2 The Forge

Located in Beaminster, Dorset

2 The Forge is a cottage in Melplash, Dorset and can sleep five people in three bedrooms and is pet-friendly.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: 3


2 The Forge is a superb property resting in Melplash near Bembridge, Dorset. It comes with three bedrooms, comprising of a double with en-suite walk-in shower, separate bath, basin and WC, a king-size double with walk-in shower, basin and WC and a single, together sleeping up to six people. Downstairs, there is a well-equipped kitchen/diner and a spacious sitting room. To the outside, you will find two parking spaces and an enclosed courtyard with seating. 2 The Forge is a wonderful retreat to enjoy all year round.

Property Details

Discover the wonderful 2 The Forge nestled beneath the rolling West Dorset hills, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the pretty village of Melplash. This property is brimming with character and is complemented by a range of contemporary furnishings and everything you could possibly need to enjoy a self-catered stay with friends and family.

Enter into the kitchen, which is certain to invite you in to cater home-cooked meals by making use of the quality appliances, arranged in a sleek assortment, accompanied by a breakfast bar, where you can keep the chef of the group company as dinner simmers on the hob. Once dinner is ready, pop open a bottle of fizz to toast to a wonderful holiday to Dorset before relishing in some quality time with your loved ones.

After an action-packed day, look forward to relaxing into your evening, by reclining on the L-shape sofa and flicking on the Smart TV with Netflix for you to browse. Once the evening has drawn to a close, make your way upstairs to find three elegantly-presented bedrooms, where all three enjoy a bright colour palette and good storage space. The master bedroom boasts a characterful blend of an exposed stone and brick wall, a feature fireplace and a plush king-size bed, whilst the additional bedrooms comprise of another double bed with its own TV and a single bed, which comes with an inflatable bed, for any additional guests that you may be bringing.

To the exterior, head out during a balmy evening to the courtyard and flick on the fairy lights and enjoy a well-deserved drink as you catch the final glimpses of sunshine. When you do not feel like cooking, venture to the local pub, the Half Moon, where you can look forward to sampling the delicious dining menu and the varied drinks menu, alternatively, travel to the nearby town of Beaminster, where you will find a larger selection of places to eat and drink.

Things to do within the surrounding countryside setting includes the Furleigh Estate Wine Tours, Donkey Walking Adventures, Mapperton House and Gardens, as well as the network of footpaths, including Frome Valley Trail which starts at the second highest village in Dorset, Evershot. Alternatively, head to the dramatic Jurassic Coast and soak up the sun at the beach in West Bay, or travel further afield to visit Lyme Regis and Weymouth. Offering a plethora of things to see and do, 2 The Forge is the ideal base for families seeking an action-packed break.


  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, 2 x Smart TVs with Netflix and WiFi
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Two off-road parking spaces to the rear of the property
  • Enclosed courtyard with seating
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop just over 2 miles, pub just under 1 mile
  • Bridport 5 minute drive away
  • Note: There is an inflatable bed, allowing an additional person to stay at the property


Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Washing machine



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Area Details


Beaminster is a small, picturesque town in the heart of West Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town has many local artists living here. In fact, the Beaminster Festival held in late June celebrates local artists and much more. Beaminster has two supermarkets, craft shops, and a cafe. Natural beauty is all around this town and an array of walks to explore either by foot or by bike. If you prefer to try something a little more unusual, explore the area in the company of Llamas or Donkey Walking Adventures. Mapperton House and Gardens is not only beautiful but is also free to RHS members. It lies just a short distance away and is a great day out. It is no stranger to featuring in films, you may have seen it in Daphne Du Maurier's "Rebecca". Famous faces you may see in the town include Martin Clunes who has now been a resident of the area for many years.

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