Lyonshall, Kington

£1,350,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
Spacious Accomm, Conversion Opportunity, Position & Views, 57 Acres

Hall, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Kitchen / Breakfast Room, Sitting Room, Extensive Domestic Quarters including Larder, Pantry, Utility Room and Store Room, Adjoining Garage, Six Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Courtyard of Traditional Buildings, Mature Gardens, House EPC Rating G, Cottage EPC Rating E

Situation: Situated amidst beautiful north west Herefordshire countryside, both Kington, Leominster and Hereford are all short driving distance away having excellent shops, services and amenities. The choice of schools in the region is outstanding. There are an abundance of recreational opportunities including fishing on the River Wye; golf courses at Leominster and Kington and a host of walks and rides through the surrounding countryside. The Hay Festival is an annual international literary festival. Hereford as well as Leominster have rail stations with good links to London, south Wales and the North.

The prominence of the house is immediate as you arrive along the drive and sweep up to the front of the house. The distant southerly views are spectacular towards Hay Bluff and the Brecon Beacons. The western end of the house dates perhaps to the 16th century. Over time it has been extended, the latest of which were in the 1930's. It has been in the ownership of the same family since 1947, during which time a renowned pedigree Jersey herd was established. The cottage was built as a result in the 1950s. The house stands prominently and is surrounded by its own land.

The 1930s addition to the house incorporates the formal reception rooms being the drawing and dining rooms with the two principal bedrooms above. The hall is wide and welcoming with a wood burning stove, cloakroom and main staircase. The drawing room has the original sliding shutters and an open fireplace. The dining room has a serving hatch through to the kitchen and a china cupboard to the side of the fireplace. The older remaining part of the house has extensive domestic quarters at the back and side of the house with flag stone floors throughout. These rooms include a pantry, larder, utility room and gun room. The kitchen adjoins the sitting room which incorporates the back

staircase. On the first floor there are six bedrooms, two of which have dressing rooms and there are two bathrooms.

Beside the house is an attractive range of significant brick and timber buildings which form a courtyard. Facing the house the brick building includes the stables, tack room and coach house which has a cellar underneath as well as a second floor accessed via an external staircase. The remaining brick building once used as the old parlour and dairy also has some loft space. The large stone and timber barn forms the west side of the courtyard. The lean-to buildings are easily removed to open up the whole yard. Behind the courtyard is a 3 bay Dutch barn. There is also a redundant chicken rearing shed.

On the south and east side of the house are the gardens. On the north side of the house there is a belt of woodland. The terraced gardens at the front are formal with deep flower beds. The walled garden in part is a vegetable plot and below the walled garden is the old grass tennis court. The park fields that run with the house surround it and

secure the wonderful view. At the drive entrance there is a small pond and copse. There is a small beech woodland acting as a wind break in the field west of the building.

In total there are approximately 57 acres (23.07 ha) and a cottage (subject to agricultural tie). Hedgerows border all the fields which are down to grass and are well fenced and watered.

The Cottage

Built in the 1950s, Summer Court Cottage was initially constructed to house the herdsman, and has an agricultural occupancy restriction. It has three bedrooms on the first floor and a kitchen/breakfast room, bathroom and sitting room on the ground floor.

Directions: From Hereford, take the A480 towards Kington remaining on this road until you reach the top of the hill just before Lyonshall. Turn left signposted Almeley and the entrance to Summer Court is on the right-hand side after approximately half a mile.Acreage:57

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