Taynton (No.2)
Taynton (No.2), Hill Ash House, Ledbury Road, Dymock, GL18 2DB
Superb self contained Apartment in an attractive living environment, close to Ledbury
  • Unique retirement living environment.
Garden Guide price £275,000
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Key Features
  • A self-contained, purpose built 2 bed apartment
  • 125 year leasehold sale
  • Independent living within a sheltered environment
  • Fully managed site and service provision with use of attractive private grounds

Summary of Features

Modern, purpose-built, terraced apartment in a fabulous setting, long leasehold
2 bedrooms, open plan living/dining area, smart fitted kitchen, wet shower room
Fabulous views to front and rear over the grounds
Use of private gardens, grounds and patio terrace
Independent living within a sheltered environment, adjacent to Care Home
Fully managed site and service provision within residential community

Gardens & Grounds

7 Acres of Communal Gardens & Grounds.


Mileages: Dymock ¾ mile, Ledbury 4 miles, Newent 4½ miles, Malvern & Ross-on-Wye 12½ miles, Gloucester 14 miles, Hereford 17 miles, Cheltenham 21 miles, Worcester 22 miles, Birmingham 52 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 4 miles, M5 (Jct 8) 15 miles & (Jct 11a) 17 miles
Railway: Ledbury, Malvern & Gloucester
Airport: Birmingham & Bristol (both 59 miles)

Taynton (No.2)

This property has recently been refurbished and is offered for sale on long leasehold.
Two double bedrooms, modern shower room/WC, fitted kitchen.
Upgraded kitchen with electric eye level oven, gas hob, fridge and space for a washer/dryer.
New wet room with walk-in shower, electric heater and a generous airing cupboard.
Newly decorated with modern carpeting throughout.
Secure, modern fenestration, UPVC double glazing throughout.
Bespoke single parking bay close to the apartment.

Hill Ash House Apartments Overview

Hill Ash House (HAH) is a residential care home set within 7 acres of attractive gardens and grounds in a rural location, just north of Dymock, midpoint between Ledbury and Newent.
This purpose-built property forms a terrace of single storey Apartments located behind HAH, a Grade II listed period building.
Whilst these were built in the 1990's, they were not occupied and have recently been refurbished to provide fresh, modern accommodation.
The apartments benefit from a range of features designed to assist living for older residents. All external building maintenance and service supplies are organised and managed by HAH via a monthly service charge.
The apartment residents are welcome to join social activities and events organised at HAH.

The Surrounding Area

This area offers all the benefits and quality of rural life; attractive setting, peaceful environment yet with easy access to main arterial routes and more significant conurbations. The local market town of Ledbury provides for all regular domestic needs and services. Newent, Ross and Malvern are also easily accessible. The principal cities of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester, plus the beautiful Regency town of Cheltenham offer more comprehensive retail and cultural opportunities. Birmingham is within about an hour's drive.
The M50 & M5 provide convenient access to the rest of the country and there are mainline rail services from Ledbury and Gloucester.
Good health care facilities are readily available across the region; several doctor's surgeries in Ledbury & Newent, with cottage hospitals in Ledbury & Malvern. Full A&E hospitals are located in Gloucester, Hereford, Cheltenham & Worcester.

Apartment Features

The Apartments benefit from modern services and are in excellent condition;
Mains water and electricity, LPG heating (metered) combi boilers, private drainage to a communal treatment plant.
UPVC double glazing, fitted carpets, mains fire & intruder alarms, carbon monoxide alarm.
A dedicated parking bay is provided adjacent to the main house. Additional guest parking is also available nearby.
A daily check from a member of staff will be made to ensure that the occupiers are well.
Regular maintenance within the annual service charge.
Domestic and shopping services can be arranged and all 3rd party trade suppliers will be organised by HAH via their preferred supplier list at cost.

The Outside

The Apartments are situated within 7 acres of well-maintained, private gardens and grounds, for use by any of the residents.
One bespoke parking space is provided in the smart, new parking bay by the main house. Ancillary and guest parking is available nearby.
All external property maintenance is included within the service charge.
A discrete, dedicated external bin storage facility is provided

Why choose Hill Ash House?

This Care home has benefitted from significant recent investment and refurbishment, providing high quality care for the elderly. The adjacent Apartments enable those occupying to retain their independence, living in their own home but without the burden of upkeep, and with the peace of mind to all concerned that one's elderly needs (medical & domestic) can be catered for. There are daily home checks to provide for the residents' well-being, safety and security. The property enjoys a beautiful country setting, within the curtilage of a period listed county house and can enjoy the use of ample communal grounds. The aim is for residents to enjoy life to the full with as much privacy as individuals want, but with a community on their doorstep. Well behaved pets will be welcomed (under licence), but will need to be managed for the wellbeing of other residents.

