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Little Forge

(Ref. 994342)

West Lulworth, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a beautiful location and I would highly recommend it."

    It is well maintained and even provide additional items that you normally don't get like dish clothes tea towels etc.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2024

  • "The cottage is in a good location,comfortable and generally warm although the ..."

    The cottage is in a good location,comfortable and generally warm although the heating does not come on until 5pm and you have no control over the boiler - we needed to light the stove on returning home at 4pm as little chilly The downstairs bedroom although spacious and comfortable is overlooked as it is the thoroughfare for the cottage you are attached to - the windows are casement- only one opens -a bit of a security risk if you do open it and has no stay on it and is constantly being blown wide open by the wind The dining area is just a small round table in corner of lounge and a bit cramped Parking bit difficult due to depth of gravel and position of spaces It would be nice to have been provided with a dishcloth - there is a brush but no cloths for wiping surfaces

    Reviewed by Jenny4.1Oct 2023

  • "Wonderful stay."

    Beautiful cottage in a fabulous location, would like to return.

    Reviewed by Tania5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very well appointed, only 8 minutes to the beach, wonderful walking area."

    We addressed a couple of items to the housekeeper for the owners info, leaking sink, a few light bulbs gone and bathroom lights over basin not working. There were rectified the next day, very efficient work men attended. Thank you we had a great time, there is a cot and highchair in a cupboard as your office said not !!! when I phoned

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in the cottage and it was clean and comfortable."

    It was in a brilliant location - away from the crowds but easily to walk to Lulworth Cove. Just a couple of things to feed back: There were only two bowls (cereal type). This was not a problem for us, but would be for a family. (We did leave a note for the housekeeper) The bathroom downstairs had a strange smell to it! It might have been a damp smell, but it was quite strong when we had been out for the day and the windows had been closed. The fan did not seem particularly effective. The other slight disappointment was the patio area, which we had assumed was out the back. It felt as if we were sitting in the car parking area and we were in full view of the people staying in the other property. We therefore didn’t really use it. Apart from that, we had a wonderful holiday and would use the property again.

    Reviewed by Marion4.4Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely week staying in the cottage everything was just right and the ..."

    We had a lovely week staying in the cottage everything was just right and the area was beautiful and the weather was lovely

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jun 2023

  • "We were greeted by a lovely box of Dorset tea, milk, biscuits and flowers - which were much appreciated."

    The cottage is very well appointed, in a great location for the beach, Durdle Door, coastal walks etc. Only addition that would have been helpful would have been access to an outside washing line. We would definitely recommend the cottage and we hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a good location for exploring Dorset."

    It was clean, and generally well equipped. We were fortunate with the weather so didn’t get to try out the log burner. Our neighbours for the week were a lovely friendly couple, but had they been a noisy family it could have spoilt our week. Not being able to use the garden might be an issue in the Summer months.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Little Forge is in a great position, being within walking distance of Lulworth Cove and Durdledoor."

    When travelling out by car numerous places of interest are within reach, particularly if you are a National Trust member (which we are). Locally, we ate out at the Limestone Hotel and the Castle Inn, lovely venues serving excellent food. The beds were a little firm for our tastes and my husband, being 6' 2", found them a little short, particularly since they had tailboards. A zip and link bed in one of the bedrooms would be a great asset. The outdoor seating area for Little Forge is adjacent to the parking area. The property adjoining us had sole use of the large garden. If the garden area could be reconfigured to allow access to Little Forge it would add to the appeal of the cottage. One final point - the parking area for the neighbouring cottage is outside the living area window which reduces the light and detracts from the view. This review may seem overly negative but we had a lovely week in the cottage and would happily recommend it.

    Thank you for your feedback and I am glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. I was dismayed to hear the comment about the parking, where the other cottage had parked in front of the lounge window. This is not the designated parking area for that cottage and that area in front of Little Forge lounge is supposed to be kept clear. We will see if we can make the parking clearer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith4.1Sep 2022

  • "We will return so we must have liked it"

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Location was perfect. Didn’t say in details property was on a main road. Also garden and garden bench needs attention . Also the key fob was low down difficult to line the numbers up. Difficult lock on door too. The showers were excellent lots of hot water. Lovely cottage. As tForge cottage adjoins little forge in the kitchen you can hear the family next door as there is only a partition wall separating them. As the family next door only stayed 4ngts it was nice for us to be there for the rest of our holiday on our own.

