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“Perfect Christmas Getaway”
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Barn -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Honiton, Devon, England

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Andy S
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4 reviews
3 hotel 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
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Chillaxation”
Reviewed 15 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“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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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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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...
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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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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helen c
1 review
“ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS”
Reviewed 16 November 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We have visited the Milkshed 3 times in the past 18 months. Katie and Mark are very welcoming hosts. The property is absolutely stunning. Fixtures and fittings are extremely high quality, underfloor heating and a woodburner. We had a wonderful sunday roast cooked by Mark - a real treat! Fantastic grounds with a lovely lake to stroll round. Great location, very peaceful but handy to get around devon and cornwall. Looking forward to using the new hot tub on our next visit.

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Liked best: absolutely everything
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
17 Nov 2016
It is always particularly lovely to welcome guests who choose to return to The Milkshed as it is such a compliment. We are glad you enjoy the peaceful location and agree that it makes a great base for exploring the South West, which has so much to offer. We hope to welcome you again soon.
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