WELCOME

From the 12th April you too could be here…. Sam & Mabel our shepherds huts and our self catering cottages The Smithy and Wheelwrights will soon to awaken from their long slumber. Drink in the vivid greens of Fontmell Down and listen out for the cries of buzzards soaring above. There will be primroses on the banks.

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 Smithy and Wheelwrights workshops have been transformed to create charming self-catering cottages with unique appeal. Constantly evolving, recent years have seen the introduction of Sam and Mabel the Shepherd’s Huts, embracing the ‘glamping’ revolution.

Mabel-in-Meadow

Sam and Mabel our shepherds huts are kept company in the adjacent paddock by Scrumpy Jack the Donkey, Jasmine and Lily the Arabian horses, and Pumpkin the Welsh pony.

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, and original fellows as remnants of the wheelwrights workshop displayed on the walls.