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Cedar Keep ... perhaps the most unique home in the State of Kentucky ... nestled in the beautiful hardwood hills, sitting on a red sandstone rock outcropping, surrounded on three sides by streams and waterfalls, it is in class by itself..
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Huge Ranch With Unique Home And Ultimate Privacy For Sale in Bradfordsville, Kentucky, USA

177 Acre Private, Secure Sanctuary Surrounded By Waterfalls

Asking Price: $1,395,000 USD


Hidden Hollow Preserve … the personification of privacy and security. The ranch offers 177.46 surveyed acres of lush, secure privacy, vast hardwood timber reserves, and Cedar Keep, one of the most unique private homes in the State of Kentucky. Thousands of surrounding acres to be put into Conservation Easements never to be developed so this farm is protected forever.

Nestled in mature woods, perched on a red sandstone outcropping and surrounded on three sides by flowing streams and waterfalls, the house is clad entirely in western red cedar. A spectacular two story high 18’ x 18’ octagon living room and a 16’ x 22’ vaulted ceiling library are connected by magnificent, two story high, back-to-back, wood burning, natural field stone fireplaces that together command the front of the home, The home is surrounded on three sides by an elaborate 1,000 sq. ft. wrap around porch, overlooking the pristine beauty enveloping the site. During summer months, the porch overflows with flowers and ferns and is home to scores of Ruby Throated Hummingbirds that dazzle and entertain family and visitors alike.

The largest private water garden in the State of Kentucky graces the back yard and is home to many varieties of both hardy and tropical water lilies along with lotus, water hyacinth and countless gold fish. The water garden is 100' L x 30' W x 7' D and contains over 100,000 gallons of water that free flow into the pool from the stream alongside, the pool also provides a ready water reserve for fire protection.

In addition to the extraordinary water garden, the yard and grounds around the house sport numerous flower gardens, perennial bushes and flowering trees.

Beauty and practicality meet as the home features heavily insulated 6” thick walls, Marvin double pane windows and doors, a 50 year guaranteed cedar shake roof with seamless gutters, geo-thermal heating and air conditioning, a central vacuum system, built-in oak bookcases, oak trim and solid oak interior doors and oak hardwood or ceramic floors throughout the entire home.

The ranch offers a total of 177.46 surveyed acres with 130 acres of mature hardwoods and 48 acres of cleared pastures for horses or livestock, miles and miles of hiking or horse riding trails, pastures surrounded by high tensile fencing and an extensive orchard containing several varieties of plum, cherry, peach, nectarine, pear and apple trees. There are approximately 1,494,770 board feet of hardwood timber (per professional 2018 Stewardship Plan, 75% oak, worth approximately $523,169 currently on the property.

To accommodate your horses or livestock, there is a large corral with livestock handling equipment, a 60 x 72 foot, 12 stall KY Steel Truss Barn, two paddocks, a 50 x 100 foot outdoor arena, a 36 x 48 foot waste disposal building with an attached 12 x 50 foot shelter, a large tobacco barn, several outbuildings and unparalleled views, privacy and security. Both paddocks and the main pasture contain automatic, heated Freedom Fountain water tanks. The waste disposal building could easily be converted into an additional 8 stall barn.

There is also a separate, completely furnished, 1,200 sq. ft. manager’s home, located between the main house and barn, containing two 12' x 12' bedrooms, a 12' x 24' living room, a 12' x 24' loft for sleeping or storage, a 12' x 12' kitchen, and a 12' x 12' bath and utility room, not to mention both front and back porches.

Although all improvements (houses, barns, pastures and paddocks) are hooked up to city water, there is a rare sweet water spring on the property with perhaps the best spring water available in the state. The spring was one of half a dozen in the State of Kentucky that was monitored and tested periodically for a period of two years by the University of Kentucky. It never ran dry, even in periods of drought, and it always tested pure.

Thousands of acres of land surrounding Hidden Hollow Preserve have been bought up by a conservation development company and after minimal improvements have been made to natural characteristics, Conservation Easements will be put into place to prohibit any development ... thus a buyer of Hidden Hollow Preserve gets to enjoy the benefits and security provided by these Conservation Easements without the cost of buying all that additional land.

The ranch is less than 75 minutes driving time to Lexington and 90 minutes to Louisville, and is within 3 hours of Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Knoxville or Nashville. It is also within 30 minutes of 3 local airports with 5,000 ft. runways capable of handling corporate jets. Springfield/Lebanon airport is identifer 6I2 ... Danville airport is identifier DVK ... Campbellsville is identifier AAS.

The property has been featured in Architectural Digest, New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Open Fences, Farm & Ranch, Wall Street Journal, etc.

Please contact the owner at with any questions or for additional information.

