A beautiful and spacious six bedroom Georgian Gentleman's residence with a separate annex. Set within 5 acres of landscaped gardens, woodlands, pasture, two acre paddocks, a weir and its own stream running through the woodlands. The property is situated in an elevated idyllic position overlooking the gardens and with wonderful views across the surrounding countryside.
Castle Hill House is a fabulous and handsome period property set within 5 acres of formal gardens and grounds offering spacious accommodation, still containing many beautiful original features including open fireplaces in almost every room of the house. All of the rooms have an inviting outlook onto the grounds and some rooms have stunning far-reaching views towards Brandor Hill.
The House has been tastefully updated and improved to a high standard with attention to detail by the present owners and provides extremely well-appointed accommodation. Entering into the hallway, an impressive Georgian staircase invites you into the house, briefly comprising of four reception rooms, conservatory/sun room, kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor and four spacious and well presented first-floor bedrooms all with beautiful en-suite facilities.
In addition to the main house, a one bedroom self-contained annex is ideal for extended families, a holiday let or a residential let for an income stream. The annex could also be used as a large office or a work from home business. It includes a spacious kitchen with a dining and lounge area, a large double bedroom and bathroom.
Castle Hill House was built circa 1824 by Benjamin Wishlade for William Greenly of Titley Court as a residence for his Mother in Law, Mrs Browne. Previously on the site there had been a wheelwright's house. The marvellous property provides the best of both worlds being situated just outside the centre of the historic market town of Kington, whilst being only a short distance from some of the most picturesque countryside in Britain.
Castle Hill House is situated in an elevated position only a short walk from the centre of the historic Herefordshire market town of Kington in the Welsh/English Marches, 2 miles from the Welsh border. Kington is a traditional market town and a thriving centre for the local community, hosting a range of shops and services while retaining its long standing livestock market and country market, along with regular food & craft markets and various festivals. Kington also possesses a very attractive riverside playing field that hosts the town's football and cricket clubs. Kington Golf Club is also of regional fame and boasts an 18-hole course on Bradnor Hill which is said to be one of the highest in all England at over 390 metres above sea level. On the edge of Kington can also be found Hergest Croft Gardens which are beautifully landscaped gardens with two renowned national collections of trees.
This most attractive property comprises of the following accommodation:
Period entrance door with beautiful stained glass windows, a spacious and inviting arched entrance hall with an impressive Georgian staircase leading to a lovely galleried landing, antique Butler's and Servants bell system
A magnificent and spacious room ideal for entertaining. Large original period bay windows with shutters to the front and French doors opening into the Sun Room/Conservatory offering striking views across the gardens. Also, with a large period stone fireplace, large stunning overmantle mirror, original period timber floors and picture rails.
Study/ Drawing Room
6.10m x 4.27m (20'0" x 14'0")
A generous sized light and airy room, large bay window with bench underneath, French doors leading to its own patio area, along with period features such as an open fireplace with an antique mantle surround, picture rails and timber floors. Door to Butler's pantry, ideal for storage.
6.20m x 4.52m (20'4" x 14'10")
A spacious room with three large sash windows overlooking the rear gardens, with many original features being retained such as a period fireplace, with a large overmantle mirror, coved ceilings, picture rails and timber floors.
Ground floor Bedroom
4.22m x 3.96m (13'10" x 13')
A lovely room that retains much character including a stone fireplace with a striking large brass cover and timber mantle, the hearth was originally used for cooking in the past. Timber floorboard and south-facing sash window. Used to connect to the annex.
5.72m x 3.10m (18'9" x 10'2")
A most attractive room featuring a roof with exposed beams, original stone walls with north and south-facing windows and west-facing French Doors leading to gardens and patio area with convenient log storage. Cozy wood-burning stove for the winter months, window seat and high quality fitted kitchen units with a wood work surface and large range cooker.
A most characterful bathroom with a centre roll topped bath with claw feet, feature fireplace surround, antique style vanity sink unit with large antique mirror, shower and W.C. With Wainscoting and William Morris wallpaper to the walls
With access to the garden and overlooking the grounds with superb views across Bradnor Hill and the golf course.
Features the old Butler's Pantry, Store cupboard and doors leading to the cellar
With a most attractive Georgian period staircase leading from the ground floor, the landing area benefits from an original roof light providing natural lighting. Doors leading to....
