I wanted a relaxing a special weekend away with my girlfriend and we wasn't disappointed. From the moment we arrived we fell in love we the beautiful building and location. Upon arrival we were greeted by the amazing Tim and Lucy, tea, coffee and an incredible chocolate brownie. Their passion is infectious and is reflected in the work they have done at the Old Forge. We stayed in the Blue Room which was perfect for a couple. Very quirky, a lovely comfortable bed, wardrobe and sink with a bathroom for our personal use just down the hallway. It also has a TV but we were more interested in viewing the stunning memorabilia, cars and the surrounding area....we forgot TV existed!!! A cooked breakfast which I could happily wake up to every morning, fresh local produce accompanied by freshly squeezed apple juice was beautiful. Tim gave us a tour of his workshops which he uses to restore classic cars, which are to the same high standard as the B&B and some of the other rooms/buildings available. When we return for another stay, The Smithy is on the top of the list for booking, I cannot recommend this incredible place enough and neither of us wanted to leave.
- 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 a self-catering cottage with unique appeal. Constantly evolving, recent years have seen the introduction of Sam and Mabel the Shepherd's Huts and Rosie the 1934 Gypsy Caravan embracing the 'glamping' revolution. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Old Forge Hotel Compton Abbas