I chose the Smithy as a Birthday getaway for my Girlfriend. We both love classic cars so took our 1966 Volvo Amazon with us, the surroundings were perfect. On arrival late on Thursday we were met with a warm welcome and an even warmer roaring fire. The first evening was made all the better with the home made flapjacks left for us. We needed a relaxing break after working flat out without stop for far too long and this was the perfect answer. I can't fault a thing except out time there just didn't seem long enough, 3 nights and I wanted to stay another 3. All of the other guests in the B&B, caravan and Shepherds hut were as in love with the place as we were.
The chickens, donkey, cars, vintage enamels, pumps all made it feel a very special place but nothing could beat being woken by a tawney owl sitting outside of our window twit-twooing early on Saturday morning.
We are booking for spring again and i think this won't be our last stay.
The pictures used don't do the Smithy justice and I didn't get a better picture of the interior but it's comfy, cosy, has an unusual "quirky" layout.
John and Sarah. Worthing. West Sussex.
- 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
- The Old Forge Compton Abbas, Dorset, UK