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The Forge

(Ref. 1114864)

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a really lovely stay ,the cottage has been designed to a high standard and is well equipped for all your needs."

    The bed is comfortable ,the shower is good with plenty of hot water. The Forge is in the countryside but very near to get to Taunton for shops and a great museum. It is less than an hour to get to the sea on the south coast.We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Oct 2023

  • "The forge is a great place for touring."

    Warm/cosy everything you would need or want in your stay. Sharon is a welcoming host and talks through how things work. You need too try this place out. One tip if going in to Taunton turn left at end of the road follow it to A358 much better access. Will be back.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely short stay at The Forge."

    The owner Sharon was very pleasant and extremely welcoming. The Forge is very well laid out with everything you could need, it was clean and tidy and has been recently converted to a very high standard. There was a guide to local attractions, clear instructions for tv etc, even some books and games for bad weather. It has a lovely self contained garden which were able to make the use of during our stay, it is located in a lovely quiet village but isn’t too far from amenities.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Forge is a delightful property."

    Renovated with style and everything provided, with its own private garden. The owner was very helpful, above and beyond necessity in my case. I was greeted by a robin flying indoors to be fed, it appreciates dried wild birdworms.

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0May 2023

  • "This, presumably, former forge has been renovated to an extremely high standard incorporating some of the original beam structures."

    The decor is light and airy with a stable door for warm days and an enclosed garden area ideal for catching the late afternoon sun. The equipment is more than adequate for self catering needs and there is full explanations of any appliances with which you are unfamiliar. The lighting is extremely good, no problem with reading in bed! Altogether a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful stay."

    The host was lovely. The place was immaculate. Highly recommend, and would absolutely stay again.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Feb 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Air source underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • Smart TV
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Private enclosed garden with lawned area and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles, pub 1.5 miles

The property

The Forge is a beautifully-converted forge nestled in the quaint village of Ham, near Creech St Michael outside the historic town of Taunton, Somerset.

This single-storey home features an open-plan living space with high vaulted, beamed ceilings, hard wooden floors, which is blended with contemporary features.

The Forge welcomes a couple or two friends and offers off-road parking and a private lawn, where you can savour a cup of tea in the sunshine.

Enter through the stable door, where you will find a sage green kitchen area to prepare snacks and home-cooked meals with an electric oven and hob, extractor hood, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher.

Dine together at the table to chat about the highlights of the day so far or why not have an alfresco meal on your lawn?

As the sky grows dark, retire inside, where you can snuggle up on the sofa; afterwards prepare for the day ahead in the sleek shower room.

When sleep calls, a double bed awaits, with bedside lamps for a night-time read.

The quiet and tiny village of Ham is home to the River Tone for scenic river and canal walks and from here, you can explore the edge of the Somerset Levels with its many RSPB nature reserves.

Venture outside the village to the beautiful Hestercombe House & Gardens, with its temples and lakes.

You are also well located to visit the City of Wells, one of the smallest cities in England.

Visit on a Wednesday or Saturday to the market with its wonderful food stalls and Artisan crafts.

The large town of Bridgwater is also worth a trip, hosting a variety of attractions, including the Walled Gardens of Cannington, the Blake Museum, and the Somerset Brick and Tile Museum.

Additionally, Bridgwater is known for its annual carnival parade, which takes place in the autumn.

Nearer to Ham is Glastonbury where you can climb the tor or explore the town.

In the opposite direction you will find Dunster Castle with its 18th century working water mill which looks down on a stunning little town with very interesting shops and restaurants and tea rooms.

A steam train from Bishops Lydeard to Dunster or Minehead is a really fun way to explore the North of Somerset.

In only half an hour you will be at the working wetlands of Steart Marshes which attracts migrating birds and has some of the biggest tidal forces in the world.

There is Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole for caves, Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea for the beaches, Street for Clarks Village, the glorious village of Dulverton with its quaint shops and Tarr Steps nearby; plus lovely villages such as Bruton with an excellent selection of independent shops.

The towns of Taunton, Wellington or Honiton are within easy reach and you can even be in Sidmouth, Bear, or Exmouth within the hour.

One week will not be enough time to explore all there is to offer in this particular area of Somerset.

For a characterful holiday home in Somerset, choose The Forge

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Bridgwater 11 miles; Tiverton 21 miles; Weston-super-Mare 30 miles

The county town of Somerset, Taunton is the perfect cottage holiday destination. The town has excellent buildings with charming stone and Tudor architecture, and there is also fascinating history in the town stretching back over 1000 years including a 10th century monastery. Taunton boasts a choice of museums and parks, one of which has held the Taunton Flower Show for over 150 years.
For outdoor enthusiasts, the Quantock and Blackdown Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are easily accessible, as well as the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks slightly further afield, plus Swell Wood, Ham Wall and Greylake nature reserves. If a day by the sea is what you're after, the coast is around 20.4 miles away and home to Blue Anchor Bay and St Audries Bay near Watchet; Burnham-on-Sea beach; Kilve beach near Minehead and, of course, the popular seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare, 32.7 miles away but well worth the journey with its great range of activities.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas