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The Old Forge

Shepton Mallet, Somerset (Ref. 1053709)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

14 Customer Reviews

  • "Very nice break very relaxing"

    Reviewed by CarlJun 2022

  • "Lovely quaint old house, quite quirky and full of character."

    Nice quiet location with amenities either a short drive or decent walk away. Hosts were great and left some very nice cake out on our arrival. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by NicholasApr 2022

  • "Very good stay for our family, a little bit rundown in places, but we understand its just the start of the season and you may be getting things done/repaired as it goes on."

    We really enjoyed the pool table, many games were had, only used the hottub a couple of times, well it was February!, we all said we would like to return but in the warmer months.

    Reviewed by JudithFeb 2022

  • "The property suited our needs perfectly."

    Great location for local pubs (The Natterjack Inn and Thatched Cottage were particularly good!), and it was a good central base to explore Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet, Wells and Bath. The only downside to the property was there were only two bathrooms between 7 people, but as long as you can organise yourselves, it's not a massive issue. The pool table was a great addition, the property was lovely and warm, and the kitchen was very well stocked with all the utensils you would need for self catering. I would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by HeidiJan 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable property but looks a little tired."

    Francesca gave us a lovely welcome and catered for all our needs with a lot of thought given to pets. We couldn’t find a fire blanket or extinguisher though, but everything was there to cook a Christmas dinner. The steps leading to the front door need attention as our 83 year old guest had problems with them. Ideal property for a family with young children.

    Reviewed by JeanDec 2021

  • "Francesca who looks after this property goes over and beyond to make your stay ..."

    Francesca who looks after this property goes over and beyond to make your stay special and was extremely quick to reunite us with some items left behind :)

    Reviewed by MichelleOct 2021

  • "We had a great time in a lovely house ."

    Francesca was there to help have a very carefree holiday . The accommodation exceeded our expectations really . Plenty of room and everything was of the highest order . I don’t think the photos do the place justice .

    Reviewed by RodSep 2021

  • "Set comfortable beds & bedding Hot tub was lovely."

    Pool table also provided lots of entertainment! Owner available to contact very quickly Secure big gardens for dogs

    Reviewed by KatieAug 2021

  • "A fantastic house in a very quiet spot."

    The house is a lot larger than it looks from the front, due to it's L shape layout. Plenty of grounds for a family of 5 and enough entertainment through the streaming devices on the various TVs in most rooms, the Pool table, the Hot Tub and the board games. A good base to explore Bath, Cheddar Gorge, Weston Super Mare and the other attractions around this area. Finally a word for our excellent host Francesca who was always on hand if we needed any help or advice.

    Reviewed by ThomasAug 2021

  • "Lovely place, fab location, bit of a drive to seaside etc but great to just chill out!"

    Lots of space, lovely hot tub. Great host, lovely and responsive. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2021

  • "Wonderful property and location."

    Well equipped and very attentive owner. Would most definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by TinaJun 2021

  • "Comments from different members of our group that stayed: Such a lovely light, warm and well appointed house."

    My bed was so soft and comfortable. I would be happy to go back there. A special thank you for letting us leave later on Sunday. They had thought of everything, the house had such a nice feel to it. Comfy beds, comfy sofas, comfy sun loungers and awesome hot tub. Loved all the little extras they'd provided too. A beautiful home in a beautiful place, everything you need and so warm and welcoming. Really looking forward to visiting again and would recommend it to friends and family. We were made so welcome from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Excellent communication from Francesca, who took the time to make sure we were happy and settled. A few goodies were left for us on arrival, including a beautiful cake! The hot tub was perfect, and immaculately maintained and tested daily. The location couldn't be better. We loved every minute of staying in this beautiful house, thank you x

    Reviewed by LornaApr 2021

  • "A wonderful warm welcome from Francesca - our host."

    Immaculately clean, well appointed and spacious - the hot tub was great to relax in. Thank you for a great break.

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2020

  • "Very warm house."

    Nice greeting pack of cake, milk, crumpets on arrival. Great hot tub. Good location for Froome, Wells and Glastonbury.

