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Upper Kimbolton Farm, Kimbolton, Herefordshire




by webmaster, 17th November 2017

This stunning timber-framed farmhouse, with its 15 acres of gardens and paddocks in unspoilt, rolling countryside, is ideal for a horse-loving family

At the end of a quiet no-through lane sits this handsome 16th-century home. Upper Kimbolton Farm is, in every respect, a quintessential country house, with an aesthetically pleasing black and white facade. 

And there’s a generous amount of land to go with it, with a blend of formal gardens and paddocks, as well as five stone and brick stables, a hay barn and a tack room – more than enough to fuel the interest of anyone hoping to keep horses here. There’s also a 16th-century Grade II-listed barn, which is timber framed with weatherboard cladding. 

The inside of the house doesn’t disappoint either. Expect original features, old wooden doors and exposed beams. 

As you head through the main entrance into the reception hall, there’s a staircase leading to a galleried landing on the first floor. The master bedroom is accessed from this landing and has a vaulted ceiling, a walk-in wardrobe and a large en-suite bathroom with corner bath. 

There are three more bedrooms on the first floor – two doubles and one single – and the main bathroom, from which a wooden staircase leads up to the attic, where there’s three rooms. 

One of the highlights of the ground floor is the large drawing room with its stone inglenook fireplace and a woodburning stove on a stone hearth. Windows look out over the gardens. 

The kitchen has a quarry tiled floor, a gas-fuelled Aga and a breakfast bar, while the dining room has a high vaulted ceiling, skylights and patio doors leading to a terrace. There’s also a snug with patio doors to the rear of the house. 

The formal gardens are to the front and side of the house. These include lawned areas and a range of mature shrubs and trees, as well as a stone garden store, two greenhouses and – should it ever be necessary – an outside toilet. 

Upper Kimbolton Farm is situated on the Herefordshire Plateau at the peaceful northern end of the county. It’s very close to Kimbolton village, which has a lovely timber framed pub called the Stockton Cross Inn. It’s also less than 10 minutes from the market town of Leominster and half an hour from Hereford. 

For those with a desire to keep horses, while living a peaceful life in a large, beautiful country home, this might tick all the right boxes.

 

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AT A GLANCE

Upper Kimbolton Farm: A large 16th-century farmhouse with barns, stables and plenty of original features 

Bedrooms: Four bedrooms – three doubles and one with en-suite bathroom 

Land: Fifteen acres of formal gardens and paddocks with mature trees 

Location: Four miles from Leominster, 11 from Ludlow and 15 from Hereford 

Price: Guide price of £825,000 

Agents: Fine & Country. Tel: 01584 872153 www.fineandcountry.com

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