THE BAY TREES

Bed and Breakfast Milford On Sea

Telephone: 01590 642186

8 High Street, Milford on Sea, Hampshire, SO41 0QD

NEWS

March Madness!

March Madness – Arrive on a Monday or Tuesday in March, stay for three nights but only pay for two. This offer is subject to availability and must be booked by phone – so call now 01590 642816

REVIEW

Some Winter Comments from our Guest Book

“The Garden Room bath is a dream!”

Stuart & Vivienne, Cheshire, January 2017

“We received the warmest welcome from Mark & Sarah into their beautiful home.”

Ken & Margaret, Halifax, January 2017

“Once again a lovely stay, and Oh! the poached eggs”

Howard & Patricia, Cobham, February 2017

“Delicious Tea & Cake on arrival, extremely comfortable room and perfectly cooked breakfast”

Brenda & Douglas, Southampton, February 2017

“We felt well pampered, particularly liked the chunky marmalade!”

Derek & Penny, Oundle, February 2017

“Thank you for your truly ‘over and above’ hospitality”

Phoebe & Jenni, Wimbledon, February 2017

“One of the best B&Bs we have ever used. Thank you”

Sally & Dave, Sandhurst, March 2017

“Brilliant weekend and this delightful B&B – we will be back”

Gill, Geoff, Dee & John, Woking, March 2017

“We had a lovely relaxing time – loved those eggs!”

Neil & Gina, Orpington, March 2017

Winter Warmer at the Bay Trees

Come and stay in the New Forest’s only Visit England 5 star B&B at a very special price.

Book for Friday and Saturday and stay for Thursday or Sunday for only £50.

This winter offer includes our award winning New Forest Breakfast on all three days.

Offer is only available from 12th November until 20th December and must be booked by phone – so call 01590 642186 now.

Spring Comments from our Guest Book

‘Another great stay – as good as ever’

Neil & Sue, Ledbury, April 2016

‘Wonderful Hosts, Fabulous Food Ultra comfortable, well appointed room’

Steve & Terrie, Havelock North New Zealand, May 2016

‘Sarah & Mark 100%, Food 100%, Garden 100%, Room 100% – will come again!’

John & Ruth, West Sussex, May 2016

‘Wonderful to be back in the lovely Garden Room – Thank you’

Diana, Chiswick, June 2016

‘A privilege to be a guest in your beautiful home, a lovely memory to take home’

Beverley, NSW Australia June 2016

‘We appreciate such fine attention to detail. Six Stars!’

Mark & Sue, N Yorkshire, June 2016

‘ Wonderful Hotel – we loved the room, the bed, the food and most of all the fantastic dogs!’

Gill & Richard, Fareham, June 2016

‘First time at a B&B and what a wonderful stay. Lovely breakfast, fab room and Mark & Sarah have been very warm and friendly hosts.’

Hazel & Russell, Surrey, June 2016

What a lovely place’

Karin & Johan, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2016

‘ This was our 1st trip to the New Forest and the best part was discovering this hidden gem. Everything was exceptional’

Kamilla & Gabor, Budapest, Hungary, July 2016

‘Wonderful B&B, 5 star for sure, Great Breakfast’

Ian & Cindy, Alberta, Canada, July 2016

Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

We had good news yesterday – we received notification that we had been awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2016.

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This is the third consecutive year we have been successful in achieving the number of ‘excellent’ reviews needed for the accolade.

To all our guests who have posted reviews we give a big ‘thank you’ we really appreciate the time you take in writing and love the nice things you have to say about us.

Milford on Sea Food Week 2016

Extract from the New Forest Tourism Association Summer Newsletter:

Milford on Sea Food week is a fun festival of everything food!  It is held every two years, usually beginning on Easter Monday and climaxing with a huge food market on the Village Green on the following Sunday.

It is a really foodie week with over 150 (yes 150) separate events taking place throughout the village, in restaurants, pubs, hotels, B&Bs, Community Centre on on the Village Green.

The celebrity Cookery Theatre was held for the week at the South Lawns Hotel, with chefs both amateur and professional showing off their skills to the large audiences.

This year Sarah from the Bay Trees assisted by her ‘glamorous assistant’ (husband Mark) showed some different ideas for cooking with Kippers. The kippers were sourced from the village Fishmonger and Restaurant Vervienne and the dishes she produced were different and tasty.

