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Millstream Cottage
Ranked #1 of 11 Dunster B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dawlish, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“"Five Star B & B!"”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Having lived abroad for many years we have come home and are re-visiting places we remember enjoying when we first visited. We looked at the hotels in the town. One got a terrible review and the others had parties in or functions on, where, from experience, a couple like us, can get overlooked somewhat when it comes to service. Still keen to return to Dunster after twenty years we looked at Bed & Breakfast accomodation and discovered delightful Millstream Cottage, which from the reviews sounded idyllic. Battling disruptions caused by the flooding, we arrived to be greeted by most welcoming hosts, Sue and Charles who immediately lit a fire in the cosy, tastefully decorated and furnished lounge and served us a welcome pot of tea and a home-made cake that melted in the mouth. Our room was spacious and cosy, the breakfasts excellent!! After a walk round the village in the rain they took our coats away to dry by their Aga. Our three-night stay was far better than a hotel and we would have asked if they could accomodate us over the whole weekend had it not been for concerns about the flooding and our need to get home. Millstream Cottage proved to be a quite exceptional B&B to stay in and celebrate a birthday and we would certainly like to return. We give it the HIGHEST recommendation. Very many thanks and best wishes to Sue and Charles for making our stay so relaxing and enjoyable. A bientot! Bettina & Alexandrovitch

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

After staying for 2 nights in 2011, Millstream Cottage was a place that we knew we would return to.
We have just had our second perfect stay for 5 nights (never long enough) in October 2012.
From our 2 amazing hosts Sue and Charles, to the cosy lounge, country cottage comfy bedrooms, stunning homecooked breakfasts (the best baked mushrooms and tomatoes around which I am missing terribly) and home baked biscuits in our rooms, we wouldn't change a thing.
Dunster is a beautiful village that offers a lot in itself, and is well placed for great day trips out, that Sue and Charles are only too happy to help you plan....right down to printing off directions!
Our hosts also have a great knowledge of the best places to eat and will happily book for you.
Millstream Cottage is beautifully presented inside and out and so cosy.
But best of all are Sue and Charles, two people who are definitely in the right business and make you feel right at home.
Thanks for a wonderful stay (and for drying my raincoat).
Can't wait to visit Millstream Cottage again.
Helen & Janet from Melbourne, Australia.

Room Tip: Have stayed in all three rooms and all are equally well decorated and comfortable.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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London
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

My husband and I stayed for one night on 13th October and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. I had very high expectations from all the positive reviews but I am pleased to confirm they were all met. The B&B is a lovely cosy cottage and furnished to a very high standard. I agree with all the comments already made by previous reviewers about the welcoming hosts, attention to detail, personal touches and delicious breakfast. Sue was very helpful when my forgetful husband left his book behind and kindly posted it on to us. We look forward to visiting again in the future.

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely but my personal preference is the red room (I like the decor).
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Leicestershire
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

A lovely place with excellent hospitality, from arriving until leaving, local restaurant booked for us , a lovely tea and homemade apple cake on arrival, a lovely room with nice little touches,very tastefully done with lovely homemade cookies, and a really lovely breakfast, and finally two wonderful hosts, nothing too much trouble,can't wait to return. Thank you for a very pleasant stay just wished it could have been longer . You are on our top 2 of guesthouses we have stayed in over our 39 years married life , the other one is in Yorkshire , so we will return next year being our ruby wedding celebrations. Thank you

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Sue and Charles were the best hosts. You feel at home from the moment you arrive. the most beautiful rooms, homely tasteful furnishings, yummy homemade biscuits and apple cake on arrival, great breakfast - just perfect in every aspect. Sue is very helpful in recommending restaurants and how to find your way around. If we ever come back to this beautiful part of the world, we will definitely stay at Millstream Cottage again.
Niki, Siggi & Christa

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Bath, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

From the moment we arrived at Millstream Cottage Sue & Charles were such warm and welcoming hosts. We were greeted with a huge slice of homemade apple cake and tea (delicious, thank you Sue!) and our room had yummy homemade biscuits in too! Sue also advised us of the best local restaurants and booked us a table at Hathaways; she is full of local knowledge and the cottage has plenty of information about the surrounding area should you require it.
Our bedroom was quaint and very tastefully decorated, very clean with a wonderfully comfortable bed - which we were most grateful for after a day walking and exploring Dunster Castle. The ensuite shower room was small but perfectly formed, and the shower was hot and powerful.
Breakfast is a lovely spread of dried fruit, yoghurt and fresh juices followed by a full English breakfast with locally sourced ingredients, served between 8.30 & 9, its perfect for filling you up ready to get out and explore the beautiful Exmoor. When we arrived the previous day we were informed that the gentleman leaving was the farmer dropping off the locally reared sausages for breakfast that morning!
Sue & Charles, thank you for the most wonderful stay - you have converted us to B&B's and we will most certainly be back!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kitchener, Canada
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

This B&B is worth the trip to Dunster. Sue, makes every guest feel at home and truly loves to make your holiday the best possible. She went out of her way to make our trip a memorable one and we would return in a heartbeat. The cream tea that we received upon check in made all the travel worth it.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Millstream Cottage
Address: 2 Mill Lane, Dunster, Exmoor National Park TA24 6SW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Dunster
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Dunster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Millstream Cottage is full of charm and character. Newly renovated, it provides luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation with all the period features you would expect to find in a typical country cottage, such as old beams, pine doors, and large fireplaces complete with roaring log fires in the winter months. The atmosphere at Millstream Cottage is homely and welcoming, with all the rooms decorated in a clean, unfussy country style, with a touch of luxury. Sue's homemade biscuits are a treat in every room. ... more   less 
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