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The Forge Number One Sherborne

Sherborne, Cotswolds
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Thoughtfully renovated cottage set within the mature gardens of the owner’s home
  • Extensive gardens leading down to a beautiful seating area overlooking the Sherborne brook
  • Fantastic walking trails plus access across to the pretty Sherborne Estate
Property code: 89082

This stunning Grade II listed property sits on the edge of the 4,000-acre National Trust Sherborne estate and unspoilt village. Surrounded by woods and fields and set below the mature gardens of the main house, the Forge has a private entrance and its own terraced garden. The property is a hidden and bucolic gem and borders Sherborne Park and is a haven for walking, bicycling and picnics. It is within easy reach of all the attractions of the Cotswold AONB, its villages, market towns, walking routes, gardens, historic houses and sites, and arts and culture. It offers easy access to Cheltenham (17 miles) and its famous racecourse, Oxford (27 miles), Burford (7.6 miles), Northleach (3.6 miles), Bourton-on-the-water (4.5 miles), Cirencester (15 miles), Stow-on-the-Wold (8.1 miles), and Stratford-on-Avon (29 miles).

The newly refurbished for 2022 forge has three steps up to its entrance but is otherwise on one level. The open-plan main room has exposed wooden beams, showing marks of the building’s working history, and comprises a new, well-equipped and sympathetically styled kitchen, a large dining area, a comfortable lounge area, a wood burner, excellent lighting, and a TV. Large glazed double doors fill the room with light and lead onto the terraced garden. The spacious super king-size zip-and-link bedroom (which can be made into a 3ft twin on request) also has high ceilings and exposed beams, and glazed doors which open onto the terrace. The window has views down to the brook. The en-suite bathroom also has high ceilings and a glazed door opening onto the terrace. This comfortable, light-filled space is furnished with a colourful mix antique and modern.

A mowed path leads from the front door, through the woods to the crystal-clear brook with seating and a BBQ, on request. The beautiful, mature gardens and flowers that occupy the gardens to the front of the property create a wonderful terraced area to unwind in a tranquil setting.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 king-size (zip-and-link beds can be made into twins on request)
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine and washing machine
  • Welcome pack with tea, coffee, sugar, milk and butter
  • TV in lounge Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Outdoor seating area with charcoal BBQ and sun loungers
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Pub 4.5 miles. Excellent village shop and coffee shop within 1 mile
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Gemma Cole

This property joined our collection in 2022 and is managed by Gemma.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 37 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Anne-Fieke, 7th June 2024

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A beautiful cottage lying in the tranquil surroundings of the cotswolds. We much appreciated our lovely host Karen who made us felt at home!

Reviewed by Uwe, 31st May 2024

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Reviewed by Dianne, 19th April 2024

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Fantastic rental with everything you need for a very relaxing holiday. Loved the wood burner and as it was still very cold when we stayed the electric blanket was very welcome. There was a lovely selection and of different goodies left for us on arrival and Karen, the owner, is lovely as are her very sweet little dogs. We loved our stay and would hRead moreighly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Jo, 4th April 2024

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Beautiful cottage, perfect location we really didn't want to leave.

Reviewed by Mary, 15th March 2024

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A very comfortable cottage which is close to good road transport links but seems a million miles away from them. There are a variety of walks from the door of the cottage and many interesting towns, historic sites and other walks are within easy reach. The owner of the cottage is very helpful and welcoming without being overly intrusive. The villagRead moree shop has everything you could need and also serves excellent teas, coffees and cakes for a treat after a walk around the valley. Hide

Reviewed by John, 9th March 2024

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The Forge is a most wonderful property. Very comfortable, centrally located for areas such as Stow, Burford, Northleach, Cirencester & Broadway amongst others! We like to self cater so we were pleased that the property was very nicely equipped for us to prepare our meals. It has a lovely log burner as well as very comfortable sofa and chairs. PlentRead morey of hot water and central heating to keep the place nice and warm. Karen, the host was very welcoming and there for us if needed. Hide

Reviewed by Stuart, 19th February 2024

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A wonderful location. First rate in all respects. Extremely comfortable and very welcoming. A little slice of genuine and unspoilt Cotswold tranquility.

Reviewed by Giorgio, 11th February 2024

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Comfortable, relaxing, and tranquil. The owner Karen has a little gem here at the Forge in Sherborne, and she certainly knows how to make her guests feel welcome. For me this was perfect, ideal for walking, bird and wildlife watching and resting. Thank you Karen.