    Reviewed by Janet3.8Apr 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage well maintained and with everything you need."

    A good location with 2 pubs in walking distance a local shop and lots to do in the local area. One main gripe would be the TV in the lounge, it didn’t work at all whilst we were then and that was disappointing, at £800 a week a good working TV should be supplied. Other than that it was brilliant and would highly recommend. Another minor point would be maybe supplying a couple of bin bags as we had to go and buy some

    Thank you for your feedback and I am very sorry the TV was not working, I wish you had made us aware on arrival as we could have had this fixed straight away. A subsequent guest has made us aware and we immediately got an engineer out and bought a new TV and so it is now all working. We will also take note of the comment around bin bags. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dominic4.4Apr 2022

  • "A great location for those who wish to park the car and walk for the duration of their stay."

    Lots of walking straight form the door and plenty of good places to eat without getting in the car..

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property is excellent, great location, comfortable and very clean upon arrival."

    Nice arrival note, bunch of flowers and biscuits. The log burning fire made for a cozy evening. The kitchen was very well equipped despite not having the need to use it much due to some excellent local pubs and restaurants. In short this property was exactly as described and would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Oct 2021

  • "Only issue in cold weather is the heating."

    It’s controlled by a thermostat next door so if they got warm they would turn the heating down, first few days heating was hit and miss until engineer came, the housekeeper was very obliging to get it sorted as quickly as possible so don’t have complaints there as I was informed as to situation. The wood stove kept the room warm lovely. But first thing on a morning it was cold till heating got sorted. The heating system could do with an upgrade and separate thermostat for each property. Besides that the stay was an enjoyable one and always looked forward to getting back to the property on an evening.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.1Oct 2021

  • "Only problem was a bad smell in kitchen."

    Reported on the Friday night and earliest somone could attend was Monday 3-4pm. Think it might have been dead mouse somewhere. The kitchen had very litte ventilation - we were able to clear smell by opening kitchen door and outside door. Once fire was lit hid smell. Cleaner tried drain cleaner on the Tuesday. Seemed to help but smell was back Thursday. Cleaner was very helpful and the owner did say they could move us but that was halfway through the week. Felt that Dream Cottages should have been in contact also.

    We are very sorry that the smell in the kitchen affected your stay, we did try and get someone out to take a look but were advised on the Sunday that the smell had gone. On the Friday we had a deep clean and found that it was a blockage in the kitchen sink drain and not a dead mouse. This has now been fully cleaned and cleared and the smell has gone. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Norman4.7Oct 2021

  • "Great stay and we'll worth booking"

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Sep 2021

  • "A couple of things, we felt the beds were rather small for a Dream cottage."

    We were disappointed to find the oven was not very clean and the tray had not been washed after use. There is a very musty smell as you walk into the cottage, it was fine for us as the weather was warm and we were able to keep the windows and door open in the evenings, but if it was wet it would not be pleasant (is there a damp problem) It should be explained that the sitting area is in the space for car parking, but it does get the afternoon sun. We had a lovely time, the village is pretty and close to the Cove with plenty of choice for eating out (book before you go as very busy) there is a useful little Londis shop very close by. We discovered Cook ready meals were sold in the Spar in Wool, excellent quality. There are great coastal walks, obviously!

    Thank you for your valuable feedback, I was sorry to hear the oven was not very clean, we have raised this with the housekeeper. We have not had any other feedback about a musty smell and I don't believe the cottage has a damp problem. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.8Sep 2021

  • "We found broken and dirty glasses on arrival."

    We expected to have an umbrella as one was shown in the literature. Both of these were rectified after several telephone calls and 48 hours later. Some areas of the property were very dusty and full of spiders webs. We were asked to leave the accommodation clean and tidy, even to the point we were told where the vacuum cleaner was kept and to put bedding in bags provided. Although there was plenty of cleaning products there were no cleaning cloths or any kind of refuse or laundry bags. We consider being asked to clean the cottage an imposition bearing in mind that we could not get into the property until 5pm, we were required to leave at 10am which indicates that the property cleaning service was given plenty of time to complete the work. We also consider the price we paid would cover the cost of cleaning.

