Velthouse Lane, Longhope GL17


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Location & description

Kostald lies on the southern outskirts of the well served village of Longhope, some 7 miles south east of the market and tourist town of Ross on Wye, and approx. 10 miles west of the Cathedral City of Gloucester. There are motorway connections at both of these towns, whilst Cheltenham, Monmouth, Lydney and Chepstow are all within approx. 40 minutes drive.

On a drive-by and initial approach to the property, one gains absolutely no clue as to the beauty of the extensive gardens and stunning westerly outlook from all rear windows of the property. These views extend across the village outskirts and farmland towards tree covered hillsides in the distance. Moreover, the aspect means that the full width rear sun terrace is bathed in available sunshine from the middle of the day onwards.

All principal rooms are of generous proportions, and French doors from the kitchen/dining room open out directly onto the aforementioned sun terrace. There is a particularly spacious master bedroom which also has the joy of opening directly onto the part covered roof terrace, from where, once again, one enjoys the tremendous rear outlook.

Towards the western boundary is the main section of the lawned rear garden, whilst extending southwards from same is a further extensive rectangle of garden, complete with charming stone built bothy and a magnificent mature Oak tree. To those potentially interested, we strongly recommend a thorough internal inspection. In detail the property comprises:

Covered Porch

With panelled door and glazed side panel to:

Reception Hall

Having appealing wood strip flooring, coving to ceiling and natural light being admitted from large side window to half landing. Door to capacious under stairs storage cupboard with coat hooks and shelving.

Living Room (approx. 18’6 X 12’5)

Having brick fireplace surround, tiled hearth and wooden mantel. Double glazed window to front elevation enabling outlook across front garden and lane towards open field beyond. Vertical louvre blinds. Wood panelled ceiling. Wood strip flooring beneath carpet. Door through to:

Study (approx. 14’3 X 7’1)

Again having double glazed window to front elevation enabling pleasing outlook. Vertical louvre blinds. Coving to ceiling and four recessed down lighter spots.

Kitchen/Dining Room (overall max. Dimensions approx. 24’2 X 10’8)

A superbly proportioned room and having a beautiful rear outlook across the extensive rear garden towards wooded hillsides in the distance. The double glazed sliding French doors and wide double glazed window also mean that this is a particularly light and appealing room. Extensive range of floor mounted cupboards and drawers beneath granite effect working surfaces. Incorporated within the units is the Neff electric oven with Neff microwave over and Neff four ring ceramic hob. 1½ bowl sink unit with chrome mixer tap over. Wood effect flooring and coving to ceiling. Two, ceiling mounted triple arm light fittings.

Downstairs Bath/Shower Room & W.C.

Having white suite comprising panelled bath with shower head over together with folding glazed side screen. Low level w.c. And vanity unit comprising wash hand basin with cupboards beneath. Fine ceramic tiling to both walls and floor. Chrome radiator/towel rail and triple ceiling mounted spotlights. Linen cupboard with louvered doors to front. Wall mounted down draught heater.

Family Room/Bedroom Five (approx. 15’7 x 10’7)

With wide double glazed window enabling beautiful rural outlook. Extensive range of floor to ceiling storage cupboards to one wall comprising both hanging space and storage shelves. Vertical louvre blinds.

Bedroom Four (approx. 15’7 x 10’11)

With double glazed window to front elevation enabling delightful outlook. Vertical louvre blinds. Extending to the whole of one wall is an excellent range of built-in wardrobes/storage cupboards.

First Floor Landing.

