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6 bedroom house for sale

Lyonshall, Kington, Herefordshire, HR5

Guide Price £2,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Video tour available on line.
  • Hall, Dining room, Drawing room, Poggenpohl kitchen with Siemens appliances, Sitting room, Library, Larder, Laundry room, Linen room, Wine cellar.
  • 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms.
  • Coach house with 2 en suite bedrooms, Open plan kitchen, 4 garages, Wine cellar.
  • Floodlit tennis court, Formal croquet lawn.
  • 63.2 acres of beautiful woodland.
  • In all approximately 66 acres
  • EPC Rating = C

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An English Country House Dream. A beautifully presented contemporary house. Hall, Dining room, Drawing room, Poggenpohl kitchen with Siemens appliances, Sitting room, Library, Larder, Laundry room, Linen room, Wine cellar, 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms. Coach house with 2 en suite bedrooms, Open plan kitchen, 4 garages, Wine cellar. Floodlit tennis court, Formal croquet lawn. 63.2 acres (25.57 hectares) of beautiful woodland, mainly broadleaf.


The neighbouring small market town of Kington has all the essential services along with some speciality shops. Leominster is 12.8 miles away and offers many amenities and attractions. The Cathedral city of Hereford is 19 miles away and has both an old centre and a new one with a wider selection of shops. The city's main theatre and cultural venue is Old Market, for the Arts and has a good number of restaurants and bars.

There are good train connections to London, Birmingham and Cardiff. The airports in the surrounding area are Birmingham (70
miles), Bristol (90 miles) and London Heathrow (155 miles). All distances are approximate.


Keepers House is a unique English country home offering a first class lifestyle. Located on the top of a hill in Lyonshall Parkwood which used to be part of the 900 year old Castle Weir estate, where the Normans are thought to have done their hunting and riding.

Keepers House has been built within its own 63.2 acres of ancient forest, which has been carefully managed and maintained to allow natural light for bluebells and anemones to bloom every spring. Surrounding the House is its paddock with daffodils that also bloom every year.

The forest land makes Keepers House a very private home with a long driveway, winding from the main gates through the oak trees to the House.

Keepers House has wonderful views over beautiful Herefordshire countryside, with Kington Golf Course, situated just across the valley.

Keepers House is a beautifully presented contemporary house
extending to about 600 sq m with five en suite bedrooms and very large entertainment areas, sitting room, dining room that seats 40 people, office with space for three to four people, TV/music room and a lovely library.

The kitchen is very large and is equipped with the finest kitchen
furniture from Poggenpohl, Siemens appliances, Blue Volga
granite work benches and an AGA, which is a good complement
to the more modern induction hob. There is space for a eight to
ten person kitchen table. Large glass doors lead right into the

There is a large service area with a utility room including Bosch
laundry appliances and everything else required. There is also a
larder room, linen room and a wine storage room.

Adjacent to the master bedroom, there are two bathrooms, both well equipped with plenty of space and storage. One bathroom is about 25 sq m and the other bathroom has a Raindance shower.

The master bedroom includes a large dressing room with bespoke cabinets. It is clear that a great deal of thought and attention to detail has gone into the design and refurbishment of Keepers House. It has been designed in a traditional English style with a stone façade, built in 1989 and rebuilt by the current owners in 2010. The family have rebuilt the house to high standards with extremely good craftsmanship and it is, light and very well insulated with the highest quality oak flooring.

The guest rooms are in their own separate part of the house
offering privacy.

The Keepers Coach House

The Keepers Coach House was built in 2010, in a similar style
to the principal house. It has four garages, a sports equipment
room and a recycling room. There is also a temperature
controlled wine storage room.

On the first floor there is an attractive two ensuite bedroom
flat with an open plan kitchen and sitting area. The flat is well
planned for guest or staff accommodation.

The Garden

There is a traditional English garden with a plant and flower
collection, in particular the Fellowship roses, which bloom
throughout the summer. The garden generally retains colour
from February to November with a water feature giving a feeling
of tranquillity.

The barbecue area is paved and there is a good seating area
under a roof with heating.

There is a large paddock between the entrance road and the
forest, a flood-lit tennis court, a well prepared croquet lawn and a boule/petanque court. At the edge of the forest is a professionally built tree house in an oak tree.


Keepers House is very well insulated, has double glazed windows
and under floor heating. It is connected to the mains gas grid.
The appliances are of a high quality standard and many of the
light fittings have LED bulbs. Keepers House is very well
insulated, including a thick layer of insulation added to the

The Forest

The woodland at Keepers House extends to about 63.2 acres.
It is important in the local landscape and provides a spectacular
backdrop to the property. There are significant ancient
plantation sites including semi natural oak trees near the main
entrance. Mainly broadleaf, species include oak, beech, ash,
Norway spruce, larch and Douglas fir. The woodland topography
is undulating and recent management through selective thinning
of the mixed conifers and canopy thinning of the mature oak
provides a well maintained landscape. A Forestry Commission
approved management plan is in place including felling
permissions for the next ten years. There is an abundance of
wildlife including deer, foxes and birds.

Square Footage: 5,802 sq ft
Acreage: 63.2 Acres


From Hereford take the A438, turning right by Wyevale
nurseries (approximately 1.5 miles) onto the A480 to the village
of Lyonshall (approximately 15 miles). Go through the village
and at the t-junction opposite the church, turn left for Kington,
proceed up the hill for approximately half a mile and immediately
past the market garden on the right hand side turn right. After
approximately three-quarters of a mile through Lyonshall park
wood the gates for Keepers House will be seen on the right
hand side. Proceed along the private driveway through a second
gateway leading to the residence.

Hereford 18.9 miles • London 167 miles • Worcester 39.7 miles • Cheltenham 55.1 miles.

All distances and times are approximate.

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14 August 2015

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