The Smithy Cottage - perfect honeymoon retreat!

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Entire cottage hosted by Tim, Lucy And Sophie

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
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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 two charming two self-catering cottages with unique appeal. Constantly evolving, recent years have seen the introduction of Sam and Mabel the Shepherd's Huts embracing the 'glamping' revolution.

The space
The Smithy lies just across the yard from the main house and was the original Blacksmiths forge. It still retains many of the original features and blacksmiths artefacts and has made a wonderful conversion with views across the village green to Fontmell Down.

It also has its own private sitting area under a Pergola entwined with grapes and honeysuckle. Accommodation consists of a sitting room/dining room with wood burning stove, steps down to a kitchen and bathroom. Steps up from the sitting room lead to the galleried double bedroom. A perfect honeymoon retreat!

Where you'll sleep

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1 double bed

What this place offers

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Free parking on premises
TV
Bath
Garden
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
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Where you’ll be

Nr Shaftesbury, Dorset, United Kingdom

The Old Forge is situated in the picturesque village of Compton Abbas which is just a 5 minute drive from our famous little town of Shaftesbury. Walks can be taken directly from the door, up onto National Trust Downland.

Hosted by Tim, Lucy And Sophie

  1. Joined in August 2014
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We have been living at The Old Forge for 28 years! Over this time the place has been lovingly restored to it's former splendour as a former Wheelwrights and Forge. We are both passionate collectors of all things vintage and retro, vintage cars, tractors, Shepherds huts, and a Gypsy caravan are all part of our collection! Our four children all follow in this family tradition! We have two beautiful Arab horses (mother & daughter) and a famous donkey, Scrumpy Jack! Also our two labradoodles Pudding & Pie, westie Bonnie and not forgetting the free strutting hens that provide our scrumptious eggs! We love gardening, cooking, walking & riding and pottering around the Dorset lanes in our 1934 Lagonda.
We have been living at The Old Forge for 28 years! Over this time the place has been lovingly restored to it's former splendour as a former Wheelwrights and Forge. We are both pass…

During your stay

Tim and Lucy's passion for all things vintage is evident from the moment that you open the car door. In the yard old enamel signs and petrol pumps set the scene of a bygone era and the theme continues inside with a wood burning stove, retro radios, wonderful dolls houses and original fellows as remnants of the wheelwrights workshop displayed on the walls.
Tim and Lucy's passion for all things vintage is evident from the moment that you open the car door. In the yard old enamel signs and petrol pumps set the scene of a bygone era and…
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House rules

Check-in: 16:00 - 20:00
Check out: 10:00
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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No carbon monoxide alarm
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