    Reviewed by StephanieOct 2020

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  • Six bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV, 1 x queen-size with TV, 1 x single, 1 x king-size single, 1 x ground-floor king-size with TV, 1 x ground-floor double
  • First-floor cloakroom with WC and basin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility room
  • Living/dining room with open fire
  • Conservatory
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TVs, WiFi and pool table
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking available
  • Enclosed front garden with lawn and enclosed back garden with gravelled area, lawned area, outdoor seating and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: The single bedroom has a king-size bed, however, due to headroom restrictions it is only suitable for one guest

The property

Nestled in the foothills of the Mendip Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the hamlet of Waterlip, you will find the stunning dwelling of 1 Ball Lane.

Surrounded by luscious green countryside, this stylish, pet-friendly abode is ideal for families or groups of eight seeking an unforgettable escape.

Entertain your nearest and dearest in the homey living/dining room where you can gather at the table to map out plans for your upcoming adventures, or snuggle up in front of the warm open fire whilst losing yourself in an enthralling movie on the Smart TV.

Challenge your friends to a game of pool out in the conservatory whilst the chef of the group takes to the country-style kitchen, complete with all the essential appliances needed for your stay.

Tuck in to your delicious meal at the spacious dining table that takes centre stage within the kitchen/diner, or open up the patio doors and opt for dinner alfresco at the pretty outdoor dining space before changing into your finest swimwear and indulging with a soak in the hot tub.

Discover the attractive king-size and double bedrooms located on the ground floor, served by a contemporary ground-floor bathroom boasting a bath with a shower over, WC and basin.

Climb the staircase to the first floor and be welcomed into the bright landing with an abundance of natural light flooding in from the impressive Velux window.

Guests will be spoilt for choice with four additional bedrooms, each housing ample storage and a designated dressing space.

The rooms are made up of a king and a queen, both featuring a Smart TV, as well as a single and a king-size single offering awe-inspiring views of the rolling countryside.

Finishing off the first floor is a cloakroom housing both a WC and basin, along with a separate shower room with a roomy walk-in shower.

Head deep into the Mendip Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, filled with breath-taking nature trails and reserves that are waiting to be explored.

Just a short drive away lies the magnificent city of Bath where you can spend the day learning of the rich history behind the grand architecture of the preserved Roman Baths, or delighting in a trip to The Jane Austen Centre before a spot of afternoon tea.

Venture into the popular town of Glastonbury for a tour of the imposing ruins of Glastonbury Abbey or you can discover the famous and impressive Wookey Hole Caves, or even the world famous Cheddar Gorge.

Closer to home you will find the quaint city of Wells, home to the Medieval attractions of Bishop’s Barn and Bishop’s Palace, as well as the Gothic 14th-century Wells Cathedral.

Enjoy one of the many country pubs and restaurants, venture in to a nearby town for a meal, or spend quality time with loved ones on a quiet night indoors with food from the local takeout.

Live unforgettable moments with your friends and family with the holiday of a lifetime at 1 Ball Lane.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £750.

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About the location


Royal Bath & West Showground 3 miles; Wells 6 miles; Glastonbury 9 miles; Bath 19 miles, Bristol 22 miles

The historic town of Shepton Mallet is a delightful mixture of old and new, with some wonderful old architecture and a weekly market, plus a variety of shops, pubs and eateries. Shepton Mallet is set in the Mendip foothills, and is at the geographical heart of the Mendip District, between the villages of Evercreech and Doulting. This is a beautiful landscape, with unique places to visit and activities for everyone. Shepton Mallet is home to the Royal Bath and West Showground; one of Britain's major agricultural shows is held here annually in May/June, and many other events are staged throughout the year. The town is positioned close to Wells, Glastonbury and Bath, and many family attractions including Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves and East Somerset Railway are all within a 45-minute drive. With the scrumptious local cider an ideal tipple after a day exploring this part of Somerset, all in all you'd be hard-pressed to find a better holiday base.

Region Information

Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £750 for this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas