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View towards the property
Lounge with open fire leading to patio area
Dining area
Kitchen
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
View towards the property and lawn area
Nearby views of Bideford Bay and over to Lundy Island
1 / 8  View towards the property
2 / 8  Lounge with open fire leading to patio area
3 / 8  Dining area
4 / 8  Kitchen
5 / 8  Double bedroom
6 / 8  Twin bedroom
7 / 8  View towards the property and lawn area
8 / 8  Nearby views of Bideford Bay and over to Lundy Island

The Old Forge

Hartland (2.5mls SW), Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Tranquil rural location close to Hartland and Clovelly
  • Situated within 90 acres of farmland for exploration and relaxation
  • Enclosed private garden to enjoy outdoor meals and rest
Property code: OLDFO

Former-forge located on a working dairy farm, just one mile from the stunning coastline of the Hartland Peninsula, a dedicated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with pretty coves and scenic coastal walks within easy access.

This property enjoys a quiet rural location where visitors can join the South West Coast Path, which will bring them to secluded coves, river valleys, and picturesque waterfalls. The views, of course, are stunning, but the number of shipwrecks which walkers pass is a stark reminder of the tempestuous nature of the sea. Luckily for beach-lovers, there are several lovely sandy beaches, within easy reach, including those at Westward Ho! and Bude, which are both around a thirty-minute drive from the property. Bude also has a tidal pool, providing safe bathing no matter what the conditions at sea.

This single-storey property is perfect for those who want to enjoy a holiday away from the stresses of daily life. The lounge/diner provides a cosy and welcoming space in which to relax, with its warming open fire, TV/DVD. In the warmer months, guests can throw open the patio door and enjoy the breeze and the fresh countryside air from the comfortable sofas. The kitchen offers a second dining space, in the form of a breakfast bar and is equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, washing machine, and fridge, whilst a separate storage area houses the freezer and tumble dryer, as well as providing a secure place in which to store bikes, etc. There are two bedrooms in the property: a master double, and a pretty twin room. The bathroom in the property offers a shower over bath and WC.

Outside, there is a spacious, enclosed garden, mainly set to lawn, to the side of the property, which has garden furniture, providing guests with their own area to sit and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. Guests are welcome to take a look around the farm, but should remember that this is a working farm and children will need to be supervised. There is ample parking available.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double, and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Electric and heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome by arrangement, at an additional charge
  • Supermarket delivery from Asda, Sainsbury’s, or Tesco available
  • Ample parking provided
  • Shops and pubs 4 miles, sandy beach 14 miles

Alice Newby

This property is personally managed by Alice.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tasmin 28th October 2020

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We loved the Old Forge, it was perfectly placed for us, we loved its remoteness. It was comfortable and we could do lots of lovely walks from the house. Even though the weather was dreadful we had a brilliant time and would book it again.

Reviewed by Richard 3rd October 2020

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The cottage is warm, comfortable and well equipped, spotlessly clean when we arrived. Ample parking space right outside the door. Owners nearby, contactable by telephone but left us in peace, Covid aware. Excellent large safely enclosed garden, long enough for out spaniel to play ball in. 0.5 mile to coastal path. Visitors should be aware that the Read moreproperty is quite remote, several miles of single track lane from the main roads, often need to reverse to passing places. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 19th September 2020

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Lovely cottage, facilities very good warm and comfortable, beautiful location if you like peace and quiet .

Reviewed by Patrick 14th September 2020

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The cottage is well laid out and equipped. It is situated in a very remote area which is difficult to find but is lovely and quiet. There is a footpath to the South Coast Path very close by but the views from the property are quite restricted. I would not recommend going in the autumn when the farm is silage spreading as the silage pit is right nexRead moret to the property and the smell is unbearable. The car was covered in sticky silage at the end of our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Nigel 22nd August 2020

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The cottage is ideally situated if you want a quiet and relaxing holiday, that said its only 0.6 miles from the coastal path with lovely walks and only 0.5 mile from Docton mill with it fab cream teas.

Reviewed by Catherine 15th August 2020

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Location was very remote, which we loved, but may not suit some other families. Had everything that we needed and ensured that we had a lovely holiday. Lots of local places to visit by car and some lovely walks from the cottage to the coast.

