Milebrook House Hotel

Knighton, Powys

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


11 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 3


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.


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

Family friendly

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


  • 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

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


Nightly price
from £144
Singles from £87.50. Dinner, B&B from £102.50 per person.
1 Family room for 3
From £172
5 Doubles
From £144
5 Twins
From £144


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.


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The neighbourhood

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.