Old Forge

Upwey, Dorset, Dorset (Ref. 994473)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Ms Sarah Trusselle

    “We have had a lovely week here, made lots of great memories.”

    Windsurfed nearly every day, even in 40mph winds. Loads of great views including Portland Bill, Durdle Door and Chesil Bank. Would love to stay again. Stayed September 2017.

    Windsurfed nearly every day, even in 40mph winds. Loads of great views including Portland Bill, Durdle Door and Chesil Bank. Would love to stay again. Stayed September 2017.

The property

Located in the picturesque village of Upwey in Dorset, a favourite spot for the writer Thomas Hardy.

Being a converted forge with the unusual layout affords wonderful countryside views from the upstairs lounge and kitchen/diner, with the beamed ceilings it gives a traditional country cottage feel.

The three comfortable bedrooms, one having its own en suite, and a bathroom are located on the ground floor of the property.

The pretty, enclosed garden is ideal for enjoying an alfresco dinner, or soaking up some sun during the warmer months.

Whilst staying in Upwey, be sure to visit The Upwey Wishing Well tea rooms, which offers delicious homemade cakes and Dorset Cream Teas and is an easy stroll from Old Forge.

A short walk down the road is the lovely local pub, The Royal Standard, which also serves food.

A short journey across the wide rolling hills of Dorset will take you to the famous the Purbeck coastline in the East or Chesil coastline in the West.

Just a short drive of less than five miles away is the county town of Dorchester is and here you will find a good selection of high street shops, local businesses, museums, restaurants and a weekly market.

Weymouth's beautiful golden sandy beach, town centre, gourmet restaurants and colourful harbour are a mere ten-minute car or bus ride away (with the bus stop around a 2 minutes’ walk away).

Old Forge is perfect for a cosy retreat with quiet walks from various bridleways showcasing the stunning Dorset scenery.

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor Super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x ground floor single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Cloakroom with basin and WC. First floor Kitchen / Dining room. First floor Sitting room.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, Microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV with FreeSat, CD Music System, Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with garden bench, table and chairs
  • One well-behaved dog welcomed
  • Sorry, no smoking.

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About the location


Dorchester 7 miles; Bridport 17 miles.

The popular resort of Weymouth makes an outstanding year-round holiday destination, with a wide variety of attractions on offer, appealing to all tastes and ages. The glorious golden sandy beaches have excellent facilities for all kinds of watersports, whilst from the picturesque, bustling harbour you can take regular fishing trips. A short drive takes you to Portland Harbour, and the rugged “Isle” of Portland, linked to Weymouth by the dramatic Chesil Beach. Visit Dorchester, Thomas Hardy’s “Casterbridge”, only 7 miles away, or take a journey along the scenic coastal road and call in at Abbotsbury Swannery and Subtropical Gardens. Alternatively, just head down to West Bay - the views of the stunning Dorset Heritage Coastline are not to be missed!

Region Information

Note: Suitable for children over five only, due to steps from kitchen down to garden. Note: Single bed is 4ft wide.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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