Way’s Forge

Located in Dorchester, Dorset

Way's Forge is a charming renovated holiday home is in the village of Piddlehinton near to the town of Dorchester in Dorset and can sleep three people in two bedrooms and is pet-friendly.

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 2


Set in the charming village of Piddlehinton, Way’s Forge is a beautifully renovated old blacksmith’s workshop. The property dates back to the 1830s and was a working forge run by five generations of the Way family. Way’s Forge offers plenty of original character and is perfect for those looking to stay somewhere full of charm and history. The cottage suits a couple or a small family as it sleeps up to three people.

Property Details

Way's Forge dates back to the 1830s and was indeed a working Forge run by five generations of the Way family. Located in the charming village of Piddlehinton the property oozes charm and history. Sitting in the Piddle Valley, Way's Forge makes for an excellent base to explore the surrounding countryside and the great walks in the area which can be enjoyed with up to two well-behaved dogs at the cottage. Piddlehinton lies on the edge of Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) so the countryside is truly stunning with many villages and areas you should explore. Head over to Cerne Abbas to discover the giant and the wonderful New Inn pub, continue to Sydling St Nicholas and Cattistock. Or head north and discover Ansty and Ibberton again both with excellent pubs. If you like cycling then head this way and take on the climb up Bulbarrow Hill, Dorset's highest point or just drive and take in the magnificent views. The county town of Dorchester is just a short drive away with shops, restaurants and museums to discover. The Jurassic Coast lies about 20 minutes further on so you can enjoy both the countryside and coast from this location.

The accommodation at Way's Forge comprises a large open plan living area with a log burner and underfloor heating, TV, DVD player and WiFi-enabled throughout. There is a dining area and the kitchen comes equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine and a range of accessories and utensils. The ground floor is rounded off with a cloakroom. Upstairs is a magnificent king-size double bedroom and a single bedroom with a bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and toilet. A cot can be provided upon request.

Outside is a garden with a lawned area and seating. There is off-road parking for two cars. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.


  • Underfloor heating with log burner, electric oven and hob, full-sized fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power included in rent and kindling for a log burner
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • A cot is available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Parking area to the side with a small shepherd's hut
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2-3 miles, pub 2 min


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



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Area Details


Dorchester is the county town of Dorset and is a town for all seasons. This vibrant, bustling town has an array of "brand name" shops as well as banks and local independent shops up the side streets. Cafes, test rooms, pubs, restaurants, and takeaways catering to all tastes can be found here. There is also a weekly market on Wednesdays selling local produce. Dorchester is the birthplace of Thomas Hardy and he based his novel, The Mayor of Casterbridge, on Dorchester. Open all year round, Max Gate, the childhood home of Thomas Hardy, now owned by the National Trust, is well worth a visit.

Visit Wolfeton House set in beautiful water meadows, in the nearby village of Charminster. Visit Athelhampton House and Gardens or visit Kingston Maurwood, a Georgian mansion surrounded by 35 acres of gardens. Dorchester Park often has open-air concerts in the bandstand or an open-air cinema in the summer months. The park has a mini open-air gym and a large expanse of grass for the children to run around. For the adults there is a cafe, sit for a picnic or a coffee and watch the kids explore. Join the Dorchester Town Ghost Walks and discover the many haunted buildings. The Dorset County Show attracts visitors from near and far. It is a two-day event, featuring horse competitions, funfair, crafts, and is a chance for the local farmers to show their prized animals and produce. There is so much to do here for all the family.

Visit the Keep Military Museum, 4 floors of military history focusing on the Dorsetshire regiment over the past 500 years. Try the Dorset County Museum or The Dinosaur Museum, an award-winning museum with life-size dinosaur reconstructions, fossils, and more. Finally, explore the Teddy Bear Museum, house, and shop. This is a celebration of all things stuffed in teddy form that will delight those young of heart.

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