About us and our history
We are pleased to welcome you to our family home and business.
Millbrook House has been in the Glazebrook family since 1963, when Simon’s parents, Hugh and Margaret, purchased an existing boarding school. The school doors closed to pupils in 2003 and many changes have taken place since. Millbrook House itself has become a family home. The classrooms and staff accommodation behind the house were converted and let as flats. The dormitories and classrooms around the courtyard are now our short-let apartments.
Millbrook House is a grade II listed property with part of the main house dating back to the 16th century with many 18th, 19th and 20th century alterations. There is a brick on the back of the house dated 1791 and it once was a farmhouse with racing stables.
The property used to be called The Firs, possibly because of the tall fir trees on the south side of the front garden. It was certainly still called The Firs in the 1920s but why the name was changed, and when, is unknown. From 1954 until 2003 it was a boys’ boarding school.
We have 7 short-let apartments in one building, originally built in 1989 as classrooms, dormitories and staff accommodation, and converted in 2007. We have 3 further studio apartments in a new building on the site of a garage block which was completed in 2014.
The school gym is now home to a co-working space for health and wellness professionals. The space includes a studio, personal training gym and three therapy rooms. We are able to host retreats and courses using these facilities; please see The Wellness Hub Oxford for more information.