A COUNTRY estate near Ludlow that was once sold by Henry VIII is for sale for £2million.

Caynham Estate, which the King sold in 1541 following the dissolution of the Abbey of Wigmore, has a large farmhouse that has garages and a granary, together with a set of magnificent barns. The latter holds current planning permission to develop them into three, three-bedroom barn conversions. 

The farmhouse, meanwhile, has been restored and enhanced by the current owners and is offered to the market with five bedrooms. The second floor has the potential to create a master suite with its own lounge, en-suite and dressing room, or a further two bedrooms.

Ludlow Advertiser: Caynham Estate offers stunning viewsCaynham Estate offers stunning views (Image: Cobb Amos/Zoopla)

Over the centuries, the estate has gradually been subdivided, and in the 1920s was sold to Frederick Robinson who, up until its sale 10 years ago, had been a tenant of the estate since 1909.

The property is being sold by Cobb Amos, who said: "The farmhouse is a magnificent half-timbered and local stone building and retains many original features. A particular feature of the farmhouse is the barns, stables and granary including a spectacular archway leading to the property which are arranged in a horseshoe. 

"The farmhouse kitchen was originally two rooms and has been opened up by the current owners to provide a large, warm and welcoming country farmhouse kitchen, with quarry tiled flooring, bespoke kitchen units with drawers beneath.

Ludlow Advertiser: The lounge at Caynham EstateThe lounge at Caynham Estate (Image: Cobb Amos/Zoopla)

"The heart of the home is the beamed and tiled inglenook, which holds a three-oven Aga together with its electric companion Aga stove to the left."

Meanwhile, The rear garden is laid to lawn with a patio area to house the table and chairs and offer an ideal place for a barbeque. Through the gate to a natural pond and surrounding garden, there is a further area gated that takes you to the front courtyard.

The cider orchard and paddock can be found on the left as you go down the driveway.

For further enquiries about the property and to arrange a viewing, call 10584 539786 or email