Pause for thought…

Notes from The Old Forge Self Catering Cottages & Glamping closed 23 March 2020.
We are closed now.  Our business which we have built up over 30 years.  The place is eerily quiet, not only no guests but no grandchildren.  Our donkey is wondering why they are not scrambling onto his back and our dogs look out of the window waiting for them.  I saddle up Lily my Arabian mare.  She was born here and is beautiful.  I set off up over Fontmell Down and then head up into the woods.  The wild garlic is in abundance and I stop to gather a bundle to make wild garlic pesto.  There is no income now so I forage.  We have hens so I make quiches, cakes and frittatas.  The yolks are golden yellow.  I still have flour in the cupboard so I bake bread.  Spelt and rye, granary, sunflower.  The loaves sit by the aga.Lily is startled by a pheasant.  She leaps into the air and I grab hold of her mane.  Above us the buzzards are soaring.  They do their loud mewing peeioo to each other.  We ride through the valley now and the ewes and their lambs watch us with inquisitive eyes.  There are primroses on the banks.

Bye for now…

The Old Forge is now closed as it has become clear that we must all heed government advice to stay at Home and stay safe.
We wish our guests all the best and look forward to a time when we are all able to see each other again in happier times.  We hope this will be sooner rather than later.
The next few weeks will give us time to reflect on the last 30 wonderful years in business at The Old Forge.  Please do stay in touch on social media.  Stay at home and stay safe!

2020 Recognition of Excellence, HotelsCombined

We are happy to announce that we have just been awarded the HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence Award for 2020.

This award is a recognition for consistently achieving the highest standards of customer satisfaction worldwide. The Award is not a ranking list but a group of outstanding accommodations chosen based on a strict set of criteria. 

The Old Forge Holiday Cottages received 117 reviews, resulting in an incredible score of 10 out of 10. 

Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

Awarded by travel site Travelmyth

Awarded by travel site Travelmyth

Awarded by travel site Travelmyth

Silas the Silo

Hello all! Sorry we have been so quiet recently, Tim has been busy over the winter making The Old Forge’s next creation! Say hello to Silas the Silo, a gazebo/BBQ hut. A £100 grain silo rescued from the local farms skip. All made with upcycled materials. A haven for our Glamping guests to BBQ and keep toasty warm with the fire pit. Coming soon accompanied with a hot tub so you can bathe under the stars… watch this space!