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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
UNIQUE LOCATION IS SAFE FROM CRIME, TORNADOS, HURRICANES, EARTHQUAKES & FLOODS
FORMERLY OFFERED FOR $2,500,000 IN ITS ORIGINAL SIZE OF 935 ACRES ... 757 ACRES HAS BEEN SOLD TO AN ENVIRONMENTAL COMPANY WHO HAS PURCHASED OVER 3,000 ACRES SURROUNDING THE HOME FARM. THOSE ACRES WILL BE ENHANCED FOR THEIR NATURAL CHARACTERISTICS AND THEN PUT INTO PERMANENT CONSERVATION EASEMENTS, THEREBY PRESERVING THEM FROM DEVELOPMENT FOREVER. THUS THE BUYER OF THE REMAINING 177 ACRE HOME TRACT CAN BUY IT FOR HALF THE ORIGINAL PRICE AND STILL ENJOY ALL THE BENEFITS WITHOUT HAVING TO PAY FOR THE ACREAGE.
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 875,000 board feet of hardwood timber (professionally appraised in 2010), 75% oak, worth approximately $250,000 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 moderated 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
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- Mountain View
- Pet Friendly
- Laundry Room
- Studio Room
- 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
- 875,000 Board Feet Of Hardwood Timber Worth $250,000 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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