Milebrook House Hotel, Stanage, Knighton, Powys


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  • Bedrooms: 12
DESCRIPTION An opportunity to not only live in a beautiful period country house with much character, but also to have a change of lifestyle and run a thriving Country House Hotel. Originally built in 1760 and once a dower house of nearby Stanage Castle. Milebrook House was a place of refuge for the Emperor of Ethiopia, Haille Selassie, during the Italian invasion in 1936 the property was aso the family home of the famous writer and explorer Sir Wilfred Thesiger, as certified by a blue plaque outside.

Milebrook House offers a true, country house in a delightful rural setting. Situated next to the River Teme, the residence attracts a variety of tourists, walkers, cyclists and bird watchers visiting the rolling countryside of the Welsh Marches. Maintaining a strong reputation, the hotel was awarded Welsh Hotel of the Year by the Good Hotel Guide 2015, in addition to a number of accolades, and has also featured in many renowned hotel guides, National Gardens and Sawday's.

. The property is located within a few miles of the market town of Knighton within the historic county boundary of Radnorshire, lying on the river Teme, with a railway station on the Heart of Wales line. The Offas Dyke footpath is a 177 mile National Trail footpath that closely follows the England/Wales border. The trail opened in 1971 from Prestatyn to Chepstow with Knighton sitting at the half way point. Knighton has a primary school, supermarket, leisure centre and many other smaller independent shops. The larger market town of Ludlow, 16 miles has a wider variety of shopping and leisure facilities.


WALK INSIDE Entering through a pitched entrance porch, the glazed entrance door opens into an impressive Reception Hall with parquet flooring and doors leading to the principal reception rooms. Immediately to the left is the Sitting Room and beyond is the Lounge with a traditional fireplace with decorative surround and window to the side with views over the surrounding countryside. To the right of the reception hall is the Lounge Bar, being the heart of the residence and a real feature of the property with a window to the front, a traditional fireplace with decorative surround and parquet flooring. Accessed from the lounge bar is the Restaurant, a dual aspect room with feature fireplace with decorative surround and a set of imposing double doors leading to a further Dining Area with central fireplace with inset Villager stove on a stone hearth and French doors opening out to the garden terrace. The secondary hall provides access to one of the 2 staircases that leads to the first floor and further door to the commercial Kitchen. The ground floor further comprises of 2 bedrooms both of which have En-Suite Bathrooms and are wheelchair accessible.

First Floor The first floor landing is accessed from a timber staircase from the Inner Hall and provides ready access to 6 of the principal first floor Bedrooms. The majority of the bedrooms have south facing views and are generous in size and all offering En-Suite facilities.

Accessed via the secondary staircase are two further bedrooms both offering windows to side with countryside views and En-suite bathrooms.

A further staircase leads to the Second Floor which is currently utilised as the owner's accommodation with a further 2 bedrooms, bathroom and store room.

OUTSIDE Milebrook House is set in approximately 2.5 acres of gardens and woodland. The gardens wrap around the residence and are well maintained and predominantly laid to lawn with an area of formal gardens with seating areas, a productive vegetable garden and a small area of woodland. The property is situated amongst.


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