The Hall

Bucknell, Shropshire
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)7905 503039

A cracking place full of fun and interest where you feel instantly at home. Large peaceful rooms, delicious breakfasts, countryside views


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Matt and Juliet have breathed new life into this attractive old house close to the Welsh border. They love welcoming guests and your stay starts with a home-baked something and hot drinks – and a tour of the cellar if you’d like with its salting tables and the remains of huge old cider barrels.

Bedrooms in airy vaulted spaces come with sofas and flowers. Wake for imaginative breakfasts: homemade bread, rhubarb and ginger jam, buckwheat granola and apple juice, porridge with cream and whisky, spicy Mexican beans on toast, Ludlow sausages, poached home-laid eggs with avocado on sourdough topped with tomato, garlic and chilli…

Join the Heart of Wales Line Trail, have a foodie day in Ludlow, catch the evening sun from a pretty garden spot, finish off with a Moroccan rose oil bath before bed.

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We think you'll love

  • The playful, stylish decor throughout the house and Matt's art
  • Matt and Juliet's relaxed hospitality
  • The picturesque, peaceful village setting
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You should know

  • The drive is cobbled and gravelled
  • There are cats in the house


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Christmas, New Year & occasionally.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pub 5-minute walk, restaurants 20-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £135
2 Doubles
From £135



can't recommend this B&B highly enough- BLISS - lovely and peaceful - the room we had was stunning with magnificent beam work/furniture was a bit like Art Décor - classy and tasteful/everything in the house and room was of a high standard and quality, a great deal of thought has gone into making this a wonderful and relaxing experience for anyone who stays with Matt and Juliet, who were great hosts, they couldn't do enough for you, making homemade goodies for room and breakfast also thank you for being brave not using white bedding - well done

Lesley, Durham

The perfect weekend getaway. Beautiful room and setting, very friendly hosts and delicious breakfast.

Ben, Shrewsbury

We go to lots of B&Bs and this is one of the very best. Matt and Juliet are charming and it was just as if we were visiting friends. They have lovingly restored their beautiful Georgian house with modern touches which blend in perfectly. Our bedroom was spacious, light and airy with lovely views to the fields beyond. The bed was the best we’ve slept in. Gorgeous breakfast with eggs from their own chickens. Matt baked a cake for me specially as it was my birthday. All in all, a perfect place to get away from it all and we thoroughly recommend.

Philippa, Ewhurst

This is a beautifully renovated house, owned by a charming couple, Matt and Juliet. Our room was glorious. It was stylishly decorated, huge and had wonderful rural views. We had a fridge and smart coffee and tea making appliances. Home baked cakes awaited us. A pleasant walk through the pretty village of Bucknell takes you to the Baron, where we had an excellent dinner. Breakfast was sensational, with home baked sourdough bread and the yellowest scrambled eggs with smoked salmon that I have ever had the pleasure to eat. Thank you, Matt and Juliet. We hope to return.


New life has been breathed into this handsome Georgian house by London escapees Matt and Juliet. A perfect blend of the old and the new will delight lovers of understated style and design. The art is special too. A superbly sourced breakfast with some great twists will fortify you for some superb walking and exploring. Shropshire is a hidden gem with much to discover, a true taste of the good life.

David, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Bucknell is at the foot of the Shropshire Hills in an AONB. The Grade II listed house is in the middle of the village off a no-through road, surrounded by hills and woodland; there are lots of walks including the Heart of Wales Line Trail. It has two pubs, a quirky multi-function shop and a railway station. Knighton is five minutes west - hop on the train or walk the trail (nine miles). Ludlow and Presteigne are a 20-minute drive. Closest restaurant to try: Wild Thyme in Presteigne or head to foodie Ludlow (both about a 20-minute drive). Try The Oak at Wigmore (12 minutes) or the renowned Riverside Inn in Aymestrey (slightly further).

Local points of interest from Matthew Bellamy

  • Go on a gentle circular 1¾ mile walk up Bucknell Hill, with fine views of the village and surrounding woodland. Or catch a train on the Heart of Wales line to Knighton and take a stunning 9½ mile hilltop walk back to Bucknell.
  • Visit one of many nearby National Trust or English Heritage properties: Croft Castle, Stokesay Castle, The Weir Garden, Berrington Hall, Powis Castle. Or take a walk in National Trust managed Carding Mill Valley or Wenlock Edge.
  • Explore the nearby medieval market town of Ludlow which has nearly 500 listed buildings. Visit the hill top castle and have a bite to eat at CSONS in the Green Cafe, by the river Teme.
  • Enjoy a day out at the wonderful Bryan’s Ground, three acres of intimate garden rooms and arboretum surrounding an arts and crafts house. If you have time, pop over to nearby border town, Presteigne.
  • Take a walk along part of the newly opened Heart of Wales Line Trail, which traces the scenic Heart of Wales railway line from Shrewsbury to Swansea. The Hall is a five minute walk away from Bucknell Station, on the railway Line.
  • Visit Hampton Court Castle in North Herefordshire. Get lost in the maze, discover a secret passage behind a waterfall and enjoy the beautiful gardens. Return to Bucknell via the Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre near Kington.


Matthew Bellamy

The Hall is Juliet and Matt's family home and they live here with their two daughters, two cats and some chickens. They moved from London in 2013 because they love the beauty and drama of the relatively undiscovered Shropshire landscape. They enjoy good food and cooking and spending time outdoors, usually on foot or bike. Matt is an artist and produces limited edition prints, some of which are on display in the B&B rooms. They’re happy to advise on walking, cycling and sightseeing and love chatting to guests and making sure they leave with happy memories of their stay in Shropshire and with them.