Period Property Goodrich
- Ross-on-Wye 5 miles - Monmouth 5½ miles - M50 6½miles (all distances approximate)
- Hall - Drawing room - Dining room - Sitting room Kitchen/breakfast room - Office - Laundry Boot room - Cellars
- Seven bedrooms - Study - Two bathrooms - Three shower rooms
- Coach House/office suite
- In all just under 1 acre
Property SummaryThe Old Vicarage is a classic Grade II Listed village house of which there are so few in Herefordshire and the Marches. The main facade dates back to 1710, but the house clearly incorporates a much earlier building. Built of dressed stone beneath a slate roof, the house sits proudly in the village with St Giles’ church behind and looks out over to Coppet Hill.
The handsome exterior is matched by the well-proportioned reception rooms, with their high ceilings, large sash windows, flagstone floors, fascinating fireplaces and other expected Period features. The accommodation is highly flexible allowing for division into two private sections, if required. The house is in a good condition and beautifully presented, with the current owners having made various improvements.
Coach House/Office Suite
Across the cobbled yard the Coach House provides a unique opportunity to grow a business employing up to 20 people. The light and flexible spaces have been used to restore household artefacts, as the hub of a global management development and publishing business and as an artists studio and gallery. As a Listed Building any business is exempt from Herefordshire Council Business Rates. There is ample space for parking.
Gardens and Grounds
The Old Vicarage is set well back from the lane and is approached through a pair of cast iron gates, to a gravelled parking sweep. The main gardens lie to the rear of the house with a large formal lawn bordered by a circular gravel path with flanking stone and brick walls, a mature laurel and holly hedge and a variety of mature trees and plants. To the east is a stone terrace beneath a glorious Yew Tree. In front, the gravelled parking area has a central lawn, leading to a cobbled yard. To the west lies a secluded orchard, herb and kitchen garden with a delightful seating area under a mature vine.
Mains, water, electricity and drainage. LPG central heating system to the house, oil to the Coach House. Comprehensive alarm systems.
Fixtures & Fittings
Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as fitted curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments etc., are specifically excluded but may be made available by separate negotiation.
Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way
The property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements and rights of way whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
Herefordshire County Council. Telephone 01432 260 000. Council tax band – G.
Strictly by prior appointment with the agents.
The Old Vicarage is situated in the picturesque village of Goodrich, above the River Wye, overlooking Symonds Yat Rock and midway between Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye. There are two inns, and a comprehensive range of shops and services are to be found in the county towns of Hereford and Monmouth, the latter having excellent shops, including a Waitrose and a Marks and Spencer, as well as the highly popular Haberdashers’ Schools. Communications are excellent with the A40 providing fast access to the M50 at Ross-on-Wye and the M4 at Newport.
This area is famed for its recreational opportunities, which include fishing and water activities on the River Wye; golf courses at Ross, Monmouth and Dymock and wonderful walks and cycling through the Wye Valley and nearby Forest of Dean.