A lovely spacious landing with excellent light admittance from the deep, double glazed window to half landing. Fitted carpet to match inner hall and stair carpet. Coving to ceiling. Access hatch to insulated roof void. Door to Excellent Walk-in Airing Cupboard with two insulated cylinders and immersion heaters. Additional storage space. Double glazed door out onto Paved Balcony. This delightful space is part covered by the main roof, and is a terrific spot in which to sit out, taking in the view, and perhaps enjoying an evening gin & tonic! The balcony is also directly accessible from:

The Master Bedroom Suite. (overall max. Dimensions approx. 26’2 x 23’5)

This superb space has extensive glazing to several elevations, each enabling a wonderful rural outlook. Superb Walk-In Wardrobe with both hanging and shelf space and carpet to match bedroom carpet. Further sliding doors open to a second built-in wardrobe. Matching bedside drawers, cupboard and headboard. Eight ceiling mounted downlighter spots and two, wall mounted uplighters adjacent bedhead. Full height double glazed sliding door out to the aforementioned balcony.

Bath/Shower Room & W.C.

Having Jacuzzi whirlpool bath with shower head over and Showerlux folding glazed side screen. Low level w.c. And vanity unit comprising wide wash hand basin with storage cupboards beneath and fine, four mirror illuminated medicine chest to match over. Double glazed window with roller blind. Extensive tiling to both walls and floor.

Bedroom Two (of overall max. Dimensions approx. 15’7 x 10’7)

Again having a delightful outlook through the double glazed window. Door to built-in wardrobe/storage cupboards.

Bedroom Three (of overall max dimensions 15’7 x 10’11)

With double glazed window overlooking front garden and double doors to built-in wardrobe.


A tarmacadam driveway opens between substantial brick pillars with wrought iron double gates providing parking space to the front of the property and also enabling access to the Attached Brick Built Garage of approx. Internal dimensions 17’9 x 10’ and having electronic, remote control up and over door, light, double glazed window to rear and power point.

The front garden has been designed by the renowned Julian Dowell for easy maintenance, and comprises gravelled paths around various beds, the many shrubs and trees including Prunus, Berberis, Cotoneaster, Acer, Cotinus and many others, whilst Virginia Creeper adorns part of the front of the property.

A pedestrian pathway along the left-hand side of the house leads to the Full Width Rear Sun Terrace, and this is also accessible directly from the kitchen/breakfast room, and is a wonderful spot on which to sit out and take in the expansive outlook. Stone steps lead down from this area to the Sizeable Lawned Garden. This is of overall max. Dimensions approx.

80’ x 95’.

Positioned to the fringes of this garden are a wide range of shrubs and trees, whilst to one side is a Delightful Wisteria Clad Timber Arbour. Other shrubs and trees include Mexican Orange Blossom, Pampas Grass, Yew, Rowan, Malus, Peony, Clematis, Hydrangea, Photinia, Lilac and many more.

To one corner is the Aluminium Framed Greenhouse approx. 7’ x 7’.

To the extreme far end of the garden are two Plum trees, and here a wrought iron pedestrian gate enables access out onto an unmade rear lane.

In addition to the aforementioned main lawn, there is a Huge Additional Side Lawn and garden. This is of overall max. Principal dimensions approx. 210’ x 50’, although in addition to this area is a sloping bank, along which are several Hazel and other younger trees, and also a Magnificent Mature Oak Tree.

In the earlier part of this stretch of garden there are in addition several Apple trees, some old, some young.

Half way along the garden is a Charming, Stone Built Garden Bothy, with double doors to front, and side windows, which currently houses garden furniture and equipment. All in all, a most unspoilt and appealing setting.


Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected.

Outgoings: ‘F’ Council Tax Band

EPC rating: ‘D’ (Full EPC Rating available)

to view

Strictly and only please by prior telephone appointment through Morris Bricknell Tel:


Leave the eastern outskirts of Ross at the Hildersley roundabout (Ross Fire Station) taking the A40 towards Gloucester. Pass through the villages of Weston-under-Penyard and Lea, and shortly after The Farmers Boy pub on the left, carefully take the right turning signposted Longhope. Proceed through the village, bearing left just past the village shop, and carefully cross over the fast, Monmouth to Gloucester road directly into Velthouse Lane. Kostald will be seen on the right-hand side after approx. ⅓ mile.

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Arrange viewing 01989 218003

Morris Bricknell

Gloucester Road, Ross On Wye, Herefordshire

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