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The Old Forge - Two Bedroom Cottage in the very Heart of Exmoor (Pet Friendly)

Bedrooms 2
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Quaint & Cosy Two Bedroom Cottage right in the Heart of Exmoor National Park

The Old Forge is the original Blacksmith's workshop and even now being the beautiful cosy holiday cottage that it is, it still includes many of the original features. This two bedroom holiday cottage is right in the heart of Exmoor National Park in the quaint village of Exford. It is available to let all year round, for long or short breaks, making it the ideal location for families as well as for hunting, shooting and horse riding holidays. The cottage is well-equipped and cosy, in a prime location for exploring Exmoor, as well as the scenic North Devon and Somerset coast. Within a short drive you can see the Stags or Exmoor Ponies on the moors. You can even take an Exmoor Safari from the local pub!

Whatever your requirements the Old Forge Cottage and Exmoor itself will not disappoint!

More Details

Tess Collins
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018

Why Tess Collins chose Exford

This beautiful cottage has been in our family for over 40 years and we are very proud of it with its original features, being once upon a time the old Blacksmith's Workshop. We refurbished it once again 3 years ago to become the quaint and cosy holiday let it is today. We still very much use it as a family but now welcome our guests to enjoy staying here just as much as we do!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Exford in West Somerset District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Twin Bedroom En-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • TWIN BEDROOM EN-SUITE A good sized en-suite bathroom with shower in enclosed unit shower, a hand wash basin, WC, toiletry shelving and a heated towel rail. MAIN BATHROOM The main bathroom is located along the main landing next to the Master Bedroom and consists of a Bath with standing shower over bath, WC, hand wash basin and a heated towel rail
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Twin Room - 2 Single Bed
  • MASTER BEDROOM: The master bedroom is of a good size with plenty of room and storage space and has views over the village green. It consists of a King Size wood-framed double bed, hanging rail with shelves, a built in wardrobe/cupboard, a chest of drawers, bedside tables and a relaxing lounge chair. TWIN ROOM: This sizeable twin bedroom overlooks the rear of the property and has its own en-suite bathroom with shower. It consists of 2 single beds, 2 bedside cabinets with drawers and shelves and 2 hanging rails.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking


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The Old Forge - Two Bedroom Cottage in the very Heart of Exmoor (Pet Friendly)
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Loved the cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, had very relaxing stay

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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A Short Stay in Exford

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in 'The Old Forge' for 4 nights and felt at home straight away. The place was very welcoming and warm and comfortable. It's situated right in the middle of Exford and how we enjoyed the busy little village with many horses, tractors and other country vehicles passing by. We even watched a hunt go by, how amazing is that! The Forge is clean and well looked after and to us the bed must be comfortable which we are pleased to say it was. The shop opposite was well stocked, I loved their pasties! The local pubs were inviting and friendly. We had our dog so we used a lot of local walks. A great stress free few days away fully recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Place in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The Old Forge is ideally located for exploring Exmoor. Either 20 minutes to the coast or 10 minutes to the moors for fantastic walking. The village of Exford has all you need for supplies, 2 good pubs and a village shop.

The cottage itself is well appointed and comfortable with 2 bathrooms a large kitchen and a good sitting room for sprawling after a long days walk.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cottage lovely, home from home! Really great location to explore Exmoor and the surrounding area.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely comfortable cottage, well equipped, home from home! (Only really tiny thing needed would be a hook for clothes on the back of the bathroom and shower room doors.) Great central location to explore Exmoor and the surrounding area. Exford is a quiet village and we had a lovely meal in The White Horse Inn. Beautiful scenic area of the country - the moors are amazing (especially when you get to see the ponies, sheep and cattle). We visited Exmoor Zoo and Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre, explored Dunster Castle and village and wandered around charming Lynton and Lynmouth, Porlock and Porlock Weir. We also had a lovely day on The Somerset Steam Railway when we rode all the way along the line and then stopped off at Watchet on our return journey where we wandered around the lovely harbour area and finished the day walking around Minehead harbour. We also briefly visited Watersmeet and Tarr Steps.

Local icecreams and cream teas are also very yummy!!!.

We would definitely return.

The Cardy family.


  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

A well appointed and comfortable property with everything we needed. Well situated for pubs, walks, shop and routes to other places.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Spacious and comfortable with very good amenities.

  • 5 of 5

Comfy beds, great bathroom, large country style kitchen. A great pub 50 metres each side of the front door and country store also within 50 metres. Great location, surrounded by beautiful countryside, not far to lovely walks, Tsar Steps and the Robot Ice cream. Perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Exeter International Airport
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The White Horse
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Minehead Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Exford, Somerset

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas & New Year 2018-19
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £20

The 25% booking deposit is non refundable as part of our terms & conditions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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