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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Erlestoke, Wiltshire, England

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gh1232014
Tamworth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Another perfect stay at The Milk House”
Reviewed 1 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

This is our second trip in six months. We stayed from 25th march -1st April.
Wonderful place.
Mixture of weather but that gives you an excuse to stay in around the log burner when it is bad.
Our grandchildren who live not to far away came over and had hours of fun on the huge trampoline. It was lambing season and Tony the farmer who rents the fields from Rebecca allowed them to pet the newly born lambs which for a 3 and 4 year old was magical. The huge 10 seater kitchen table allowed us to have the whole family over for a wonderful easter lunch. Rebecca had kindly filled the small room with toys which was great when the rain came for the children.
The cottage has everthing you need. Easy drive to Bath,Stonehenge,Devizes, Salisbury and further.
We have stayed in many beautiful cottages and homes over the years but this beats them all hands down.
We shall return again and again.

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Liked best: space and log fire
Liked least: not applicablr
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3 Apr 2016
Gail, thank you so much, we loved seeing you all again! Becca
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Zoe C
Worcester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Heaven in Wiltshire!!!”
Reviewed 8 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

This place is idyllic. The accommodation is everything you could wish from a country cottage - cosy, comfortable yet very high spec. A home-from-home well equipped kitchen, relaxing living area with brilliant log burner and very comfy beds. We wanted for nothing when we stayed here. Rebecca seemed more of a friend throughout the whole booking and stay rather than a 'landlord' and we were so content knowing she was on hand for literally anything!!

I cannot praise Rebecca and the cottage enough - truly felt like we popped to stay at a friend's house!!! Thank you.

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Liked best: Home from home feeling
Liked least: Getting shouted at for losing our way off the public footpath!
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Rich S
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“Wonderful Stay, Lovely Building & Incredibly Helpful Owner”
Reviewed 11 February 2016 for a stay in April 2014

I'm in two minds about writing this review, because after this I suspect it'll be so sold out I'll never have a chance to stay there again!

We came over a few years back for an impromptu Easter vacation to see the UK extended family. At the time, the Milk House cottage I think had only just been renovated, gone on the market and I have to say Rebecca did a wonderful job - it's absolutely lovely place to stay and has a lot of character. Evenings were spent downstairs reading with the children with the log fire going. Our UK family would drop in and the kitchen, with the long table, was perfect for entertaining and for Easter dinner. The drying racks were a nice features - we used those a few times when it rained and our kit got wet.

One other thing we needed was for our young (5 & 2.5 year old) US born children to experience the British countryside. Erlestoke is a perfect place for this, and the start point for a really nice hike from Erlestoke to the Three Daggers Pub at Edington via Coulston. Not a long hike but perfect for the young ones and a great destination for lunch to meet up with those that are elderly and drive.... Have a nice walk in the countryside, a great pub lunch and a beer, then walk a couple of miles home. You can't beat that. We did that a few times because it was so easy - the path starts literally at the cottage, but the area has a ton of hiking.

Also we'll never forget the children going hunting for real eggs in Easter, being told about the different chickens having different personalities and also Tony introducing the children to the farm animals. Again Rebecca was a wonderful host and her recommendations were spot on and really helped us get the best out of our stay.

Heads up for Rebecca - we're coming back and this time we have 3 youngsters! Look forward to seeing you!

Cheers

Rich & Jül Schofield

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Jane P
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely”
Reviewed 18 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We stayed in the milk house in January, 3 adults and 2 toddlers, it was everything we were hoping for, very comfy, modern with a fantastic kitchen, equipped with everything you could wish for, it was toddler friendly with plenty off room to play, both inside and out, the most important thing for me as I am disabled was the roomy walk in shower room next to the large double bedroom which had underfloor heating, both on the ground floor, perfect. We hope to return in the summer.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Weather
Travelling group: Young Children
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Stephanie...
Cardiff
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“Our perfect Xmas Holiday Cottage”
Reviewed 31 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

We have had the most wonderful Christmas, staying at The Mil House. I have to give all the credit to my daughter and son in law for finding and booking The Milk House, and what a great choice they made. It was a perfect cottage for our family Christmas. It has been beautifully furnished and has bags of character. The living room is a lovely cosy space and we enjoyed many hours relaxing in front of the log burner. The kitchen with its big country table was great for our many family, festive meals. Becca and her daughter had kindly decorated a tree and put up fairy lights ready for our festive stay. I would highly recommend a stay in The Milk House, we were 6 for most of the time and found it a great space. Would definitely recommend a trip to the Three Daggers pub in the next village and the farm shop is very well stocked too. We were sorry to leave The Milk House and hope to revisit.

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Liked best: Overall character and ambience of the cottage
Travelling group: Extended Family
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gh1232014
Tamworth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
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“Pure perfection”
Reviewed 4 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

stay from 28th aug-4th september

This was a combined holiday and surprise birthday for hubby.
To celebrate his 60th, I arranged for family and friends to stay with us as a surprise.
The Milk House was perfect. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms one being a walk in wet room and an additional toilet, huge modern country kitchen and long kitchen table to seat ten.
separate utility and adjoining study/ bedroom.the cottage has everything you need.it is beautifully decorated and spotless.
The lounge was spacious with a wonderful modern log burner.
we sat outside saturday afternoon drinking and chatting looking out on their very own orchard of plum and apple trees.
the cottage is next to the owners own house which is stunning.it looks out over their farm and small allotment which we were encouraged to help ourselves to all sorts of fruit and veg and beautiful flowers. the owners rent out the land to Tony a local farmer who is a wealth of local information. you would think you were on a country estate and not a farm
it is so clean and tidy with beautiful gardens.

Rebecca the owner gave us such a warm and friendly welcome.
This place is truly perfection.
we will return

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PVolpe
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
“Best holiday let I've ever stayed in”
Reviewed 18 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

A very comfortable, well equipped house which felt spacious even with 7 adults gathered for a family wedding.

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Liked best: Beautifully decorated and well equipped kitchen
Liked least: Found using the shower in upstairs bathroom tricky so had to go downstairs to shower
Travelling group: Extended Family
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