We loved: the quiet setting, the woodburner, friendly hosts and the excellent meal they prepared for us.
Our children loved: exploring trails through the field, feeding the chickens, visiting nearby beaches
We disliked... nothing. Much marvelous-ness all round - thank you.
This is our third visit to the Milkshed and as ever we are extremely impressed with the very high standard of accommodation, set in the glorious Devonshire countryside.The property is beautifully furnished and everything is catered for, including buckets and spades to borrow for the beach. There is nothing that the hosts haven't thought of. What lets most properties down of this standard is the comfort of the beds. However, at the Milkshed the beds are luxurious.
Since our last visit there is a coffee machine complete with coffee pods, which means you have no reason even to leave the accommodation. You certainly wouldn't want to miss though the array of beautiful places to visit within a fairly short drive away, including Sidmouth and Lyme Regis. When you return there is a hot tub waiting for you to relax in.
Katie and Mark are outstanding hosts, and nothing is too much trouble. Katie each year puts our online food shop away, so that it is ready for when we arrive, allowing us to start our holiday straight away.
I therefore cannot recommend the Milkshed more highly.
My partner and I visited at the end of January for our engagement weekend and it was truly fabulous!! A beautiful location and completed to such a high standard - it really is perfect!
All the little touches are fantastic and really make it... from home-made brownies and a pre-heated hot tub on arrival to the kitchen goods supplied (that you always forget when you go on holiday
Thank you Katie and Mark for helping make our engagement weekend so memorable, we'll definitely be back!
Fantastic stay, amazing place and grounds. The "studio" is huge and well equipped, perfect for some quiet family time away for people with busy schedules! Try the shooting, great fun!
Thanks Mark and Katie, see you again soon,
My wife and I stayed at the Milkshed with a couple of friends for four days over Christmas. We picked up a fairly last minute cancellation and couldn't believe our luck.
The accommodation was perfect for the four of us, with two good sized bedrooms, a large dining area and a great sofa big enough for us all! The kitchen was well stocked (we were able to cook Christmas dinner in it) and the log burner created a cosy atmosphere in the evenings. The wood fired hot tub was a real treat on Christmas eve!
Location was brilliant - 10 minute drive to Hontion with plenty of shops and supermarkets, and only about 25 minutes down to the beautiful beaches of Branscombe and Beer.
Katie was super easy to communicate with and a fantastic host, with a couple of welcome treats for our arrival. We would definitely stay again.
I'm not normally one for writing reviews but the milkshed was the perfect spot to bring my mother and brother to chill out in the Devon country side. Mark and Katie were the perfect hosts with mark cooking us dinner in two evening which were absolutely divine and you can see his michelan training coming through the food he cooked for us. My mum had the opportunity to have a in house massage and manicure, while I had a pedicure which was fabulous all done by a local expert. I can't express how well they took care of my mother and for that I am eternally gratefully to them. I'm would highly recommend the milkshed for a relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle of the busy world. And definitely get mark to cook for you at least once. 5* all the way.
The Milkshed exceeded all our expectations (and it already looked pretty good from the website/photos) - faultless! So cosy and homely, with everything you could wish for. We could have easily had a chilled out weekend hibernating away at the Milkshed, but it is also in a great location for exploring the surrounding Devon countryside. A weekend definitely wasn't long enough - I hope to be back soon! The hot tub is a fantastic addition - a lovely way to end a relaxing day. Thank you for a perfect weekend retreat.
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