Reviewed by Oleg, 19th January 2024

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We had a fantastic three days' stay at this wonderful cottage. Karen, the host, was super helpful and welcoming. The location and the views are five stars. You can also have lovely walks right from the cottage doorsteps. We will certainly be back!

Reviewed by Sinead, 29th December 2023

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Another lovely relaxing stay at The Forge over New Year with cosy nights in front of a warming log burner and some crisp walks to the pub through the beautiful countryside. Karen was a wonderful host as always, we really look forward to our visits to Sherborne, and will be planning to go again later this year

Reviewed by Hannah, 11th November 2023

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What a lovely find, a great location, and a beautiful property. Karen was a great host. Looking forwards to visiting again in the future.

Reviewed by Graham, 3rd November 2023

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Cottage as per advert. Host could not do anymore for you. Would recommend to anyone

Reviewed by Teresa, 13th October 2023

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A lovely find! A delightfully cosy retreat in which to relax and enjoy the audible silence.Lovely! A very characterful property perfectly situated for exploring the area. Exactly what we had hoped it would be and more. We look forward to returning.

Reviewed by Carl, 15th September 2023

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Lovely stay at the Forge. Perfect peaceful location, which was central to exploring walks and areas of interest. Karen was a excellent host who's personal and thoughtful touches went over and above expectations. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Diane, 4th August 2023

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The Forge number one Sherborne.. is absolutely wonderful , idyllic settings , brook at the bottom of garden. Karen is the most gracious and generous person, scones with jam and cream , fruit, flowers in rooms. It's all very luxurious. There are so many special touches throughout the property for you to discover. The bed is so comfy and keeping warmRead more is easy with both central heating and use of log burning fire. . There is a quick way through the secret back streets to Bourton on the water. Hide

Reviewed by Cheryl, 16th July 2023

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We had a wonderful stay at the cottage. It's very well layed out, well equipped and homely. A great place to come home too after exploring the beautiful Cotswolds. The Forge is in beautiful grounds. The bed was soft and we slept so well! Karen and the dogs were wonderful hosts. I highly recommend.

Reviewed by Rachel, 7th July 2023

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Fantastic location for visiting the Cotswold s, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. Lovely comfortable cottage. All amenities. Peaceful surroundings. Very relaxing with great walks. Nice local pubs, visited the fox a few times. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

Reviewed by Sinead, 23rd June 2023

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This was our second stay at The Forge and it was even better than the first as we were able to stay for a longer break. Karen was a fabulous host and was extremely helpful with peaceful new walks and new eateries to enjoy. We had fabulous weather to enjoy both the riverbank and the garden at the cottage, and to leave feeling very refreshed and relaRead morexed. We highly recommend a stay at The Forge and will definitely be returning again ourselves. Hide

Reviewed by Laura, 16th June 2023

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Reviewed by Anna, 9th June 2023

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We were thrilled with our cottage choice; The Forge could not have been more perfect, offering stylish, comfortable, quality accommodation in an idyllic location! Such a peaceful retreat, surrounded by countryside, woodlands and wildlife. Karen was a wonderfully kind and helpful host who made us feel most welcome! We especially appreciated all the Read morelittle extras, including the homemade scones, jam and other goodies on our arrival! Great local walks and pubs! Highlight: Evening BBQ by the brook! Hide

Reviewed by Joanna, 2nd June 2023

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Very beautiful and peaceful place. Every need has been anticipated. Lovely books and wonderful garden. A warm welcome from very charming hosts. Many walks nearby and a great village shop. Strongly recommend a visit to Kelmscott Manor and the Plough Inn. Scones on arrival were greatly enjoyed!