    Thank you for your feedback, we apologise that there was no garden umbrella, after a call to the housekeeper this was provided immediately. She also replaced the glasses you pointed out. We do not ask guests to the clean the cottage, only to leave it in a tidy state. We also do not require guests to strip the bedding, I believe this was a hang over of the Covid rules imposed last year but we will make sure that reference to this is removed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and great location for visiting other tourist places."

    Recommend anyone to stay here

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2021

  • "Excellent holiday."

    Cottage well equipped and very clean. Location couldn’t be better no need to use the car all week. All the family agreed brilliant holiday break.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Dec 2020

  • "A lovely cottage in a superb position in the village."

    There were however a number of minor points brought to attention as they are only likely to be noticed my those occupying the cottage : 1) Bulbs in table & wall light went out but no replacement made available, 2) Toaster needs replacing pop up didn't work, 3) Bin in kitchen too small & no recycle bin, 4) Dining chair legs loose despite tightening with an alan key.

    Reviewed by John4.7Oct 2020

  • "The most idilic cottage, a lot bigger than we realised."

    Very clean, spacious and we loved the en suite waterfall shower. Location was perfect. U could walk to durdle door and most pubs close by. It was our first holiday as a family of 3 and would definitely go back. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Sep 2020

  • "Double bed is a bit small in the main room as it has a foot plate so not great for tall people"

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2020

  • "Great cottage."

    Lovely location. Just let down by little things like dishes and glasses not being particularly clean but back in the cupboard, I suppose hard for the cleaners to check everything so more down to other guests but some things not even looking like they've been through the dishwasher. Cobwebs everywhere, of course that's nothing to ruin the holiday just suggestive of a bit more care needing to be taken. Stained toilets - look like they just needed a good scrub so couldn't understand why it hasn't been done. Fridge ice dispenser not working, oven taking a lifetime to heat up etc etc, just a build up of small things. Lots of hand soap and cleaning products everywhere which was handy with the pandemic. Strange that all the books, games, DVDs, flyers etc etc were all there given the pre arrival email that suggested we should be cautious enough to bring our own pillows etc and that extra bits would be removed from the house. We did have a wonderful holiday and were perfectly comfortable. Just seemed like a bit more care could be taken over the house because it has the potential to be totally stunning rather than 'alright'.

    Reviewed by Annabelle3.4Aug 2020

  • "Great cottage and location, we loved it."

    The shower had a leak and after a quick call to the housekeeper the plumber arrived to fix it. There are some ants in the sitting room coming out of the skirting board on the right hand side. Not a mojot problem but should be sorted.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2020

  • "It could be worth mentioning to future visitors that no toilet rolls are provided so anyone expecting to arrive after the local shop closes might like to be prepared."

    Thank you for your valuable feedback. Apologies that on this occasion there were no toilet rolls, we do always provide them and this one occasion must have been an oversight. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lis3.4Sep 2019

  • "Stayed for 2 weeks."

    After being told that cleaning and linens change after first week was routine had to call to get linens changed and rooms where NOT cleaned. Upstairs bathroom without shower is a major disadvantage. Noise and kitchen smells from adjacent cottage also a problem. Fortunately we didn't have to cope with parking for 4 vehicles which, I can imagine, would have been a problem. Unusual that rental property doesn't have guest book for comments. Not surprised, owners probably wouldn't want to hear them. Worst Sykes property we've stayed in!

    Thank you for your valuable feedback and sorry to hear of the issues you encountered. A new solid interconnecting door has now been fitted to eliminate noise and smells from the adjacent property and car parking has been changed to just one car in Little Forge, making parking easier for this and the adjoining property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stanley1.9Aug 2019

  • "On the plus side the location is perfect, in the middle of the village and close to the cove, pubs, restaurants etc."

    and there is plenty to do and see in the surrounding area to meet all tastes. Unfortunately there are detracting issues with the cottage, for example the heating is controlled from the cottage next door, we visited in one of the hottest weeks of the year but the heating was on and off for hours at a time and at odd times - I did try to turn off all the valves at the radiators as suggested but two were seized and couldn't be moved. The two cottages are divided at one point internally by a single wooden door - unfortunately this does nothing to insulate the noise from the other cottage, fortunately that was only occupied for a long weekend while we were there. The cottage is rated as 5 star and in our opinion 3 perhaps 4 would be more appropriate.

    Reviewed by David3.1May 2019

  • "The heating boiler is situated in the property attached which means occupants have to rely on those next door to control the heating."

