Church Street, Linden House, Ross-On-Wye HR9

£495,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
A beautifully appointed period town house positioned in A conservation area close to the heart of historic ross-on-wye and commanding A glorious outlook towards the church and churchyard of st. Mary’s.

Reception Hall, 4 Reception Rooms, Kitchen, Bathroom & W.C., 5 Bedrooms (3 En-Suite), Additional Kitchen & Shower Room & W.C. Delightful Flagstone Courtyard, Pergola and Lawned Rear Garden complete with Summerhouse, Fruit & Veg Section and Garden Shed. Fine Views across Churchyard and to Chase & Penyard Hills. Short Walk Town Centre. Excellent Motorway Connections.

Location & DescriptionLinden House comprises a charming, Listed Grade II, four storey period house which forms an integral part of an historic street just a few hundred yards southwest of the ancient market house in the centre of the bustling Ross-on-Wye tourist town.

Despite this proximity to the hustle & bustle in the centre of town, the atmosphere at Linden House is peaceful and calm, all principal windows enabling an unspoilt north-westerly outlook across the tree planted church yard of St. Mary’s.

Since acquiring the property some 35 years ago, the owners have carried out extensive refurbishment works to most pleasing effect. During much of that time the proprietors have operated a successful bed and breakfast business, and it would of course be perfectly feasible to continue that usage. However, we suspect that the qualities of the property might also appeal to those who purely wish to acquire a freehold period residence in a wonderfully quiet yet accessible location.

Positioned just a few hundred yards away in the conservation area is an area known as “The Prospect”. This beautiful grassy square was laid out by John Kyrle, Man of Ross some 200 years ago, and commands a magnificent vista over the famous horse-shoe bend of the River Wye. Many people are unaware that Ross-on-Wye was the birthplace of English tourism, notable gentry and others coming to take the “Wye Tour”, observing both the picturesque beauty and the industry and commerce alongside the River Wye.

Many town properties have only the benefit of a courtyard. Linden House has not only a delightful flagstone courtyard with gravelled pergola area adjacent, but also a lawned garden to the southeast, complete with summerhouse, fruit and veg section and garden shed.

Earliest records lead one to believe that the origins of Linden House date from approx. 1680, the property later having a brick façade and other features added.

For those concerned with strategic location and accessibility Ross is extremely well placed, the M50 motorway/A40 dual carriageway network both linking into the national motorway system.

Reception HallWith part bevelled glass, panelled front door enabling an outlook towards the beautiful Church Spire. Inset matwell and fitted carpet.

Living/Dining Room (approx 6.96m (22'10") x 3.63m (11'11"))A superbly proportioned and particularly light room having large sash windows to both front and rear elevations, the rear windows having most attractive pine shutters. Attractive black fireplace housing the gas effect coal fire with slate hearth. Secondary glazing to front sash window. Two, triple arm, ceiling mounted light fittings operated via dimmer switches. Fitted carpet. Double doors with wired stained glass work open through to an inner hall with double doors to cloaks/storage cupboard.

Breakfast Room (approx 4.27m (14'0") x 3.61m (11'10"))With attractive fluted fireplace surround housing the matt black fireplace. Floor mounted cupboards with light oak effect working surfaces over incorporating stainless steel sink unit with waste disposal machine beneath and chrome mixer tap over. Extractor hood over cooker position. Plumbing for automatic washing machine. Secondary glazing to windows to two elevations enabling an outlook towards Ross Church. Exposed ceiling beams.

Fitted Kitchen (approx 4.90m (16'1") x 3.73m (12'3"))Irregular in shape but of max dimensions approx 16’1 x 12’3 and having extensive range of floor mounted cupboards and drawers with roll edged working surfaces over. Incorporated amidst these units is the Bosch double oven/grill, a Rosieres four ring gas hob with extractor hood over. Also incorporated is a 2½ bowl sink. Plumbing for automatic washing machine and plumbing for dishwasher. Range of deep, complementary wall mounted cupboards. Windows to two elevations.

Carpeted steps lead down to the:-

Family Room (approx 5.56m (18'3") x 3.51m (11'6"))Again, irregular in shape, but of overall max dimensions approx 18’3 x 11’6 having double glazed window admitting light from the west. Attractive exposed ceiling beams, two wall mounted uplighters and three ceiling mounted LED downlighters. Louvred double doors open through to an extra deep wardrobe/storage area.

Pine door through to:

Basement Storage Room (approx 2.74m (9'0") x 2.72m (8'11"))With LED ceiling mounted downlighters and windows to west elevation. Vinyl flooring.

Bathroom & W.C.With recently installed white suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin/vanity unit and close coupled low level w.c.

First Floor LandingWith fitted carpet to match stair carpet.

Bedroom 1 (approx 3.94m (12'11") x 3.58m (11'9"))An appealing room with deep sash window to rear enabling delightful outlook across courtyard, pergola and garden below. The window also enables views towards wooded Penyard Hill. Triple arm ceiling light fitting. Recessed shelving and storage. Door to:-

En-Suite Shower Room & W.C.With white suite comprising tiled Mira 723 thermostatic shower, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled low level w.c. The wall mirror strip light and dual voltage shaver point. Dimplex downdraught electric heater.