Three of the headline Celebrity Chefs were Rosemary (The Real Marigold Hotel) Shrager, Ping Coombes (Masterchef Champion 2014) and Howard Middleton (Great British Bake Off contestant  2013 – remember ‘custardgate’!). They all needed to stay in the village before or after their shows and all chose the Bay Trees! Some decided to stay over and make a mini-holiday of it so Saturday Morning Breakfast was potentially a stressful time for Mark & Sarah. Not so it was a riot – Rosemary kept us all in stitches, aided and abetted by the others.

It was a real privilege for us to have them stay and a great time was had by all – a fitting end to a great week!

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Howard, Rosemary, Ping, Sarah & Mark after breakfast at the Bay Trees

Getting ready for our 6th season!

We are now all ready for the start of our sixth season at the Bay Trees. During the winter we have been continuing our improvement programme, with a new bathroom for the Four Poster Room, new carpet in two of the rooms, and new Televisions to complete the picture.

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Milford on Sea Food Week, which takes place later this month, starting on Easter Monday is the first big event of the year. As usual all the food (and other) businesses in the village come together to produce in excess of 150 individual events in the seven day period.

We will be taking part – serving Afternoon Tea for ‘one day only’ – tickets all sold out within 3 days – and Sarah will be demonstrating ‘Fresh Ideas for Breakfast’ in the Cookery Theatre – not to be missed.

We still have some dates available for the coming season, but they are filling up fast so to avoid disappointment don’t delay!

Comments from our Guest Book Through the Winter

 

‘First Class. All the Awards well deserved!

Les & Marion, Caterham, March 2016

‘Thank you for a lovely stay.Luckily we got Jasper out from under the shed – we couldn’t have left without seeing that he was OK!!’

(Jasper got stuck fast under the shed chasing something (hedgehog?) and we had to cut a hole in the floor to rescue him!)

Madeline & Ed, London, February 2016 

‘Super warm welcome, beautiful rooms and teenager defying breakfast!’

Rory, Catharine, William & Oliver, Worcestershire, February 2016

‘Excellent!!’

David & Marion, Weybridge, February 2016

‘Came for a Girlie Break, managed to avoid the rain, the wind we coped with! We have had an amazing weekend. Sarah and Mark have been the hosts with the most, nothing too much trouble’

Sally, Sara, Chris, carol & Barb, Swindon February 2016

‘What a place! Can’t fault any of it! Thank you both’

Anne & Viki, Sussex, January 2016

‘Thank you for making our stay so pleasant and helping us see the New Year in- wishing you a wonderful 2016!’

Kevin & Keira, North Greenwich, January 2016

‘Lovely Room and Delicious Breakfast’

Tyra & Justin, Washington DC, December 2015

‘I think the food is lovely and the dogs are nice’

Katie (age 6) Henley in Arden, December 2015

‘One word describes it all – QUALITY!’

Jenny & Donald, Tenterden, December 2015

‘A most comfortable stay after a very tough day. Wonderful welcome from Mark, Sarah, Jasper and George. Scrumptious breakfast.’

Cecilia, Oxford, November 2015

‘I feel so pampered, nothing is overlooked. Thank you for your exceptional hospitality’

Grace, British Columbia, November 2015

‘As always  luxury accommodation with gorgeous cooked breakfasts – home from home’

Robin & Lenisha, Harrogate, November 2015

On Line Reservations

Recent research shows that the number of people wishing to reserve their accommodation on-line is increasing all the time. In order to continue to fully meet our guest’s needs we have made some changes to our web site.

Potential guests can now request their accommodation direct from our web site.

We have added a ‘BOOK NOW’ button which will allow you to enter your chosen dates and see what rooms are available for you to reserve by completing the on-line Reservation Screen

This reservation will be treated as a provisional reservation until the price and payment details have been confirmed by us in due course. Remember…. there may be a £10.00 supplement for a one night booking and all our rates include a full Award Winning New Forest Breakfast.

We aim to respond to all bookings made this way within 24 hours, but as on occasions this may not be possible, rest assured that the accommodation will be held for you pending further communication and confirmation by us.

This additional service we are offering in no way replaces the more traditional methods, we are always very pleased to receive your enquiry by telephone call or e mail.

By accepting only Direct Bookings, whether on-line, by phone or e mail, we aim to provide the best deal for you. By booking direct you are guaranteeing that the money you pay for your stay all remains in and sustains the local economy rather than swell the profits of the international on-line agents.