Reviewed by Angela, 26th May 2023

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Perfect location for so many beautiful places to visit, Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow on the wold, Burford, many more and even Oxford. Arrived to a lovely cream tea provided by Karen the owner and some fresh fruit. Lovely surprise. We took our Jack Russell Archie who is very nervous of other dogs but found he made friends with Rocky & Libby, Karen's dRead moreogs straight away, they are also small dogs. Could of just stayed at the forge as it's so peaceful and beautiful with the gardens and brook. Hide

Reviewed by John-paul, 15th May 2023

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The Forge is a wonderful place, more than fulfilling our expectation. Karen was the perfect host, and provided ample guidance for us, and our dog to enjoy the local, scenic walks, and it was always a joy when Rocky and Libby paid us visits. The Forge itself was warm, spacious and felt like a real home from home, and the beautiful brook at the frontRead more was a joy to behold. Would highly recommend, and will be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Sinead, 28th April 2023

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The Forge is a relaxing home from home in a beautiful location, and Karen is a gracious host who is very kind and generous with her welcome gifts and local information. The property feels very spacious yet cosy and is tastefully decorated and very well equipped. Throughout our stay we looked forward to our breakfast in the wonderful garden as a morRead morening treat and relaxing by the log burner in the evenings after a day exploring the Cotswolds. Highly recommended, we will definitely be coming back. Hide

Reviewed by David, 17th March 2023

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What a find! The Forge is situated on the edge of the village with lovely open views and its own big open field which was a delight for our dog. Karen, the owner, who lives next door was a delight. Generous with her time and local knowledge. Very comfortable with superb walks from the door and the log burner was welcome on a couple of cold eveningsRead more. Great place to explore the Cotswolds or just to switch off. We will be back! Hide

Reviewed by Lindsey, 30th December 2022

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Had a fantastic retreat in a beautiful part of the country. Karen, was a most accommodating host and supplied wonderful additions that were not expected, down to homemade mince pies! Would absolutely recommend.

Reviewed by Carl, 18th November 2022

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A beautiful property in a beautiful location. The owner's generosity in terms of her time and the wonderful produce she made available to us upon our arrival made us feel perfectly at home. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Paul, 4th November 2022

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Reviewed by John, 21st October 2022

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Clean, comfortable, Home from home, Friendly and informative host. Ideal base for exploring the Cotswolds. Highly recommend the Forge.

Reviewed by Diane, 14th October 2022

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This was a charming stay. Everything about it was brilliant , cottage, area, host and rockie the dog!!

Reviewed by Ian, 7th October 2022

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The cottage is just fabulous, full of character, high end furnishings, good quality cleaning products and even toiletries provided. Very well equipped kitchen and the wood burner makes this a wonderful place to relax in during the evenings. Little extra touches of fresh flowers, boxes of tissues and excellent welcome tray make all the difference. KRead morearen the owner is so welcoming and friendly and goes the extra mile to ensure you enjoy your stay. Do not hesitate, just book, you will not regret it. Hide

Reviewed by Susan, 30th September 2022

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The cottage more than lived up to our expectations. It was very comfortable, beautifully furnished and in a delightful location. Our host was very welcoming.

Reviewed by Peter, 23rd September 2022

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The Forge was everything we hoped it would be and more. The setting was idyllic and within easy distance (by car!) of local restaurants and shops with fabulous walks from the doorstep. Tastefully furnished and comfortable in every way. The welcome pack of home-produced eggs, fruit and honey was a lovely touch as were the beautiful flowers in each rRead moreoom. The owner was lovely and most helpful. We are already planning our return visit. This is a real gem and cannot recommend it highly enough Hide

Reviewed by Andrew, 16th September 2022

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A really pretty, quiet and relaxing cottage in beautiful surroundings. Our delightful host Karen was readily available if needed and provided a delicious welcome basket of fresh produce. We would love to return sometime in the future. Andy and Sally

Reviewed by Donald, 9th September 2022

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Picturesque cottage in quiet location is the perfect place for a restful and peaceful holiday. Not too far from local amenities but a car is essential. The owner was friendly and helpful without being too attentive and had provided much information on local 'haunts'. There is no need to take household items with you because everything was provided Read moreincluding a very nice welcome pack of fruit and essentials. We would be happy to stay here if we return to the Cotswolds. First class. Hide

Reviewed by Fenella, 2nd September 2022

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Our hosts were so welcoming and lovely that we felt at home as soon as we arrived. The location is perfect for a quiet rural break and we loved the peace and quiet. The cottage itself is delightful and so cosy with lovely decoration. There are lots of really nice walks from the cottage so if you enjoy waking, this is perfect. We would definitely reRead morecommend this and will be going back ourselves one day. Hide

Reviewed by Jean, 19th August 2022

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We had a lovely week. We were made to feel very welcome the welcome pack was great, all the linens and towels were of the best quality. It was all totally bliss for the dog Very peaceful and relaxing, loads of help from the owners on pubs and dog walks. Looking forward to booking again soon

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