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“GREAT EXPECTATIONS EXCEEDED”
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Millstream Cottage
Ranked #1 of 11 Dunster B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“GREAT EXPECTATIONS EXCEEDED”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations and Mr Kipling made exceedingly good cakes!!
Well our hosts Sue & Charles exceeded all expectations. What more can I say.

From the tiniest detail to the scrumptious cakes. The perfect breakfast fresh and most satisfying. So much time and effort is spent on the guests to ensure they have a relaxing and enjoyable break. My husband and I have visited before and we can't recommend them highly enough!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lancashire, England
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
64 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

We had a very warm welcome from Sue on arrival for our 4 night stay. After showing us our room, Sue served coffee and delicious home-made cake in the comfortable lounge. She gave us advice on things to do, places to go and restaurants that she recommended. We stayed in room 1 which has a view over the garden and along West Street.The room was spotlessly clean, comfortably furnished, with the soft furnishings made by Sue herself. The other two rooms are decorated to the same high standard.
We do not tend to eat cooked breakfasts but were very happy with the selection of fresh fruits and yoghurts, home-made jams and compote.
We liked The Stag's Head, Hathaways and Reeves restaurants, all recommended by Sue and Charles. Sue also made all the bookings for us.
The cottage is right in the village so you can leave your car and take one of the many walks locally. Alternatively there is plenty to do within a short drive.
The success of this B&B is that the hosts enjoy what they are doing and provide a lovely friendly environment to relax and enjoy your holiday.
As with so many other reviewers, we thoroughly recommend Millstream Cottage.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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melbourne, derby
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Wow, what an amazing awesome time we had during our stay with Sue and Charles. First Class all the way! My husband from South Africa, my sister and husband from Oz and myself from UK. We were looked after so perfectly - delicious breakfast - with order for eggs cooked whichever way we wanted. Extremely clean and comfortable bedrooms, with delicious home made biscuits. Dunster is a must to visit with a night or two staying at Millstream Cottage. Big thank you to you both. Hosts with the Most!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank angie h
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Susan A, Owner at Millstream Cottage, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review, I have to tell you it was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us. And Mike the book was fantastic a very big thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back to Dunster. Sue
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2013

From the moment we arrived at Millstream Cottage to when we reluctantly had to leave, we were treated to service from Sue and Charles that was second to none. On arrival you are seated in the lovely residents' lounge and served tea and Sue's delicious home made cake. A nice touch and a great start to your stay!! We were shown our room which was clean, comfortable and had lots of extras to make your holiday that little bit more special. Breakfast was excellent - lots to choose from including, to start, fresh fruit, yogurt, and porridge as well as the usual cereals, followed by what ever you want from the menu - the full works, eggs on toast, haddock with poached egg etc, and rounded off with toast with home made jam and marmalade. More than enough to set you up for the day!!! Sue was kind enough to recommend places to go for our evening meal. Not only did she recommend but as soon as we made our decision she immediately phoned the establshment and booked on our our behalf. Thank you Sue and Charles, for a great couple of days at Millstream Cottage and we will certainly return.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Phil T
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Susan A, Owner at Millstream Cottage, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Dear Philip, thank you for the wonderful review, we really enjoyed you staying with us and I am so pleased you enjoyed the property and the area. We will look forward to when you return to Millstream Cottage, Sue
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2013

My wife and I stayed with Sue and Charles for 2 nights recently after flying in from Australia and driving for a few hours to get there. Arrived late and Sue booked us in to the local pub for dinner, and to help out, carried our bags upstairs for us. We stayed in room 1 with great view the breakfast was brilliant. All sorts of local travel tips from our hosts , made the stay even better. Going forward Wi-Fi would be good.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Susan A, Owner at Millstream Cottage, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Dear Martin ,

Thank you for the wonderful review, we really do appreciate you taking the time to submit it. I am please you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip over from Australia. Charles is in the process as we speak moving the Hub so you can have Wi-Fi. Sue
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Sue and Charles really care about their guests and provide a service that they, rightly, should be very proud of. The warm welcome with excellent afternoon tea and cake is wonderful after a long journey. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and there are lots of attention to detail that make such a big difference.The Millstream cottage location is great, the rooms are great and Sue and Charles owning and running it are exceptional hosts.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Susan A, Owner at Millstream Cottage, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
A very big thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, it is really lovely when our guests enjoy their stay. We will look forward to seeing you again in the future. Sue
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Windsor, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2013

The welcome and service from Sue and Charles was above and beyond anything we have experienced in a B and B before. The cottage is beautiful inside and out. Our room was so comfortable and clean, the breakfast delicious. We will definately be returning here, we had a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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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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Millstream Cottage Dunster, Somerset

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