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The Old Forge - West Lulworth

Lulworth Cove, Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming converted village forge with exposed brick and stone original features
  • Large garden with three terraces a BBQ and views of the Purbeck Hills
  • An ideal base for walkers to enjoy the Jurassic Coast and the network of footpaths nearby
Property code: DC176

This pretty village forge has been lovingly converted into a quirky and fun cottage, perfect for families or groups of friends who want a quiet break close to the sea.

With period features throughout, this property is a converted village forge sleeping eight located in the favoured village of Lulworth Cove. From your front door, you can enjoy easy access to the spectacular coastal walks this area is known for, while the views of the local Purbeck Hills are spectacular. With a pub and a shop within half a mile, and the beach less than a mile away, this is the perfect property for enjoying all that the Dorset coastline has to offer.

Inside, you’ll discover spacious accommodation decorated with neutral tones and stylish brick details. With a TV and subscription services, a Bluetooth sound system and even a piano, there’s plenty to keep the whole group entertained. The large kitchen has plenty of space for cooking and socialising, or you can relax in the sunny conservatory with a good book and enjoy views over the pretty courtyard. The property’s four bedrooms are split over two floors, while three en-suites and a family bathroom ensure you never need to queue. Outside is a stunning south-facing garden with areas of lawn, paving and terraces, while a BBQ provides plenty of opportunity for dining alfresco in the sunshine. On street parking available outside the property.

Only 1.5 miles from the property is the world-famous limestone arch Durdle Door, which sits at the end of a shingle beach and is lovely for sunbathers or those wishing to swim in the crystal-clear waters. Lulworth Castle, 3 miles away, will fascinate visitors of all ages with its rich history, woodland walks and kids’ playground.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 zip-and-link king-size/twin
  • 4 bathrooms – 3 en-suites (2 shower rooms, 1 bathroom), 1 bathroom
  • Oven and hob, range cooker, microwave, toaster, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso machine
  • Utility room with washing machine, drier, ironing board and mop and bucket
  • Wood burner - logs provided October – end of April
  • Electric and central heating included
  • WiFi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Garden with seating
  • On street parking available outside of the property
  • Pub 325 metres, post office 0.5 miles, beach 1 mile
  • Apple TV with Netflix and Bluetooth sound system
  • Reduced height at eaves in first floor bedrooms

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by K 6th September 2019

Plenty space and comfy seating for 8, but difficult for elderly/infirm even if using downstairs bedrooms. Wood burner and logs. Piano! Garden is very steep, but brambles, apples, pears and plums as rewards - and a squirrel! Peacefully off the road through the thatched village which also boasts a spectacular inn and a convenience store. 10 minute waRead morelk to the Cove and we enjoyed plenty hefty coastal walking as well. Lots of interesting attractions within a half hour drive. Hide

Reviewed by R 5th July 2019

This cottage is in a lovely location and is a good size for 8 people. It needs better cooking equipment and food storage space in the kitchen.

Reviewed by Chris 21st June 2019

Perfect location with sea and pub close by. Property is in need of some care and attention and some updating. However we had a very enjoyable week.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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