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The Smithy Cottage - perfect honeymoon retreat!

SuperhostNr Shaftesbury, Dorset, United Kingdom
Entire cottage hosted by Tim, Lucy And Sophie
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath

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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!

Guest access
The Smithy is approached from the courtyard by four stone steps, which lead up to a stable door entrance giving access into the double height, open-plan living room. At one end the large fireplace houses a woodburner and at the other there’s an oak refectory table for dining. 5 steps up from here the galleried bedroom area has an ornate iron double bed. Quarry tiled steps from the living area lead down to a fitted ‘galley’ kitchen and a bathroom/WC with shower attachment to the bath.

Outside, The Smithy has its own sitting-out area under a vine and honeysuckle covered pergola. There is also immediate access to the large village green, a lovely picnic area with views up to Fontmell Down.

Other things to note
http://www.theoldforgedorset.co.uk/.
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' revolu… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Indoor fireplace
TV
Iron
Hair dryer
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Bathtub
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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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

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: 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy

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