Situated along a quite lane in the beautiful Brinsop valley, Herefordshire, the property overlooks the Iron Age hill fort at Credenhill to the east, and the Black Mountains to the west – yet is an easy two minute walk from the hourly bus service into Hereford 6 miles away.
White House is surrounded by large and accessible grounds that incorporate lawned areas, a pony paddock and a medieval fishpond that extends to nearly an acre. Seats and benches are carefully placed around to take advantage of the views and they make the perfect place to appreciate and enjoy, water, wildlife and the odd glass of wine!
The lanes and footpaths around are great for walking and cycling and Hay-on-Wye, the Black Mountains, Leominster, the Black and White villages and Ludlow are all within easy reach.
In and around Brinsop
Brinsop is a small hamlet in the west of Herefordshire. The origin of the name dates back to Bryns hop or the valley belonging to Bryn which was mentioned in the Domesday Book. Before that the Romans were here and in the 19th century a Roman well was discovered on land belonging to the White House. Buried in a chamber near the bottom were pots including olive jars which had come all the way from Greece. These artefacts are now housed in the Hereford museum.
St George’s church is close by and has associations with William Wordsworth and In the field outside is the well where the dragon was supposed to have lived that was slayed by St George. Credenhill Park Woods which is now owned by the Woodland Trust is adjacent and is the site of a large Iron Age hill fort . This is a great place for walks and now that some of the more recent conifer trees have been removed the outline of the ramparts of the hill fort are clearly visible.
The lanes around Brinsop are good for cycling and walking. Mansell Lacy, Credenhill, Wormsley and Weobley are nearby and can be reached easily. There is a convenience store in Credenhill for day to day needs and newspapers and the local pub, the Bell at Tillington is within two miles. Alternatively take a stroll around the fishpond at White House and watch nature at work. You could do a lot worse!