Hidden Hollow Preserve


Hidden Hollow Preserve … the personification of privacy and security. The ranch offers 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 in conservation easements or under wildlife management practices. 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 fieldstone 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 large water garden graces the back yard and is home to many varieties of both hardy and tropical water lilies along with lotus, water hyacinth and countless goldfish. 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. 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, geothermal 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 657,000 board feet of hardwood timber (per professional 2018 Stewardship Plan, 75% oak, worth approximately $210,500 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. The property is surrounded by thousands of acres of timberland insulating it from public view or access. 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 identifier 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.

Property Details

  • Approximately 3332 sq ft home
  • Barns
  • Over 600,000 BF timber
  • Pasture, handling facilities
  • Separate three bedroom managers cabin
  • Steel barn with 12 stalls, hayloft and equipment storage
  • Approximately 30 miles to Danville
  • Approximately 60 miles to Lexington

2888 Rush Branch Road
Bradfordsville, Kentucky 40009
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