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Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, SP70NQ – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.2/10! (score from 43 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at The Old Forge.
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Food & Drink
Special diet menus (on request)
Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Non-smoking rooms, Heating, Non-smoking throughout
16:00 - 21:00 hours
08:00 - 10:30 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds
Children older than 8 years are welcome.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
The Old Forge accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorise your card prior to arrival.
Based on 43 reviews
Value for money
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Situated in the centre of the small market town of Shaftesbury, Number 5 is a Georgian townhouse, which offers free secure off road parking and free Wi-Fi.
Score from 86 reviews Exceptional
With a tranquil setting behind Shaftesbury’s High Street, The Old Farriers offers free Wi-Fi throughout. Featuring views towards Blackmore Vale, it is a stone's throw away from Gold Hill.
Score from 35 reviews Superb
In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Lancers House is a charming, traditional hotel. It is 18 miles from Stonehenge and has views over the Fovant Badges.
Score from 60 reviews Fabulous
A 30-minute drive from Salisbury and Shaftesbury, La Fosse at Cranborne offers stylish rooms and a high-quality restaurant in this pretty Dorset village.
Score from 24 reviews Fabulous
The Old Forge was a pretty thatch with all the things you would expect . Lucy and Tim were very friendly and the breakfast was delicious as all the produce was either home grown or sourced locally . We could not of found anywhere better to stay
the whole package. breakfast. comfy bed.very welcoming hosts very eager to please. grounds lovely
nothing to dislike
We stayed the weekend with my partner and his parents to attend a wedding. It felt like having our own country house, cozy, familiar and really nice. The couple that run the B&B were away but the son and daughter were very nice and we had amazing stay.
Very cute place, super friendly and helpful people, delicious breakfast! Great experience!!
Tranquil setting, good food, wonderful hosts
I dont know how big the property is but it is in a very pleasant rural location not far from Shaftsbury. The room we had was comfortable and very clean and we had a great breakfast there. Although it is right next to a busy road we heard very little noise from there and had a very good nights sleep.
No phone signal
Fabulous location and lovely comfy beds!
The property is a cottage, lots of roses growing up the walls with a rural feel about it. The owners were very welcoming and interesting people
The food was excellent and the owners very helpful.
The bed was a bit small but still comfortable.
The breakfast was wonderful comfortable bed nice people who run the hotel would stay again very clean room
tv to small in room ,
Really great location. Lots of interesting things to see inthe Workshop. When interested in restroring old cars and whatever just go....
Nothing really, driving to Pubs and/or Restaurants nearby calms you down....
It felt like a home full of history!
Not having a shower, the bath is nice but you can't beat the shower for speed.
Location, staff, breakfasts
No easy chair in room, shower rather small
Great breakfast - delicious and generous.
No mobile signal: but that's not the responsibility of the B & B, but my network O2 (shame on you)!
LIke an oasis in the desert, this splendid ancient forge, with its warm and handsome old house, was indeed the right choice for two weary travellers such as us. Hosts Nick and Lucy are more than just welcoming; they set out to make their home a haven. Having experienced B&B all over Europe, I can heartily recommend 'The Old Forge' as my number one place to bide awhile. If, like me, you are a classic car buff,your bonus will be listening to Nick, expounding on his 'old cars and odd characters' life. Don't miss this place, it's well worth a detour.
Very welcoming, superb breakfast
Everything. The atmosphere was fantastic. Love the room decoration and the whole property.
It's been both our most favourite place to stay. The style and attention to detail in the rooms is wonderful. We've stayed in the Shepherds hut and the b&b room. Both were fantastic. Beautiful setting amongst hills. Horse and donkey in the paddock with hens running around the yard. Local produce delicious breakfast with apple juice from their orchard! The owners are very friendly and welcoming. Have stayed twice and will be back again. Can't recommend enough!
Liked the quirkiness of the rooms
Didn't realise that bathroom, although private, was down the corridor
Hosts were very keen to make our stay perfect, the room met all expectation, the property was beautiful. the location ideal for our break in Dorset
Everything - especially the hosts!
All the homemade produce for breakfast. No horrible little packets of butter and marmalade. Even fresh milk in a fridge for the rooms.
Badly torn rug outside bedroom a hazard! Also faint aroma of dogs in house.
Stylish, Friendly and with wonderful breakfasts!
Hosts very friendly, pleasant and helpful. Excellent breakfast using local products. Comfortable bed and good, real coffee was available in the room. The place was full of character and traditional features.
Nothing except it is near to the road and the traffic was occasionally noisy.
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