The Smithy lies just across the yard from the main house and was the original Blacksmiths forge. It still retains many of the original features and blacksmiths artefacts and has made a wonderful conversion with views across the village green to Fontmell Down.

It also has its own private sitting area under a Pergola entwined with grapes and honeysuckle. Accommodation consists of a sitting room/dining room with wood burning stove, steps down to a kitchen and bathroom. Steps up from the sitting room lead to the galleried double bedroom. A perfect honeymoon retreat!


  • Linen and towels provided
  • Cooker and microwave
  • Fridge with small freezer compartment
  • Full sized dishwasher
  • Wi-Fi, freeview TV with DVD player
  • Bath with shower attachment
  • Basket of logs provided, £5 extra for re-fills
  • Dogs welcome at £25 per stay
  • Welcome hamper provided consisting of croissants and homemade preserves
  • Tea, coffee and milk supplied
  • Minimum two night stay
  • £90 per night, £95 at weekends


We welcome well-behaved dogs in the Smithy at £25 per stay. Dog bed, bowls and treats provided!  A superb setting for stunning walks onto National Trust Fontmell Down and Melbury Beacon.

Please be aware we have onsite chickens (fenced off), donkey, horses and a cat! Our only rule is no dogs on the furniture.

“What a find, we stayed in The Smithy Cottage it is so peaceful, calming and absolutely charming. The tender love and care Tim & Lucy have put into there stunning business over the past thirty years surrounds you everywhere you go. We would highly recommend you stay for an experience you will not forget.”

“We cannot recommend the Old Forge and The Smithy highly enough, if you want peace and quiet and comfort but with easy access to the town and other attractions this is the place. ”

“A little bit of heaven”

“You need to go here!!”

“relaxing in a little history”

“Unique, beautiful and very relaxing!”


Arrivals/depatures commence at 4.00pm on the day of arrival and finishing at 10am on the day of departure. Please advise approximate time of arrival so we can have your fire lit ready for you if cold!

Bookings can be cancelled up to 1 week before 22:00 on the day of check in free of charge. Bookings cancelled less than 1 week before 22:00 on the day of check in will incur a charge of 100% of the booking total.