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“Friendly host, nice location”
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Gages Mill
Ranked #2 of 12 Ashburton B&B and Inns
Nottingham
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29 reviews
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“Friendly host, nice location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

Gages Mill is set just outside Ashburton & is a lovely, warm B&B. The host Kate is a warm & welcoming host.
The building is in large spacious gardens.
The rooms are clean & comfortable and the breakfast very good. There was a large bowl of strawberries & raspberries which we really enjoyed.
It is about a short (15 min) walk to Ashburton & we had a nice meal at the Royal Oak pub.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2012

Whilst we only stayed for one night we wished we could have stayed for more. Great location for access to Dartmoor and within walking distance of Ashburton itself. Superb hosts offering a warm welcome to their fabulous mill set in beautiful gardens. Clean and well presented and a very comfortable bed. A very enjoyable breakfast of fresh local fruit followed by scrambled eggs and salmon set us up for the day. It really is a great place to be based. Kate & Nathan - we shall be back.........

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Tigerlil434, Owner at Gages Mill, responded to this review, 17 March 2013
Hello SellickM. Firstly, many thanks for taking the time to leave this lovely feedback for us and Gages Mill. Both Nathan and I really enjoyed reading your feedback and are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. As you mention in your review, it would be lovely to see you back again. Kindest regards Nathan and Kate.
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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

What a delight Gages Mill is! We spent six nights there and were very pleased to find such a lovely place. Kate and Nathan are very warm and welcoming and willingly offered advice on enjoying the area. In the middle of the country yet very close to Ashburton and the motorway, it offers views of green fields and sheep as well as many birds that come to Kate's feeders. Gages Mill is spotlessly clean and Kate's breakfasts are lovely. We will be very pleased to come back.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tigerlil434, Owner at Gages Mill, responded to this review, 28 December 2012
Hi guys. It's really kind of you to have taken the time to write this lovely feedback. It was a pleasure having you with us and your story, catching up with a long lost relative in Ashburton, was a lovely one to be involved with. My apologies for taking so long to send this 'thank you' note - it's all been pretty busy, not that that is a good enough excuse. It would be lovely to see you back here in the future. We're closed at the moment, until start March 2013, so it's all wall papering, painting and routine maintenance at the moment! Hope you had a great Christmas and we wish you a fantastic 2013. Kindest regards, Kate and Nathan.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012 via mobile

I have to say one of the nicest B&B's I've sayed in for a long time. The old building really gives you a country feel and the really nice nice gardens around the property and loverly. The breakfast was equally as good with really fresh seasonal fruit and my favourite raspberries. They do cooked breakfast too but I had to leave really early in the morning but they made sure they had some breakfast out for me in the morning before I left.

Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Tigerlil434, Owner at Gages Mill, responded to this review, 28 December 2012
Hello Gabbs1. Firstly, my apologies for not having written this 'thank you' response sooner. Feedback such as yours is always a great pleasure for Nathan and I to receive and it's very kind of you to take the time to share details of your experience with the trip advisor community. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again sometime. Hope you had a great Christmas and Happy New Year for 2013. KIndest regards, Kate.
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2012

We stayed at Gages Mill Country Guest House for one night in May. The guest house is a converted 500 year old woollen mill about 1 mile from the Ashburton village in a quiet rural setting with a large garden. It has a lounge but no bar or restaurant. Full English breakfast was included in the tarriff of 85 pounds per night. We stayed in room 4 on the first floor which was spacious with views over the garden. Kate and Nathan provided a friendly welcome. The ensuite bathroom was spacious by English standards. Parking is free on site. Ashburton is a large picturesque village with a number of antique and decorative furniture shops and the nearby Buckfast Abbey and monastery, established 1000 years ago by the Benedictines, is a local attraction (Admission is free!). Dartmoor Lodge pub/restaurant is a 3 minute walk from Gages Mill and there are a number of restaurants and pubs within a 5 minute drive in the town. Dining at Dartmoor Lodge is very good and is recommended.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tigerlil434, Owner at Gages Mill, responded to this review, 17 August 2012
Hello Nicolinter. Many thanks for taking the time to write this review and for the 5 star rating. We have been here for three seasons now and the vast majority of feedback is 100% positive. However, as with everything, Gages Mill isn't perfect and we want to be upfront about the niggles that people have occasional raised. As we are on a borehole (not mains water) we have a gravity fed water system which will not cope with the demands of power showers (these use as much water as a bath). We have installed top of the range Mira showers specifically designed to maximise pressure / water flow from gravity fed systems. The showers are good, but not power showers. During the summer months, when the weather is warmer, the nights can be very still and people have bedroom windows open at night, we do, on occasion, have people comment that they have heard some road noise - and we agree, this can happen. With windows closed you do not hear the road. These are things we took into consideration when we purchased Gages Mill. We, like you, found these to be very minor issues which were easily outweighed by the benefits of Gages Mills location and environment. That said, if you are looking for a place to stay that specifically has power showers then Gages Mill is not that place. Likewise, if some distant road noise could be a problem then please be aware that there could be some on some occasions - but to have less road noise would probably mean staying at a more remote location which would not be within such easy walking distance of Ashburton.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2012

Kate and Nathan were very friendly, and a welcome change from the B&B we had just vacated in Buckfastleigh. Room was totally satisfactory, with peaceful views from the windows and pleasant walk-around area outside. Would love to return.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tigerlil434, Owner at Gages Mill, responded to this review, 17 August 2012
Dear Charlotte - Many thanks for taking the time to write this 5 star review of Gages Mill. Nathan and I are both pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and, as per your comments, it would be nice to see you again in the future. Kindest regards, Kate.
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2012

Stayed 3 nights here, and have nothing but praise for Kate and Nathans B and B.
The room was very comfortable with a lovely view over the countryside. Breakfasts were excellent.
The warm and genuine welcome from Kate and Nathan was the icing on the cake. Special mention to Zoe as well who was doing an excellent job of helping out over a busy weekend.
Sadly the weather wasn't on our side but if it had been the lovely gardens would have been perfect for enjoying a bottle of wine!
Kate was also very kind in posting an item we had left behind in the room on to us.
Our first choice for accomodation when we pass this way again.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gages Mill

Property: Gages Mill
Address: Gages Mill Buckfastleigh Road | Ashburton, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 7JW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Ashburton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Ashburton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Gages Mill 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gages Mill is a family owned and run Guest House / Bed and Breakfast located on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, on the outskirts of the town of Ashburton. We have seven guest rooms comprising; six doubles, one twin and a family room that we can provide with a double and temporary full sized single bed and, if requested, a single blow up mattress bed. We purchased Gages Mill in September 2009 and have carried out extensive renovation and improvement works with our aim being to create an atmosphere and environment which we would ourselves appreciate if we were staying for a night or more. We love it - we think you will too. Kindest regards, Kate and Nathan. ... more   less 
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