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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

A unique tranquil place. Very warm and welcoming with a cracking breakfast. Could not recommend enough. Tim and family are wonderful hosts. Waking up to the sun rise the dawn chorus the horses, scrumpy Jack and the chickens. Who could ask for more.

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful 2 night visit. Room was cosy and comfortable, breakfast was excellent and Tim and Lucy were very friendly and helpful with local recommendations. Loved being able to visit the animals too. Great location near Shaftesbury with lots of eating options nearby.

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I booked a 2 night stay in Mabel the Shepherd's hut for myself and my boyfriend over the August bank holiday weekend, and had high expectations after reading all of the lovely past reviews. I was definitely not disappointed! Tim and Lucy were brilliant hosts; we felt very welcome and looked after from the moment we arrived. The hut itself...

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Romford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2016

A wonderful place to stay in a beautiful location, that can be used as a base to explore Wiltshire and the South Coast. The rooms are pleasantly decorated with some wonderful touches. The hosts Tim & Lucy are around to pass on tips of where to eat and places to visit, their dogs are friendly as are the chickens and...

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Telford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 June 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,
Reviewed 15 June 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...

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Praze-An-Beeble, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 May 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...

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Southwold, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 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...

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 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....

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Reviewed 29 March 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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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: The Old Forge Chapel Hill | Nr Shaftesbury, Compton Abbas SP7 0NQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Compton Abbas
Price Range: £86 - £122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“We stayed in Rosie the Gypsy caravan which had it own private bathroom a few feet away plus kitchen and tuck facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles chw212, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Mabel had an incredible view of the surrounding countryside!”
 of 5 bubbles j0di234, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rosie is very small so go for the Shepherd's Huts if you are of average height and the B & B if you are tall.”
 of 5 bubbles Whirlers, 14 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All accommodation is different in style. It is best to check out the web site to see all options.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnB187047, 4 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Youngsters (Under 30) would love the 'glamping' accommodation and oldies would love the house!”
 of 5 bubbles ilovesalsa194, 30 Aug 2015 | Read review
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