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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Honiton, Devon, England

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helen c
1 review
“ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS”
Reviewed November 16, 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.

Date of stay: March 2016
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Liked best: absolutely everything
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Nov 17, 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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elliepa20...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful and relaxing home from home in stunning surroundings”
Reviewed November 15, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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I visited the Cow Shed with my parents and my teenage daughter in July. The owners Katie and Mark were amazing hosts; helpful, friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The accommodation was well thought out and decorated and kept to a very high standard. Everything you could wish for was there. On arrival there was a bottle of sparkling wine, home made scones and fresh flowers on the table, which was a lovely and thoughtful touch. We were delighted to have superb meals cooked by Mark. The food was outstanding. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. I will certainly revisit.

Date of stay: July 2016
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 17, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to review The Milkshed (formerly a Cow Shed!!!). We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and pleased to hear that everything was up to standard and well equipped. We are also pleased that you enjoyed having the option of being catered for - we find these means that guests can fully relax.
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Kelly S
1 review
“Stunning, stylish and unique accommodation”
Reviewed November 15, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We had one of our best ever holidays here. The accommodation was stunning (the absolute best we've ever stayed in) very well equipped and ticked all our boxes. The views across the Devon countryside are beautiful. Katie and Mark the owners made us feel instantly at home and are super friendly and welcoming. The little touches like a welcome cake and being able to order homecooked evening meals made us all very happy! My husband enjoyed fishing in the lake and clay pigeon shooting onsite. We rarely go back to the same place but we will make an exception with the Cowshed!

Date of stay: August 2016
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Liked best: The home cooked meals we could order
Liked least: Can't think of anything that didn't exceed our expectations!
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 17, 2016
Thank you for your review - we are really honoured that you describe The Milkshed as the absolute best you've stayed in and are delighted it ticked all your boxes. Thank you.
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Inspirati...
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“Beautiful accomodation of very high standard we highly recommend”
Reviewed November 15, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We were delighted with the accommodation everything was beautiful and spotlessly clean. We had a few meals prepared by our master chef which we all thoroughly enjoyed it was so nice to be spoilt! It was very relaxing in beautiful surroundings. I would highly recommend a stay there hope we'll do it again some time.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: The cleanliness and taste of the surroundings
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 17, 2016
Thank you for your review - we are really pleased you felt able to fully relax as that is our intention in offering a catered option (no washing up!). We work hard to keep our standards high and were particularly pleased to hear you found the property so clean.
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AnneChest...
Chester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
376 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Luxurious stay”
Reviewed November 15, 2016 for a stay in May 2015

We had such a lovely week at the Milkshed that we would give it 10 stars if we could! It looks even better than the photos and everything about it was just perfect. It was much more spacious than we expected, spotlessly clean and so well equipped with everything you could possibly need, and more! The location is ideal for both countryside and coast, and the local walks were carpeted by bluebells when we were there. We were made to feel very welcome and really appreciated the scones, jam and clotted cream, free range eggs and flowers which were waiting for us when we arrived. The meal Mark cooked for us was superb and we highly recommend that you take advantage of this unusual facility for self catering properties. In fact, we highly recommend the Milkshed to anyone who appreciates quality!

Date of stay: May 2015
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 17, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Milkshed. It is always lovely to hear that it exceeds expectations and that the location is great for exploring everything the beautiful Devon countryside has to offer. Thank you.
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Vacation7...
1 review
“Just lovely”
Reviewed November 15, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

A special place, furnished and equipped to a high standard and very child friendly. We enjoyed the spacious surroundings and the lovely amenities The Milkshed offers. Inside is as lovely as outside with a wood fired hot tub and acres of land to explore. Our 4 year old loved meeting the owners' children and collecting eggs from the chickens. On arrival we were welcomed in person and treated to fresh flowers and home made scones (still warm from the oven!). Mark is a wonderful chef and we took advantage of this extra option to have him cook us a special dinner one night. Our only complaint is that we couldn't stay longer.

Date of stay: October 2016
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Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • 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
Nov 17, 2016
Thank you for your review - having created The Milkshed out of an old stone barn we think of it as special but it is always even nicer to hear a guest describe is so. We are always happy to accommodate chicken feeding and egg collecting and are glad your little one enjoyed it!
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ccvw
Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Rural getaway with beauty, style and space.”
Reviewed November 14, 2016 for a stay in September 2015

The Milkshed has been created with great vision and understanding of what's important to a space of this kind. The finishes and layout are extremely good and it feels wonderfully connected to the landscape. Katie & Mark are great hosts who are very helpful and accommodating whilst understanding the need for privacy too. The location is ideal for exploring the surrounding area and you can't help but fall in love with this place for all it has to offer.

Date of stay: September 2015
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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • 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
Nov 15, 2016
Thank you for reviewing The Milkshed - it is lovely to have guests from overseas, and great to hear that the property feels well connected to the surrounding landscape, as this is something we were certainly aiming for.
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