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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
  • Exposed brick and stone original features
  • 4 bathrooms; one with superb freestanding bath
  • Large garden with three terraces and BBQ
  • Views of the Purbeck Hills
  • Lulworth Cove 1 mile
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.

Located in West Lulworth, just 1 mile from beautiful Lulworth Cove, this attractive cottage is the ideal holiday let if you want to experience rural and coastal life. Wander the Purbeck Hills straight from your door, or pop down the South West Coast Path to Durdle Door (1.5 miles) to see one of Dorset’s most photographed landmarks. But if you fancy a day in, you can still experience the stunning scenery around you, soaking up the sun in the south-facing garden looking out across the hills.

Inside, a beautiful bright hallway greets you with stairs leading up to the first floor and a piano tucked underneath. The living and dining area through to the right boasts superb wooden flooring and comfy sofas to curl up onto in front of the brick-enclosed wood burner in the evenings. Enjoy a wonderful home cooked meal at the table that comfortably fits eight, with lovely views outside. Move into the sun room and sit soaking up the sun with views of the garden. In the kitchen, pretty exposed stone walls complement the farmhouse-style cupboards and island, and you’ll find everything to cook up a storm including a range cooker. A washing machine and drier in the back entrance hall means there’s no need to worry about muddy walks! Across the hallway, you’ll find a double bedroom and a zip-and-link king-size room; both have a boutique feel with peaceful whites, blues and greys. The double has a spacious en-suite shower room that makes fantastic use of space, while next door a family bathroom features a vintage-style freestanding bath and WC. Upstairs, the landing has a handy clothes rail for your coats and two bedrooms off of it that both have reduced height at the eaves; calming decor features in one double room with an en-suite shower room, while the other twin bedroom has warming orange tones and an en-suite with a bath, WC and cute children’s rocking chair!

Outside, a terrace with patio furniture makes for an ideal spot to enjoy a summer evening while you sizzle up a BBQ, and steps lead up steeply to pretty trees and shrubs and three terraces where you can enjoy fantastic views of the Purbeck Hills.

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 Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs A Bunn 30th March 2019

Excellent cottage in good location. Could do with refreshing some of the rooms and furniture. Curtains in some of the bedrooms are far too long and in one room they are not hung properly. Needs better towels and a coffee table. Overall it is a lovely property with lots of space for 8 adults. We all felt very comfortable staying there. WiFi infRead moreo needs updating in the black book. Hide

Reviewed by Mr F J Lacy Scott 16th November 2018

The Old Forge was a lovey, spacious, well equipped cottage in a great location. We were an adult family group of 6 and it worked extremely well. The weather wasnt great but we managed some walks, lots of meals in, cosy nights by the fire and games. Having a pub a few minutes walk away was great too!!

Reviewed by Mrs J Brown 1st September 2018

The cottage was an excellent size for 4 couples. Lovely living space and nice to have rooms with a bathroom each. The kitchen was well equipped.

Reviewed by Mr G Sargent 31st August 2018

lovely spacious cottage

Reviewed by Mrs M Rollason 31st August 2018

really lovely

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Location

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.

Dorset, a location of enduring popularity is a small rural gem of a county encompassing all of the best parts of rural England: rolling green hills, woodland and hedgerows abundant with flora and fauna running down to the sea yet situated just 3 hours from London and the South East.

The whole coastline from Exmouth to Poole has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Known as the Jurassic Coast, it is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status and offers unspoilt views with dramatic cliff-top walks alongside beautiful, safe, sandy beaches which often welcome your four-legged friends too. From the dramatic natural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland; Dorset has it all.

This South West county is also a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered. Having grown out of the landscape out of the centuries, many of Dorset’s small rural towns expose history at every turn to inform and delight guests, whilst for the more energetic, footpaths and cycle-ways open up to reveal Dorset’s hidden secrets and the coast is always close at hand for those who love the water.

Why not head to Lyme Regis – classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much like most of West Dorset to uncover an old-world ambience and excellent fossil hunting or discover the drama of Lulworth with the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Dorset’s towns and villages ooze quintessential charm and are graced by fine buildings which have often been immortalised in Thomas Hardy’s books, including Dorchester – his birthplace. Wherever you choose to stay, you are never far from the fascinating Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastal Path.

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