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Old Forge(Ref: OLDFO)

Weymouth, Weymouth & Portland, Dorset
Sleeps 5 Bedrooms 3 Changeover day Saturday Shortbreaks 1
Take an break at Old Forge between 5 March and 28 April and enjoy an early season discount of 15%. Price shown includes discount.
4 Star - 75% - 86%
At a Glance
  • Pet Friendly Pet Friendly
  • Linen Included Linen Included
  • Cottages with WiFi Wifi
  • Garden Garden
  • parking Parking
  • Sited in the picturesque Dorset village of Upwey.
  • Old Forge offers a cosy retreat with quiet walks from various bridleways into stunning Dorset scenery.
  • The property is a converted forge and offers wonderful countryside views from the upstairs lounge and kitchen/diner.
  • The county town of Dorchester is less than five miles away.
  • Weymouth's golden sandy beach, and colourful harbour are a mere 10 minute car or bus ride away.

Sited in the picturesque Dorset village of Upwey, a favourite spot for the writer Thomas Hardy, Old Forge offers a cosy retreat with quiet walks from various bridleways into stunning Dorset scenery. The property is a converted forge and the unusual layout affords wonderful countryside views from the upstairs lounge and kitchen/diner, with the beamed ceilings giving a traditional country cottage feel.  The three comfortable bedrooms, one with en suite, and bathroom are located on the ground floor of the property. The pretty, enclosed garden is ideal for dining alfresco, or soaking up some sun during the summer months.  Whilst staying in Upwey, do visit The Upwey Wishing Well tea rooms, which offers homemade cakes and Dorset Cream Teas and is an easy stroll from Old Forge.  A short walk down the road is The Royal Standard, a lovely local pub which also serves food. A short journey across the rolling hills of Dorset will take you to the famous Chesil coastline in the West or the Purbeck coastline in the East.   The county town of Dorchester is less than five miles away and here you will find a good variety of shops, museums, restaurants and a weekly market.  Weymouth's golden sandy beach, shopping centre, gourmet restaurants and colourful harbour are a mere ten minute car or bus ride away (with the bus stop 2 minutes walk away).

Accommodation: Ground floor: Bedroom 1, Super kingsize zip and link double bed or twin single beds (please note your preference when booking) with en suite shower, hand basin and toilet.  Bedroom 2, Kingsize double bed.  Bedroom 3, 4ft sized single bed.  Bathroom,  bath and shower over, hand basin and toilet.  Stairs to first floor.  Kitchen / Diner, door with raised viewing deck and steps down to the garden.  Lounge with step down to lower level of the lounge.  Cloakroom with toilet and hand basin.

Additional services: WiFi. Gas central heating. Washer / dryer. Dishwasher.  Freezer.  CD Music System.  Enclosed garden with garden bench, table and chairs.  Off road parking for two cars on drive way.  Old Forge welcomes one well behaved pet.  

Suitable for children over five only, due to steps from kitchen down to garden.


Mr P Barnes
The Old Forge was an absolute gem of a cottage. Every home comfort was there, immaculately maintained & spotlessly clean. The upsidedown living arrangements really suit the cottage. Very friendly part of the world, food and hospitality in The Old Ship inn made us feel like locals. Will undoubtedly re-book. Service from Dream Cottages was equally superb, a minor hiccup with the TV was fixed in 2 hours. Our thanks to the Owners & Dream Cottages. Stayed November 2017.

Ms S Trusselle
We have had a lovely week here, made lots of great memories. Windsurfed nearly every day, even in 40mph winds. Loads of great views including Portland Bill, Durdle Door and Chesil Bank. Would love to stay again. Stayed September 2017.

Mr P Fraser
Lovely cottage, had great views, well furnished, Brilliant position to visit places. Lovely Pub within walking distance with great food.Would visit again. Stayed June 2017

Mrs L Hending
Accommodation excellent, we were pleasantly surprised at the living space as the photos did not do it justice. Beds extremely comfortable with good quality linen. The house is in an ideal potition for discovering the area around Weymouth. Stayed April 2017

Mrs A Smith
Had a lovely week, The Forge is beautiful, it is like home from home, so comfortable. Stayed September 2016

Mr C Nunn
Had a wonderful week, hope to stay again in this lovely cottage. Stayed September 2016

Mr M Plant
Very nice cottage, would definitely stay again. Stayed August 2016

Mr A Weston
Lovely Cottage, stunning views Stayed August 2016

Mr S Clark
What a great wee house this is! We all thoroughly enjoyed our week staying here; plenty of room, nicely decorated and furnished, and in a great location too. We would not hesitate to book another week here in the future. Thank you! Stayed July 2016

Mrs M Budd
Lovely cottage in a good location - quiet and had superb views.Had all the facilities we needed - Stayed June 2016

About the Location

Weymouth sits perfectly on the stunningly beautiful Jurassic coastline. Located on the Southern tip of Dorset, this traditional seaside town is one of the most visited and popular areas on the south coast.

With a beautiful, blue flag, sandy beach, sitting against the back drop of an elegant Georgian esplanade, this seaside wonder is a firm favourite for families. As indeed it once was for King George III, who famously used to holiday here.

For a perfectly nostalgic English seaside holiday, you can ask for no more. A golden, sandy beach, named one of the best in Britain, shallow waters which are perfect for paddling, Punch and Judy shows, donkey rides, carousels on the promenade, all accompanied by traditional chippies and quaint tea rooms.

Head down to Weymouth’s Old Harbour, a fine Georgian harbour and one of the prettiest in Europe. Simply soak up the bustling atmosphere of harbour life; sit on the harbour wall with some fish and chips and watch the large catamarans, traditional fishing boats and luxury yachts. Or why not enjoy an adrenaline fuelled ride around the bay with the Weymouth Bay Rib Charters. How about a nice family fishing trip? Many of the fishing boats at the harbour offer fishing trips for absolute beginners and accomplished anglers. Weymouth is fantastic for fishing with plenty of wrecks and reefs to explore.

Try a Jurassic Safari where you can sample Dorset’s secret beauty, off the beaten track. You will be taken along unspoilt country lanes, ancient byways and deep river crossings, whilst catching sight of beautiful wildlife.

Fossil hunting on Chesil beach is a joy with the children. They can run up and down the steep shingle climb, whilst you picnic on the beach.

Sandworld is definitely worth a visit; the sand art won’t fail to impress and there is a fantastic sandpit for the children to play in.

Visit the magnificent Nothe Fort and explore the tunnels and passageways that were once filled with soldiers and canons. See where all the gun powder was stored and walk up to the top level where the canons were fired at the approaching enemy.

If a leisurely stroll through beautiful gardens is more your thing, why not try the award winning Greenhill Gardens, which sit right on the seafront. Bennetts Water Gardens is also a lovely choice, replete with a vast array of water lilies and a Claude Monet style Japanese bridge. A very romantic setting for a picnic!

For a fun packed day out with the kids, head to the Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower, an underground sea world with attractions, rides and over 1,000 incredible creatures. Venture up in a viewing capsule on the The Jurassic Skyline for an incredible panoramic view across the Jurassic Coastline and Dorset countryside.

Children will love Fantasy Island. There are lots of rides, many traditional ones ideal for younger children, tea pots and flying elephants to name but a few! Penny arcades, slot machines and a fab coffee bar.

Weymouth is a fantastic town with plenty to do for everyone!

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