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Way's Forge

Piddlehinton, Dorset (Ref. 994768)


Dream Cottages rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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86 Customer Review(s)

  • Terry

    “Quirky old building put to a new use Good base for exploring the area”

    - Terry, May 2024


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open plan kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Underfloor heating with electric log burner, electric oven and hob, full sized fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Parking area to the side with a small shepherd's hut
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2-3 miles, pub 2 min.

The property

Set in the charming village of Piddlehinton, Way’s Forge is a beautifully renovated old blacksmith’s workshop.The property dates back to the 1830’s and was a working forge run by five generations of the Way family.

Way’s Forge offers plenty of original character and is perfect for those looking to stay somewhere full of charm and history. The cottage suits a couple or a small family as it sleeps up to three people.

The stout beams, stone walls and electric log burner create a great atmosphere and the thoughtful and creative use of bygones, such as the tin trunk coffee table, add to the warm personality of the cottage.

The first floor offers two bedrooms, with very comfortable beds, and a bathroom, whilst the large open plan living area with underfloor heating on the ground floor has all you need for a relaxing holiday.

Enjoy the small shepherd’s hut with a desk and chair where you can read a book or enjoy a cup of tea. Way’s Forge sits in the wonderful Piddle Valley, a great base from which to explore the Dorset countryside and you can start with walks right from the village itself.

The Millennium Green, a playground and picnic area by the river, is a short stroll down a path opposite the cottage.

There are many tracks on the hills around the village where you can walk your dogs. Typical of many village blacksmiths Way’s Forge lies in the heart of Piddlehinton on the main street, a two minute walk from the award winning Thimble Inn.

This thatched 18th century pub and restaurant with a riverside garden serves great food. The pretty village of Cerne Abbas is in the next valley with the intriguing chalk hillside figure of the Cerne Giant.

Thomas Hardy’s cottage, Thorncombe Woods and Puddletown Forest are nearby.

There are, of course, many other lovely places to explore in Dorset. A short drive away is the county town of Dorchester, with shopping, restaurants, cinemas, museums and other places of interest.

Brewery Square and Poundbury are interesting and exciting local developments. The seaside town of Weymouth with its sandy beach and entertainment for everyone is just 14 miles away.

Lulworth Cove, the arch of Durdle Door and the rest of the stunning Jurassic Coast are close-by.

Please note that Way's Forge is located on the main road that runs through the village.

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About the location


Situated in the Piddle Valley just 5 miles north of the County town of Dorchester, is the quaint Dorset village of Piddle Hinton. This village is packed with countryside cottages and historic buildings and perfect for those seeking a rural retreat, whilst being only a short drive from a bustling town with the all the amenities you need. Piddle Hinton boasts it own brewery the Piddle Brewery and has The Thimble Inn serving food and drinks. The Weymouth Beach is just 14 miles away, and offers a complete contrast to the rolling countryside of the Piddle Valley, whilst Portland, the home of the 2012 Olympic sailing event offers yet another dramatic landscape. Don’t forget to visit the Cerne Abbas Giant, 7 miles away, and for those wishing to venture further afield, Bournemouth and Poole are around a 40-minute drive away.

Note: max 3 people.

Please note the garden is not fully enclosed and there is a low wall that pets/children maybe able to jump over. Please do supervise pets and children whilst in the garden.

The small shepherd's hut has a desk and chair and you are unable to sleep in it.

Please note that this property is located on the main road that runs through the village
Electric log burner from 2023

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas