Guestbook


Jess C - May 2017 

We went to Cornwall during the May half term for a family wedding and were fortunate to stay at Mill Farm.  The photos and description are very accurate and actually don't do this beautiful place justice, it is an absolutely stunning house in a gorgeous setting.  Mill Farm is possibly one of the cleanest holiday homes we have stayed in and contains everything you need for a relaxing, quiet holiday. Helen and Roz were extremely helpful from the outset of the booking last year and answered our many questions.  They continued to be available on the telephone if needed during our holiday.

We spent most of our time exploring the stunning coastal path which you can walk to within two minutes and the views are spectacular.  The beaches in the surrounding area are quiet and unspoiled and we took a stroll to Millook beach every evening to watch the sun go down.  We spent most evenings cooking and eating at Mill Farm which was perfect after exploring the surrounding coastal area.   The nearest supermarkets are in Bude which is a 10 minute drive away.  Bude also has everything else you may need including some delicious pasty shops!

We are already considering a return trip to Mill Farm and Millook and can't wait to rebook.

 

Emma G - August 2016

Wanting to show relatives from abroad this wonderful part of England, we were looking for a picturesque location by the sea, surrounded by beautiful countryside, and a charming Cornish Cottage to accommodate 2 families. Mill Farm was exactly what we were looking for and exceeded our expectations by far.

Mill Farm is situated in the beautiful Millook valley, only a few minutes walk from the beach. The setting is idyllic, far away from the bustle of everyday life. Widemouth Bay and Bude are just down the road and perfect for some shopping, a day on the beach or some surfing. Despite the longer distances to the south (Lizard Point and Lands End were a long drive) we managed to explore the whole of Cornwall (as well as Dartmoor and Exeter), and always looked forward to returning to Mill Farm in the evening. The cottage is also on the coastal path which offers stunning views of the coast and surrounding area. We walked to Bude, which took about 2.5 hours, but it was well worth it.

The house was very clean and tidy on arrival, and we immediately felt at home. It offers a mix of old and new, and we loved the wooden beams, low ceilings and window seats. It is very comfortable, ideal for two families, and equipped with everything one could need on holiday. There´s everything from a dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, coffee machine, to board games for the kids, books, body boards for the beach, a BBQ and much more. Three bathrooms and two sitting rooms meant that everyone had their own space and could relax.

I must also mention the wonderful communication and service, without which this wonderful holiday would not have been possible.
Thank you Roz and Helen.

Ian S - August 2016

'Idyllic' is the most appropriate word I can use. The property is a combination of historic, period architecture and sympathetic modernisation, which come together to provide accommodation that meets all the requirements I was looking for.

We instantly felt 'at home', whilst retaining a sense of awe at the beauty of the location, setting and admiration for the owner's sense of style and practicalities. Everything you could possibly need is provided - from both catering and laundry perspectives, plus other considerations that just added to the overall value of our stay - board games, books, barbecue - to name a few. If you add to this, the wonderful communication from the owners - prior to, during and after the stay, plus the services of their excellent housekeeper, you couldn't really ask for better 'customer service'.

I'm happy to recommend Mill Cottage to visitors and I look forward to having the opportunity to visit again, in the future.

 

Richard G - August 2016

We found the cottage, gardens and the area of Millook to be truly delightful. The property was well laid out and had a tasteful mix of old and new which worked extremely well plus the bonus of enough room for eight of us to spread out without getting in each others way.

Tea in the lovely garden was a pleasure and both our families enjoyed a barbecue and eating outside.With the gurgle of the small stream at the bottom of the garden and the breeze rustling through the trees the whole place was idyllic and very peaceful.

We have no hesitation in recommending this cottage and both Roz and Helen are really lovely and fully committed to ensuring your stay is enjoyable. Their customer service is excellent.

Also plenty to do in the surrounding area and you do get used to the narrow lanes. Thank you so much.

 

Sarah B - April 2016

What a delightful place to stay! Mill Farm was everything we hoped for from the description and more. The perfect home for a week away with the whole family. The farmhouse happily accommodated 8 of us which included 3 children. The kitchen was the perfect size with everything you could need to cook for 8 people. The two sitting rooms provided a play room for the children and a calm sitting room for the adults with a beautiful fire. The back door leads into a large cloakroom and boot room which was just what you need with 3 children and muddy boots. The luxury of 3 large bathrooms meant there was never a queue! The children loved the garden with the stream just as i had hoped they would. We spent may a happy hour playing in the garden while Nanny sat in the sunshine with a cup of tea. It was the perfect base to explore Port Isaac, Crackington, Tintagel, Boscastle, Launceston, swimming in Bude leisure centre with a wave machine, cycling on the Camel Trail ( starting at Wadebridge to Bodmin or Padstow) and playing on the pebble beach 5 minutes walk from the farmhouse.

On arrival the place was spotlessly clean and well cared for. Roz, the owner provided the best customer service I have ever experienced. She went out for her way to make sure we were happy.Thank you Roz and Helen for letting us share your beloved family holiday home. We loved it too! Can't wait for our next holiday at Mill Farm.

 

Peter D - September 2015

The Mill Farm is a beautifully presented holiday home that is superbly appointed inside. Combining the attractions of a traditional rustic farmhouse with all the modern conveniences you could possible require, it is situated in the quietest of spots, surrounded by glorious Cornish costal countryside. From the moment we arrived to find the interior spotlessly clean, we could feel the shackles of daily stress begin to fall away. Spending that first evening, seated on the sun kissed terrace behind the house, enjoying a superb sunset that 'holiday feeling' truly arrived. As keen walkers, the Coast Path being only a few minutes walk away was a great asset and the section between Millook and Boscastle is greatly to be recommended. There are also several good walks inland, including some featuring a Woodland Trust conservation area. At the end of each day's walking, the Mill Farm was the ideal house to return to and spend quiet evenings reflecting on the day's experiences as well as revelling in its many charms. We shall be re-booking for next year and have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone who requires a combination of space, great comfort and restful solitude.

 



We stayed here in September 2016 for my parents' 35th wedding anniversary. The cottage was everything we could have hoped for. The cottage itself is cosy, whilst being spacious enough for 8 people to enjoy each other's company without feeling crowded. Waking up to the lovely peaceful garden, we instantly felt at home and our stresses melt away. The cottage has comfortable beds, modern kitchen and bathrooms and amenities (and good pressure in the showers!) whilst retaining its rustic charm. We explored the surrounding countryside, and also drove further afield to south Cornwall where my dad had spent time growing up.

Our hosts were very thoughtful with a detailed package emailed to us in advance with directions on how to find the cottage (which were spot on) and information on local supermarkets.

We spent evenings dining around the lovely dinner table and then curled up in the lounge. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would not hesitate to recommend this cottage and friendly hosts. We were actually saying it would be lovely to be able to drive here every weekend!

Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

Melody Dorrington,