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The Walnuts Country House
Ranked #1 of 1 West Row B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Just returned from the walnuts it was brilliant Diane and Steve are lovely they work so hard to make sure your stay is good would recommend this to anyone. There is complimentary food and drink and open fires. Would go again

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

We used The Walnuts as a base for our wedding in Ely and our hosts could not have done more to make our stay wonderful. They welcomed our whole party of 24 with open arms and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were comfortable and breakfast was great too. The spa treatments were excellent also. To make it more special for us they put up Just Married banners, gave us bubbly with strawberries and chocs and petals in a heart shape on our bed. On the morning of the wedding my nail split and Dianne went to town to get glue to fix it. She also helped to get my dress done up too. We would recommend this as a weekend getaway. What an amazing couple and brilliant set up. Thank you.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We have just returned from The Walnuts where we celebrated our Honeymoon, we stayed in Bread Oven Cottage and have hard the most wonderful time.

On our arrival we were delighted and surprised to be met with chilled champagne and a "Just Married" banner on our front door and also inside the cottage, our hot tub was bubbling and we wasted no time in jumping in.

The cottage itself was clean and beautifully decorated, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom was equally as lovely.

There are lots of unexpected little extras that make all the difference and for which we were most grateful; bread, milk, a beer and some breakfast supplies to name but a few.

Our hosts Steve and Diane were simply fantastic, we ordered breakfast on Sunday morning and it arrived freshly cooked and hot at exactly the time we ordered it. It was one of the nicest breakfasts we've had, and we're pretty fussy!

The hot tub was the one of the main requirements for us and we were not disappointed, even the torrential rain didn't put us off, when we weren't sitting in the rain we sipped champagne and relaxed by candlelight and fairy lights, it was perfect.

We can't recommend this little cottage enough

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Carlym666
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

I am loath to write this, as the proprietors could not have been more friendly, welcoming or accommodating. The first thing to say is that the reality of the interior of the house does not match the more up-market image presented on their website. House in the country it certainly is, however, 'Country House' creates a rather different impression; it may well be Grade II listed, but is in need of some renovation. You enter via the kitchen through tired communal area - with a fabulous open fireplace - but currently given over to the owners' cats. Although our generous-sized bedroom had some nice touches like the brass bed and Victorian pine cupboard, the interior could really use some basic overall updating. The mattress was very soft, not ideal for those with a need for better support. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, as there is no communal area downstairs in which to eat. Breakfast itself was fine although from the website you wonder why they do not stretch to something a little more appetizing than packet butter and jam, a shame as they had thoughtfully left orange juice, yogurt and an extra carton of fresh milk in the fridge also containing a small selection of complimentary soft drinks, beer and cider. The bathroom was outside the bedroom, and although windowless, was clean and spacious.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank InspectorFoodie
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

WOW, I couldn't wait to get home to write this review of the Walnuts Country House.

I only booked this a few days ago, and so glad I did. Myself & my husband have travelled to many places in the UK as well as overseas and we have never encountered such wonderful hosts.

Positives:

1. Fully stocked fridge - Water, beer, cola, yogurts, milk.
2. Fully stocked breakfast basket - cereals, fresh fruit, butter, loaf of bread, jams, butter - tea, coffee.
3. Amazing welcome - even by the lovely little cats!
4. Great, Great, Breakfast in the morning at OUR requested time - Thanks Steve!
5. Cot, Highchair and baby gate provided for our one year old daughter, not to mention the massive box of toys to keep her occupied - Thanks Diane! :)
6. Wonderful newmarket suite, great TV, Great WIFI, Amazing bathroom - Even better view from the lounge window.
7. Enough information from the owners on where to go and what to visit.
8. perfect location - friendly, quiet and a great little walk through the fields to the pub.
9. Lovely sleep - even our daughter thought so!
10. Perfect stay all round.
11. SPOTLESS throughout!


Negatives:

Absolutely NONE!

Can't wait to visit again...

Room Tip: Newmarket suite! Cosy, enchanting, great for couples & romance & equally as great for famili...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank AVMEssex
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Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Had 2 nights in the Old Store...what a treat. So much space! Huge room with massive bed that was unbelievably comfortable! Great vaulted ceiling, huge tv with surround sound, a free mini bar and little kitchen area too. Made to feel so welcome by the proprietors. Superb spot for relaxation and romance!
Rosie

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank Rosie P
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Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the cosy cottage. It is a 2-up 2-down semi with a cute little garden just big enough for some decking, a hot tub, a garden table for 2, a bench with trellis arch. The garden is screened on all sides so, although neighbours are pretty close, the garden is private.

The house is basic, but clean and perfectly adequate. Provided you come expecting that, not 5* you will be perfectly happy. The hot tub is a joy especially on a clear august night, and the owners are friendly, generous and accomodating. We arrived late on a Sunday with no supplies and not only was there basic stuff (bread and butter, jam, tea, coffee), chilled bottled water, and a few beers already there, the owner gave us a bottle of wine (for which he refused payment) and a frank guide to the options for food.

Would stay again. Honest, unpretentious, and best of all, welcoming.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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1  Thank Tw0BritsAbroad
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Address: 101 Friday Street, West Row, Mildenhall IP28 8PB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Mildenhall > West Row
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in West Row
Price Range: $118 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Walnuts Country House 2*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Walnuts is a 300 year old Grade II listed country house set within 2 acres of paddocks, 2 miles from Mildenhall and Thetford Forest. Guests can enjoy spa treatments and an in-room free mini-bar. Rooms and cottages at The Walnuts feature a free mini-bar, WiFi, Freeview, DVD selection, bathrobes, luxury toiletries and Egyptian cotton sheets. Thetford Forest 3 miles, Newmarket and Ely 20 min drive, Cambridge 30 mins. ... more   less 
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