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Caynham, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8
Guide price £2,495,000 | 9 bedrooms | 143.0 acres

Poughnhill Farm, Caynham, with approx 143 acres, offers a rare opportunity to purchase a property with real country estate qualities, yet set in a compact and affordable area. Where else can you find a spacious house with charm and character; a watercourse with clean babbling brook and fishing rights; mixed and charming woodland; traditional pasture and hay meadows and an iconic feature such as an Iron Age fort? All set within a ring fence in proximity to the historic market town of Ludlow, approx. 2 miles away. A property which offers so many things to so many different people warrants close inspection. This is a true lifestyle property that rarely becomes available. Coming to the open market, the first time in over 170 years. Having originally been part of the Caynham Court Estate, and having been purchased in 1852 by Sir William Curtis. Poughnhill Farm is in a beautiful area of the South Shropshire countryside, within convenient distance of the Worcestershire and Herefordshire borders. Enjoying an enviable 143 acres (approx.) Poughnhill Farm has many diverse habitats - ranging from riverside along the Cay Brook and Ledwyche Brook, with mostly double bank fishing, woodland, hillside, pasture, extensive hedgerows and Caynham Camp. All thus ensuring a huge variety of plants, birds and other wildlife. Forming part of a small hamlet of six houses on the estate, Poughnhill Farmhouse is a traditional, stone built, 6 bedroom property dating to circa 1801. In addition is Fixhill Cottage, a detached 3 bedroom single storey property, enjoying a delightful plot and superb view. Of significant merit is Caynham Camp - a Historic England Scheduled Monument - a large univallate iron-age hill-fort which enjoys magnificent views of the surrounding countryside of South Shropshire and beyond. The farm benefits from Stewardship Agreements. Energy Rating E (for both dwellings)


Poughnhill Farmhouse


Reception Hall
A lovely welcoming entrance. Quarry tiled floor. Feature decorative beams. Radiator

Living Room
With feature decorative fireplace, housing the wood burner, and with a brick back and stone hearth. Part tongue and groove wall panelling. Blue Lias flagstone flooring. Feature decorative beams. Two radiators

Dining Room
With feature decorative fireplace. Oak flooring. Radiator

Kitchen
Fitted with a matching range of wall and base units of cupboards and drawers. Ample work surfaces. Stainless steel one and a half bowl sink and drainer with mixer tap. Integrated Stoves oven and electric Belling hob. Plumbing for dishwasher. Radiator. Part wall tiling. Quarry tiled flooring.

Cloakroom
Fitted with a white suite comprising vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and low flush WC. Part wall tiled.

Utility Room
Plumbing for washing machine.

Boiler Room
with oil fired central heating boiler.

Old Salting Room
Original brick bench. Quarry tiled floor. Radiator. Skylight

Boot Room
A charming room, retaining a wealth of character, including the old water heating feature. Sky light

Wine Store


Cloakroom
Fitted with a white suite comprising low flush WC and pedestal wash hand basin.

Storeroom with potential
with feature decorative beams. We believe that this room along with the adjoining areas may have potential to incorporate an annexe (subject to the required planning consents). A really versatile room.

Cellar



From the Reception Hall a staircase rises to the

First Floor Landing


Bedroom One
Two radiators. Feature decorative fireplace.

Bedroom Two
Feature decorative beams. Radiator

En Suite
Fitted with a white suite to include low flush WC and vanity unit with inset wash hand basin. Feature decorative beams

Bedroom Three
Radiator. Feature decorative fireplace

Bedroom Four
Built-in wardrobe. Radiator

Bathroom
Nicely appointed with a white suite to include roll-top bath with vintage style shower attachment. Pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash-back. Low flush WC. Part tongue and groove wall panelling. Radiator


From the First Floor a staircase rises to the

Second Floor Landing


Bedroom Five
Two radiators. Feature decorative beams.

Bedroom Six
With feature decorative beams. Two radiators. Door into Attic Space

Bathroom
Fitted with a white suite comprising roll-top bath with vintage style shower attachment. Double shower. Low flush WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Feature decorative beams. Radiator

The Garden
The garden to Poughnhill Farmhouse is predominantly to the front of the main residence, bordered by an attractive stone wall and laid to lawn.

Fixhill Cottage


Entrance Hall
Tiled floor

Living Room
With feature decorative fireplace, housing the log burner.

Kitchen
Fitted with a matching range of wall and base units of cupboards and drawers. Ample work surfaces. Plumbing for washing machine. Planned space for cooker. Sink and drainer with mixer tap.

Bedroom One


Bedroom Two


Bedroom Three
With fitted cupboards. Feature decorative fireplace.

Bathroom
Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath. Pedestal wash hand basin. Part wall tiled.

WC


Pantry


2 x Store Rooms


Boot Room


The Garden
A generous garden surrounds Fixhill Cottage, predominantly laid to lawn, and with a super view of the surrounding countryside.

Outbuildings
There are two outbuildings on the farm, including a Pole Barn and a steel framed outbuilding.

The Land
With approximately 143 acres of amenity landThe majority of the land has been currently used for grazing livestock, and lends itself to having good stocking capabilities, as well suitable for grass conversation practices in this renowned farming area.The land lends itself to a variety of uses including agriculture, amenity, equestrian, tourism and offers future opportunities for investment in natural capital, carbon sequestration and biodiversity. The nature of the land gives option of additional biodiversity enhancement especially with the river and wide variety of flora and fauna to include permanent pasture, mature hedgerows and trees, natural water, and wildflowers.On the Ledwyche Brook there is a weir on which there could be the possibility to put an electric generator (subject to any required planning consents)

Caynham Camp
Caynham Camp is an Iron Age hill fort with double rampart and ditch. More recently tradition says that the hill fort of Caynham Camp was used as a base by the Parliamentarian forces before their attack on Royalist held Ludlow Castle in 1646

Sporting & Mineral Rights
These are in hand and will pass with the sale of the freehold.

Timber
All standing timber is included in the sale.

Basic Payment Scheme
The land has been registered with the Rural Payments Agency. Any historic payments will be retained by the vendor. However, the land is in stewardship schemes and the benefit of such schemes will be passed to the new owner.

Ingoings
None

Services
The land benefits from natural water supplies

Tenure
Some of the land benefits from natural water supplies

Fixtures & Fittings
Those items mentioned in the sale particulars are included in the freehold sale. All other fixtures and fittings and furnishings are expressly excluded.

Easements, Wayleaves & Rights of Way
The property is offered subject to, and with the benefit of, any rights-of-way both public and private, all wayleaves, easements and other rights whether or not specifically referred to.

Town & Country Planning
The property is offered subject to any development plans, tree preservation orders, ancient orders, public rights-of-way, town planning schedules, or resolutions which may be or may come into force. The purchaser(s) will be deemed to have full knowledge of these and have satisfied themselves as to the effects such matters have on the property.

Plans, Areas & Schedules
These are based on Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. They have been checked and compiled by the vendor's agents and the purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property. Any error or misstatement shall not annul a sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof.

Boundaries, Roads & Fences
The purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and neither the Vendor nor the Vendors agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries of ownership thereof.

Viewings
Strictly by appointment through the selling agents.

Health & Safety
The agents advise all prospective purchasers when viewing the property to take due care.

 

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