Reviewed by David 1st August 2020

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Although this cottage was about four miles from the nearest shop it was in a lovely location. Clean, comfortable and very well equipped with a lovely garden. It is in a good location to explore Devon and Cornwall.

Reviewed by David 25th July 2020

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The cottage is an excellent little place situated in a the rural backwaters of northern Devon. Having said this all the facilities that would keep families, couples of all ages happy are close by... Excellent value foe money

Reviewed by Bronwen 18th July 2020

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Fantastic holiday. We were totally alone and had one of the best relaxing times. Thank you

Reviewed by David 4th July 2020

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Reviewed by Sarah 15th February 2020

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If you want to get right away then this is the place for you! Perfect for walkers and dogs not far from beaches and bays by car. Closest shop is three miles away so get your shopping at a supermarket on the way there or get a delivery. Although tea, coffee, sugar, orange juice, toilet rolls and kitchen roll were all supplied. There is a lovely seclRead moreuded garden to relax in. Hide

Reviewed by Marco 22nd December 2019

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Reviewed by Terence 2nd November 2019

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Location was a bit more more remote than we expected. Access to and egress from the location was through narrow one track lanes and were not the easiest to drive. Other than this the break was excellent and it was very quiet and peaceful.

Reviewed by Alison 28th October 2019

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Lovely warm cottage, great location for walking the coast path, we had rain and wind most days but still found things to do, and always came back to a nice warm cottage, real fire was a treat in the evenings after a wet day out, great enclosed garden for the dog, would be lovely to sit in in warmer dryer weather as well, use of a washing machine anRead mored tumble dryer was fantastic and much needed after getting wet and muddy, watched the cows being milked was a treat. Hide

Reviewed by Suzanne 14th September 2019

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The cottage was slightly dated but really comfortable and had everything we needed apart from a hairdryer. If you are looking for a peaceful getaway with great walking opportunities this is the place. No pub or shop within walking distance but Hartland is only 3 miles away and has a couple of great pubs and local shops. Areas of both Devon and CornRead morewall are within easy reach and a visit to Welcombe Mouth beach and Docton Mill Gardens and Tearooms is recommended. We had a fabulous holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Vicky 7th September 2019

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The cottage is in a lovely area, with walks direct from the door. It is comfortable and clean, with a well equipped kitchen, and a very good shower in the bathroom. The garden is very convenient for dogs , as it is totally secure.

Reviewed by Laraine 31st August 2019

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Peaceful location. Coffee/tea/sugar and milk there ready for you along with washing up liquid, kitchen roll and loo rolls, very considerate owners and very pleasant.

Reviewed by Carol 3rd August 2019

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We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is lovely especially as our border collie enjoyed the big enclosed garden. So nice to see cows going by each morning. Very peaceful and relaxing.

Reviewed by John 13th July 2019

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Lovely cottage and in an ideal location for both North and South Devon, had everything one needed to make our stay comfortable, safe garden for our dogs, and loved seeing the cows going for milking twice day.

Reviewed by Heather 6th July 2019

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Fantastic quiet rural location & the cottage was lovely with a brilliant dog friendly garden.

Reviewed by Stephen 15th June 2019

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Reviewed by Sean 25th May 2019

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Reviewed by Alistair 11th May 2019

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we found the property ideal. Half a mile from the costal path and the spectacular cliffs. Very quiet, only a few tractors going by. A large closed in garden made our little dog very happy. We will definitely return.

Reviewed by Frances 4th May 2019

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We have just had the most wonderful week away in this perfect little bungalow, if peace and quiet is what you want, this is it. It was perfect for our blind little dog too as the garden is fenced all around. It has everything you could want, and the family in the farmhouse were lovely and helpful. We didn't visit many places as we were so settled iRead moren the property, just make sure you get all your provisions in as shops etc are not in walking distance. We really hope to come back here again :) Hide

Reviewed by Jonathan 27th April 2019

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The perfect place to relax and unwind. A lovely cottage in a peaceful and quiet area with friendly people. The cottage itself is on a working dairy farm and it's possible to have a walk around and see the cows being milked if you like which my partner enjoyed. It has a good sized lawned enclosed garden which was great for the dog! and is just a 5 mRead moreinute walk from the coastline and the southwest coastpath. The Old Smithy Inn at Welcombe is a great country pub that serves excellent food! Hide

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