Glewstone, Ross-On-Wye HR9


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  • Bedrooms: 5

A beautifully proportioned period country house occupying A secluded, rural location and standing in established gardens some four miles south-west of the market and tourist town of ross-on-wye. Far reaching outlook across adjacent farmland.

Front and rear Reception Halls, Cloaks & W.C, Cloakroom, Drawing Room, Dining Room/Snug, Library, Superb Kitchen/Breakfast/Dining Room, Utility Room, Boot Room. First floor comprises 5 Double Bedrooms with Master Bedroom having excellent En-Suite facilities. Additional Family Bathroom. Green credentials include Air-Source Heat Pump, 18 pv Panels, Solar Panels and Extensive Secondary Glazing. Lawned Garden with many fine mature shrubs and deciduous trees. Excellent Garage/Workshop Block. Hard Tennis Court currently alternatively used.

Location and Description

Greenway represents one of those properties which are becoming increasingly difficult to find, namely a unique detached country house, standing in generous grounds, in a secluded yet most accessible location, and with an outlook across farmland.Earliest parts of the house are believed to date back to the 18th century, although a later extension probably took place in Victorian times.One of the many appealing features of the dwelling is the high penetration of natural light, the principal elevations being to the south and east, with many rooms having windows to two elevations. Virtually all rooms are generously proportioned, and there is extensive evidence of period detail. There are three superb reception rooms, whilst the light and spacious kitchen/breakfast area has a fine aga range in addition to the electric oven and hob.Outside, there is an excellent double garage/workshop block positioned adjacent to the tarmac driveway, and the primarily lawned, level gardens boast many fine shrubs and deciduous trees. There is also a superb Hartley heated greenhouse and nearby, a hard tennis court, although this is currently utilised for housing the 18 pv panels. Being an early adopter, the current owner receives the highest rate of Feed In Tariff, and additional green credentials include solar hot water panels and an air source heat pump for the central heating. Furthermore, many of the main windows have excellent secondary glazing and the loft is well insulated.Despite the secluded rural location alongside a single track country lane, the property is within literally minutes drive of the A40 Dual carriageway/M50 motorway network, thus giving first class access to the national motorway network. To those potentially interested we strongly recommend a thorough internal inspection. In detail the property comprises:-

Reception Hall

With large, inset matwell, fitted carpet and fan assisted radiator. Louvre fronted full height double doors opening through to:-

Superb Cloakroom

With hanging rails, shelving, boot space etc. Control panel for air source heat pumps and associated heating system.

Cloakroom & W.C.

With white suite comprising low level w.c. And pedestal wash hand basin. Slate effect floor tiling and space saving sliding door. Heated towel rail.Glazed double doors open from the reception hall to:-

Inner Hall

With most attractive, patterned tile floor, picture rail and door enabling access down to the cellar (see later).

Drawing Room (approx 4.50m (14'9") x 4.14m (13'7"))

Having secondary glazed windows to two elevations admitting superb natural light and enabling a delightful outlook across the lawned gardens adjacent. Attractive wooden fireplace surround and mantel with inset slate, metal grate and stone hearth with brass fender around.

Sitting/Dining Room (approx 4.65m (15'3") x 4.47m (14'8"))

With shuttered sash window to front elevation and additional secondary glazed replacement window. Recessed, cast iron wood burning stove with stone arch over and flagstone hearth. Attractively patterned, quarry tiled floor. Small door to former lockable serving hatch. Further door through to:-

Library (approx 4.52m (14'10") x 3.28m (10'9"))

Again having shuttered windows to two elevations, the front window enabling an outlook over the lawned garden. Extensive book shelving to three walls and two wall mounted uplighters. Fitted carpet.

Dining/Breakfast Room (approx 6.53m (21'5") x 3.71m (12'2"))

A most generously proportioned space for cream coloured oil fired aga range to south end with floor mounted cupboards and drawers alongside. Two glass fronted, wall mounted display cupboards with plate rack in between. Ceramic tiled flooring and two secondary glazed windows to west wall. Door to walk-in shelved larder complete with marble cold slabs, exterior vent, ceramic tiled floor and automatic light. Additional double glazed French door opening out onto sun terrace adjacent.A 5'6 wide archway opens through to the:-

Generously Appointed Kitchen (approx 4.95m (16'3") x 2.49m (8'2"))

This has an extensive range of floor mounted cupboards and drawers with roll edged, marble effect working surfaces over. Incorporated within these units is the superb white porcelain, double bowl/single drainer sink with chrome mixer tap over. Also incorporated is the four ring ceramic hob with Neff extractor hood over and built-in electric oven opposite. Bosch automatic dishwasher and space for larder fridge. Wide double glazed window overlooking approach drive and garages. Roller blind with hardwood beam over. Ceramic tiled flooring continuing from breakfast/dining area.

