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Forge Cottage

West Lulworth, Dorset (Ref. 994203)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "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 MarionJun 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 LyndaJun 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 JillMay 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 StuartApr 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 FrancesApr 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 SusanJan 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

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

    Reviewed by ColinSep 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 SharronAug 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 RachelJun 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 RichardMay 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 DeborahMay 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 MatthewSep 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 JanetSep 2020

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

    Reviewed by SheilaSep 2020

  • "Fantastic Location"

    Reviewed by CliveAug 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 CraigAug 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 FionaDec 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 RosieNov 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 PhilipOct 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 VivienneSep 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 JohanneJul 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 DianeJun 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 KateMay 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 KimberleyMay 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 LynnMay 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 SybieMar 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 inc.in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc.in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off road parking for two cars (bays 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.

Region Information

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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas