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The Old Forge
Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, SP70NQ – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.3/10! (score from 42 reviews)
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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
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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.
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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.
A wonderful place to stay. Our hosts were friendly, relaxed and very helpful with regard to a specific interest of ours relating to the area. For those interested in restorations and vintage car enthusiasts, a good place to visit. Our room was very comfortable with an abundance of hot water and the breakfasts were excellent.
There was nothing we didn't like.
Location is perfect with excellent walking/running trails starting from the back door
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