The Old Forge, a unique and special B&B in Dorset

The Old Forge - A unique B&B in the heart of Dorset

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Award

We have just been awarded the Gold award from Taste of the West for the second time! Please go on the news page to see full review..

"The menu and signs all show the Old Forge’s devotion to local sourcing and home made food. We were impressed by Lucy’s awareness of the local food scene. The preserves and the bread were home made, eggs from their own chickens. There was a generous display of Dorset Cereals. Sausage & bacon came from a local butcher..."




The Old Forge Bed and Breakfast

We are delighted to have won the Gold Taste of The West Award 2012 for the South West of England!

Nestled in the heart of the Cranborne Chase, The Old Forge is the perfect retreat for those looking to appreciate the slower pace of life. The 18th Century former Carriage and Wheelwrights workshops have been transformed to create a charming Bed and Breakfast and two self-catering cottages with unique appeal. Constantly evolving, recent years have seen the introduction of Sam and Mabel the Shepherd's Huts and Rosie the 1934 Gypsy Caravan embracing the 'glamping' revolution.

The Old Forge Bed and Breakfast

Tim and Lucy share their home with three generations of dogs! Grandmother Willow is a black Labrador, mother Pudding daughter Pie are both miniature Labaradoodles. We now also have a 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 filly Lily. The chickens are free range in every sense of the word and never far from sight.

Scrumpy Jack and Mabel Gypsy Caravan Scrumpy Jack

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.

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Cosy bedrooms in the eaves of the house each have their own identity with wrought iron bedsteads, vintage quilts and country antiques, old enamel tins and a fabulous collection of books, new and old to peruse.

The Shepherds Hut Mabel

Lucy's organic Aga cooked breakfast has been 'Taste of the West' gold awarded. Sit down to Dorset muesli, seasonal fruit and Yeo Valley yoghurt followed by a mouth watering menu of locally sourced ingredients; freshly baked bread, the eggs collected from the nesting box in the morning, the apple juice pressed from the orchard, the sausages and bacon from the traditional butcher in Shaftesbury, Dorset mushrooms and garden vine tomatoes.

The Old Forge Vintage Classic Lagonda Run

Vouchers are available for the Bed and Breakfast including Sam, Rosie and Mabel (minimum 2 nights) and make a wonderful present!

B&B Voucher Gypsy Caravan Voucher

"A little piece of Eden - Thank you. A place to be healed, restored and refreshed. A very special place with very special people."

Mr & Mrs Gregory.

We are proud to list on EasyBedandBreakfasts.co.uk, a Bed and Breakfast website.

The Old Forge Bed and Breakfast website and photographs copyright © 2014 Sophie Fairchild