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Potentially the best poached egg I’ve ever had

Fabulous stay. Immaculately kept cottage with affordable rooms and a cracking breakfast line-up. Potentially the best poached egg I’ve ever had. Situated just a 3-min walk from the High Street, which has so much to offer. Paula so amicable. Can’t fault it.

Source – Trip Advisor, Adam, Luton, July 2021

Comfortable and charming place to stay

We had a lovely welcome with tea and cake in the comfortable visitors’ lounge. Everything was spotless and sensible Covid precautions were taken. Our room was pleasant with a view over the pretty garden. There were no problems parking in the nearby carpark which could be paid for online. We had a great 3 day break enjoying walks and sights nearby fortified by a splendid breakfast.

Source – Trip Advisor, Romily, Swindon, July 2021

“…..beautiful place to stay….”

What a beautiful place to stay. A lovely room, fantastic food and welcoming host.

Source – Visitors Book, L&M, York, July 2021

“Can’t wait to come back”

Wonderful host, beautiful and charming cottage, stunning village and part of the world. We had a fantastic 4 night stay. Perfection! Can’t wait to come back.

Source – Visitors Book, Y&A, Herts, June 2021

Beautiful characterful cottage

Delightful historic cottage with a beautiful front garden, tastefully modernised inside with every comfort. Was welcomed with a pot of tea and delicious cake. My single room was small but perfectly adequate. Breakfast huge! aula was a very friendly and attentive host.

Source – Trip Advisor, Diana, Wotton-under-Edge, June 2021

Third visit to Millstream Cottage

Thank you again Paula. Another lovely stay at our favourite B&B. As ever spotless with such comfortable rooms & lounge and with such care taken with Covid in mind. And of course those fantastic breakfasts! Will be back again. Jerry, Karol and Mickie.

Source – Trip Advisor, J,K&M, Exeter, June 2021

Quintessential English BnB

We just had a great stay at Millstream, our host were the perfect balance of being attentive but not in your face and the breakfast was superb. Rooms are well appointed, spotlessly clean and Room 4 stayed nice and cool despite the very hot weather, no need for a fan. I’d expect other rooms to be the same given the thick historic walls. Really enjoyed our time there, you’d be hard pressed to find a better BnB anywhere, never mind in Dunster. COVID protocols were absolutely up to scratch to boot.

Source – Trip Advisor, A&T, Sutton Coldfield, June 2021

Beautiful B&B

Paula was so welcoming on our recent stay at Millstream Cottage. We’d had a rubbish M5-South journey down so a delicious slice of chocolate cake was brought to the beautiful guest lounge to tide us over until our dinner! The room was beautiful, and spotlessly clean. Breakfast menu is exactly what you’d expect and the food from Exmoor is a treat to have each morning. We will definitely return – highly recommended.

Source – Trip Advisor, L, Bristol, June 2021

Great first break out of lockdown

We stayed for three nights as a couple along with my wife’s sister. Really enjoyable stay. Paula is a fabulous host and made us feel very safe. It’s a lovely chocolate box cottage on the edge of Dunster and near open countryside. On arrival we were greeted with tea and large slices of home made chocolate cake! The rooms are very well appointed and have everything you could want for a truly special stay. The beds are very comfortable with great quality linen. Breakfast is lovely with lots of choice, try the smoked haddock and poached egg and the homemade fruit compote is lovely. Dunster is a beautiful place and we recommend a visit to the castle and gardens. One tip, book a table, well in advance,if you want to eat out in Dunster in the evening.

Source – Trip Advisor, W&K, Whitby, May 2021

Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location

My boyfriend and I stayed for a long weekend and will definitely be returning. Beautiful cottage with friendly, welcoming host. Lovely bedroom and lots of options for breakfast. The location is stunning, with just a short walk to pubs, restaurants and amazing views . Overall a lovely, peaceful break!

Source – Trip Advisor, M&L, Milton Keynes, May 2021

Beautiful cottage in Dunster

Millstream Cottage is beautiful and quaint but with modern touches that make for a very comfortable stay in the centre of Dunster.The host were very welcoming with tea and homemade cake ready on our arrival. Our rooms were very clean, comfortable with high quality furnishings and attention to detail to include items such as tea,coffee and biscuits with fresh milk, complimentary bottled water and even a torch! Great care was taken to ensure guests felt confident that COVID regulations were being adhered to. The breakfasts were excellent with a great deal of choice including vegetarian options. The quality of the ingredients was very good and the choice of times to arrive for breakfast gave us some flexibility. Paula is  prepared a comprehensive welcome pack which was emailed in good time before our arrival. Recommendations for eating out in Dunster was really useful and enabled us to book in advance. A late arrival meant we hadn’t booked a meal for the evening we arrived but that was soon organised for us by Paula making a call to the nearest pub. Dunster is a great place to base yourself if you wish to explore Exmoor or the North Somerset/Devon coast. We really enjoyed our stay at this delightful cottage. Thank you, Paula.

