We have two gorgeous shepherds huts, Mabel and Sam.  Please click on either below to view.


Welcome to Silas, the born again Grain Silo.  Silas started life as a humble grain silo at Gourd’s Farm, just a hop, skip and a jump away from his new abode here at The Old Forge.

With a passion for all things galvanised, I couldn’t help but notice that this particular silo appeared to be in retirement on the farm. The cogs started turning in my mind to come up with a new lease of life for him; an observatory? a bar? a new Glamping unit?

Silas spent rather too long sitting without purpose at the top of our field until being winched into position for his transformation to evolve. A gradual process ensued, inspired by the miscellany that I wanted to upcycle.

What we have created is a beautifully simple and intimate seating area making the most of the panorama that surrounds it. Silas will give you shelter from the elements and has four removable shutters to cope with all prevailing weathers. He can be used as a BBQ or fire pit.


Fire up Lotte our Dutch wood fired hot tub reminiscent of your favourite Le Creuset casserole dish in 70’s orange.  Think comfort food and hunker down for the most serine soak gazing across the wildflower meadow to the Dorset Downs.

The Hot tub costs £50 to hire, this charge guarantees you your first fresh warm water (no chemicals) hot tub experience.  If you wish to use it on subsequent days, top up wood will be for sale at £5 per bag in the vintage trailer in the barn.  If you would like the hot tub preheated (with our propane heater) ready to use prior to your arrival,  just ask and this can be arranged. You can then relax after your journey.  This is probably the most economic way to get the best value as it will require less wood on subsequent days.  The hot tub is now under cover and has two open sides with amazing views up to Fontmell Down, so if it is raining only your bottom half will get wet. If however it is fine, you can gaze at the stars.  Payment can be collected via email after your stay by bank transfer if preferred.  Just make a note of the extra wood used and any ice creams you may have taken from our Tuck Shop.
We look forward to welcoming you to The Old Forge Glamping!


Tip toe across the stepping stones to the Tuck Shop if you are feeling peckish and weigh out a quarter of Rhubarb and Custard sweeties! 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.


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


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


Booking for Mabel and Sam is only available via phone or email.  Please contact us for availability.

Sam and Mabel are both situated in the same field, they are ideal for couples or friends wanting to holiday together.

They are priced from £175 per night for two huts, four people with the use of the hot tub.  Please contact us for bookings.