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Way's Forge,

Dorchester, South East Dorset, Dorset
Sleeps 3 Bedrooms 2 Changeover day Friday Shortbreaks 1
Stay at Ways Forge between 5th January and 29th March and enjoy 10% discount. Prices shown include discount. New bookings only.
78 % Rating
At a Glance
  • Open Fire Open Fire
  • Dogs Friendly Dogs Friendly
  • Linen Included Linen Included
  • Cot Cot
  • Kids Kids
  • Cottages with WiFi Wifi
  • Garden Garden
  • parking Parking
  • Guests Guests
  • Located in the picturesque village of Piddlehinton.
  • Off road parking.
  • Welcomes 2 dogs.
  • Wood burning stove.
  • County town of Dorchester just 5 miles away.

Way's Forge was a working forge run by five generations of the Way family dating back to the 1830's.  The property has now been sympathetically renovated into a comfortable home, whilst still keeping its original character and charm. As with many traditional village smithys Way's Forge is conveniently located on the village high street and is only yards from the excellent Thimble Inn with its lovely streamside garden and delicious food. Situated in the picturesque village of Piddlehinton within the admired Piddle Valley, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. The village includes a pretty church and the Millennium Green with children's play area and picnic tables. You can enjoy delightful walks using the wealth of footpaths and bridleways nearby.  Cerne Abbas, overseen by the legendary Cerne Giant is a short drive away and the county town of Dorchester is around 5 miles away and has a great combination of shopping, historical and visitor attractions.  Take your pick from the beautiful nearby beaches, the long sandy beach, traditional Punch and Judy shows and donkey rides of Weymouth, or the more secluded Ringstead Bay are both around a 20-25 minute drive from Way's Forge. Pretty Lulworth Cove and the geological wonder, Durdle Door, are both under 20 miles from the property, pack a picnic and spend the day exploring these stunning spots on the Jurassic Coast.

Accommodation: Open plan kitchen, lounge dining area.  Cloakroom with hand basin and toilet.  Open tread stairs with a turn to first floor.  Bedroom 1, kingsize double bed with flat screen TV with DVD.  Bedroom 2, single bed.  Bathroom, bath with shower over, hand basin and toilet.

Services in addition to standard: WiFi, Underfloor heating.  Washing machine, small fridge / freezer.  Flat screen TV and DVD.  Log burner with logs provided.  Cot. Bed linen and towels inclusive.  Welcomes 2 dogs.  Off road parking. Outside garden with mown grass area, garden table and seating and potted plants.

Mr R Harvey
We have had a really lovely stay at Way's Forge, it has been home from home. We have never visited Dorset before and this has been the perfect base, the countryside is so beautiful and seems to go on forever. It has been a really good break and hope to come back one day. Thank you for the goodies, take care and all the very best - Stayed June 2016.

Mr B Plato
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Ways Forge. We were so impressed with your presentation and loved the many special touches added for comfort and homliness. Stayed May 2016

Mr M Newton
Way's Forge is a great place to stay for exploring Dorset due to its central location. The cottage is brilliant and the owners have thought of everything you'll need plus a few extras to make it feel like you've been invited by friends. Stayed September 2016

About the Location

Dorchester offers rolling green countryside, alongside all the pleasures of a vibrant market town, with beautiful architecture, an abundance of Roman history and some of the finest restaurants in Dorset. Shopping in Dorchester is a much loved pastime too, with many high street names alongside lovely boutique stores and regular traditional markets.

You can feel the spirit of Thomas Hardy everywhere in Dorchester; this is where he was born in 1840 in the delightful cob and thatch cottage built by his grandfather just a 12 minute drive from the town. This cottage is where Thomas Hardy sat and wrote ‘Under the Greenwood Tree’ and ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’. Visitors can visit Hardy’s Cottage, which is now owned by The National Trust and has barely been altered since his family left.

From £347 to £737 per week

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