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“Milkhouse was excellent” 5 of 5 stars
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No.1 - 3 Horsebridge Cottages | Horsebridge Common, Ashurst, Ashurst BN44 3AL, England   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Surbiton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Milkhouse was excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

My husband and I have just returned from a 4 night stay at the Milkhouse with our 15 month old son. The location is idyllic, the standard of the accommodation 5 star and the owners absolutely lovely. The homemade bread, dinner and cookies were delicious and there is plenty to do around the area for toddlers/children - a local soft play, little farms and activities for wet weather eg Brighton aquarium. And the spa treatments make it extra special for adults too!

I would definitely recommend this cottage and hope to return in the future.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Having not long returned from a wonderful 4 night stay at The Milkhouse, I am wary of praising too highly as we want to return next year and I do not want to find the accommodation fully booked! We were greeted with freshly baked scones and tea on arrival, something which I had again during our stay as they were so delicious. The bedrooms were immaculate and fresh towels a plenty were laid out on arrival. The toy chest and toy mice were a great hit with my little girl, little things like this really do give the cottage such charm. My daughter was delighted at the chickens that roam free and loved a daily visit to the swings and trampoline.

The cottage is set within beautiful grounds and is ideally located for easy access to many areas of interest. All in all a wonderful stay and we cannot wait to return.

Carol, Stuart and Eva

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We just got back from a lovely 4 night break at the Artisan Bakehouse. The location is fantastic being in the middle of the countryside but with the advantage of the nearby town of Steyning for local shopping. Not that you'll need to do any food shopping if you take up the offer of the owners, Les and Louise, doing the cooking for you! We took advantage of this on each night and it was fabulous! Good home cooked food (in vast quantities) always complete with freshly baked bread.

We travelled with our 11 month old baby and the cottage was well equipped for this with high chair, baby bath, toys etc. Everything was spotlessly clean and the grounds are immaculate especially with all the spring bulbs in bloom. The roaming chickens and rabbits were a particular favourite for our baby, and he also very much enjoyed the swing.

Both Les and Louise can't do enough to help make your stay as enjoyable as possible. We felt like we actually had a holiday - not an easy thing to achieve with a baby in tow! We shall return as soon as we can!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Les and Louise achieve exactly what they promise on the website - passionate bakers with beautifully clean and well maintained accommodation. We felt totally welcomed and at home as soon as we arrived, and all the baby gear was a great help. Thanks for a lovely stay!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We spent Easter week in The Milkhouse and enjoyed every minute of our stay. Despite extremely cold weather, this lovely cottage was warm and cosy - a perfect base to return to after a day out. Les and Louise were so friendly and helpful.Their personal touches and attention to detail were second to none. During our stay we had a breakfast and some evening meals which were all delicious. We would love to return and would strongly recommend a visit to our friends and family.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I had read the amazing reviews before going and it is all true! The owners were lovely to deal with before and during our stay. And they made it easy to travel with a little one - we have an 18 month old toddler and it was great as a high chair/cot/changing mat and other kiddie things were provided and there was a lovely little toy box that he enjoyed too. We took advantage of the breakfast and dinner options - the dinner was delivered to our door so we could eat at our leisure! We loved it all. The breads were amazing and both myself and my partner agree the scones on arrival were a highlight of our stay!! We stayed in the Milkhouse which has a large conservatory opening up the ground floor to lots of light. You should definite consider it only has a kitchenette if you are cooking for yourself. The weather wasn't great when we were there but we were introduced to their chickens and hens, and got out and about too to a local farm (recommended) and Brighton too. We'd love to stay again when it is warmer and the pool is open.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We had the most wonderful break at The Milkhouse last week. Louise and Les couldn't have been more helpful and friendly and their food is comfort food at its very very best!!! The Milkhouse is cosy and stylish and our little girl adored the swings, trampoline and feeding the rabbits! We'd love to go back very soon! Just wonderful!!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: No.1 - 3 Horsebridge Cottages | Horsebridge Common, Ashurst, Ashurst BN44 3AL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > West Sussex > Ashurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Ashurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful 16th Century Sussex Farmhouse set in 5 acres of pretty gardens and woodland. Offering two newly renovated self-catering holiday cottages with the option to enjoy delicious home cooked AGA meals from our Farmhouse kitchen. Kingsize beds, luxury bathrooms, cosy log fires & deep armchairs in the winter, a heated outdoor pool to swim in, or relax by with a book in the summer. Relaxation treatments available from visiting Covent Garden Neals yard therapist. Acres of gardens and woodlands, chickens & ducks to feed and lots of other wildlife to spot. Parents will appreciate the tasteful luxurious cottage interiors and thoughtful added extras from fresh baked breakfasts, gourmet meal deliveries, babysitting and plentiful baby gear; whilst mini guests make the most of exploring. Set in a secluded rural ideal on the edge of the beautiful South Downs National Park yet just 5 minutes from the pretty vibrant village of Steyning and beaches within 10 minutes too! ... more   less 

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