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Way's Forge

Piddlehinton, Dorset (Ref. 994768)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Ms Caroline Montgomery

    “Our 2 weeks at Way's Forge has been utterly delightful.”

    It has proven to be the perfect bolthole; charmingly rustic, cosy and comfortable. The surrounding countryside is idyllic and perfect for walking our 2 dogs. The “welcome basket” was a lovely touch and much appreciated. We are now more in love with this county that ever. Thanks to Jane and Richard for making this the ideal place for which to explore Dorset – stayed September 2018

    It has proven to be the perfect bolthole; charmingly rustic, cosy and comfortable. The surrounding countryside is idyllic and perfect for walking our 2 dogs. The “welcome basket” was a lovely touch and much appreciated. We are now more in love with this county that ever. Thanks to Jane and Richard for making this the ideal place for which to explore Dorset – stayed September 2018

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

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

You can still see it’s charming original character, so it is perfect fit for those looking to stay in property full of history. The property is perfectly suitable for a couple or a small family as it sleeps up to 3 people.

The original beams and walls create a great atmosphere indoors with nice touches such as a chest instead of a coffee table.

This property boasts the little details that will make you browse through the rooms finding all the charming things this property has to offer. First floor holds two bedrooms and a bathroom and large open plan living area with kitchen, dining table on the ground floor; all you need for a comfy holiday. Way’s Forge sits in a wonderful location to explore Dorset countryside and you might want to start from the village itself.

The property is conveniently located on the high street and is only short walk away from the excellent Thimble Inn, with a gorgeous garden and delicious food and drinks, providing a perfect location to relax after a day out. The village is within a beautiful Piddle Valley and is a part of a designated area of outstanding natural beauty which offers walks starting at your door.

Pay a visit to the village church or Millennium Green where kids can play, and you may have a picnic.

Dorset is famous for the legendary Cerne Giant near Cerne Abbas, a beautiful village you may wish to visit.

A short drive away is the county town Dorchester, with shopping, restaurants, historical places of interest and museums.

Dorchester has weekly markets and the innovative town of Poundbury has a farmers marketing on the first Saturday of each month, make sure to swing by and try the fresh local produce. A short drive will take you to seaside town of Weymouth with its sandy beach and entertainment for kids and adults alike.

If you wish for a quieter beach, there is Ringstead Bay around a 20-25-minute drive from Way's Forge.

Lulworth Cove and the fantastic arc of Durdle Door are both under 20 miles from the property.

Pack your day bag and spend the day exploring beautiful Jurassic Coast.

Stay at Way’s Forge and have a fabulous getaway to the countryside with your loved ones.

Accommodation

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.

Amenities

  • Underfloor heating with log burner, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent and kindling for log burner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Outside garden with mown grass, seating and potted plants
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 2 min.

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About the location

PIDDLETRENTHIDE

Dorchester 8 miles.

The pretty West Dorset village of Piddletrenthide can be found in the quaintly named Piddle Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, only 8 miles from Dorchester, situated off the main road on a private track. The village is surrounded by glorious countryside, with direct access to public footpaths abounding in superb walks, with excellent local pubs serving good food and real ales, and a village store. Interestingly the young Thomas Hardy, as an architect's assistant, worked on the parish church. A great base for touring, there is much to see and do within a short drive of this picturesque area, including the world famous Cerne Abbas giant, only 2 miles away, whilst the bustling market town of Dorchester, with its array of interesting shops, restaurants and museums is well worth a visit. Within easy reach is the family friendly seaside resort of Weymouth and the Jurassic coast, and also dramatic Portland, venue for the 2012 Olympic sailing events. With Bournemouth and Poole only 40 minutes away, this is altogether a super holiday destination at any time of the year.

Note: max 3 people.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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