Source – Trip Advisor, T&V, May 2021

B&B that exceeded expectations

On a chilly December day, I was greeted with a very warm welcome! Paula showed me to my cosy and very comfortable single room and tempted me to take mulled wine and a mince pie in the beautiful lounge with a wood burner – what a start to a four day break. Paula was a lovely host and their home a real luxury to stay in. The breakfasts were delicious and far too tempting (the smoked haddock and poached egg is a must)! This was my first time in the area and I now have a long list of places to explore on a return visit! There is so much diversity from coastal paths and beaches to wild moorland, rivers and wooded valleys. The natural woodlands are amazing. I should stress at this time too that I felt very comfortable with the logistics in place to ensure the safety of their guests during this pandemnic. The Christmas decorations were stunning; the lights outside in the cottage garden charming and inside really Christmassy and very tasteful. Wonderful memories!

Source – Trip Advisor, JD, Oxfordshire, December 2020

Wonderful B&B with fantastic host!

Upon arrival she greeted us with coffee and cake, perfect after a long journey! The room was in excellent condition and very comfortable with everything we needed. Breakfast was cooked to perfection and set us up for the day ahead! We’re definitely planning on staying again next time we’re exploring the area. 🙂

Source – Trip Advisor, Matt, Norfolk, November 2020

A wonderful B&B we regularly return to

Paula made us very welcome as always and were very accomodating to our Covid requirements. The cake on arrival was delicious as were the breakfasts. We really enjoyed using the lovely guest lounge with woodburner to relax in on Saturday evening. The location is perfect – everything in Dunster is a short walk, just minutes from the castle – and you can walk up into the beautiful countryside from the door too. We’ll be back!

Source – Trip Advisor, S&J, Bath, October 2020

Fabulous B&B

Had the most amazing two days in and around Dunster (despite the weather) helped by a stay in Paula wonderful B&B. I was made to feel welcome from the outset with coffee and delicious chocolate cake. Room was just idyllic with the most comfy bed. Breakfast was excellent as well. Can’t wait to go back to visit. Thank you Paula for being such a great host, despite the challenging circumstances we are all in. Felt totally safe whilst with you. Would urge anyone who is considering a break in Dunster to stay at Millstream – you will not be disappointed!

Source – Trip Advisor, K, Poole, October 2020

Wonderful stay – 10/10

From the very warm and friendly welcome, delicious tea and cake on arrival, the beautiful accommodation and the excellent breakfast, everything was just perfect. This is a fabulous cottage in a gorgeous location. Dunster is a lovely village, ideally situated for many Somerset and Devon attractions. Millstream Cottage is within close walking distance of excellent restaurants and cafes. Paula is the perfect host and nothing is too much trouble. Highly recommend and will definitely return.

Source – Trip Advisor, M&S, Milton Keynes, October 2020

Another great stay

If you are looking for the perfect getaway in a beautiful cottage in a perfect village, this is it. From the moment you are greeted through the door with the offer of tea and cakes to the fantastic full English breakfast Paula is there to make sure your stay with them is comfortable, peaceful and just very relaxing. During these current strange times we never once felt that there could have been anymore done to make us feel safe and relaxed. The whole cottage is immaculate and all the little details that you would want have already been taken care of like the fresh milk in the guest fridge everyday, small bottles of water, lovely fresh big towels and not forgetting the amazing breakfast with a good variety to choose from. I would highly recommend staying here as the perfect retreat from the sometimes madness of modern life. Thank you guys and hopefully we will see you again.

Source – Trip Advisor, J&P, Ipswich, September 2020


A superb cottage, set in superb surroundings, in a superb village, with superb host, equates to a superb and hospitable vacation.

Source – Trip Advisor, M&M, Oldham, September 2020

Beautiful Millstream Cottage

The cottage is lovely, beautifully decorated and comfortable rooms, spotlessly clean and well equipped with everything you need. Felt really safe during the current Covid situation. The owners are lovely, very warm, friendly and helpful; nothing is too much trouble. We would certainly stay again, and have no hesitation in recommending Millstream Cottage to anyone visiting this stunning area.

