The Estate encompasses a wide variety of landscape and styles of property, which have been used in several TV programmes and films.
Set in one of England’s most beautiful and unspoilt landscapes, the Estate is steeped in history. Fourteenth century Brampton Bryan castle sits at the border with Wales and defends the Teme river valley. Close by is the unusual 1660s church. One of only six churches built in England during the Commonwealth period, the carved hammer beams were re used from the great hall of the castle.
Within the traditional Estate village, the church and castle are surrounded by a verdant and magnificent free-form yew hedge – a renowned local landmark. Thatch and slate top the stone and half-timbered estate village houses which date from the 1500s to 1880s. The bargeboards and woodwork, with their characteristic blue paint, add to the picturesque qualities of the village.
Outlying farms have sets of traditional stone and brick buildings together with handsome pairs of 19th century farm workers’ cottages.
An oak avenue leads to the scheduled medieval deer park; dramatic topography, pools, launds, ancient oaks and mighty twisted sweet chestnuts combine to make the park a total gem, albeit a hidden one.