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The Old Forge, Self Catering Cottages & Glamping

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The Old Forge Information


Tim and Lucy share their home with two dogs, a cat, two horses, one donkey and ten chickens! Pudding and Pie are both miniature Labaradoodles, and a very fluffy cat called Nala. Sam, Rosie and Mabel are kept company in the adjacent paddock by Scrumpy Jack the Donkey, Jasmine the Arabian and her young mare Lily. The chickens are free range in every sense of the word and never far from sight. 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. Glamping is also available in our two shepherds huts Mabel and Sam, and Rosie the gypsy caravan. The stress of modern day life is a distant memory here as you gaze across the scarp slopes of Melbury and Fontmell Down.


  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Garden


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Golf - driving range
  • Mountain biking
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Walking
  • Wine tasting
  • Farm life
  • Backpacking
  • Games, chess, cards
  • Wild life


Check in: 4:00 PM till 10:00 PM
Early check-in available on request
Check out: 10:30 AM
Child Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: Dogs welcome, Pets welcome
Accommodation type: Cottage
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from Shaftesbury (3.0 miles)
    Take the A350 sign posted to Blandford, the village of Compton Abbas is approximately 3 miles away.


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