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Forge Cottage

(Ref. 994203)

West Lulworth, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic cosy cottage in a perfect location."

    Easy 5 minute walk to Lulworth Cove and access to the coastal path. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Mar 2024

  • "My daughters and I had a lovely stay at Forge cottage."

    Beautiful cottage and the surrounding area. Lots of lovely long walks. May be taking my hubby next time,

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2024

  • "We really loved our stay in the cottage."

    It is beautiful and very comfortable! The only thing we would really appreciate is better lighting in the kitchen as the stove light doesn’t work and the lighting above the table is quite dim. Thank you very much

    Glad you enjoyed your stay in the cottage, thank you for alerting us to the problem with the light above the stove, we will get that fixed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Feb 2024

  • "The directions to find the cottage were excellent as we arrived after sunset!"

    The cottage was beautiful and the welcome was very friendly. The kitchen was the main focal point of the stay, it was very clean and well equipped. The rest of the cottage was comfortable and the bedrooms were cosy. We absolutely enjoyed our stay and will be looking forward to revisting Forge Cottage, West Lulworth and it's beautiful bay.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Very clean and comfortable. Great location.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is a lovely, comfortable property situated in a beautiful village with the amazing Lulworth Cove and coast line 10 minutes walk away."

    I would highly recommend this rental to anyone wanting to walk part of our amazing coast line. We had a couple of minor problems which were dealt with very quickly. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely property with everything we could need to enjoy the holiday."

    We only used the master bedroom as there were only the two of us and found the bed to be really comfortable, the best we've had in a rental, so great sleeps were had. Great location. Will hopefully book again in 2024. Thank you. Julie

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in quiet village."

    Very well equipped and on arrival teabags, milk and cookies were left for us which was very thoughtful. Beds were comfortable and having a bathroom and shower-room was very welcome having two teenagers! Would be very happy to stay in this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Andrea3.8Jul 2023

  • "Some minor issues with cleanliness but the property, location and help from Lee made our first cottage holiday a hugely enjoyable success."

    I would suggest that at least two well behaved dogs could/should be acceptable

    Reviewed by Ray4.7Jun 2023

  • "Amazing property - has everything you could possibly need and also really good for taking our 8 month old as well."

    Beautiful garden and in a great location. Have recommended to alot of people and would visit again.

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautifully clean, loved the well equipped kitchen."

    Walks on your doorstep. Well tended garden and dog friendly. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous property like home from home."

    Very comfortable, had everything we needed and much more. Location was even better than expected, so much to do within walking distance of the cottage.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Forge Cottage!"

    Beautiful cottage, very clean, well maintained and with everything we could need. We did all the local walks and the sun shone all weekend! Thank you

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Mar 2023

  • "We reserved this house over the New Year period."

    We had a wonderful stay and would definitely return. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed with the goodies left (thank you!), all the rooms are of a good size and extremely well kept and the farmhouse style kitchen was truly lovely, we felt totally spoilt. Great location to the cove which was just a short 5 minute walk away and in the opposite direction was a lovely pub, The Castle Inn. Thank you very much indeed.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Dec 2022

  • "Never been in a cottage that was as well equipped as that was it would have been ..."

    Never been in a cottage that was as well equipped as that was it would have been better if there would have been a vacuum cleaner so we could of cleaned the cottage before we left but it was a brilliant holiday look forward to going there again

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent property would definitely stay again."

    Great to have off road parking, easy walk to the cove. Lovely safe garden for the dog. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent cottage in great location."

    Very good facilities. Walking distance to the cove, restaurants and shop. Lovely touch with flowers and chocolate biscuits on arrival. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage i very nice and much bigger than expected also well equiped and warm and cosy."

    Yes i would go to this property again. I have 2 points to mention. 1. The garden furniture REALLY needs to be replaced on every level. It is so old and covered in algae. A light movable set that could be put up onto the lawn where the sun is would be an idea. 2. I think that the fact that this cottage is linked to the neighbouring property should be made much clearer in the details as there is a lot of noise transference. You can literally hear people talking and taking a bath and running a tap when sat in the lounge or you are in the kitchen and the people next to us seemed like a very quiet couple. Goodness knows what it would be like if either property had a 'lively' group in. Thank you

    Reviewed by Lynda3.8Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at forge cottage."