About This Property

2888 Rush Branch Road
Kentucky 40009
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177 Acres
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Features - Amenities

  • Mountain View
  • Terrace
  • Appliances
  • Pet Friendly
  • Laundry Room
  • Studio Room
  • Patio
  • Pool
  • Cable TV
  • Your Own Box Canyon - The Ultimate In Privacy And Security
  • The Most Desirable And Unique Property In Kentucky
  • As Illustrated In Architectural Digest, New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Etc.
  • 177.46 Surveyed Acres
  • 1,494,770 Board Feet Of Hardwood Timber Worth $523,169 On The Stump
  • Spectacular 3600 Sq Ft All Cedar Home
  • Expansive 1000 Sq Ft Wrap Around Porch
  • House Sits On Red Sandstone Outcrop Surrounded By Streams And Waterfalls
  • Largest Water Garden In Kentucky
  • Separate 3 Bedroom Manager's Home
  • Ky Steel Barn With 12 Stalls, Haylofts, Equipment Storage
  • Exclusive One Way In, One Way Out Privacy And Security

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Cedar Keep ... perhaps the most unique home in the State of Kentucky ... nestled in the beautiful hardwood hills, sitting on a red sandstone rock outcropping, surrounded on three sides by streams and waterfalls, it is in class by itself..
Cedar Keep, as viewed thru the branches of a beech tree along the driveway approach. The two story octagon living room commands the front SW corner of the extraordinary home, with it's impervious cedar shake roof, natural stone chimney and twin cupo..
Cedar Keep as viewed from the front (south) side ... the waterfalls tumble from separate streams on either side of the house and join into one stream flowing away from the house..
This is a photo of the west side of Cedar Keep, illustrating the beginning of the wrap around porch and the split rail fence around the front yard and holly bushes surrounding the house..
The two streams on either side of Cedar Keep drop in beautiful and melodic waterfalls and join into this one stream that flows away from the house to the south..
From May until September Cedar Keep is home to scores of beautiful Ruby Throated Hummingbirds. Here is a photo of 10 of them simultaneously feeding on one of six feeders we provide for them. They are a source of constant amusement and entertainment..
The largest water garden in the state of Kentucky, measuring 100 feet long, 30 feet wide and 7 feet deep, containing 100,000 gallons of water, is home to dozens of hardy and tropical water lilies, lotus and many other water plants. Literally hundred..
A collage of some of the beautiful water lillies that grace the water garden from April to November..
The wood burning, two story high, natural stone fireplace in the octagon shaped living room with the 4' wide solid oak staircase leading to the second floor in the background..
The two story high, octagon shaped, living room with wood clad, double glazed Marvin windows top and bottom adorned by custom wood shades..
The vaulted ceiling library surrounded by solid oak bookcases, a double door entrance to the wrap around porch and a second, two story high, wood burning, natural field stone fireplace..
Another view of the two story high, vaulted ceiling library and spectacular fireplace ... the coziest room in the house..
The formal dining room with it's large wood clad, double glazed Marvin bay windows, oak floor and oak trim..
Another view of the generous formal dining room illustrating the beautiful woods scene beyond the bay window..
The kitchen is the central hub of the first floor, open on both sides for easy access and visibility. Beauty, durability, versatility and flexibility combine to create the perfect working space..
Another view of the kitchen with the major appliances conveniently located on one wall. They include a large double door refrigerator and freezer, a smooth porcelain electronic cooktop, a large micro-wave oven, exhaust fans and two built in ovens fe..
The first floor contains a generous bedroom with double door access out onto a back porch overlooking the grounds and water garden. Currently used as an office, this bedroom could be used as a maid's quarters as it contains it's own ensuite bath and..
This is the en-suite bathroom next to the first floor bedroom. It contains a full size bathtub and shower, double sinks with marble counter top and ceramic tile throughout..
The master bedroom is 16' x 26' of extraordinary comfort with a huge Marvin bay window overlooking the water garden, the woods and the primary pasture. Solid oak floors, doors and trim envelope the room with warmth while two large closets and a huge..
Another view of the extrordinary master bedroom..
This is the huge en-suite double bathroom joined to the master bedroom. It features a Jacuzzi overlooking the water garden and woods, a separate shower (left of scene), double sinks, toilet (left of scene) and generous linen closet. Ceramic tile is..
This is another bright and sunny bedroom on the second floor..
A third large bedroom on the second floor, currently used as an office. It offers two built in solid oak bookcases and windows facing both west and north with views of the water garden, woods and pastures..
A separate 1,200 sq. ft. home is provided for use by a ranch manager or tenant. It is inordinately well built and extremely efficient..
The 60' x 72' KY Steel Building offers twelve each 12' x 12' horse stalls or work rooms plus hay mows capable of housing 1800 square bales of hay with plenty of room to shelter tractors, trailers, wagons, etc. An extensive corral system with livest..
An aerial view of Hidden Hollow Preserve which begins at the white barn in the foreground and runs beyond the tobacco barn in the background. There are 1,494,770 board feet of hardwood timber worth approximately $523,169 on the property...
The pasture behind the house, Cedar Keep, illustrating the rolling green pastures and the hardwood covered hills, painted in glorious fall colors..
The main pasture between the horse barn and the tobacco barn in early spring with the trees just beginning to leaf out, and a herd of Desert Arabian horses at play..
A herd of American Bison (Buffalo) grazing in the pasture next to the house, Cedar Keep. The bison were sold off but the pastures and corral are intact in case a new owner wished to repopulate them...
Cedar Keep with Japanese Maples in the fall..

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