The Old Forge is the original Blacksmith’s workshop and even now being the beautiful cosy holiday cottage that it is, it still includes many of it’s original features. This two bedroom holiday cottage is right in the heart of Exmoor National Park in the quaint village of Exford. It is available to let all year round, for long or short breaks, and is the ideal location for families as well as for hunting and shooting breaks. Whichever your reason for visiting the moors, The Old Forge will be the peaceful and comfortable accommodation that you require. There is plenty of free roadside parking directly outside the property as well as a free public car park 100 yards away. The cottage is opposite two pubs, and the village store is just a short walk from the property with the Post Office being only a few doors away.


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The front door opens and continuing forwards leads into a large light and spacious living/dining area overlooking the private south facing patio terrace to the rear of the property.

  • Electric fireplace
  • 2 large sofas and 1 chair with foot stool
  • anasonic 4K Ultra HD Blue Ray player

The Kitchen breakfast room is accessed through the living room and is a spacious and well equiped country cottage space. The kitchen offers a large pantry cupboard and a door which leads to a small porch with a washing machine and tumble dryer. This porch leads to an external door where you can access the properties private river fronted garden terrace.

  • Hob, oven & extractor unit
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Fridge-freezer
  • Free-standing Freezer
  • Table & chairs to seat 6
  • Kettle
  • Toaster

The master bedroom is of a good size with plenty of room and storage space and has views over the village green.

  • King Size, wood-framed double bed
  • Hanging rail with shelves
  • Built in wardrobe/cupboard
  • Chest of drawers
  • Bedside cabinets
  • Relaxing lounge chair

The main bathroom is next door to the master bedroom and is of a good size, with new, modern decor. A skylight allows natural lighting to make a bright bathroom.

  • Bath with shower head
  • WC
  • Hand wash basin
  • Heated towel rail

This sizeable twin bedroom overlooks the rear of the property and the terrace and has its own en-suite bathroom with shower.

  • 2 single beds
  • Bedside table
  • 2 bedside cabinets with drawers and shelves
  • 2 hanging rails

A good sized en-suite bathroom with shower.

  • Shower in enclosed unit
  • Hand wash basin
  • WC
  • Bathroom cabinet
  • Heated towel rail

At the top of the stairs on the first floor, there are french doors that lead out to a small sheltered outside terrace with a table and two chairs. It is a perfect spot for soaking up the sun and taking in some fresh air. Garden terrace: To the rear of the property, you will find a private patio terrace accessed via a communal alley. This secluded private garden has beautiful river frontage of the River Exe. It has a bbq and a rattan table and chairs for 4 persons.

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Exmoor is an inspiring and historic landscape of moorland, woodland and valleys, shaped by people and animals over thousands of years.


Straddling the counties of Devon and Somerset, Exmoor National Park is famous for its ponies, unspoilt coastline and dreamy night skies.

Exmoor National Park provides the very best riding ground for miles around, and these riding centres are experts in guiding you to the very best riding spots.

The Exmoor Pony Centre
Exmoor Riding
Brendon Manor with Horse Livery

Exmoor National Park is the most beautiful place to explore the outdoors on foot and with over 1000km of footpaths and bridleways, through oak woodlands, alongside tumbling rivers and across open heather-covered moorland, whatever your level, the options are endless. Countryfile have a fantastic website below listing a selection of the best walks in the area.

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There are many beaches just a short drive away from Exford, on the North Devonshire Coastline.

Blue Anchor Beach (14.4 miles)
Dunster Beach (13.3 miles)
Minehead Beach (14 miles)
Lynmouth Beach (16 miles)
Porlock Beach (8.3 miles)
Combe Beach (19 miles)
Woolacombe Beach (27.5 miles)
Croyde (31.4 miles)
Putsborough Beach (31.5 miles)
Saunton Beach (31.7 miles)

Devon is full of stunning period estates set within beautiful surroundings. Being open to the public, they are a wonderful way to spend a sunny Devonshire afternoon.

Arlington Court
Dunster Castle
Knightshayes Court

The medieval village of Dunster is in Somerset, within the Exmoor National Park. With itโ€™s castle, yarn market, tithe barn and a wealth of listed buildings, Dunster is a favourite destination for many tourists.

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The Tarr Steps are a prehistoric clapper bridge across the River Barle in the Exmoor National Park, Somerset. A typical clapper bridge construction, the bridge possibly dates to around 1000 bc. The stone slabs weigh up to 5 tons a piece. According to local legend, they were placed by the devil to win a bet.

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Where Exmoor meets the sea, Lynton and Lynmouth are quaint seaside towns connected by the Cliff Railway, the highest and steepest fully water powered Victorian railway in the World! Whilst you’re in the area, it’s worth visiting the Valley of the Rocks.

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