Nestled in the heart of the Cranborne Chase The Old Forge is the perfect retreat. A labour of love since 1986 The Old Forge is constantly evolving. Tim and Lucy’s passion for all things vintage is evident from the moment you arrive. Old enamel signs and petrol pumps set the scene for a bygone era. Classic cars have always been a part of the landscape here when Tim started his restoration business over 30 years ago. Enthusiasts will delight in Tim’s treasured 1934 Lagonda Rapier which he lovingly restored. The Morris Minor pick up is the most wonderful work horse and is in use every day. In the very best of evolution, Tim and Lucy’s son Jack started his own business ‘Silent Classics’ in the workshop here converting classic cars to electric. Our children were visiting auction rooms before they could walk and were born with our passion for treasure hunting. Our daughters now run a vintage clothes business lizzie_may_vintage sourcing beautiful clothes from the past.
Tim and Lucy, and their four children have been welcoming guests into their home for more than thirty years. After working for a summer season in Iona in her twenties, Lucy knew that hospitality was where her heart was, and when she and Tim viewed the Old Forge, they were captivated by its charm and endless potential.