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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 charming self-catering cottages 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.
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We stayed in the Smithy for a couple of nights to celebrate my husband's birthday.
The Smithy is like the Tardis-it seems so much larger inside than it looks from outside. The conversion is sympathetic and has created a large sitting room with sleeping gallery,...More
Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Sarah J
Response from The_Old_Forge-Dorset, Owner at The Old ForgeResponded 10 October 2018
We are so glad you both enjoyed your stay in The Smithy. It was a delight meeting you both. Thank you for your very kind words.
Tim and Lucy.
A few days ago, my partner and I spent two nights staying in Sam, the Shepherd's Hut, glamping. As a pair of professional musicians, we both value peace and quiet in our time off, and this holiday definitely didn't disappoint. Having been glamping on several...More
My husband and I stayed in the very pretty Mabel. The shepherds hut for a weekend. Tim and Lucy have this small piece of heaven and envite you in to thier tranquil home of days gone by.
As soon as I stepped out of the...More
A last minute decision for a few days away turned into a real treat. Hosts Tim & Lucy, are warm, friendly people who go out of their way to engage with you and make you feel welcome. The breakfasts are beautifully prepared with locally sourced...More
We had a lovely weekend here. Great hosts, great food, great accommodation. Brilliant place to use as a base to leave the transport and go walking in the beautiful surrounding area or just a short drive to coast. Definitely recommend The Old Forge.
Date of stay: July 2018
Response from The_Old_Forge-Dorset, Owner at The Old ForgeResponded 20 July 2018
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Old Forge and very much hope you can come and stay again one day.
Tim and Lucy Kerridge.
Response from The_Old_Forge-Dorset | Property representative |
Of course we would love you to stay in Rosie our Gypsy Caravan. We could do Monday April the 25th. The bathroom is a short walk away (around 300 ft) also the bed is very small, only 6 foot long... More
Of course we would love you to stay in Rosie our Gypsy Caravan. We could do Monday April the 25th. The bathroom is a short walk away (around 300 ft) also the bed is very small, only 6 foot long and 43 inches wide so very cosy!
Do have a think and let me know if you still are interested.