Welcome to Somerset, the land of the summer people! We want you to enjoy your time with us and hope the following information is helpful:
Whatever the occasion is that brings you to Mill Meadow and to Somerset, it is important to us that you enjoy your stay with “the summer people”. Please contact us if there is something specific you would like to know.
We hope you make some amazing #MillMeadowMemories with your family and friends!
Feedback and suggestions are very important to us and our owners. We are always looking for ways to improve the experience of our guests at Mill Meadow. After you leave you will receive an email with details on how to leave a review on UpFrontReviews but we also value feedback on TripAdvisor.
You can also find us on social media:
Be considerate of other guests and our neighbours by keeping noise levels outside your lodge/cottage to an absolute minimum after 10:00pm.
Hot tub jets should be turned off at 10:30pm and please vacate the hot tubs by 11:00pm.
Mill Meadow is a gated Covid secure site and access to Mill Meadow is strictly controlled to maintain our Covid Compliance.
If you wish to invite friends or family to visit during your stay, you must request this on your booking form and await consent.
All day visitors are required to complete the Day Visitor Form before arriving onsite and under no circumstances must visitors arrive on site without prior and reasonable notification.
All non-resident guests must be off site by 10:00pm and are not permitted to stay over night, unless previously agreed with the owners.
Taunton has several large supermarkets, the nearest to Mill Meadow is Morrison’s and there are also the following local grocery stores:
Some of our lodges/cottages have under floor heating and this is set to maintain an ambient room temp of 19- 22 degrees centigrade.
If the room temperature is within the set range, the underfloor heating goes on standby so the tiled floors may feel cooler and for that reason we advise guests to bring slippers or similar for their comfort.
When the room temperature falls the under-floor heating will start again and the floor will warm up although as with all underfloor heating this is not instantaneous.
Kingfisher and Woodpecker Lodges have log burners which can be used to boost room temperatures. Due to the very high insulation standards of the lodges, the log burner may only need be used for a short period if time.
Wood and fire-lighting materials are supplied.
Don’t forget if you use the log burners you are likely to put the underfloor heating on standby.
These combined methods of heating are highly energy efficient and help us to provide our guests with comfort and do our bit for the environment.
Hot water is mainly provided from renewable sources and stored ready for use. Unlike instant boilers when the store of hot water is used up it takes a while to recharge so share the shower time around
We are committed to our Green Policy and we ask that lights and appliances be turned off when not in use and when you leave the lodge/cottage.
In line with our Green Policy, we recycle as much waste as we can at Mill Meadow.
Our Covid Compliance processes for waste handling are for the protection of staff, guests and all who visit Mill Meadow and must be observed at all times.
In Woodpecker, Kingfisher, Robins, Flycatcher, Heron and Cuckoo lodges, the recycling bins are situated in the utility rooms. For Swallows Barn, House Martins and Goldcrest please take your recycling direct to the recycling centre at the site main entrance.
We recycle food waste in Somerset, and at Mill Meadow so please use the brown bins with special composting bags which are provided.
Please not put ANY food waste in the non recyclable waste bins.
We provide waste bags for non recyclable waste and each lodge a rubbish bin or wheelie bin for waste that cannot be recycled.
Please double bag nappies and dog waste before placing in the waste bins.
Please rinse all containers and take your recycling, food waste and non recyclable waste bags to the recycling centre at the entrance on departure, placing everything in the correct containers.
Please be aware that an additional housekeeping charge will apply if guests choose not to recycle their waste.
We have a lot of opportunist wildlife onsite site who just love a snack so please make sure that bins are closed securely.
We appreciate your support with our recycling policy.
We can provide pick up from the local bus and train stations, and arrange an airport pick up if required.
There are five sections of The Countryside Code dedicated to helping members of the public respect, protect and enjoy the countryside.
All of our lodges have a private hot tub that is included with your stay. For 1-night stays in Goldcrest Lodge, a small charge will apply. Please make sure you add the Hot Tub option to your booking to ensure that we have it prepared for your arrival. If you decide to add the Hot Tub after you book, please contact us and we will update your booking.
Visit our Hot Tub page for more information and to read the Hot Tub Guidelines.
Dogs are welcome in our lodges (apart from Buntings Lodge & Heron Lodge).
There is an extra charge of £35 per dog per stay.
Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times when outside of the property for the safety of your pet and other guests.
Visit our Dogs page for more information.
Our lake is a valuable asset, a wildlife haven and the perfect place to unwind and discover the wonders of Mother Nature.
Visit our The Lake page for more information.
Whether you are an experienced angler, or a novice, you can enjoy fishing in Mill Meadow’s private lake.
Visit our Fishing page for more information.
Within and surrounding Mill Meadow, you will discover an extensive and varied cross section of native flora and fauna.
The landscaped areas within Mill Meadow are designated wildlife areas and are carefully managed to provide a valuable habitat for common and protected species. We ask that you please respect these areas from a discreet distance and sit back and observe the beauty that nature offers.
To help us to make a full refund of your damage deposit and complete the detailed cleaning required under our Covid Compliance, guests are required to vacate the lodges/cottages by 9:30am and also to:
Please take care with beauty products on bedding, towels (where provided) and furnishings as additional cleaning costs will apply.
If we are not available when you depart please turn off all lights and appliances, close windows and lock the lodge/cottage before placing the keys in the large green dropbox at the main entrance to Mill Meadow.
Mill Meadow Eco Homes are manufactured in Finland using the highest quality, slow grown timber with the most advanced manufacturing and construction methods in Europe. Combine this with the latest in cutting edge Carbon Neutral Technologies, options on luxury fixtures and finishes, unlimited occupancy all year round and you have the perfect solution for the holiday/second home. The added benefit is that as an investment, professional sources and our booking history indicate a 5-7% return is achievable.
We will work closely with you to help you get the holiday home you want!
You can get more information here.