The gardens at The Old Forge have been completely redesigned and planted by Caroline since the restoration of the building in 2008. The brick walls were built using bricks reclaimed form the original building and National Trust Polesdon Lacey copings to blend with the stone of the church wall.

In The Front Border the ornamental cherry tree was a mature specimen planted in 2008 (Prunus avia ‘Plena’) and is underplanted with a mixture of deciduous & evergreen shrubs & perennials including Euphorbias, Hardy Geraniums, Hellebores, Heucheras, Philadelphus, Skimmias, Spirea and Viburnums, as well as a number of spring flowering bulbs.

In The Patio Border Rosa ‘Iceberg’ and Clematis ‘The President’ climb the wall and are underplanted with a variety of Lavenders, Delphiniums, Foxgloves, Hardy Geraniums, Hostas, and Ornamental Grasses.



  • Natural Stone Floors
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Cosy Woodburning Stove
  • Traditional Bedsteads with Luxury Linen
  • Luxurious bathrooms
  • Welcome Basket of Local Produce
  • Village location
  • Free Wifi

The Old Forge on Britain's Finest

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First of all, the beds and free Wifi were excellent. We had a wonderful time here, enjoying the stream and exploring the local village & countryside. While staying at the cottage, we enjoyed the wide ...

The Griffiths Family, Gateshead
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