Bedroom 2 (approx 3.96m (13'0") x 3.02m (9'11"))A pleasingly light room with sash window to west enabling a beautiful outlook across the grassy churchyard and incorporating the whole of the elegant church steeple. Fitted carpet. Appealing former Victorian fireplace to one wall and three arm ceiling light fitting.

En-Suite Shower Room & W.C.With white suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin, close coupled low level w.c. And shower cubicle.

Bedroom 3 (approx 3.61m (11'10") x 3.02m (9'11"))With charming small Victorian former fireplace to one wall. Sash window enabling views across churchyard. Fitted carpet.

En-Suite Shower Room & W.C.With pedestal wash hand basin, corner shower cubicle housing the Mira thermostatic shower and low level w.c. Mirror strip light and shaver point.

Linen Room with plumbing for automatic washing machine, shelving & window to east.

Second Floor: A glazed door opens through to the:-

Carpeted LandingWith fitted carpet to match stair carpet. Full depth glazed panel admitting light to and from stairway and allowing vision of the exposed wooden structural beams in stairwell. Access hatch to insulated roof void.

Bedroom 4 (Numbered 5) (approx 3.99m (13'1") x 2.34m (7'8"))A lovely light room with sash window to east receiving superb morning light and enabling fascinating outlook across adjacent town properties towards wooded Chase and Penyard Hills. Exposed ceiling beam. Neatly positioned to one corner is a vanity unit comprising wide white wash hand basin with cupboards beneath and mirror and strip light with shaver point over. Hanging/shelved storage space alongside. Two wall mounted light fittings.

Sitting Room (approx 3.94m (12'11") x 3.35m (11'0"))Having window overlooking churchyard. Exposed ceiling beam. Most attractive original structural wooden beams delineate this room from the adjacent:-

Kitchen/Breakfast Room (approx 2.44m (8'0") x 2.06m (6'9"))Again having window overlooking churchyard. Attractive Beech wooden working surface with incorporated Bosch four ring ceramic hob and extractor hood over. Alongside is the single drainer stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap over. Plumbing for automatic washing machine. Complementary wall mounted cupboards. To the opposite wall is a Beech breakfast bar looking through to the adjacent sitting room.

Bedroom 5 (Numbered 8) (approx 3.35m (11'0") x 2.67m (8'9"))With exposed wooden beams and window overlooking churchyard. Fitted carpet. Vanity unit comprising white wash hand basin with cupboards beneath, strip light and shaver point over. Linen Cupboard with extra large insulated water cylinder, shelving and storage space.

Shower Room & W.C.With white suite comprising shower cubicle housing the Mira Event instantaneous electric shower, close coupled low level w.c. And wash hand basin, all in white. Attractive exposed beams and sash window to east enabling outlook across the town towards farmland and wooded hillsides in the distance.

OutsideImmediately adjacent to the rear wall of the house is a Flagstone Courtyard of overall max dimensions approx 25’ x 20’ which is a wonderful spot in which to sit and take in available sunshine. Positioned to one side of same is a Stone and Brick Built BBQ Area, behind which is a Further Gravelled Pergola/Seating Area of overall max dimensions approx 25’ x 15’. This area is fringed by flower and shrub beds and stone and/or rendered walling, giving excellent shade at certain times of day.

Positioned to rear of same is the Lawned Garden. This extends for some 90’ to the east, and is Laid to Lawn, principally on two levels, overall max width of the garden being approx x 25’, the two sections of lawn being delineated by a low brick wall.

To the north of the garden is an Attractive, Tall Stone and Brick Wall, whilst midway along the southern section of lawn is a stone-fringed Flower and Shrub Bed.

Lying to the extreme eastern boundary, and delineated by wooden fencing and/brick or stone walls is the Productive Vegetable and Soft Fruit/Herb Garden approx 16’ x 16’. To the northeast corner of the site is a Wooden Garden Shed approx 8’ x 6’ and standing under a double pitched, felt roof.

To the opposite end of the upper section of the garden is a Wooden Summerhouse approx 8’ x 6’ with glazed double doors to front and glazing to the upper section of two sides. Views from here extend across the rear garden towards wooded Penyard Hill beyond. Note: All photo’s current except middle photo back page.

ServicesMains electricity, gas, water & drainage are connected.

To ViewStrictly and only please by prior telephone appointment through Morris Bricknell Chartered Surveyors. Tel: Out of hours, try Norman Bricknell on .

DirectionsCommencing at the stone built market house in the centre of Ross-on-Wye, proceed westwards for just fifty yards, turning left into Church Street. Continue up Church Street for approx one hundred and fifty yards, when Linden House will be found on your left hand side, overlooking the church yard.

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Morris Bricknell

Gloucester Road, Ross On Wye, Herefordshire

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