    Brilliant location and v comfortable. The one problem we had with the shower was quickly resolved. First class service. Hope to return .

    Reviewed by Jill5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect!"

    The location was ideal in the middle of Lulworth Cove, the parking was ample, the children and dog loved every minute of our stay - only wish we could stay longer

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Apr 2022

  • "Forge Cottage was everything we had hoped for, really comfortable clean and tidy, the welcoming vase of flowers was a lovely touch."

    Well located, easy walking distance to the cove, pubs, cafes and convenience store. Would recommend for a week away.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Apr 2022

  • "Loved the place very clean and comfy the only problem was the radiator in the ..."

    Loved the place very clean and comfy the only problem was the radiator in the living room cold which made it really cold so had to use fire and spent a lot of money on logs

    Thank you for the feedback, we are sorry that the problem with the radiator impacted on your stay at the cottage, we did send in a plumber as soon as we were made aware and I understand it was fixed quite quickly. If you had raised the issue with needing more logs we could have provided them from the log store in the garden. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jan 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    Only one drawback for people with mobility issues. The stairs are a challenge.

    Reviewed by Colin3.8Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, everything there you could possibly need."

    Would have been lovely to have some loungers or cushioned chairs in the garden as the garden chairs were old, wooden and worn. The children could not sit on them safely as they tended to tip forward but the cottage and surrounding area were perfect.

    Thank you for your valuable feedback, we have now bought some comfortable reclining chairs for the garden Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharron4.7Aug 2021

  • "Fresh flowers in kitchen was a lovely touch with local biscuits and tea on arrival."

    A few cobwebs but it is a cottage. Only niggle was the toaster which could have done with instructions to avoid toasting only one side or burning. Overall very happy and would stay again and recommend.

    Reviewed by Rachel Kate4.4Jun 2021

  • "Really lovely property that felt so homely."

    Had an amazing week. Only two small things were the upstairs shower kept going cold and the bath plug chain was broken so couldn’t pull plug out very easily. But other than that an amazing place!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Facilities were excellent. Perhaps a deeper clean in some areas would have made it a more enjoyable experience.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.1May 2021

  • "We were blessed with good weather and we really enjoyed our stay at Forge Cottage."

    Overall the comfort levels were well above our expectation levels with a really well equiped kitchen and the beds were a joy to sleep in.The only down side was the hot water or rather the lack of it;the hot taps produced a thin stream of hot water which made having a bath impossible.Improvement could be made in the shower area as well,they were rather feeble. Overall we did enjoy our stay and would have no hesitation in booking again. Regards Matt Colling.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Sep 2020

  • "I would most certainly book Forge cottage again."

    We had a wonderful week there. Just a small thing a slight lack of toilet rolls and no dishwasher tablets.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage with great accommodation in an idyllic location."

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic Location"

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Aug 2020

  • "Property not cleaned to the standard as to what we expected for the amount we paid."

    Cobwebs in clothing cupboards, oven hob dirty, kettle full of scale, flies in cottage constantly, bath/sink/shower taps not cleaned, air vent in downstairs bathroom hanging off the window, crumbs underneath settee cushions, toaster full of breadcrumbs. Not a good standard at all, really spoilt our holiday

    We are very disappointed that the cottage was not up to the clean standard we usually provide. We have discussed the feedback with our housekeeping team. I only wish you had provided this feedback at the start of your stay as we could have sent cleaners in immediately. We will replace the fan in the downstairs bathroom as we didn’t realise it had come loose. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig1.9Aug 2020

  • "The holiday cottage is so nicely furnished and well equipped with everything we needed."

    It was very clean and some really helpful basics like dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid were supplied, as well as some welcome goodies! Parking, location and information about Forge Cottage were all very good and we would recommend this cottage to others. The only issue was the double bed in the master bedroom. We found it rather small and definitely uncomfortable! Everything else was great, thank you.

    Thank you for your valuable feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay at Forge Cottage. We are sorry that you found the bed in the master bedroom small and uncomfortable. The owner has taken your comments on board and they have ordered a new king size bed for this room. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was very cosy, clean and had great facilities."