Source – Trip Advisor, P&G, Surrey, September 2020

The accommodation is perfect, can’t think how it can be improved

Millstream Cottage is beautiful, the food is perfect, the rooms also perfect. The owners are friendly and helpful. The house is immaculately clean and well appointed.

Source – Trip Advisor, J&K, Exeter, September 2020

Excellent accommodation and location

We could not have found better accommodation. Car park is nearby and just a short walk from the accommodation. The room was very clean, spacious and comfortable. Lots of antibacterial gel around and in the room. Breakfast was outstanding with lots of choices. Paula was friendly, welcoming and nothing was too much trouble.

Source – Trip Advisor, S&D, Rayleigh, September 2020

Very enjoyable

This is definitely one of the best B&Bs in the beautiful village of Dunster – just what you need. Hope to be able to go again. No problem with COVID precautions. Comfortable room and lovely breakfast.

Source – Trip Advisor, P&R, Bath, September 2020

Full marks for everything. Great value

The cottage, our room, the welcome, the breakfasts, all exceeded our expectations. I can’t think of anything that could be done to improve it. I would have been happy to pay more for our stay.

Source – Trip Advisor, J&S, Kendal, August 2020

A beautiful place to rest, wonderful host 10/10

I managed to book a single, en-suite room at this lovely cottage at the very last minute. My lovely room overlooked the garden and national park, and I received a very warm, authentic welcome from Paula. At the end of a day of exploring, I wanted tranquility and I got it. I visited in August, and have already booked for the end of September, I think that says it all! 10/10 on every level.

Source – Trip Advisor, S, Beaconsfield, August 2020

Best B&B in Dunster

We are frequent visitors to Dunster and have stayed at (we think) pretty much all the B&Bs there and we rate this one as the best yet. Lovely room, immaculately clean, wonderful full English breakfast (including soya milk). There is also a lovely communal lounge where you can kick back and relax at the end of a long day. Friendly and helpful owners – we will return.

Source – Trip Advisor, S&T, Southwater, August 2020

Returning guests

We returned back to this beautiful B&B for the first time in two years. It’s without doubt one of the best B&Bs we have stayed in and were welcomed by the new owners with tea and cake. We were pleased to see that it has maintained its high standards and that it’s most certainly as enjoyable a stay as it’s always been. We most certainly will be returning once again. Andy & Kath

Source – Trip Advisor, A&K, Bristol, August 2020

Beautiful BnB and amazing experience

Peaceful and serene location full of history and features. The BnB was beautiful and the host so kind and helpful. The sitting room was cosy and relaxing and we were treated to welcome chocolate cake. Our room was so clean and comfy and the shower strong. Breakfast was perfect with the all important cafetière of coffee. We loved it and would highly recommend it to anyone. Thank you Paula. You are a amazing host and we loved your BnB. We will be back!

Source – Trip Advisor, L&N, Derbyshire, August 2020

A long bike ride’s happy ending

Sitting on a bike for 8 hours to get to Dunster meant that I was tired, hungry and smelly. The welcome given was a masterclass in the art of perfect hosting. Quick tour of the cottage and offered tea and cake straight away. It got better from then on. Warm, strong shower, soft bed, drinks, snacks in the bedroom, tv. All of which helped to regain composure and head out feeling almost back to normal, (tired legs.). The balance is everything in a hotel or b’n’b. Paula have achieved it with what must take a lot of work behind the scenes. Relaxing, comfortable, tastefully decorated, great breakfast.

Source – Trip Advisor, Andy, Salisbury, August 2020

Another lovely stay

Spacious & comfortable room ideal for relaxing in. Excellent location in beautiful Dunster within walking distance of lovely restaurants & pubs. Excellent breakfast. Paula is a very friendly host with good knowledge of local area. We are very much looking forward to staying again soon & would highly recommend!

Source – Trip Advisor, C&N, Cheltenham, August 2020

Absolutely wonderful!

Just the break we needed. Every little thing for guest comfort has been thought of. Fantastic host. We will be back! Thank you Paula

Source – Visitors Book, J&R, Midlands, August 2020

It was a pleasure to stay at Millstream Cottage

Paula was really welcoming and friendly. Would definitely stay here again. Beautiful place and breakfast was lovely. Thank you.

Source – Visitors Book, J&C, Stourbridge, August 2020

Amazing – five stars!!

We loved it and will be back. Thank you.

Source – Visitors Book, L&M, Derbyshire, August 2020

A pleasure to stay in Millstream Cottage

Thank you for coming to our rescue with accommodation, and breakfast was such a treat.

