There are a number of places in Milford & Makeney offering accommodation, from hotel to cottage.
Makeney Hall Hotel
Makeney Hall Hotel is a Victorian country mansion set in five acres of landscaped gardens. It was the former residence of local mill owners and philanthropists The Strutts once Milford House in Milford became too small for them. There are 46 bedrooms with some superior rooms. For dining, there is an elegant oak panelled dining room with an impressive oak fireplace and an informal cocktail bar. In 2021, the hotel set about refurbishing many of its rooms, laying new carpets and/or flooring. By November 2022 all the rooms of the modern annex had been renovated and the 9 superior rooms in the main house decorated to the very highest standards.
The hotel is renowned for its weddings and there are full conference facilities with three meeting rooms and even a Training Centre. The hotel also offers free wi-fi and parking for 200 vehicles. A 15% discount is available on bookings by Milford and Makeney residents. The hotel also hosts periodic themed nights, lunches and dinners, the latest of these will be advertised in the “events” column to the left of the front page of this website. The residents 15% discount is available for these too.
Here are some recent comments by customers:
‘Fairly priced, good breakfast and a good place to base yourself for days out. Nice evening meals, friendly staff, a range of room styles and a nice lounge to relax in’ – Paul L, Trip Advisor, Feb 2021
‘The décor in each room was utterly splendid and the setting and the grounds were lovely. The wonderful customer service was the cherry on the cake. I wish more hotels embodied this spirit. A welcome change from the usual commercial chain enterprises.’ – Claire, Trip Advisor, No 2020
For the Makeney Hall website see here.
The Strutt Arms
Set towards the south of the village on the A6 opposite the junction with Chevin Road, the Strutt Arms was built by The Strutts in the early 1900’s to accommodate business visitors for their mills, which at the time loomed over the building on all sides. For several years in the 2010’s the building was closed, but was reopened in 2019 after a million-pound renovation including the accommodation rooms upstairs.
There are 7 rooms available, all refurbished to a high standard, offering comfortable and reasonably priced accommodation in the centre of the village. To book rooms click here.
Meanwhile the pub downstairs was renovated in 2022 to offer high end Indian food as well as a traditional pub, and was renamed the Elephant & Peacock. See here for article.
The Garden Apartment
The Garden Apartment in Milford offers unique self catering accommodation in an 18th Century, Grade II Listed stone cottage. It is beautifully situated, with glorious views across the valley. Go to the website here
This split-level riverside stone chapel, next door to the King William pub, was created by the conversion of a large Methodist Chapel and Schoolroom, built in 1846. Accommodation can be provided for up to 22 guests. This can be also be booked with The Garden Apartment to sleep 24 guests.
The conversion has retained much of the Chapel’s original character and charm, with exposed beams, some original pews, marble plaques, chapel doors, and with the old pulpit featured in the balconied lower lounge! The Chapel also has its own little raised lawned garden with ramp access, and picnic tables and barbecue.
For more details, visit the website here