    It was perfect walking distance from the cove and from walks to Durdle door a shop and a pub. I would only recommend it possibly needs a deeper clean in the places you wouldn’t usually clean sometime soon, the kettle was full of limescale for example. Other than that we loved it!

    Reviewed by Rosie4.4Nov 2019

  • "Forgee Cottage us a beautiful house in a lovely village close to the cove."

    The connecting door between forge and little forge isn't very conducive to privacy and if you have a noisy family next door it would spoil the holiday. The kitchen at forge is lovely but definitely in need of a new kettle post haste!

    Reviewed by Philip3.8Oct 2019

  • "This cottage was ideally situated for walking the Jurassic Coastline."

    Off road parking essential for this area and we had room for 2 vehicles. The cottage was very well equipped, clean and spacious. The garden was completely enclosed and secluded so very good for our dog. We would certainly stay there again.

    Reviewed by Vivienne3.8Sep 2019

  • "This cottage has a garden but it is not private and was used regularly by the children staying in Little Forge Cottage, this was not helpful for us or for our dog."

    We specifically needed a garden for our dog and he was regularly disturbed and upset by the children. We had no private outdoor space which was really disappointing in exceedingly hot weather. The bedrooms were rather hot in very hot weather, that said we could not fathom why there were 10 tog duvets on the beds in July. I would not recommend this cottage to dog owners at all and have written separately to express this. It was completely unsuitable.

    Thankyou for your recent feedback. We are sorry to hear that you had issues regarding the garden whilst you were staying and that you feel Forge Cottage is unsuitable for a dog. The guests staying in adjoining property are informed they do not have access to the garden. We have updated the notes on both properties to make it clear for any guests booking in the future. If you would have been able to inform us whilst you were staying at the property we could have contacted the other guests to discuss and resolve the situation. We have passed your feedback onto the Owners regarding the duvets. We are sorry you would not look to stay at this property again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Johanne3.1Jul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage but a few issues need to be sorted."

    Firstly the drainage in the downstairs shower is very poor as is the sink in the upstairs bathroom. Sadly the walls to the adjoining cottage are wafer thin so every noise was heard and cooking smells linger through.Was good to have washing machine and dishwasher though,a wonderful garden also.

    Reviewed by Diane4.1Jun 2019

  • "We absolutely loved this cottage."

    It was superbly equipped- fantastic kitchen with excellent glassware, crockery, cookware and comfortable seating. Lovely sitting room with stove and wood supplied. Warm & snug. Good showers & endless hot water. Comfortable bedrooms with good beds, pillows and linen. The location was ideal. Peaceful and beautifully tended garden. Our only criticism is to the windows that could not be opened, and in particular the ventilation (or lack of) in the bathrooms. Still giving 5 stars though as we had such an amazing stay and loved our time there so much. Would just recommend that the ventaxia fan is fixed in the bathroom downstairs, & the window in the upstairs bathroom is sorted out so it can be opened.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2019

  • "We had such a lovely stay at Forge cottage, it had everything we needed and the weather was kind to us too."

    So close to the beach and a little shop for convenience. The garden is beautiful to sit out in as well. The only slight issue was there is a locked door to the next cottage in our kitchen, it was very noisy at times so would be better if it was blocked off.

    Reviewed by Kimberley4.4May 2019

  • "We were in Lulworth to complete the South West Coastal Path after 10 years of walking holidays."

    Forge Cottage was the best cottage we stayed in over the 10 years which is saying something as all the others were of a very high standard too. It is in a perfect place, the house is comfortable, homely and extremely well equipped. The caretaker solved our WiFi very promptly when it stopped working. A perfect place for a perfect holiday. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful, however, the heating system and the thermostat for the 2 cottages was in our cottage (Forge Cottage) this caused a problem for the occupiers of Little Forge cottage and an inconvenience for us."

    There is an adjoining door between the 2 cottages in the kitchen and despite the curtain you could hear the other occupiers talking. Apart from the above the cottage was a good base for surrounding areas and perfect to walk 5 minutes to the cove.

