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Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Old Forge

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Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 2
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Gather up the family for a holiday to The Old Forge; it has a shared games room, play area and nearby attractions.

Marshwood Manor offers excellent accommodation and facilities in a tranquil rural setting, surrounded by Dorset’s loveliest countryside, and only 5 miles from the unspoilt beaches and golden sandstone cliffs of the coastline. The estate’s 10-acres of lawn, garden, pasture and woodland offer plenty of room for adults to stroll and children to play.

The properties have been carefully formed from a fine original range of buildings next to the manor house and may be booked together to accommodate larger groups holidaying together (property refs DEY, DFA, DEX, DUS and DWS). Previously filmed for BBC television, all retain character and charm, whilst offering comfortable holiday accommodation fitted to a high standard throughout. Each has its own garden or courtyard with furniture, and all enjoy shared use of the extensive gardens and grounds. There is a large games barn with pool table and table tennis, and a children’s play area with swings and slide. Approached along a private drive and set well back from the road, the cottages are perfectly positioned for enjoying this delightful corner of Dorset.

There are a variety of beautiful beaches, both sand and pebble, within a five to ten mile radius, including those at Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Seatown, Eype, West Bay and Burton Bradstock. Fossil-rich cliffs define this dramatic stretch of coastline, which encompasses the 2,000-acre National Trust estate of Golden Cap. This is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and superb walking country, both on the rolling chalk hills overlooking fertile inland valleys and on the coastal footpaths offering spectacular clifftop views. It is also an area full of romance and history, with three ancient hill forts and the house and gardens of Forde Abbey all nearby.

A range of attractions is on offer in nearby country towns. Lyme Regis is a pretty seaside resort, its elegant colour-washed buildings and promenade lining a handsome harbour. Motor boats can be hired and there are fishing trips, a sailing school and a windsurfing school. Bridport is a thriving market town, featured on TV’s River Cottage, the Port Bredy of Hardy’s novels, offering a good choice of shops, inns, restaurants, an arts centre and a sports centre with indoor pool. The coastline is excellent for sea fishing and inland waters offer good coarse fishing. Golfers will find courses at Lyme Regis and West Bay and there is also horse riding nearby within 5 miles. Caterers are available locally. The local shop at Marshwood and two charming thatched country pubs are within a short drive. Shops 2 miles.

Formerly two cottages, The Old Forge is an attractive and spacious cottage, offering ground floor accommodation all on one level. Large double-aspect living room with multi-fuel stove and beamed ceiling. Two steps to well-equipped fitted kitchen/dining room with range cooker, beamed ceiling and door to private garden. Laundry/boot room. Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft four poster bed. Two twin bedrooms. Two bathrooms with toilet, one with separate shower cubicle.

  • Multi-fuel stove - first basket included, thereafter available locally
  • Electric convector heaters/electric heaters and oil central heating included
  • Additional cot
  • Flatscreen digital TV
  • Range cooker included
  • Secluded rear garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • NB: Steps in garden

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Pet(s) free of charge
  • No smoking
  • NB: Stream in grounds


  • Shared gardens and grounds of 10 acres including children’s play area (suitable for children under ten)
  • Shared large games barn with pool table and table tennis
  • Enclosed play area with Wendy house, suitable for children under five, situated in the courtyard opposite games barn entrance

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  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Stairgate
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 31/10/2017
    The Old Forge was beautifully presented and done out to a high standard and the owners couldn't have been more helpful. Unfortunately, the double beds were extremely uncomfortable, resulting in sleepless nights, which would prevent me from rebooking the property. The location was ideal for exploring the Jurassic coast and the facilities in the grounds were extremely safe and wonderfully entertaining for the younger members of the party.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Many thanks for your comments which have been taken taken on board. We have closed for January and upgraded the mattresses whilst the TV has been converted to satellite with catch-up on demand and Netflix.

  • 4

    Confirmed guest, 16/09/2017
    we made owners aware of the damp and mould on walls. A lovely place they have brought but a great deal of work to do to bring up to a good standard. bin were not emptied in bathroom. very dusty and cobwebs. Tv signal very poor. Quality of mattress in all rooms very poor.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 22/07/2017
    We had multigenerational family holiday here and really enjoyed ourselves. The games room and enclosed children's play area were a great success. Dorset was spectacular. The beds are not the most comfortable and hopefully on the list for an upgrade. But we would all return.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/06/2017
    Stayed in the old forge for three day's! Romla is a great host , very welcoming and accommodating. This place is absolutely beautiful it's on one level which was good for mum and dad . Eight of use were there but we were no way in each other's way , it's so spacious, home from home . Plenty to see and do ! So looking forward to coming back .

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7.6 out of 10 – based on 9 reviews collected by Reevoo
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