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Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, SP70NQ, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.3/10! (score from 38 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at The Old Forge.
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Food & Drink
Special Diet Meals (upon request)
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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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.
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Based on 38 reviews
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Situated on the outskirts of Shaftesbury, set within picturesque private grounds, this Georgian ex-monastery has been transformed into a hotel.
Score from 121 reviews Good
A 5-minute walk from the centre of Shaftesbury, Ampersand House offers stylish bedrooms, free Wi-Fi, exciting breakfasts and afternoon tea with a slice of cake or scones on arrival.
Score from 119 reviews Exceptional
Just 5 miles from Blandford Forum, Westwood Lodge features B&B accommodation sitting in a garden with outdoor seating area, surrounded by the Dorset countryside.
Score from 26 reviews Exceptional
In the heart of Wincanton, The Dolphin Hotel is just a 20-minute walk from Wincanton Racecourse. The 18th-century inn offers home-cooked food and elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Score from 190 reviews Good
Really enjoyed our two night stay at the Old Forge. The owners, Tim and Lucy were very helpful and friendly, breakfast was great and the BnB was full of character and charm. Service was great and I really liked that all the breakfast was either home made or from local produce. Couldn't have asked for more. I would definitely stay again.
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!
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