A dream cottage near Honiton
It is difficult to know where to start when reviewing the perfect idyll that is Millhayes. Having booked many holiday cottages in the past that have looked wonderful online and then disappointed terribly in real life, this was totally the opposite! The minute we walked through the magical garden gate and glimpsed this picture perfect cottage we knew we had arrived somewhere very special. A basket full of goodies and an immaculately clean interior provided a wonderful welcome.
The house itself has been lovingly restored and equipped, offering every home comfort imaginable. The kitchen in particular is fantastic, good quality utensils and pots and pans and even cake tins should you wish to bake! With three excellent ovens and a huge grill outside cooking for a large group is a luxurious experience, even the knives are good.(which is never the case in holiday lets!)
Both living rooms are comfortable and combine lovely historical features with up to date technology, HD TV a real revelation! However with such magical views from the dining room most of our time was spent there.
Upstairs we were treated to comfortable beds in beautifully decorated bedrooms with fabulous showers and a delightful bath.
Suffice to say we have come home from this holiday with renewed vigour for our own home improvements and my husband has already subscribed to Sky HD!
The setting and garden are delightful, so peaceful. We were visited daily by a very friendly pheasant and a little bird who came each night to roost in the porch.
I would recommend this property to anyone. We were a family group of six and had more than enough space, never even using one of the lounges. Children and grandparents alike loved the house and as a base for exploring it was excellent. Sue, who looks after the house was very helpful and booking could not have been easier furthermore my deposit arrived back within a week!
The weather was pretty terrible all week but we found lots to keep the children busy. Real highlights included a fossil walk with Lyme Regis Museum, a real must, even if you don't think you're that interested in fossils these enthusiasts will have you hooked by the end of the morning! Pony trekking at Budleigh Salterton and Killerton house also went down well with all the ages. Railway Inn enjoyed by all, The Holt a little disappointing but loved their cafe, Toast, for breakfast, brilliant garden.
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