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The Old Forge - West Lulworth

Lulworth Cove, Dorset
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
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

Enjoy long countryside walks straight from the front door through the stunning Purbeck Hills or along the coastal path in search of quiet coves for paddles and picnics. Play beach cricket and football on the shingle and sand Man O’ War beach (1.5 miles) and enjoy a splash in the clear blue waters. Explore the beautiful grounds of Lulworth Castle (2 miles) as you wander through the woodlands and stretch your legs in the parkland before enjoying a treat in the tearoom. Head into the popular seaside town of Weymouth (15 miles) where you can try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and jet skiing along the Jurassic coast. Activate the adrenalin on a fast-paced RIB adventure along the waves or set sail on a deep-sea fishing trip from the harbour.

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Karen 30th October 2020

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Perfect holiday home,it was a home from home for us...just a shame are stay wasnt longer!

Reviewed by Beverley 13th October 2020

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Lovely character property, clean, tidy, and in a wonderful position.

Reviewed by T 9th October 2020

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Lovely cottage, beautifully converted in a modern style, but still retaining an old cottage feel. Situated in a quiet lane.

Reviewed by Peter 2nd October 2020

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Great place to stay especially for those who like walking. Property will fit groups of upto 8 comfortably. Spacious so as not to feel on top of each other but also feels cosy. Lovely sun room provides an alternative seating area. Bedrooms are all spacious and upper rooms have great views. Garden is large and terraced and the owners have thoughtfullRead morey put a gate as a precautionary measure to stop young children going off on their own. There is a large patio with a dining table and chairs. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 18th September 2020

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The Old Forge is a welcoming, comfortable and characterful house located within a 20 minute walk of Lulworth Cove and close to the Castle Inn which is good for food and drinks.

Reviewed by Susan 4th September 2020

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My family and I had a wonderful time in Lulworth Cove staying at this property. I will definitely book it again. Great location for walks and only 10 minutes walk from the cove itself.

Reviewed by Kevin 31st August 2020

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What a wonderfully deceptive house, beautiful. Yes, there were some minor bits that could do with a makeover but what house couldn't. Was very clean, tidy and everything we needed was there. Plenty of hot water for a house with that many bathrooms. Steep but lovely outside area. Location was top notch. Pub/beach/shop all in short walking distance aRead morend access to the stunning jurassic coast on your doorstep. Host Jayne was always available if needed. Fabulous short break. Hide

Reviewed by L J 28th August 2020

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Great location. Beautiful area to visit. The cottage was perfect, spacious rooms and furnished nicely. Very comfortable and clean. Had all we needed including kitchen equipment and logs for the wood burner.

Reviewed by Christina 21st August 2020

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More than adequate for a holiday stay with two small children. Good location for exploring

Reviewed by I 14th August 2020

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The cottage is in a great location, there are some lovely elements with the cottage, particularly the garden/conservatory type room. The housekeeper was great and could not be more helpful in trying to sort the issues we had. The property however is getting a little tired in places and the significant cost increase in rent from last year is hard toRead more justify. I would still stay again for the positives but cost will make me look elsewhere first. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 31st July 2020

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Comfortable well equipped home , situated 15 minute walk from Lulworth cove and ideally located to explore the area.

Reviewed by Clare 20th December 2019

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Reviewed by K 6th September 2019

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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

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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 B 28th June 2019

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Reviewed by Chris 21st June 2019

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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.

Reviewed by P 7th June 2019

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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

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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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