Source – Visitors Book, B&L, Camberley, July 2020

Beautiful accommodation, such a delight to stay in such a stunning bed and breakfast

Breakfast very enjoyable, especially the fruit salad. Great host, will definitely come again. Room confortable and very nicely done. Had a great break. Thank you for everything.

Source – Visitors Book, K&S, Redditch, July 2020

A real pleasure to stay at Millstream Cottage

Paula is super friendly, nothing is too much trouble. Thank you!

Source – Visitors Book, A&P, Warwickshire, July 2020

Fabulous B&B in Dunster

A very warm welcome from Paula, our room was spotless and looked amazing. Breakfast was high quality produce served with friendly service. The cottage sits in an ideal spot for walks/pubs/food and sits in Dunster itself. We had an amazing break and look forward to returning in the Spring.

Source – Trip Advisor, P&D, Worcester, July 2020

Fantastic stay!

Wonderful service, amazing accommodation. Breakfast was perfect and we would definitely love to visit again. Thank you.

Source – Visitors Book, E&C, Harrogate, July 2020

Excellent hospitality

Thank you so much to Paula for her amazing hospitality at Millstream Cottage. We couldn’t fault anything. Right from the beginning they couldn’t have done enough for us. The tea and cake on arrival, and breakfast the next morning, were delicious. Lovely comfortable room, friendly service. We would highly recommend staying there.

Source – Trip Advisor, C&P, nr Dublin, March 2020

Amazing host…

…and charming cottage. Why is it only 9.8 out of 10 (on

Source – Visitors Book, G&J, Bristol/Abergavenney, March 2020

Beautiful house…

…and lovely room. Thank you for a relaxing break.

Source – Visitors Book, C, Wareham, March 2020

Excellent, our every need catered for

This cottage and its owners are a traveller’s dream come true. We were welcomed into a luxurious guest lounge with a pot of tea or coffee, and cake, sat in front of a log fire and decided we were never going home! I am a Coeliac and all my needs were happily catered for, breakfast consisted of anything you could possibly want to eat. There was even a small fridge on the landing with fruit drinks and milk. Our host Paula couldn’t do enough for all their guests and we will definitely be returning.

Source – Trip Advisor, D&T, Weston-super-Mare, March 2020

“….beautiful view…”

A lovely restful four days – thank you very much. A beautiful view from the single room window.

Source – Visitors Book, AT, South Wales, February 2020

What a fabulous find

Thank you Paula for a lovely stay and all your attention to detail, we would recommend you to anyone. We have loved every minute and will definitely be back.

Source – Visitors Book, J&G, Ston Easton, December 2019

We had a fab weekend at Dunster By Candlelight…

…and it’s been made more special by our stay at Millstream Cottage. Thanks for sharing your amazing home, and hospitality. Great food, and sweets too! Good luck in your venture – you deserve it. We really couldn’t find even a tiny thing to moan about, as it’s been perfect.

Source – Visitors Book, C&B, Coleshill, December 2019

“..we felt so at home here..”

Thank you for our wonderful stay, we felt so at home here. Your home is beautiful, in a stunning setting. Can’t wait to come back.

Source – Visitors Book, M&S, Redditch, December 2019

Beautiful cosy B&B in Dunster

Just returned from a lovely 3-night break at Millstream Cottage B & B in Dunster, where Paula gave us a very warm welcome. Dunster itself is postcard perfect, a fantastic base to explore Exmoor, but 500-year-old Millstream Cottage is the icing on the cake. Pretty cottage gardens greet you at the front, and there are two spacious reception rooms for guests’ use, both very comfortable, beautifully furnished and decorated.

We stayed in the duck-egg blue room, a small double room that we chose for its pretty view over the garden and West Street. Though not large, it was perfectly adequate, with tasteful decor, a comfortable bed, pretty window-seat and excellent shower.

It was the small touches that made the difference, though – a tin with lots of different teas and coffees, a jar full of biscuits, fresh milk from a mini-fridge on the landing for visitors who don’t like those little UHT pots. Quality toiletries in the bathroom, and a decent hairdryer (with nozzle no less! Be still my beating heart!) in the dressing table drawer, together with cotton buds, cotton wool and a shoe shine.

Breakfast was also impressive, with a tasty range of cooked options, plenty of cereals, toast, yoghurt and fresh fruit.

Paula could not have been more hospitable, and we felt very much at home in this lovely B & B. It’s rare for my husband and I to stay at the same place twice, but now we’ve found Millstream Cottage we’re sure to stay there again on our next visit to Exmoor.

