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The Old Forge

Hallsands, Devon (Ref. 1060668)

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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Hallsands less than half a mile.

Resting in an elevated position in the quaint village of Bickerton is this delightful single-storey holiday home, The Old Forge.

Formerly a working forge situated at the end of a farm track within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and boasting a homely and welcoming interior, The Old Forge, formerly a working forge, offers an idyllic base for a romantic getaway to this sought-after part of the country.

Park up on your private off-road parking space and climb the steps to your home-from-home for the duration of your trip, kicking off your shoes as you step over the threshold and make yourself at home.

Put the kettle on and enjoy a cup of tea as you rustle up some tasty treats in the pint-sized kitchen, fit with all the modern amenities necessary to ensure an enjoyable self-catering experience, and head through to the neighbouring living/dining room to indulge.

Gather at the dining table, backed by the stunning views across the surrounding greenery, and enjoy a hearty meal with your loved ones as you recount the days adventures, before settling down for the evening with a leisurely seat in front of the television, warming your toes with the glow of the woodburning stove in the cooler months.

As the evening draws to a close, prepare for bed in the spacious walk-in shower before retiring to the delightful king-size bedroom to rest your head; beautifully appointed with a light and airy décor with towering ceilings, offering a tranquil setting to rest your eyes ahead of a new day.

Wake-up as the sun rises and floods the room with natural light and head out to the front terrace to plan your itinerary for the day with your guests as you enjoy your morning coffee or climb the stone steps for a peaceful escape in the well-kept garden.

Here you can enjoy delightful sunrises or enjoy watching the sun go down with a glass of wine.

Get better acquainted with your surroundings and take the short stroll from your doorstep to the beach, where you can enjoy an invigorating dip in the tranquil waters of Freshwater Bay, or bask in the sun's rays with a lounge on the beautiful golden sand that decorates the front.

Lace up your walking boots and follow the South West Coast Path south atop the towering cliffs and open moorland of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty towards Start Point, the most southerly tip of the county, and discover the remarkable architecture of Start Point Lighthouse, dating back to 1836.

The Tradesman's Arms and Church House Inn nearby, offer local fayre and the Stokely farm shop can even deliver tasty treats to you from their farm shop.

Venture further afield and spend a fun-filled day exploring the delights of the market town of Kingsbridge, home to an array of amenities, including a handful of supermarkets and eateries, perfect for satisfying your self-catering needs; or discover the town's local history with a visit to Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum.

For an unforgettable getaway to Devon, choose a stay at The Old Forge.

One night stays are welcome November to March excluding Christmas and school holidays. Please call for more details
This owner is open to enquiries to flexible bookings out of season and will do her best to accomodate all requests.


  • All-one-level
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with sofa bed and woodburning stove
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Multi-level garden with lawn, patio, barbecue and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.8 miles, pub 2.4 miles, beach 0.4 miles
  • Note: Please note that the property and the garden are accessed via steps and may not be suitable for children or guests with limited mobility, please take care
  • Note: Due to the rural location, mobile and WiFi signal can be poor

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Start Point 1.5 miles; Beesands 3 miles; East Portlemouth 5.5 miles; Kingsbridge 8 miles.

Hallsands is a small village near Start Point, one of the most southerly points on Devon’s coastline, near Salcombe in the beautiful South Hams area. The sheltered South Hams Peninsula is in 'deepest Devon', a pastoral landscape of flowering hedgerows and ancient sunken lanes, carved into by the richly wooded Avon and Dart Valleys. This quiet fishing village, with its dog-friendly, unspoilt beach, is situated next to the historic ‘old village’ of South Hallsands, just three miles from the popular Beesands Beach which has its own gastro pub and shop. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is decorated with white, pink and ochre thatched cottages, picturesque fishing ports such as Dartmouth, and is renowned for its stunning coastline, popular with yachting enthusiasts. Much of the clifftop land has been acquired by the National Trust, a haven for bird watchers and walkers who take advantage of the South West Coast Path, peppered with perfect picnic spots. Nearby, uncover the beauty of Blackpool Sands and Torcross, a historic site where the Normandy landings were practiced; explore the nature reserve at Slapton Ley, and stroll along Slapton Beach, feeling the soft sand between your toes. Park at East Portlemouth and catch the ferry across to the beautiful seaside town of Salcombe with its renowned estuary, or visit the Start Point Lighthouse, less than a mile away. Hallsands is a wonderful base for uncovering the unspoilt beauty of Devon and the South Hams, all year round.

Region Information

The garden is not enclosed so dogs need to be kept on a lead and children to be supervised.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas