The Forge House

Experience the timeless atmosphere of a 400 year old Forge. Release the stress of the daily grind and step back in time into a building that is rich in character and has been sympathetically modernised with all the latest conviniences. Original stone walls and low, beamed cielings run throughout this building that has stood on this spot since the 17th century.

The Forge is located in Georgeham which was home to the famous author Henry Willaimson who put North Devon on the map with his stories of Tarka the otter. Georgeham is a beautiful and historic village just 2 miles from Croyde and close to both Croyde and Putsborough beaches.


The Forge House

The Forge house is a converted blacksmith forge and attached barn containing 4/5 bedrooms, a large lounge and dining room and well-equipped kitchen. This accommodation is over many levels and includes a self contained annexe. It is a house of well designed features using many natural materials blending modern with old. The outside space is just as unique offering three ‘garden rooms'

One of the main attractions of the Forge is its location. The nearest beach is the award winning Putsborough Sands approximately one and half miles from the front door. If surfing is your thing you will appreciate the sounds of the waves from Croyde the well known surf spot whilst at the Forge. The village of Georgeham itself surrounds this property. A few steps up the road takes you to the well stocked village shop, or the village restaurant at ‘The Lower House' and of course the famous Rock Inn.

The Forge House is a perfect place for families to stay in, Georgeham in or out of the summer season. With so many different levels and rooms widely spaced out there is no reason for anyone not to enjoy the time spent there.



The front door takes you directly into a rustic pine Kitchen/ Diner with duel fuel range cooker, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, dishwasher, butler sink and TV with satellite connection. Large slate centre piece seats 4

The dining room is a converted barn of large proportion with exposed beams and skylights. A dining table here seats 8-10 people and is perfect for those big dinners on a winter's night.

Off of the dining room is a large twin room and a fitted wardrobe. This room has a door leading to a rustic bunk room. A perfect area for the teenagers!

Also on this floor is the main batroom featuring a white suite bath with power shower over and a glass screen, WC hand washbasin, electric chrome towel warmer and heated tiled flooring for those frosty mornings.

First Floor

Situated on the first floor is the lounge. This is a beautiful cosy room of exposed stone walls, window seats, solid oak floors and a wood burner. Ample seating for everyone around the large TV. This room also has satellite viewing plus a DVD player with full surround. DVDs can be hired from the local village shop.

Access to the Annex is from this room and also the gardens.

The Annex is a separate room from the main house which holds a double bedroom and a wet room with shower, white WC, hand washbasin, electric chrome towel warmer and heated tiled floor.

Second Floor

This floor contains two rooms. A small double with wardrobe and solid oak floors and the master bedroom. This room has a small ensuite comprising white WC and hand basin, a large walk in wardrobe and French doors leading out on to one of the many decks.


One of The Forge's most attractive features is its enclosed decked garden of many levels. It is set out in a series of ‘garden rooms'

– a main leisure area which is a large deck for eating out (table, chairs and parasol provided), a central area which can be accessed from French doors off of the main bedroom and is perfect for small barbecues (small barby provided) or sitting with a glass of wine or two: and finally the top deck which is designed to take hammocks (hooks are provided – so don't forget to bring one if you have one!) where you can take in the sun sets and the countryside views

The views from the decks of the beautiful village of Georgeham and the surrounding countryside is one you shouldn't miss.



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400 year old Forge with lots of character

Situated between Croyde and Georgeham

Nearby Croyde Bay
Beautiful decking with amazing views over Georgeham
Beamed lounge with original stone fireplace and wooden floors. Spacious, yet cosy
On-Suite bedroom
Natural wooden floors and furniture throughout


Summary – At a Glance

Property Details

4-5 bedroom sleeping 8-10 people

3 double rooms, 1 twin, 1 bunk

All utility bills included

Linen provided on request at £5 per person

Special Features

Newly decorated through out

Character in every room

Log burner

Amazing garden

For Surfers

Storage and easy access to beaches

For Children

Travel cot and stair gate on request