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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

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 a range cooker alongside 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.

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 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sarah 15th October 2021

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We rented this cottage for a relaxing weekend and it was just perfect . The beds were really comfortable and lovely to all have our own bathrooms that were a good size too. The weather was perfect so all in all a successful we weekend and great that the cove was so close too - we hope to return

Reviewed by Jean 8th October 2021

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Lovely cosy but large house very comfortable. We loved the sun lounge and sheltered garden

Reviewed by Nicola 24th September 2021

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Reviewed by Angela 10th September 2021

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Well-equipped and very comfortable house, with plenty of space in kitchen, living rooms and garden. Privacy, too, with all four bedrooms en suite. Great location for walking to beach at Lulworth Cove and for coastal walks too. We would return to The Old Forge without hesitation. (Were six adults, aged 45-80)

Reviewed by Claire 3rd September 2021

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A spacious and beautiful property located in a peaceful lane within walking distance of the Cove.

Reviewed by Clare 20th August 2021

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We had a fabulous week, the cottage is gorgeous.

Reviewed by John 2nd July 2021

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Perfect location, lots of space for everyone, vey enjoyable walks some very good places to eat nearby, perfect beaches not too far away, the local shop had a good selection. ,

Reviewed by Elizabeth 11th June 2021

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This is a lovely house: perfect for groups. We were 6 adults and it was ideal: even better than the photographs!. The position is great and the nearby pub is a real bonus.

Reviewed by Anne 7th June 2021

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Character cottage in quiet lane with great facilities- everything we needed. Clean and spacious, Enjoyed sitting in the sun room with an early morning coffee (a Nespresso machine available), and in the evenings with a glass of vino. Very relaxing and comfortable few days. Housekeeper Jayne was very friendly and we appreciated our Welcome Tray. LocaRead moretion great for Lulworth Cove and Castle Inn pub down the road. Sculptures by the Lakes, a short drive away, was a lovely place to visit. Hide

Reviewed by Alfred 4th June 2021

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Really beautiful cottage in a beautiful location, you wont be dissatisfied.

Reviewed by Roxanne 21st May 2021

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We had a fabulous week here. Very comfortable, location amazing for Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, clean and spacious. Garden room was a real plus in the evening relaxing with a book and a glass of wine. Totally kitted out for everything you might need and Housekeeper Jayne available if we needed anything. We will totally book again. Thank you. R WRead morehite Hide

Reviewed by Gemma 23rd April 2021

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We had a lovely weekend at this cottage. The place was clean and comfortable. It was great having so many bathrooms and the we all loved sitting in the sun room. Fab location, walking distance to the beach, pub and shop.

Reviewed by Lorna 16th April 2021

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Beautiful cottage, everything you needed was there. We had a wonderful time exploring the area and having much needed family time. We would definitely book it again.

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 Nigel 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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