    Reviewed by Sybie4.1Mar 2019

  • "Lovely property - very comfortable with everything we needed."

    Great to have the beds ready for us and with towels supplied. Great location close to the beach and super walks from the cottage. Very close to pubs and shop and other facilities at Lulworth- Stayed June 2018

    Mrs Andrea BesantJun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a very nice village."

    Most enjoyable stay. Stayed June 2018

    Mrs BrunningJun 2018

  • "Really lovely cosy cottage in ideal location."

    Great walks, pubs and coast all within walking distance. We will return. Stayed January 2018

    Ms Lisa McNamaraFeb 2018

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  • Bedrooms: 1x king size bed
  • 1x twin single beds
  • 1x single bed
  • Bathroom with 'P' shaped bath and shower over, hand basin and WC
  • Sitting room, with log burning stove
  • Large kitchen / diner
  • Shower room with double shower, hand basin and WC
  • Lawned garden to rear of property.
  • Gas central heating
  • Range style oven and gas hob, microwave, Dishwasher, Nespresso Machine
  • Fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Bose Sound Speaker Dock
  • Fuel and power rent
  • Bed linen and towels rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off road parking for two cars (bay measures 3m x 5m depth)
  • Garden furniture
  • Welcomes one well behaved dog.

The property

Located in the idyllic popular coastal village of West Lulworth lies Forge Cottage, a picture postcard cottage, located right by the Jurassic coastline. The property benefits from a warm farmhouse kitchen and comfortable sitting room.

With the inglenook fireplace and log burner, the sitting room is the ideal setting to unwind by the fire with an evening drink.

With traditional beams on show, Forge Cottage gives the feeling of character and charm.

The generous kitchen, diner is perfect for the family to enjoy a tasty meal together and sit at the table discussing the adventures of the day or for planning what to do next.

There is a shower room downstairs and on the upper floor there are three bedrooms and a bathroom.

Lulworth Cove, world famous for its geologically unique and stunning cove is a five-minute walk from the property, the Dorset Coastal Path is just a stroll away.

Within the Local area you will find a restaurant and pubs too.

Whether you want to enjoy a day at the beach where you can soak up the summer sun and coastal views or take a Jurassic Kayak Tour whilst on holiday, both are available and accessible.

For those keen ramblers, or a short drive away if walking is not for your, is the nearby Durdle Door, a large rock formation likened to a doorway, arising from the sea, is a must visit attraction; a popular beach offering snorkelling and cliff walks.

If you want a day out the famous Monkey World, as seen on TV and The Tank Museum are both nearby and worth a visit.

Head west along the coast towards Weymouth and enjoy a day on the award winning blue flag beach with its golden sands and shallow waters or visit the high street and local quaint shops. After an exhausting day out return to Forge Cottage and enjoy enjoy eating alfresco in the garden or have a glass of something warming snuggled on the sofa in front of the log burner in the winter. Forge Cottage and Little Forge are sister adjoining properties.

(Little Forge Property ID 994342)

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

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About the location


Wareham 9.1 miles; Weymouth 14.7 miles

West Lulworth boasts some of the most dramatic geological features on the Jurassic coastline and arguably the most photographed locations in the UK. Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door sit at the heart of this area and really are a must see. Lulworth Cove has many little café’s and beachside shacks serving local seafood, ice cream and other delights, as well as several restaurants and pubs from which to choose. There is an Lulworth estate information centre which offers an insight into how the cove and Durdle door were formed and Jurassic history of the region. If you tire of Cove and cliff top walks then Lulworth Castle is a short drive away and offers another glimpse at some more recent history, along with Tyneham Village, and Corfe Castle. This is a really special area and the village retains a lot of it’s thatched cottages and has a real air of a rural retreat.

Note: There is a refundable £150 good housekeeping bond applicable for this property; this will be refunded, subject to a satisfactory check after your departure.
Note: Off road parking bay measures 3m x 5m depth. Nearest public pay and display car park is Lulworth Cove BH20 5RS (approximately 15 min walk)
Note: First basket of logs provided for the fire.
Note: Welcomes one well behaved dog.
Note: This property is adjoining Little Forge property ref 994342
Note: This property only accepts a Friday check in

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
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