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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Honiton, Devon, England

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“Fantastic holiday home which always exceeds our expectations ”
Reviewed 27 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

This is our third visit to the Milkshed and as ever we are extremely impressed with the very high standard of accommodation, set in the glorious Devonshire countryside.The property is beautifully furnished and everything is catered for, including buckets and spades to borrow for the beach. There is nothing that the hosts haven't thought of. What lets most properties down of this standard is the comfort of the beds. However, at the Milkshed the beds are luxurious.

Since our last visit there is a coffee machine complete with coffee pods, which means you have no reason even to leave the accommodation. You certainly wouldn't want to miss though the array of beautiful places to visit within a fairly short drive away, including Sidmouth and Lyme Regis. When you return there is a hot tub waiting for you to relax in.

Katie and Mark are outstanding hosts, and nothing is too much trouble. Katie each year puts our online food shop away, so that it is ready for when we arrive, allowing us to start our holiday straight away.

I therefore cannot recommend the Milkshed more highly.

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Management Response
28 May 2017
What a lovely review! We are delighted you've chosen to return to The Milkshed - we try to improve the property each year so great to know the Nespresso machine has gone down well!
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Amy R
Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“Perfect!!”
Reviewed 17 February 2017 for a stay in January 2017

My partner and I visited at the end of January for our engagement weekend and it was truly fabulous!! A beautiful location and completed to such a high standard - it really is perfect!

All the little touches are fantastic and really make it... from home-made brownies and a pre-heated hot tub on arrival to the kitchen goods supplied (that you always forget when you go on holiday

Thank you Katie and Mark for helping make our engagement weekend so memorable, we'll definitely be back!

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Management Response
18 Feb 2017
Thank you for your lovely review. We were honoured to be chosen as the location for your engagement weekend and wish you a lifetime of happiness together.
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“Mr”
Reviewed 6 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Fantastic stay, amazing place and grounds. The "studio" is huge and well equipped, perfect for some quiet family time away for people with busy schedules! Try the shooting, great fun!

Thanks Mark and Katie, see you again soon,

The Burns.

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Management Response
10 Jan 2017
Delighted you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for the review and glad you enjoyed the shooting.
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Andy S
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4 reviews
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“Perfect Christmas Getaway”
Reviewed 30 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016

My wife and I stayed at the Milkshed with a couple of friends for four days over Christmas. We picked up a fairly last minute cancellation and couldn't believe our luck.

The accommodation was perfect for the four of us, with two good sized bedrooms, a large dining area and a great sofa big enough for us all! The kitchen was well stocked (we were able to cook Christmas dinner in it) and the log burner created a cosy atmosphere in the evenings. The wood fired hot tub was a real treat on Christmas eve!

Location was brilliant - 10 minute drive to Hontion with plenty of shops and supermarkets, and only about 25 minutes down to the beautiful beaches of Branscombe and Beer.

Katie was super easy to communicate with and a fantastic host, with a couple of welcome treats for our arrival. We would definitely stay again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
31 Dec 2016
We are delighted you had a lovely Christmas getaway! It is so nice to hear that you enjoyed our new hot tub and that the accommodation worked well for the four of you. Happy New Year!
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Shaunbyer...
Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
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“Chillaxation”
Reviewed 14 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016

I'm not normally one for writing reviews but the milkshed was the perfect spot to bring my mother and brother to chill out in the Devon country side. Mark and Katie were the perfect hosts with mark cooking us dinner in two evening which were absolutely divine and you can see his michelan training coming through the food he cooked for us. My mum had the opportunity to have a in house massage and manicure, while I had a pedicure which was fabulous all done by a local expert. I can't express how well they took care of my mother and for that I am eternally gratefully to them. I'm would highly recommend the milkshed for a relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle of the busy world. And definitely get mark to cook for you at least once. 5* all the way.

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Management Response
15 Dec 2016
Thank you for your review and kind words. We were delighted to help make your family have an extra special stay!
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Melody198...
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Perfect home from home”
Reviewed 10 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016

The Milkshed exceeded all our expectations (and it already looked pretty good from the website/photos) - faultless! So cosy and homely, with everything you could wish for. We could have easily had a chilled out weekend hibernating away at the Milkshed, but it is also in a great location for exploring the surrounding Devon countryside. A weekend definitely wasn't long enough - I hope to be back soon! The hot tub is a fantastic addition - a lovely way to end a relaxing day. Thank you for a perfect weekend retreat.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Dec 2016
Thank you for your review - we are really pleased you had a great weekend! The peace and quiet lends itself to hibernation!
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MatthewJK...
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“Lovely cottage - superb for New Year Break”
Reviewed 4 December 2016 for a stay in January 2016

The Milkshed is a wonderful open plan barn conversion of the highest standards. We had a wonderful stay for New Years 2015 /16. Very comfortable, very warm and very well equipped.

Katie & Mark were excellent hosts discretely available to help and nothing was too much trouble. As a special treat we booked Mark's catering expertise and had a top notch dining experience in the comfort of our cottage - simply first class food and lovely service from Katie. Mark really is a fabulous chef and the food was right up there with the best we've ever had!

This is a lovely part of Devon, easily and quickly accessible in a few hours from home for us and The Milkshed made a great base to explore locally.

A real test of a holiday rental for us is would we go back...the answer in this case is most definitely!

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Liked best: Katie is a great host, on hand when needed and very accommodating, couldn't ask for better, more friendly service
Liked least: Nothing at all - everything was spot on.
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
13 Dec 2016
Thank you for your lovely review - we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Milkshed.
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