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Milebrook House Hotel - Hotel in Powys

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Stanage, Knighton, LD7 1LT, Powys
Wales, United Kingdom

Rodney, Beryl & Joanne Marsden

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+44 (0)1547 528632 (landline)

Step back in time at this family-run hotel on the Welsh borders - simple rooms, excellent walking and tasty dinners wait

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An old-school, country-house hotel with three acres of gardens that run down to the river Teme. You'll find Wales on one side and England on the other, so bring your wellies and wade across; the walking is magnificent. The house was once home to writer Wilfred Thesiger; his friend, Haile Selassie, visited in the 1920s. These days it’s informally run by three generations of the Marsden family with Beryl and Rodney leading the way. Step inside and enter a world that's rooted in a delightful past: clocks tick, cats snooze, fires crackle, the odd champagne cork escapes its bondage. Beautiful art hangs on the walls, the sitting room is stuffed with books, the bar comes in country-house style, and there's food to reckon with in the dining room, perhaps local pigeon with caramelised apple, slow-roasted shoulder of Welsh lamb, apple crumble and butterscotch sundae. A kitchen garden supplies much for the table. You can fish, spot deer in the woods, play croquet on the lawn. Red kite, moorhens, kingfishers and herons live in the valley. Homely bedrooms wait. Presteigne and Ludlow are close.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Rodney, Beryl & Joanne Marsden:

Local points of interest from
Rodney, Beryl & Joanne Marsden:

  • Milebrook house was once home of Sir Wilfred Thesiger the explorer and was visited by Emperor Haile Selassie.
  • Milebrook House is situated near two National Trails, Glyndwr's Way whic begins at the clock tower in the centre of Knighton and The Offa's Dyke footpath, it's no wonder Knighton is a mecca for walkers and ramblers
  • The Spaceguard Centre is a working astronomical observatory in a stunning location above Knighton in the Welsh Marches. With fascinating exhibits & telescopes the Spaceguard Centre is a truly fascinating place to visit.
  • If relaxing isn't what you're looking for, try The Phil Price Rally School, it's about five miles away, the ideal way to spend an exhilarating day! Perfect for a birthday or anniversary present.
  • Milebrook House Hotel is an excellent place for bird watchers, we have a great many species including Red Kites, Buzzards, Dippers, Spotted Fly Catchers, Kingfishers, Peregrine Falcons, Ravens and lots more.
  • We enjoy the ultimate borderland location, situated 2 miles from the picturesque market town of Knighton in Powys and 12 miles from the busy market town of Ludlow in Shropshire with its medieval castle, beautiful architecture and famous market.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"Beautiful hotel, comfy, large bedrooms, helpful staff, delicious evening meal. My friend is partially-sighted and therefore nervous about tripping/falling etc. and staff very kind in attending to her needs."


September 2015
"We just spent three nights following a very hectic few weeks and it was perfect. The house is very comfortable and the food was wonderful. Staff were very helpful and friendly."
September 2011
"I stayed for one night last week becasue I had business meetings in the area. My bedroom was huge, very comfortable, clean and warm. Breakfast was yummy, lovely scrambled eggs, cooked personally for me. My only criticism was that there didn't seem to be any information about communal facilties, was there a guest lounge? A few minutes when I arrived explaining the facilties would have been very helpful but this is a minor issue in what was a very comfortable overnight stop."
November 2010

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  • 5 Doubles
  • , 5 Twins
  • , 1 Family room for 3
Price:(i) £144 to£172 per night

Singles from £87.50. Dinner, B&B from £102.50 per person.

Special Offer: Late Autumn Break - - Offer Available 31st October to 2nd December 2017 Excludes Sunday & Monday 1 night £175 2 nights £300 3 nights £400 Prices are for 2 people sharing a double or twin room, dinner, bed and breakfast.

Booking info:


Lunch, 2 courses, £14.95 (not Mon). Sunday lunch from £17. Dinner, 3 courses, £30-£35.




Stanage, Knighton, LD7 1LT, Powys

Hotel 5 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 144 to £ 144 per night
Hotel 5 Twin rooms
Price: (i) £ 144 to £ 144 per night
Hotel 1 Family room, sleeping 3
Price: (i) £ 172 to £ 172 per night

Rodney, Beryl & Joanne Marsden

Visit website Check availability

+44 (0)1547 528632 (landline)