James and Zoe bought Milebrook at the end of 2018 and already they’ve put their mark on it. Any sign of tiredness has been cleverly lifted and the fresh renovation means comfort and style now reign. Parquet floors gleam, huge windows show off the views and good art pulls everything together.
Take a seat in front of the fire in the cosy bar for a G&T before heading out for supper, there are good local choices. Breakfasts are a feast – porridge, local bacon and sausages; yogurt and cereals if you don’t fancy the full works – eaten in the bright and airy dining room or on warm days, the terrace is a lovely spot.
Each bedroom is big enough to sit and read or watch TV; peaceful too – you’ll get the morning sun or evening glow in all rooms. The grounds lead down to a wooded area and pond and beyond that the river Teme for a gentle stroll; there’s croquet, badminton, boules and table tennis in the gardens; and you can join Offa’s Dyke path in nearby Knighton.