Source – Trip Advisor, M&D, Wincanton, October 2019

Thank you for a lovely stay…

…and letting us share your beautiful home – you made us feel most welcome. Top class place to relax in a great little town.

Source – Visitors Book, G,D,S&J, New Zealand / Bath – 5th visit, October 2019

Very welcoming and relaxing place to stay

Fantastic location with great cottage garden in picturesque village, short walk to abundance of pubs, tea rooms and shops. Paula is very good company. Lots of nice touches eg cookies in room, fresh milk available, good breakfast options, choice of downstairs rooms to relax in.

Source –, J, GB, September 2019

Ideal weekend stay

A beautiful, comfortable and perfectly placed little B&B. We received a warm welcome and delicious cream tea on arrival and Paula was the perfect host. The cottage itself is a little gem with an interesting history and a stone’s throw from Dunster Castle and Mill, with several eateries, pubs and interesting little shops all within easy walking distance. Our room was cosy, clean and well appointed with a charming view the front garden and the street. Very highly recommended.

Source – Trip Advisor, L&B, Malvern, September 2019

A very enjoyable stay…

…and I’d have no hesitation in recommending your lovely B&B!

Source – Visitors Book, MT, Norwich, September 2019

What a find!

Excellent – so much thought has gone into every aspect of the stay. Very good wishes for the future.

Source – Visitors Book, B&J, Bournemouth, September 2019

Fantastic stay

Food delicious and the hospitality was second to none. Every extra had been thought about. Little touches go a long way.

Source – Visitors Book, B&T, Andover, September 2019

“….breakfast outstanding….”

We recently visited the beautiful Millstream Cottage for a short summer break and cannot say enough how impressed we were with the hospitality and location. Breakfast was outstanding and set us up for the day, and the room was comfortable and clean with a large selection of tea, coffee and biscuits. We were made most welcome with a lovely cream tea on arrival, and Paula had a good knowledge of the local area when we asked about places to visit. We will definitely be recommending to our family and friends.

Source – Trip Advisor, J&E, Stourbridge, August 2019

“….perfect host….”

They are the perfect host. Lovely house, comfortable room and tasty breakfast.

Source – Visitors Book, P&D, St. Agnes, August 2019

“….food delicious….”

Really enjoyed our short stay. We were made extremely welcome, food delicious and room very comfortable. Hope to be back soon.

Source – Visitors Book, C&L, Leicester, August 2019

Absolutely outstanding

Paula is so welcoming. The rooms were lovely. It is an immaculately clean and beautiful house. The breakfast was superb. We could come and go during the day – a real bonus. Highly recommended.

Source – Trip Advisor, J,K&M, Exeter, July 2019

Would highly recommend!

Wonderful stay that exceeded our expectations! Thank you for sharing your home and your excellent hospitality! Loved all the little extras – chocolates, biscuits, juice, tea and cake!

Source – Visitors Book, S&H, Guildford, July 2019


Wonderful time in this quaint cottage. Host – A1!

Source – Visitors Book, B&J, Manifold Heights, Australia, July 2019

Amazing! Couldn’t recommend more.

We spent 3 nights at millstream cottage and absolutely loved every minute of it. Paula is a lovely host who made us feel very welcome and went the extra mile to make the experience extra special for us. Our only regret from the trip was not staying for longer!! Once again, couldn’t recommend any more. Lovely people, lovely place, lovely views. Will be returning soon!

Source – Trip Advisor, L and P, Milton Keynes, July 2019

“….doing everything right…..”

Lovely few days – you are doing everything right.

Source – Visitors Book, S&A, Dawlish, July 2019

“….warm welcome…..”

Many thanks for your warm welcome. We have enjoyed our stay very much and wish you all the best for your new venture.

Source – Visitors Book, E&P, Bridgnorth, June 2019

Back soon

Seamless transition from Sue and Charles – a wonderful stay.

Source – Visitors Book, D&R, Devon, June 2019

Great stay!

We recently spent 3 nights at Millstream Cottage and were certainly looked after well by host, Paula is very warm and friendly. The cottage is in a good location as you can walk to the castle, pubs, cafes etc from there. Dunster is a small, delightful village with lots of character. Millstream cottage is a lovely old home with a cheery, colourful cottage garden. Our room, although not large, was well presented, clean and comfortable. Also well equipped….even had a shoe shine kit! There is a large guest lounge and charming breakfast room where scrumptious breakfasts were served each morning. Nothing was too much trouble and we felt very at home there. Parking was a short distance away. A lovely relaxing stay in Millstream Cottage.

Source – Trip Advisor, B&H, Melbourne, Australia, June 2019

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