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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
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

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.

Read more Code: DC176

  • 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.

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Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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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

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!!

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