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The Old Forge

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1 bedroom
1 bedroom
1 bedroom
1 bedroom

Overview of The Old Forge

Entire cottage

The Old Forge

3 out of 5

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Chapel Hill, Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, England, SP7 0NQ

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationStonehenge44 min drive
  • AirportBournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.)54 min drive
  • Popular LocationBournemouth Beach61 min drive
  • Popular LocationDurdle Door61 min drive

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Cottage, Private Bathroom, Garden View (The Smithy)

5/5 guest room rating
  • 396 sq ft
  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Cottage, Private Bathroom, Courtyard View (The Wheelwrights Cottage)

No guest room rating
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area


The Old Forge is located in Shaftesbury. Kingston Lacy House and Stourhead are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Cranborne Chase and the West Wiltshire Downs and Center Parcs Longleat Forest. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Stourhead - 23 min drive
  • Wimborne Minster - 35 min drive
  • Stonehenge - 44 min drive
  • Bournemouth Beach - 61 min drive
  • Durdle Door - 61 min drive

Getting around

  • Gillingham Dorset Station - 17 min drive
  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 54 min drive


  • The Half Moon - 4 min drive
  • Chutneys - 5 min drive
  • Gusto - 5 min drive
  • John Peel Restaurant - 5 min drive
  • The Mitre - 5 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Old Forge

3-star cottage in Shaftesbury with free parking
Along with a garden, this smoke-free cottage has barbecues and a picnic area. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. This cottage has 3 cottages. Housekeeping is not available.
The Old Forge offers 3 forms of accommodation.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • No lifts
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • No housekeeping

Things to do

  • Birdwatching nearby


  • 3 rooms

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 9 out of 11 reviews
5 - Excellent 82%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 11 reviews
4 - Good 18%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 11 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 11 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 11 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Lovely stay
We had a lovely stay in the Smithy cottage, which was characterful and quirky. We enjoyed walking direct from the property up to Melbury Beacon and Fontmell Downs. Our hosts were friendly and helpful, and we felt reassured by thd property's cleanliness, and the covid precautions they were taking.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness
Blacksmiths lodge
Comfortable 4 nights in a quirky, former blacksmiths Lodge. Apartment was very clean, bed was very comfortable, kitchen was small and manageable, as was the bathroom. Safe parking next to the apartment. Quiet peaceful location close to Shaftesbury.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Shame about the views
I must admit to being a little disappointed when I first arrived. The Smithy was rather dark with only one large window facing a hedge. The front door faced the owners' property. However, it was very comfortable and it appeared every effort had been taken to clean the property. I have stayed in several cottages over the years and usually a little milk, tea and coffee are provided if you have not had the opportunity to visit a supermarket. There was one teabag and nothing else. Maybe because we were early or these things are not provided in a pandemic. However, the owners were very personable and did not intrude. It is a lovely area and we had a good time
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Owners of the property were fabulous Smitty’s that I was in was a wonderful little serviced apt unit If you love animals this is the place to be at Location was very convenient and lovely too
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019