Comments from our Guest Book

Lovely caring hosts, everything perfect!! Will definitely be returning Thank you

Julie, Dale, Toby & Ben, Nuneaton, August 2015

Thank you so much, you always make us feel so welcome. We feel a little more chilled, shame we have to leave

Helena & Mike, Nailsea, August 2015

My home away from home!

Alison, Crowthorne August 2015

You were highly recommended, and we see why. Everything was lovely

Andy & Ann, Warwickshire, September 2015

Another wonderful visit – just as good as ever! Made to feel so welcome, even by George and Jasper. Look out we will be back!

Mary & Clive, Penarth September 2015

“Purr”fection personification!! Such “purr”fect attention to detail and merci mille fois

Liz, Masquieres France, September 2015

Our weekend at the Bay Trees is the highlight of our holidays for many years now, we cant wait to be back!

Wolfgang & Karin, Austria September 2015

Delightful and tranquil setting, lovely warm welcome and gorgeous breakfasts. Thank you

Janet & Peter, Tonbridge Wells, September 2015

Wonderful Hospitality (especially from the dogs) All 5 Star – 1st Class

Alison & David, Totland IOW September 2015

As outstanding B&B in every way – thanks for a lovely stay – we will be back!

Val & Peter, Chessington, September 2015

Probably the best B&B we have stayed in. Ambiance relaxed and attractive with perfect attention to detail

Diana & Roger, Knutsford, September 2015

Exceeded our expectations. Def 5 Stars!!Will be returning

Michelle & Phil, London, September 2015

Absolute Gem! Thank you for such a wonderful stay.

Gavin & Judy, Tynemouth, October 2015

Always a pleasure. Great room and fabulous hospitality – a winning combination.

Kevin, Wokingham, October 2015

Another Successful Season

Our fifth summer at the Bay Trees is now fast becoming a memory!

We have been very busy and have welcomed back many of our guests who have visited us on more than one occasion. I think the record is annual visits for 16 years! We are always pleased to see returning visitors and a couple of weeks ago everyone staying with us over one weekend had stayed with us before – I think we must be doing something right!

Those of you who visited us for the first time this year will be very welcome your return, as will those of you yet to make your first visit. Weekend breaks in the winter season can be really rejuvenating. I remember back in 2009 when we stayed here as guests for a break after the Christmas and New Year festivities with the family, little did we think when we visited then that the Bay Trees and Milford on Sea would eventually become our home.

We now have our diary all ready to take your bookings for 2016 and for a limited time we will be holding the 2014 & 2015 rates into 2016 for bookings made during October and November – just mention this article when making your booking!

 

 

Comments from our Guest Book

‘A lovely stay in a beautiful old home. Thank you for your kind thoughtfulness – we greatly appreciated it’

Alan & Cheryle, Victoria, Australia. June 2015

‘Another wonderful weekend here and brilliantly looked after as usual – the best scrambled eggs’

David & Penny, Fulham, London, June 2015

‘You’ve worked your restorative magic again – Thank you both for another wonderful stay’

Max & Linda, Kidderminster, June 2015

‘A true little gem created by its most hospitable owners! Thank you!’

Marie & Peter, Mauritius June 2015

‘An absolute Treasure of a place, Mark, Sarah, Jasper and George were all so welcoming. Gorgeous rooms & fabulous food. Thank you’

Debbie, Bristow, Herefordshire, July 2015

Fab accommodation, wonderful hospitality and definitely home from home – thank you so much’

Peggy, Janet, Rosie & Angela, South Africa & USA, July 2015

‘Lovely to be back with you once more. What more can one say, except the standard is as high as ever’

Anne & Ian. Stow-on-the-Wold, July 2015

‘The only thing I can say is that we wish we had stayed for a week instead of a night’

Martha & Chris, Virginia, USA July 2015

‘So special be be where our ancestors lived. The Bay Trees is a wonderful place to stay’

Mark & Sandra, Auckland, New Zealand, August 2015

‘Thanks for a lovely stay, I really enjoyed it’

Kitty (age 10), Westcliff on Sea Essex, August 2015

‘The Bay Trees is the best B & B we have ever stayed in. Lavender shortbread is gorgeous! We will be back’

David & Mandy, Barlestone Leicestershire, August 2015

 

 

 

The Bay Trees Bed and Breakfast, 8 High Street, Milford on Sea, Hampshire, SO41 0QD

Email: mark.clayson@btinternet.com