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The Old Forge - West Lulworth

Lulworth Cove, Dorset

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
pets No Dogs
grade 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing on site / nearby
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.

Situated in the attractive village of West Lulworth, this charming four-bedroom cottage is close to the South West Coast Path and less than two miles from the famous stone arch of Durdle Door, making it the ideal property for families and friends, seeking a base from which to explore the Jurassic Coast. After a long day of outdoor exploration, curl up and enjoy each other’s company in front of the soothing heat of the wood burner or relax with a glass of wine in the sunroom. Stretch your legs on the village trail past the 17th-century cottages to feed the ducks in the millpond or take long walks along the pebble beach at nearby Lulworth Cove (1 mile) before stopping for refreshments in one of the village pubs.

 

Your holiday home is surrounded by wonderful views of the Binden Hills creating a peaceful environment for rest and relaxation. Combining stylish decor with original features and homely touches, the cottage has a warm and inviting feel throughout. Cook up a storm in the generous kitchen where you’ll find the oven and hob, making catering a breeze. Linger over your meals at the large table in the lounge/diner before retreating to the comfortable sofas for a glass of wine as the logs crackle in the wood burner or enjoy a quiet moment in the sunroom looking out across the garden. There’s a double with en-suite shower room and a king-size bedroom on this floor, both decorated in soothing shades. The family bathroom with freestanding bath is also on this floor. Upstairs are two charming bedrooms nestled in the eaves, one double with en-suite shower room and a pretty twin with en-suite bathroom. Outside, light the BBQ for a relaxed evening meal on the patio or climb the steep steps to the terraces for wonderful views.

 

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  • 4 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 2 twins
  • 4 bathrooms – 3 en-suites (2 shower rooms, 1 bathroom), 1 bathroom
  • Oven and hob, 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
  • 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
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

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.

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This property is personally managed by Nicky.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Carolyn 5th July 2024

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This is a beautiful cottage with everything you need. Comfortable beds, lovely bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. A lovely welcoming pub at the end of the road and a lovely quiet place. Close to the beautiful coastline.

Reviewed by Dee 31st May 2024

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Beautiful cottage, 4 generations of our family stayed and everyone loved it

Reviewed by Janet 11th May 2024

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At least 2 fantastic places to eat within walking distance. Beautiful location.

Reviewed by Melissa 3rd May 2024

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A lovely property in a fab location (just 10/15 mins walk from lulworth cove)! There were 6 of us and one baby which worked well - any more may have been a little snug in the lounge. Garden and conservatory were great. We were a little disappointed that the BBQ was new in a box and needed to be assembled to use (not an easy job) as it would have beRead moreen nice to use this on a sunny evening. Very nice pub in the village and a useful Londis shop too. Overall great house with a little TLC needed. Hide

Reviewed by Frances 19th April 2024

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Reviewed by Lilian 20th March 2024

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Reviewed by Theresa 15th March 2024

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It was perfect. A lovely cottage, well-presented and well-equipped. The village is beautiful and both local pubs excellent and within easy walking distance.

Reviewed by Clair 19th January 2024

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Reviewed by Gillian 17th November 2023

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Reviewed by Charles 21st October 2023

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Stunning house in stunning location. Well appointed with everything required for a perfect family holiday. Beautifully clean and the fire was a joy after a windy walk by the sea. Hoping to be back!

Reviewed by Tracie 29th September 2023

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Reviewed by Fran 4th September 2023

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Beautifully appointed clean cottage in a great location

Reviewed by Sarah 4th August 2023

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Reviewed by Catherine 28th July 2023

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Reviewed by Claire 21st July 2023

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Lovey lovely cottage. Thank you.

Reviewed by Jane 9th June 2023

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Reviewed by Caroline 30th May 2023

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Reviewed by Janet 19th May 2023

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Very comfortable - the sun room was a huge bonus

Reviewed by Diana 7th April 2023

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A lovely, comfortable and spacious cottage, with a pretty garden. In a great location near the coastal paths and cafes and restaurants at lulworth bay. Good pub at the end of the road .

Reviewed by Irayne 5th March 2023

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Spacious cottage for 8 guests, well equipped with a lovely efficient woodburner which was very welcome. Enjoyed our scones and jam and cream!!

Reviewed by Linda 30th December 2022

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Lovely spacious property, very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Very friendly and efficient housekeeper.

Reviewed by Alison 22nd December 2022

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This home was perfect for a family Christmas. The beds were comfortable, it was warm with it's lovely thick walls and a woodburning stove was used and much appreciated. We had little use for outside space but there was plenty of it and a 15-20 minute walk to Lulworth Cove was ideal. The double oven helped catering and the utilty room absorbed wet aRead morend muddy outdoor clothing. Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 9th December 2022

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Great location, very clean and welcoming

Reviewed by Michelle 4th November 2022

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This was our 2nd year here and it didn't disappoint. Its so comfortable and spacious but still has a cosy feel with the log burner. Great location with lovely pub which serves fab Sunday dinner just at the bottom of the lane and short walk takes you to the see sea. Highly recommend this beautiful place

Reviewed by Andrew 21st October 2022

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Reviewed by Nik 30th September 2022

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A lovely comfortable cottage in need of some TLC. There was plenty of seating and the conservatory was great to sit in. Its in a beautiful area with a great walk down to the sea.

Reviewed by Patrick 23rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Anne 19th August 2022

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Beautiful cottage - definitely worth a visit.

Reviewed by Clare 5th August 2022

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Lovely week stay at The Forge in West Lulworth. The housekeeper was in touch before arrival to introduce herself and give her details should we need anything during our stay. When we arrived the house was clean and tidy and a welcome tray with scones and cookies had been left for us which was a nice touch. House well equipped although in need of soRead moreme updating in places. Good location for Lulworth Cove - 15 minute walk. Great pub The Castle Inn at the end of the road which served great food. Hide

Reviewed by Glyn 29th July 2022

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Lovely cottage in a fantastic location just 10 minutes walk from the Cove and an easy walk to Durdle Door. Wide variety of walks and runs from the cottage and well placed for other beaches and visitor attractions. I was worried about the availability of parking at the cottage but this was not a problem. Nice real ale pub at the end of the road and Read moreseveral local eateries. Cottage very spacious and well looked after with plenty of bathroom facilities.. We had a great holiday. Hide

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