton Abbas
Price Range: $104 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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