Old Forge Cottage is such a charming gem, tucked away in this walker's paradise.
Your private and secluded patio-area is the perfect spot to relax with a good book.
The master bedroom is home to this exceptionally inviting king-size bed.
Even the kitchen has a top of the range wood-burning stove.
What a lovely spot to retreat to after an action-packed day of adventure.
The comfortable sitting-room also has a wood-burner, which is perfect for those cosy nights in.
If dining al fresco isn't your thing, this dining-area is perfect for serving up a feast.
The kitchen/dining-room is such a lovely open plan area.
The sitting-room leads through to bedroom 1 and the ground floor shower-room.
Bedroom 1 is on a raised platform. This single bed is the perfect retreat for that member of the party seeking total peace. Through the white door is the ground floor shower-room.
Ground floor shower-room with shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin.
The master bedroom (Bedroom 2) leads through to a lovely en-suite.
En-suite to bedroom 2.
Bedroom 3 can be configured as two twin beds, or a king-size double, if preferred.
The second shower-room is on the first floor.
Park up and be prepared to be welcomed by this very pretty sight.
Lovely touches to be found in and around the grounds.
To the left of Old Forge Cottage is the main house and home to the amazing waterwheel. Such a pretty sight when in full motion.
Welcome to Old Forge Cottage.
The grounds and scenery in this beautiful spot are bursting with colour and life.

Old Forge Cottage


4.7 miles NE of Ivybridge / Sleeps 5 + cot

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7 Nights from £415

Lovely cottage, very spacious and clean, in beautiful surroundings. 2 possibilities to sit outside. Dartmoor on your doorstep. Very nice owners: always helpful, a home-baked cake and a basket with fresh eggs from their own chickens, homemade jam and crackers at arrival. Free to move in their garden. The best cottage we've ever been to, highly recommended.

Our stay in Old Forge Cottage was a very pleasant experience, the owners are very friendly and extremely helpful and we found nice little touches such as eggs from their hens, homemade jam and flapjacks in the kitchen on arrival as well as a pint of milk. The cottage is in an ideal spot to explore south Devon but if visitors just want to just relax and walk without having to drive or cook, there are very limited places to eat. Although there was a great Co-op in the village which is open until 11pm each day and a very nice tea shop, the pub was very poor and the range of food on offer there was extremely limited. The fish and chip shop was also never open which gave us little choice if we wanted to eat out in the evenings.

Such a lovely little cottage in an idyllic setting! Once you get used to the bridges and roads it's perfect! The hosts were amazing, so friendly and helpful! The cottage has everything you need and was so clean and welcoming, even a cake when we arrived!!

Wonderful stay we all really enjoyed the short break and wish it could have been longer, we all enjoyed the Lemon spice cake ! Beautiful setting and beautiful cottage really well renovated loved the book showing what it was like before ,so much hard work ! So a huge thank you for a really enjoyable stay .

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Beautiful cottage, with luxurious bedrooms and bathrooms, well equipped kitchen/diner and cosy lounge, in an idyllic position, near a waterfall. Off road parking for our two cars. Country walks straight from the door, with the moor nearby. A wonderful short walk along the river to the village, which has really good amenities. Home made cake and tea/coffee milk provided. I would highly recommend this cottage.

Excellent location, lovely walks along the river and local area. Friendly helpful owners nearby. Plenty of space and comfort within the property. We had a lovely stay.

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We're so pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay! It is such a lovely area, and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Tanya, Customer Support

In addition to the property being excellent in every way, the owners Barbara and Rob were very friendly and helpful. I would seriously recommend this accommodation without any reservations for a comfortable and peaceful holiday in the heart of Devon.

This is a lovely property in a good location, close to Moors and the sea. Plenty to do in both directions. But it is not suitable for small children especially adventurous toddlers.

We loved our time at The Old Forge. The owners, Rob and Barbara were most friendly and welcoming, and the accommodation was of a very high standard. The cottage was very clean and comfortable, and we welcomed the log burner on the colder nights. The area around the cottage is very picturesque, and very quiet apart from the sound of running water from the river, which we all loved. This is an ideal base for visiting South Devon, with many beaches within easy reach. Dartmoor is just on the doorstep and there are many beautiful walks nearby. We also visited the Eden Project (around 1 hour 15 minutes away), Buckfast Abbey, Torquay, Kingsbridge, Totnes and Salcombe. Would highly recommend The Old Forge.

We absolutely loved our stay!! Great contact with owners, quick to reply to texts but leave you to enjoy your stay in peace. Tea and cake left on arrival was a bonus! Fantastic location for walks, few public footpaths right outside so perfect for our dog! We stayed as 5 adults, a one year old and a dog and felt we had plenty of space, especially with 3 bathrooms. Games room was brilliant! Darts and table football kept us all entertained when the classic British summer weather hit! The 2 main bedrooms were brilliant, the single bed downstairs is quite claustrophobic as only fits a single mattress up a steep ladder, however it wasn't a problem for us as we dragged the mattress down and slept comfortably but may be an issue for some if coming as a bigger group like us. Owners were very nice about it all when we had a chat with them. Kitchen had absolutely everything you could think of to cook meals there. Cot, highchair and stair gates provided if needed which were great for us.

Good location, friendly owners, very clean and comfortable. We had a great week celebrating a 40th and we plan on staying again!

We had a great stay, lovely cottage and beautiful location. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to a friend or possibly stay again in the future.

Old fashioned and slightly shabby in places but clean and comfy. Great to have 2 woodburners and 3 bathrooms. Very friendly owners but quite close proximity to next door neighbours. Good touring base for Devon and Cornwall.

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Thank you for sharing your review for Old Forge Cottage. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed the wood burners - they do create a wonderful cosy feeling in the cottage! We are so glad that you found the owners to be friendly. We do work hard to keep our website as transparent as possible so guests have a clear idea of what to expect. If you look at the captions at the bottom there is a more information on the setting of the property. We so hope to welcome you back in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

Despite the inclement May weather we still managed to have a lovely time at the cottage. Friendly owners who live next door and home made cake to greet us. Great walks from the cottage with Dartmoor literally just up the road. There are local shops in South Brent and they are walkable from the cottage via a good track by the river. Cottage cosy and we made good use of the log fire in the lounge in the evenings. Thanks for our first post lockdown holiday!

Great location to explore Dartmoor.

We had the best stay at the Old Forge Cottage. On arrival Rob and Barbara were so welcoming and inside the cottage was a beautiful book explaining their story of purchasing and refurbishing the cottages. The area was lovely and quiet with mostly just the sounds of birdsong, as well as a few walkers passing by. But we never felt too isolated as the village was just a short walk away - you cross a gorgeous little bridge before arriving to the cottage and there is a lovely public footpath there you can follow into the village (where there is a fab fish and chip shop!)

There was more than enough space in the cottage for just the two of us. The window seat in the lounge as well as the two outdoor spaces because our favourite places during our stay - all great spots for catching the sun. The cottage was very well equipped and having a dishwasher made life a lot easier. We found the log burner really easy to use and used it on many evenings for that extra bit of cosiness.

The location was great too. Just half an hour from Haytor where we watched the sunset on our first evening - absolutely magical.

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. We are already planning on coming back to stay again with friends/family!

Beautiful cottage in a stunning location easily accessible to many beautiful places of interest on Dartmoor and the coast. Very spacious for 4 people and all the amenities and things you need for a nice stay, comfortable are there. The place is very cosy with two log burners. Rob and Barbara are lovely - thanks for the cake and tea/milk on arrival, for the logs, use of the games room and for loaning us their crabbing kit - all of which went down well with our 7 year old!

Amazing cottage in a beautiful location. The owners are so lovely, friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone and will be booking again .

A tasteful, quirky and spacious home for five in an idyllic spot with all mod cons including dishwasher and coffeemaker. The wood burners were fantastic during our wet and windy stay

The welcome pack of milk and homemade cake was very much appreciated, we were able to buy other essentials - bread, butter, tea, coffee etc locally when we arrived. For a winter holiday you need to be prepared to use the wood burners especially in the kitchen as it is quite cold without them. We were pleasantly surprised at how big and comfortable the cottage was and enjoyed the luxury of underfloor heating in the bathroom.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Old Forge Cottage. We hope you were able to make good use of the gorgeous wood-burners in the kitchen and living-room to keep nice and warm. Alison, Customer Support

This was our first cottage we have had with our young dog and, never quite knowing what to expect from a ‘doggie cottage’ it was brilliant. Immaculately clean, really well equipped and a great location for us to meet our Ivybridge based friends. The wood burners were a real feature and kept us toasty warm on a really cold (weather wise) weekend!

My family and dog stayed at Old Forge for a very wet week at the end of November. Absolutely loved the cottage, a very cosy retreat with two long burners. The location was perfect with Plymouth and Dartmoor both easy to drive to. Nice dog walks along the river into the village, owners were really friendly and welcoming. Really did not want to leave!

Lovely welcome by owners, they left us to enjoy our holiday, cottage was beautiful, village only a short walk along the river, we had a wonderful holiday

Cottage was very clean well equipped and comfortable owners were helpful informative and friendly. The village had enough shops to supply our needs . Would recommend a holiday here.

Lovely and peaceful location. Next to a river with outdoor seating to appreciate the surroundings with a glass of wine or cup of tea. Walking distance to the village pub and shops. Central location for exploring Dartmoor and Devon’s coastline. Owners were lovely and had a homemade delicious cake waiting for us on arrival.

The cottage is lovely and feels very opulent. It is situated in a lovely quiet area next to the river. We had a lovely week exploring the surrounding area and towns. South Brent village is in walking distance and has a couple of good convenience stores, including the village store, which even had home made gluten free products.

Lovely cottage with easy access to Dartmoor, the coast, Exeter and Plymouth. Very welcoming and helpful owners.

Beautiful cottage. Yummy cake on arrival! Lovely walk for fish and chips along the stream. Great beaches nearby.

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