    As the heating didn't come on at the time expected we had to ring the caretaker to sort it out. This is a very inconvenient set up. The caretaker, Sharon, was very helpful tho and promptly came to our assistance. However we enjoyed our stay in this comfortable cottage situated in walking distance to the cove and a good choice of eating places. A really lovely area for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Mary4.4Mar 2019

  • "Lovely traditional thatched cottage with modern conveniences."

    Walking distance to pub and cafe and close to South West Coastal path. Helpful caretaker who quickly resolved for the one query we had. Lovely area, a nice peaceful break. Stayed March 2018

    Mr Kelvin ParsonMar 2018

  • "Little Forge is a gorgeous cottage in a great location."

    It was clean and tidy on arrival and we felt at home straight away. An amazing location with just a 10 minute walk away from Lulworth Cove. One morning we rang for some help from Dream Holidays, an hour later they turned up and immediately dealt with the issue - great service! We really enjoyed our stay and the professional service and state of the property would definitely mean we would look to use Dream Holidays again in the future!

    Mrs CotenNov 2017

  • "A super place to stay for exploring the Jurassic Coast."

    Our party of four had a very comfortable stay at Little Forge. The cottage has pretty much everything you need in the kitchen and living room, with lots of nice homely touches. Its very close to the start of walking trails and handily placed for the Londis store just around the corner. We enjoyed our stay. Stayed July 2017

    Mr Chris FarmerJul 2017

  • "Clean and tidy cottage , lovely location , thoughtfully refurbished."

    We had a lovely holiday and were made to feel very welcome by the owners when they returned from there's! Will definetly return :) - stayed August 2016

    Mr Dennis FoxwellSep 2016

  • "Property was lovely and had everything we need for a short break."

    Milk and biscuits had been kindly provided. Cottage was exactly as described and in a great location. We would definitely return again. Stayed June 2016

    Miss Julie WestawayJul 2016

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  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room/Diner with wood burning stove
  • 1x double bed with en-suite shower, hand basin and WC
  • Stairs to first floor
  • 1x double bed with single bed en-suite bath, hand basin and WC.
  • Gas Central heating
  • Electric Oven and hob, microwave, Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge, Freezer
  • Wifi
  • Bose Sound Speaker Dock
  • Cot & Highchair available
  • Fuel and power rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one cars (bay measures 3m x 10m depth)
  • Patio area with table and chairs.

The property

This modern thatched cottage is nestled in West Lulworth just a few minutes' walk from the beautiful Lulworth Cove on the Dorset Coast.

It is perfect for a romantic retreat or a small family.

After a day of walking and exploring the coast the inglenook fireplace is perfect to light to warm up and relax while enjoying an evening drink whilst snuggling up on the sofa.

The contemporary kitchen is ideal for preparing wonderful meals which can be enjoyed in the dining room by the fire.

There is one en-suite bedroom on the ground floor and a further en-wuite bedroom on the Upper floor.

Little Forge benefits from a contemporary bright interior with pale wood flooring and modern furnishings.

West Lulworth is the ideal village to visit to enjoy a traditional Dorset holiday.

You will pass local pubs and restaurants, ideally located for a spot of lunch while walking to Lulworth Cove beach from Little Forge.

Why not pop into the ice-cream shop or seafood shack (all seasonal) for an on the move treat?

The beach is perfect for enjoying the sun and coastal views, you could take a Jurassic Kayak Tour whilst on holiday; depending on the day you may see birds of prey, jelly fish and be shown rock side pools and fossils.

There are many options for both coastal or country walks, or a combination of the two, as walking in this area is wonderful with the stunning views.

Nearby visitor attractions include Monkey World and The Tank Museum both which are acclaimed and worth a visit if you are looking for day out.

Returning after an adventurous day out enjoy eating alfresco on the rear patio in the summer or have a glass of something warming cosying up on the sofa in the winter.

Little Forge and Forge Cottage are sister adjoining properties.

Forge Cottage Property ID:994203.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: This property does not have access to the lawned garden area. This property has access to the patio area only.
PLEASE NOTE: This is adjoining Forge Cottage property reference 994203 (Forge Cottage accepts pets)
PLEASE NOTE: Off road parking for one car (bay measures 3m x 10m depth). Nearest public pay and display car park is Lulworth Cove BH20 5RS (approximately 15 min walk)
PLEASE NOTE: This property will only accept Friday check-in.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas