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“Lovely cottage - superb for New Year Break”
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Barn -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Honiton, Devon, England

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MatthewJK...
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage - superb for New Year Break”
Reviewed 4 December 2016 for a stay in January 2016

The Milkshed is a wonderful open plan barn conversion of the highest standards. We had a wonderful stay for New Years 2015 /16. Very comfortable, very warm and very well equipped.

Katie & Mark were excellent hosts discretely available to help and nothing was too much trouble. As a special treat we booked Mark's catering expertise and had a top notch dining experience in the comfort of our cottage - simply first class food and lovely service from Katie. Mark really is a fabulous chef and the food was right up there with the best we've ever had!

This is a lovely part of Devon, easily and quickly accessible in a few hours from home for us and The Milkshed made a great base to explore locally.

A real test of a holiday rental for us is would we go back...the answer in this case is most definitely!

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Liked best: Katie is a great host, on hand when needed and very accommodating, couldn't ask for better, more friendly service
Liked least: Nothing at all - everything was spot on.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Dec 2016
Thank you for your lovely review - we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Milkshed.
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helen c
1 review
“ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS”
Reviewed 16 November 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.

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Liked best: absolutely everything
Liked least: nothing
Travelling 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
17 Nov 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 16 November 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.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Nov 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 15 November 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!

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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!
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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  • 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?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Nov 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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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
“Beautiful accomodation of very high standard we highly recommend”
Reviewed 15 November 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.

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Liked best: The cleanliness and taste of the surroundings
Liked least: nothing
Travelling 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
  • 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
17 Nov 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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