External Features

Discrete access via the private drive to Hill Ash House. This leads to a dedicated parking space, with a very short walk to the Apartment.
The south facing "courtyard patio" entrance to the property, overlooking an orchard and lawn with a smart patio provided. All external grounds maintenance is provided within the service charge.
The elevated rear aspect overlooks additional communal grounds, the main feature being an ornamental lake with fountain but also benefiting from superb rural vistas.
This attractive property is stone built under a slate style roof with low maintenance UPVC fenestration. The buildings were constructed in the 1990's and have been subject to a recent refurbishment, they are in excellent "as new" condition.

Internal Features

All apartments benefit from a similar standard and features, with a few minor variations as noted individually below:
Heating - New/modern WorcesterBosch Greenstar LPG condensing boilers (25 Si Compact or 28i Junior). Individually metered gas supply from a central tank.
Fenestration - Modern UPVC double glazed windows and new doors.
Kitchens - All with fitted kitchens and modern/new appliances; electric eye level oven/grill, fridge, variously with dishwasher and/or washing machines (or space for same).
Bathrooms - Shower with sink and WC.
Services - Mains electric and water, private drainage (treatment plant) and LPG gas supply, fitted carpets throughout.

Internal Features Ctd.

Telecommunications - Packaged phone and broadband service supply via HAH switch board. Due to the integrated service, it is condition to use the same supplier but a very favourable rate is provided (£100 one off set up fee and £25 pcm thereafter, all inclusive and unlimited, subject to fair use policy).
Security - Integrated fire and smoke alarms, connected to HAH. Individual CO2 and intruder alarms fitted.

Included within Monthly Service

Daily care contact (visit or telephone call).
Emergency call point of contact, 24/7 (HAH first contact).
Weekly maintenance visit, one hours help with any domestic internal maintenance matters & repairs (fair use policy).
Use of Care Home facilities (not services), subject to health status.
Concierge service from HAH office for telecommunication supply and all tradesmen booking.
Private drainage.
Weekly bin collection.
Buildings insurance.
Garden & grounds upkeep.
External buildings maintenance, repair & decoration.
Window cleaning (external).


Personal & household contents insurance.
Consumption of heating fuel, electricity, water, telecommunications, council tax and any other consumables of choice.
Internal decoration.


Mains electricity, water & private drainage (communal treatment plant). LPG central heating (metered supply).


Comprehensive broadband is available within a communications package, via HAH.

Council Tax

Band "B".


Well behaved domestic pets are welcomed under licence, for the wellbeing of all other residents.

Local Authority

Forest of Dean District Council: 01594 810000.


Hill Ash House is Listed, we understand that the Apartments are not Listed.


Rated "D".

Service Charge

Annual charge of £3,000, paid by standing order at £250 pcm and fixed for first 3 years and reviewed thereafter tri-annually.

Ground Rent

Fixed at £50 per annum and included within the service charge.

Occupation Condtion

Available to residents 55 years of age and over.

Emergency First Call

24/7 emergency care call included (Hill Ash House first contact).

Leasehold Sale

125 year term.

Additional Information

The vendors reserve the right to review the service and associated charges periodically and in exceptional circumstances.


The village of Dymock has a village store , community pub and cricket club. The nearby market towns of Ledbury and Newent offer a good range of amenities to satisfy most domestic requirements, including supermarkets, a good variety of independent shops, good butchers, main post office's and café's. There are doctor's surgery's and pharmacies in both towns, both surgeries serving HAH. There is a cottage hospital in Ledbury with a main A&E hospital in Gloucester. A regular bus service runs from Dymock to Ledbury and Gloucester (which has a main station); Ledbury-based taxi service(s) available. Ledbury provides a variety of additional facilities, including three supermarkets a selection of good pubs, coffee shops, restaurants and a local Theatre.


Many fine walks are available within the locality and in the popular Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, both within easy driving distance. There are a variety of social clubs close by in Ledbury and Newent, as well as a well-known golf course at Dymock. Nearby, the Three Choirs Vineyard has a good restaurant, offers tours and wine tasting events.


GL18 2DB.


From Ledbury: Head south towards Dymock on the B4216 for 4 miles in total. After passing through the small Greenway crossroads, continue a further ¾ mile and the entrance to Hill Ash House will be found on your right-hand-side, as denoted by the prominent signage Proceed along the drive to the main house, park on the left of the house in the bespoke spaces provided.


Strictly by prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341. NO UNAUTHORISED SITE VISITS PERMITTED.

Agents Notes

Grant & Co and their clients give notice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. 2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. The Agents have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Fixtures & Fittings Unless mentioned specifically all fixtures & fittings are excluded from the sale.