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The Old Forge


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Lower Wraxall, near Dorchester, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating
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A cosy, pet friendly retreat for couples, set in an AONB, and ideal for exploring the area.

Formerly the village forge, this cosily renovated and well furnished holiday hideaway nestles in the sleepy village of Lower Wraxall. It adjoins another cottage and is set opposite the owners’ farmhouse, in a ½ acre of private, partly wooded garden leading down to a stream. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there is an abundance of wildlife to be found locally; footpaths and bridleways, making it a perfect location for exploring deep into the Dorset countryside. There is good access across Eggardon Hill to the World Heritage coastline at Burton Bradstock or to the harbour and beaches of West Bay. Also within easy reach are Sherborne, Bridport, Yeovil and county town of Dorchester. Breakfast and evening meals can be provided by prior arrangement. Shop 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and French doors. Four steps to 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Wooden floors throughout.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Large garden with terrace and furniture. Parking. Tennis court. Trout fishing by arrangement. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: Stream in garden.

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  • Dishwasher
  • Highchair
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/06/2018
    Ideal base for exploring Dorset or just putting your feet up & enjoying the peace & quiet. Great place to recharge the batteries

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/05/2018
    Absolutely love this cottage. have been four times over the last two years and we r coming back in october. Judy is the perfect host .she makes sure you are settled in and then leaves you alone .have recommended to all our friends and family .

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/04/2018
    We had a wonderful stay in The Old Forge. It was very well equipped, well heated and beautifully presented in a picturesque part of Dorset, within an easy drive of Bridport, Dorchester and the coast. Plenty of walks to choose from - the 2k walk to the Fox and Hounds a favourite! Lovely welcome gift on arrival - definitely could have stayed much longer! Thank you

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/02/2018
    This is the third time we have stayed at the old forge and it's definitely not going to be the last as we have booked to come for seven days in may and a long weekend in October .we love everything about the cottage from the hostess to the accommodation, to the bed (what a delight that is .it's like sleeping on a cloud )to the birds feeding in the back garden.we are so looking forward to may

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/02/2018
    lovely cottage in a small hamlet but only eight miles from weymouth lyme bridport lulworth cove and lots more dog loved the beaches great week

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 31/12/2017
    Spent a wonderful second Christmas week here and cannot fault the cottage, the owners and the location. Such a warm feel from this place. Plenty of walks with our dog in the surrounding countryside and it is such a quiet, peaceful place you really don't want to leave! The owners are so helpful and friendly and they had homemade mince pies and Christmas decorations in the cottage on arrival. The local pub is a very short drive away with local beers and food. This is our favourite 'get away from it' place and will hopefully return again very soon. With the huge amount of wildlife, birds and squirrels out by the patio area, the morning chorus is the highlight of our visit.......getting up early has never felt so good! Thank you for another lovely break.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 24/11/2017
    Just perfect in every way!

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9.2 out of 10 – based on 17 reviews collected by Reevoo
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