Where the lush valleys of Hoar Oak Water and the East Lyn river tumble together sits Watersmeet House, a 19th-century fishing...
Where the lush valleys of Hoar Oak Water and the East Lyn river tumble together sits Watersmeet House, a 19th-century fishing lodge, now a National Trust shop, tea room and information point. Watersmeet House was built in 1832 as a fishing lodge by the Reverend W.S.Halliday, the son of a rich businessman. The stone for the house was quarried at Watersmeet, above the East Lyn River. Sitting in a beautiful wooded river valley, Watersmeet and its surrounds are a fantastic place to walk, and enjoy the abundant wildlife and nature of this part of Exmoor. Please visit the National Trust Website for more information on opening times and the history and wildlife of Watersmeet and the surrounding countryside. Visit the "Things to Do" page to download a great walk to see the best the area has to offer.
West Country Blacksmiths are a group of extremely talented Blacksmiths, metalworkers, designers and engineers who have come...
West Country Blacksmiths are a group of extremely talented Blacksmiths, metalworkers, designers and engineers who have come together to form a formidable metalworking team offering a huge range of premium services from the National Trust forge known as Allerford Forge.
Allerford Forge is based int he beautiful village of Allerford on the Holincote Estate on the edge of Exmoor in Somerset, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The teams work is also a thing of beauty, producing some of the finest metalwork for both local and national project from there forge, using the traditional coal forge which blacksmiths have used for centuries.
As part of the vast range of services the team offer, the forge continues to offer a traditional 'blacksmiths down the road.' service which repairs this and fixes that for locals, which most communities have lost over the years.
the forge also boasts a onsite gallery displaying pictures of the teams work and a number of interesting items available to purchase.
The forge is a fully working forge and through you can not enter the building, you can still see the team at work though the doors and windows, whilst also seeing a local smith working the traditional coal forge.