Millwater B&B is located on the outskirts of Axminster. You can walk from the station and it will take about 15 minutes. I found the walk easy enough, but I didn’t have heavy luggage. Tucked away up its own drive, you can imagine that you are somewhere very rural. A stream runs alongside the drive and presumably this was the watercourse that drove the original mill. There’s no sign of the mill now, but it does make for a peaceful setting. There are dedicated parking spaces and there is plenty of room to turn your car around, etc. The building is characterful and the rooms are of a generous size.
As you can see it’s an attractive room with a very high, comfortable large bed. We were using the sofa bed too, so that it functioned as a twin. Whilst this reduced the space available, there was still enough room not to feel cramped. We had a kettle in the room (a bit slow, but adequate) and a small selection of tea and coffee. Outside on the landing was a small fridge with fresh milk and a wide array of herbal teas, decaff options, etc. You’d be hard pushed not to find something to your taste.
Breakfast was in a large dining room with one big table. I assume all the guests would sit round the table, but on the occasion of our stay we were the only guests there. There’s a good selection of cereals, fruit juice, yoghurt and fruit available as well as the cooked breakfast option. The bacon was really excellent (locally sourced) and the English breakfast was of generally good quality.
Our hosts were very welcoming and it was a pleasure to stay at Millwater B&B whilst attending a cookery course at River Cottage HQ.