A unique and special B&B, glamping and self catering in Dorset

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Mabel the Shepherds Hut

Gold Award Dorset Tourism
Glamping Business of the Year 2016, Gold awarded

See our news page for full review from the judges

Clamber over the stile and hop across the stepping stones to find Mabel patiently waiting for you. Unlock the gate to your little haven where you can tune into the sounds of Scrumpy Jack and his friends munching buttercups and daisies.

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Sit on the recycled veranda bedstead and raise your binoculars before the sun sets to watch the buzzards soaring then snuggle up by the Caledonian Dumpy and immerse yourself in the stories of a Shepherds life.

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Make your way out to the composting loo and freecycled shower by Bluebell, the Morris Minor Pick Up. Fire up the recycled washing machine drum and sizzle your sausages by the light of the silvery moon...

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There is space for two children from £15 per child per night, please bring own tent to pitch alongside.

A continental breakfast hamper is available at £5 per head, deleivered to your doorstep at a desired time so you can stay snuggled up in bed as long as you fancy. Or, wander up to the farmhouse for a breakfast that needs to be eaten to be believed: consisting of local sausage and bacon, free range eggs from Lucy's own hens, homemade marmalade, local honey and apple juice from the orchard. Taste of the West award-winning, and it's easy to see why. All ingredients are sourced locally and are either organic or free range. All this is only £10 per person so just let Lucy know after booking if you'd like to indulge. Breakfast in the house is only available depending on availibility, from 2019 the glamping will be self-catering only.

Inside the glampers kitchen (on request and depending on availability) you can help yourself to the range of delicious free range sausages, burgers and local ice cream in the freezer (seasonal) - just leave your money in the honesty box and pop them on the barbecue for a very local supper.

Glampers Kitchen Glamping Kitchen

Tip toe across the stepping stones to the Tuck Shop if you are feeling peckish and weigh out a quarter of Rhubarb and Custard! There is a tiny sink for your washing up and a fridge to store your goodies. Open up the cupboards and you will find picnic plates, glasses, and barbecue fuel outside.

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We welcome well behaved dogs in Mabel. Dogs are extra, at £25 per stay. Please let us know in advance, and please be aware that we have on site chickens (fenced off), donkey, horses, dogs and a cat! Our only rule is no dogs on the furniture, and please bring your own bowls and bedding etc.

To book Mabel, give us a call on 01747 811881 or email theoldforge@ymail.com

The Old Forge Bed and Breakfast website and photographs copyright © 2018, Sophie Fairchild