By Bridie Adams

A FORMER dairy farm is on the market for a cool £2.2million in north Herefordshire – but it’s much more luxurious than the average holding.

The farm includes a seven-bedroom Grade II listed farmhouse, a pool, a tennis court, a walled garden, stables, farm buildings and renewable energy sources, plus organic orchards that supply Westons Cider, all set within 66.6 acres.

Ashgrove Farm is in the north Herefordshire parish of Marden, near Bodenham Moor.

Will Chanter, who is marketing the farm for Savills Estate Agents, said: “This beautifully presented farmhouse with excellent grounds and lifestyle features is very well located, sitting in the heart of the north Herefordshire countryside, while being within reach of several good quality schools and other amenities. It is one of the best farms I have ever had the privilege of marketing.”


The farmhouse is a traditional Herefordshire sandstone building believed to have been built in the 17th century with 19th century additions. It offers views over the farmland and countryside beyond.

A traditional two-storey timber-framed threshing barn with a stone lean-to sits adjacent to the farmhouse and could be used in a variety of different ways.

A pool house with an oak-framed interior is positioned behind the farmhouse and contains an indoor swimming pool and changing facilities, with the tennis court next door.

Mature trees and hedgerows provide a parkland feel throughout the gently undulating land, with the organic apple orchards that supply Herefordshire cider-maker Westons taking up about 13 acres of the farm.

Ashgrove Farm also benefits from investment in renewable energy sources, including a wood pellet boiler which provides hot water and heating for the house and pool, as well as solar panels and a wind turbine which supply electricity to both the farm and the National Grid.