Milebrook House Shortlist*

‘As good as ever’, this ‘delightful’ small hotel occupies an 18th-century stone dower house (once the home of Sir Wilfrid Thesiger), in extensive grounds leading to the River Teme. More

Contact details

Milebrook House
Milebrook
Milebrook
KNIGHTON
Powys
LD7 1LT
Wales
01547 528632

Hotel information

Bedrooms

10, 2 on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, bar, 2 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 3½-acre grounds.

Background music

in bar and restaurant in evening.

Children

over-8s welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B from £156, D,B&B from £199. À la carte £32.

Good Hotel Guide Review

As good as ever’, this ’s ‘delightful’ small hotel occupies an 18th-century stone dower house (once the home of Sir Wilfrid Thesiger), in extensive grounds leading to the River Teme. Milebrook has new owners. Zoe Carter and James Sheehan have taken over from the Marsdens. Locally reared meat, vegetables and fruit from the kitchen garden fuel well-presented, ‘good, if not exciting’, dishes, served in the bar or the restaurant. Antiques, books, puzzles, an open fire in the sitting room foster a traditional country house atmosphere. Bedrooms are neatly furnished; those at the rear are quieter (the property fronts a busy road). One reader this year reported a fairly chaotic experience with booking. Guests arriving by train and walkers along Offa’s Dyke can arrange to be picked up.

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Milebrook House
Milebrook
Milebrook
KNIGHTON
Powys
LD7 1LT

Guest comments

'A delightful small hotel in lovely countryside. The owners were very pleasant,the young staff friendly and caring. We entertained friends to dinner and all of us were more than satisfied. My room was very comfortable. Very little noise from the road. At the age of 92 I have considerable experience of hotels all over the world, so feel reasonably qualified to express an opinion. ' - John H. Bell - October, 2014
'Relaxed, peaceful, welcoming. 'Old-world' in the best sense of staying with friends in the country. Tea and scones, yes with cream and jam, served in prettily furnished 'parlour', cat snoozing on sofa by an open fire. Tea/coffee tray in the bedroom included little tin of home-made biscuits. Long-standing resident owners Beryl and Rodney Marsden are welcoming, kind hosts. Very good restaurant, popular with discerning locals. Extensive grounds include a kitchen garden and a croquet lawn. An ideal base for walking. ' - Penelope Visman - April, 2012
'A friendly place with no stuffiness. The operation seems to revolve very much around Mrs Marsen who has abundant energy. Our spacious room at the rear had a lovely view. The food was well prepared and the service was excellent. ' - A.J Gillingwater - August, 2011

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Tourist attractions

  • The Spaceguard Centre

    A working astronomical observatory, with a camera obscura and a mini planetarium

  • The Judge's Lodging

    Discover the 'upstairs/downstairs' life of a Victorian judge at this historic house.