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Summary Of Features
SituationThe White House is situated in the sought-after and thriving village of Dymock, nestled within the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside, almost equidistant between the market towns of Newent and Ledbury. This area is renowned for its rolling valleys, local vineyard, apple orchards and plethora of wild daffodils, which attract many people to the area every Spring. The property is well placed for good access to the local towns of Newent and Ledbury, and has excellent links to the larger towns and cities
The White House• The White House is a wonderful and historic property, believed, in its current form, to date back to the 17th Century, with later 18th and 19th Century additions. It is the birthplace of John Kyrle, known as "the Man of Ross", an English philanthropist who adopted a frugal lifestyle and dedicated his life, and all his money to the betterment of Ross-On-Wye. • The property's accommodation is situated over three floors, with the spacious, one bedroom flat being located on the second floor. • A large and welcoming entrance hall leads through to the generous, ground floor accommodation and also houses the stairs to the first floor.• The modern fitted kitchen with central island, benefits from an electric Aga, an induction hob, a Siemens integrated steam oven, sink waste disposal unit and filtered water unit. Granite work surfaces further complement this lovely kitchen which leads through to a good-sized breakfast room with feature fireplace, overlooking the garden. There is a further secondary/prep kitchen, which also provides further storage and space for white goods.
The White House Continued• A fabulous, stone inglenook fireplace with wood burner takes centre stage in the comfortable sitting room, and there is a separate, large formal dining room with double aspect and French doors out to the rear garden. An open fire and a delightful window seat overlooking the front garden further complement this lovely room.• Stairs lead up from the entrance hall to the first floor, where there are 5 bedrooms and a family bathroom with a bath and a Mira electric shower over. The main bedroom has a large en-suite bathroom and benefits from fitted wardrobes. There are also two, very useful airing/storage cupboards on the landing.• A second staircase leads up to the flat on the second floor. There is a large double bedroom, a generous sitting room, a kitchen/dining room with integrated fridge and space for a cooker, and a bathroom. A great option for staying guests/family, or older children.• The property retains a variety of original features, including exposed beams, original floorboards, a bread oven, original fireplaces and, more interestingly a Priest hole and two unusual built-in Spice cupboards; historically a very prestigious addition to the kitchen.
The Outside• The property is situated opposite the pretty village Church and is accessed off the central village road which leads to an ample parking area to the front of the property.• A generous and private front, lawned garden ensures the property is set well back from the road and is bordered by mature shrubs and trees, including a fabulous Magnolia tree. There is also a small natural area which has been left to attract local wildlife.• The large rear lawned garden amounts to about c. 0.25 Acres is planted with a variety of established trees, shrubs and flowering plants, along with an orchard planted with a selection of fruit trees, including a mulberry tree, apple, plum, cherry and perry, with a rare Stinking Bishop perry tree, thought to originate from the Dymock area. • There is a good seating/BBQ area situated off and directly accessed via the rear of the property, which is perfect for seasonal dining and entertaining, a separate walled garden with a further relaxing zone and a secluded area with a hot tub
The Outside Continued• A quaint garden room is attached to the main house and is accessed externally. This provides a super space for quiet relaxation, or could be used as a greenhouse/orangery, etc.• There is a separate and substantial detached outbuilding/barns, which have fantastic potential for conversion, subject to the necessary consents.• Adjoining the barns is an annexe, with electricity and water supply. This is a great, versatile space, and the could be further developed (subject to the necessary consents) to create independent accommodation for dependant relatives, older children or, indeed, has income potential, ie. holiday let/Airbnb. This super space is additionally suitable for a variety of uses, such as a party barn, games room or a home office/studio.
ServicesMains electricity, water and drainage. Oil-fired central heating.
BroadbandStandard Broadband is connected.
Local AuthorityForest of Dean District Council: 01594 810000.
Coundil TaxBand "G" (£3,289.23 for 2022/23).
ListingThis property is Grade II Listed.
CellarThe cellar is classed as a free-draining cellar.
SchoolsPrimary: Dymock, Newent. Further information is available at: www.foddc.co.ukSecondary: Newent. Further information is available at: www.foddc.co.ukIndependent: Malvern, Colwall, Hereford, Worcester, Cheltenham & Gloucester have some outstanding independent schools. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk
LocalThe village of Dymock has a village store, community pub and cricket club. Nearby, Ledbury provides everything you would expect from a market town, including an array of independent shops, cafes, three supermarkets a selection of good pubs and restaurants, as well as a local Theatre. Also close by, Newent offers a good range of amenities to satisfy most domestic requirements, including a supermarket, as well as a variety of independent shops, a good butcher, post office and cafés.
RecreationalMany fine walks are available within the locality and in the popular Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, which are within easy driving distance. There are a variety of social and sports clubs close by in Newent and Ledbury, as well as two golf courses within easy reach. Nearby, the Three Choirs Vineyard has a good restaurant, and offers tours and wine tasting events and the renowned Malvern Hills are within easy reach.
Additional InformationThe area is also synonymous with the Dymock Poets, a literary group of the early 20th Century, who made their homes near the village of Dymock. Further information available at: dymockpoets.org.uk
DirectionsFrom Ledbury: Head out of Ledbury towards Dymock on the B4216. Stay on this road until reaching the junction in Dymock, turn right here and The White House will be found a little further along on the left hand side. Directly opposite the church.
ViewingsBy prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.