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Mabel the Shepherds Hut

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

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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.

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! Inside the Glamping kitchen, open up the cupboards and you will find all the essentials (plates, cups, pans etc) for cooking and dining as well as a fridge, freezer and cooker.

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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