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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Lyonshall, Hereford

£2,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautifully Presented
  • Contemporary House
  • Scandinavian Comfort
  • 63.2 Acres of Forest
  • Separate Coach House
  • Very Private Location
  • Long Driveway Approach
  • Countryside Views

Full description

Keepers House is a unique English country house offering a firstclass 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 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 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

'Living the Good English Country Life in Scandinavian Comfort'
Hereford 18.9 miles o London 167 miles o Worcester 39.7 miles o Cheltenham 55.1 miles.
All distances and times are approximate.
An English Country House Dream.
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. In all approximately 66.1 acres (26.74 hectares).

Situation - Keepers House is a unique English country house offering a firstclass 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 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 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

Location - 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.

History - Herefordshire is a traditional county. There are many small villages with outstanding black and white 15th century timber framed houses dating from the wool boom and the affluence created. There are several castles dating back to the Norman conquest with many of the market towns still having their medieval quarters intact. One of the nearest villages to Keepers House is Pembridge with pubs, cafs and a good restaurant. Notably the New Inn pub which was built in 1380. The church is from early Christian days and the names of the vicars are carved into an oak board since the 1400s.The charming old market town of Ludlow is 20 miles away with its Norman castle, medieval town centre and a local market several times per week. The small market town of Hay-on-Wye is also close by with a 900 year old castle and around 40 book shops. It is also the centre for the renowned Hay Literature Festival held annually in May.

Description - 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 garden. The Guest rooms are in their own separate part of the house offering privacy. There is a large service area with a utility room with 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. Adjacent to the Master Bedroom is 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 faade, 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 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 en suite 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.

Economy - 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 foundations.

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.

Directions - 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.

Services - Mains gas, electricity to both dwellings. Underfloor heating in the main rooms. Septic tank drainage. Borehole water supply.

Easements - The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights, whether public or private, supply, drainage water, electricity supplies and other rights, covenants, restrictions and obligations, quasi-easements and all wayleaves, whether referred to or not in these particulars.

Local Authority - Herefordshire Council - 01432 260000.

Field Covenant - It should be noted that there is a Covenant on the field opposite the main house whereby the farmer is prohibited against growing high crops and building any structures on this field. Further details are available from the selling agents.

Viewings - Viewings are strictly by prior appointment only to be arranged though the selling agents.

Tenure And Possession - Freehold is being offered for sale subject various service occupancies.

Important Notice - Jackson Property, their clients and joint agents give notice that:
They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their clients or other statements or representation of fact. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as accurate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all the necessary planning, building regulations or other consents and Savills and all their Joint Agents have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.
The reference to any mechanical or electrical equipment or other facilities at theproperty shall not constitute a representation (unless otherwise stated) as to the state or condition or its capacity of fulfilling its intended function, and the prospective Purchaser/Tenant should satisfy themselves as to the fitness of such equipment or their requirements.


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