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About 'The Forge'

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The building now known as ‘The Forge’ is several hundreds of years old and was  a  Granary, a Stable and the Forge for Dunraven Estates. It has been converted from one of the barns of Southerndown Farm, the main farmhouse being originally the Manager's home for the Estate which still owns most of the land surrounding Southerndown – all the farmland you can see from the upstairs window belongs to Dunraven Estate and is now tenanted out to farmers. 

Dunraven Castle was built for the family of Dunraven on top of the hill facing the Forge - but this was burnt down in in the 1960s.  The walled garden still remains and is a lovely walk from the Forge via the beach.

Southerndown Farm and all its buildings and land are now privately owned.

The Forge bedroom was originally the Estate Forge and used to shoe the farm horses and manage the Estate’s metalwork. The Stable bedroom was a  two horse stable and the original doorway in this converted room has been left as a stable window. Upstairs the large window replaces the opening for the grain and from which it was lowered to the ground.

During the renovation many implements and tools of the original Forge were found and some of these are on the window sill above the stairs.

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2 bedrooms - The Forge - 1 family room with a King and bunk beds (suitable for children up to the age of 14 years) with en-suite shower room with separate access next to the main property   


The Stable - 1 ground floor family room with one 4' 6" bed and one 3' bed leading to the upstairs living area

1 shower room with WC upstairs, 1 en-suite shower room on the ground floor (family room)

2 Cots, lower bunk bed security side, baby bath, play pen and highchair available on request

Kitchen - fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob, coffee machine, dishwasher and microwave


Childrens' crockery and utensils

Utility area with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board

Wood burner (first basket of logs included)

Electric thermostatic heating with electric showers and water taps

Smart TV in upstairs lounge and family room


Wi-Fi BT Halo in all rooms


Enclosed garden laid to gravel, patio, raised seating areas  and artificial turf with hot tub, fire pit, and children's play area and equipment

Off-road parking for up to four cars

Pub, restaurant, church and beach on the doorstep, shops in neighbouring villages

This property will be decorated for Christmas and Easter

Arrival: 16:00 onwards, departure before 10:00 am unless agreed with the owners

2 dogs allowed,  charged at £20 each per full or part week

Safe storage for surf boards, bicycles and walking gear in adjoining building

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