The Old Forge: Comfort, charm, space.


Entire cottage hosted by Julie

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 2.5 bathrooms
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Downstairs, a cosy sitting room with a large log burner adjoins the well equipped kitchen/dining room. Upstairs, the two double bedrooms are large and generously furnished, with comfortable king size beds. One has an en suite bathroom and there is a large family bathroom. The third bedroom has a single bed. A cot and foldaway bed are available for children, if required.
Bathrooms have bath and shower facilities, constant hot water and heated towel rails. There is central heating throughout.

The space
The Old Forge is an attractive and cosy cottage, dating back to the 14th Century, when it was the village blacksmith. It has been sympathetically restored and decorated to retain some of the original features whilst offering modern comfort and convenience. The kitchen is recently installed with gas oven, hob and grill, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. There is a small, enclosed terraced area by the front door. WiFi is available and the signal strength varies due to the very thick stone walls. Best signal is in the kitchen. Mobile phone signal varies according to your provider. One well-behaved dog is welcome. Please ensure they stay on the ground floor. Stair gates are fitted for the safety of small children. All bed linen and towels are provided, including cot linen and tea towels. Also provided for dogs are towels, blankets and bowls. The cottage nestles in the heart of Bishops Tawton, a small village three miles outside of Barnstaple, along the River Taw. Barnstaple is a lively market town which has a regular market, many restaurants pubs and cafes and plenty of shops. There are delightful walks on the doorstep, down the beautiful River Taw or up Codden Hill with its extensive views of Exmoor, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor and of course the sea. The Tarka Trail offers cyclists and walkers miles of pleasure and can be accessed easily from the cottage on foot. Within 30 minutes drive of The Old Forge, there are the famous North Devon beaches to suit every taste, including Croyde Beach for surfers. Golfers are well catered for with the local Portmore Club (2 miles) or Saunton Golf Club, Westward Ho! links and many more within a short drive. A 2 minute walk from the cottage within the Village of Bishops Tawton, the Chichester Arms is a 15th century thatched pub offering excellent food for lunch or dinner (booking essential) and there are many local restaurants who will also deliver.
There is ample off street parking to the front of the cottage.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Private patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace

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Where you’ll be

England, United Kingdom

Hosted by Julie

  1. Joined in September 2017
  • 21 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost

During your stay

There is a key safe by the front door. We are at the end of the phone if you need any assistance.

Julie is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy