Mr Morris September 2021
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.
Mrs Smith September 2021
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.
Mr Hocking August 2021
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.
Mrs Powell July 2021
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!
Mrs Evdoka-Burton May 2021
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.
Mrs Wedlake May 2021
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.
Reply from Classic Cottages
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
Mrs Rome May 2021
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!
Mrs Edwards April 2021
Great location to explore Dartmoor.
Miss Smith April 2021
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!
Mr Wolton October 2020
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!
Mr Craig September 2020
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 .
Mrs Hutchinson February 2020
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
Ms Brown December 2019
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
Mrs Vaughan November 2019
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!
Mrs Turnbull October 2019
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!
Miss Morris July 2019
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
Mrs Aplin June 2019
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.
Ms Webb May 2019
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.
Miss Christmas November 2018
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.
Mrs Rowlinson August 2018
Lovely cottage with easy access to Dartmoor, the coast, Exeter and Plymouth. Very welcoming and helpful owners.
Mrs Jenkins August 2018
Beautiful cottage. Yummy cake on arrival! Lovely walk for fish and chips along the stream. Great beaches nearby.
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