6.10m x 4.57m (20'0" x 15')
This elegant and spacious Master Bedroom has a large bay sash window overlooking the rear lawned gardens, Bradnor Hill and the golf course - a most attractive view! You can even spot Mike Oldfield's former residence. The room benefits from period features such as an open fireplace, coved ceilings, beautifully restored timber floors
Boutique style room featuring a large walk-in shower and beautiful victorian freestanding sink unit, serviced by an ensuite.
5.38m x 4.60m (17'8" x 15'1")
A spacious room with double aspect windows offering attractive views over the gardens and open fireplace and beautifully restored floorboards serviced by an ensuite.
A light and airy ensuite with a vintage find made into a antique style vanity unit with copper sink, large walk-shower, WC.
A light room benefiting from a south-facing window overlooking the front garden, feature fireplace surround and with a door to the en-suite.
Spacious walk-in shower and antique style vanity with boutique style countertop sink, sash window, heated towel rail. with en-suite.
A most private bedroom with its own hallway leading from the landing. This light and elegantly designed bedroom comprises of a south-facing window with antique tiled firplace, elegant mirrored feature wall, large sash window and private ensuite.
Light room with elegant marble vanity sink unit, panelled bath and marble tiles, sash window, heated towel rail and W.C.
7.09m x 3.28m (23'3" x 10'9")
The annex provides flexible accommodation which is presently used as a separate holiday let. The annex is accessed from the front gravelled driveway and front patio into a most attractive fitted kitchen with a dining and lounge area and an open fireplace. There is a closed newel staircase leading to the first floor bedroom and bathroom.
6.63m x 2.03m (21'9" x 6'8")
With south and west-facing windows with period features such as timber floor boards and fireplace.
Very large walk in shower, with cottage stone look tiled walls, sink unit, panelled walls, WC, heated towel rail
Assessed from the inner hall with a staircase leading down to....
Cellar Room 1
5.77m x 4.37m (18'11" x 14'4")
Gas Boiler and Biomass Boiler
Cellar Room 2
5.36m x 4.47m (17'7" x 14'8")
The property benefits from one main garage and a further outbuilding. The smaller outbuilding would be ideal for conversion into a home office subject to all the necessary consents being granted.
Garage with storage behind
12.39m x 4.50m (40'8" x 14'9")
A single garage building with roof lighting, electricity
The Gardens & Grounds:
The house is accessed via a private gravel driveway which is lined by mature gardens and plantings offering plenty of parking. The patio area can be accessed from the kitchen and is ideal for alfresco dining. The garden also retains the property's original water well which extends to a depth of 80ft.
The property is well proportioned for the land it offers.The landscaped gardens are a delightful benefit to the property and amount approximately to 0.75 acres. There numerous flowerbeds and borders are stocked with various flowering shrubs along with very well tended lawns and mature woodland areas. The gardens also offer a selection of both ornamental and fruit bearing trees includig an old blue cedar, walnut tree, blue spruce and assorted fruit trees in the orchard.
The grounds have several outbuildings including a double garage with ample storage to the rear, providing the potential to be converted into additional accommodation, subject to all relevant planning consent. There is a further storage shed within the gardens and two wood storage areas.The spacious cellar has access to the gardens and is ideal for storage and a workshop area. It has a gas boiler as well as a optional eco-friendly biomass boiler.
The land offered with the property is set within two paddocks with a riverside location shaded by a woodland area offering an idyllic setting with an old elm tree and mixed wild flowers and bulbs, including wild orchids. It also has two permanent stables affixed to the land, therefore ideal for equestrian purposes. There is a footpath path running along the side of the paddock and on the Back Brook in the grounds is an ancient weir with a leet running off, recently improved to allow salmon and trout upstream by-passing the weir. A portion of the Kington Castle mound, an ancient monument, rises above the Weir and is also part of the property.The property was re-roofed circa 20 years ago with recently installed solar thermal panels for hot water and PV solar panels for electricity.
The property is presently used as a successful boutique B&B and awarded as the winner of 'Visit Herefordshire Best Guest Accommodation 2018'. There is also the possibility to continue its present use as a Bed & Breakfast. Castle Hill House has obtained many plaudits for the quality of its accommodation and high standards it holds. All bedrooms and ensuites are generously sized and have a luxurious and cozy feel to them. Each room is individually decorated and full of character, featuring large sash windows and open fireplaces.
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