Laundry/Utility Room (approx 3.71m (12'2") x 2.01m (6'7"))

With single drainer stainless steel sink having chrome mixer tap over and cupboards beneath and alongside. Complementary wall mounted cupboards, and plumbing for washing machine. Secondary glazed window to exterior. Wall mounted adjustable shelving. Cork tiled flooring. A lockable door leads from this room to the:-

Freezer/Boot Room (approx 2.57m (8'5") x 2.51m (8'3"))

with ample space for two freezers, cork tiled flooring, high level shelving for e.g. Apple storage racks and ceiling mounted clothes drying dolly. UPVC double glazed door to exterior. Master control panel for security alarm system.Covered Rear Porch with space for log storage etc.

First Floor Landing

Approached via a carpeted stairwell with fine hardwood balustrading. Sash window to south elevation enabling far reaching outlook. Ample room for small desk and/or easy chair for reading with excellent natural light.

Master Bedroom (approx 4.80m (15'9") x 4.29m (14'1"))

A superbly proportioned room with original wide wooden flooring boards and large sash windows to two elevations enabling high light penetration. Positioned to one corner is an excellent range of fitted floor to ceiling bedroom furniture. Wide door and four steps down to:-

Large, En-Suite Shower Room & W.C.

Having white suite comprising extra large Fulisi high pressure shower unit with multiple adjustable spray heads. Extensive and attractive tiling to walls. Bidet, low level w.c. And vanity unit comprising wash hand basin with extensive storage beneath and mirror, strip light and shaver point over. Heated towel/radiator and window to exterior.

Inner Landing

With archway from main landing and having double glazed Velux roof light admitting excellent natural light. Wall mounted brass double light fitting.

Bedroom 2 (approx 4.42m (14'6") x 3.35m (11'0"))

With sash window looking out across the lawned front garden.Small access hatch to roof void. Fitted carpet.

Bedroom 3 (approx 4.34m (14'3") x 3.81m (12'6"))

Having secondary glazed windows to both south and west elevations, each enabling a far reaching outlook across nearby farmland. Triangular storage cupboard to one corner. Fitted carpet.

Bedroom 4 (approx 4.98m (16'4") x 3.71m (12'2"))

Having secondary glazing enabling outlook across farmland adjacent. Victorian fireplace (non operational) with miniature tiled hearth. Corner wall shelving. Additional secondary glazed window overlooking sun terrace.nb: This room may also be accessed via a secondary carpeted staircase from the breakfast room below.

Bedrooom 5 (approx 4.17m (13'8") x 3.78m (12'5"))

A generously proportioned room with secondary glazed sash window to west and additional window overlooking garden. White pedestal wash hand basin to one corner with mirror, strip light and shaver point over.

Family Bathroom & W.C.

Recently re-fitted with white suite comprising panelled bath, stand alone glazed corner shower cubicle with Mira Excel thermostatic shower, large wash hand basin with storage beneath and alongside and low level w.c. Medicine cabinet complete with downlighter spots and shaver point. Expelair extractor fan. Heated towel rail and radiator. Double doors to cupboard housing the extra large hot water cylinder and further door to shelved linen cupboard.

Cellar (4.88m (16'0") x 4.42m (14'6"))

With fluorescent lighting, full standing height for those under 6' and with drainage channel for water ingress together with a sump pump. Door to under stair storage cupboard. Shelving.


Double Wooden Gates with a total width of 14' open onto a Tarmacadam Forecourt, enabling access to the Excellent Double Garage/Workshop Block. This is of overall external dimensions approx. 30' x 18', stands under a double pitched roof, and is of sound blockwork and rendered construction. This building also contains the Inverter and control panel for the Feed-In Tariff. The garage block is obviously supplied with light and power and has gutters to front and the north eastern corner of the forecourt, a Pergola/Archway, with trailing Wisteria and Roses has beneath it a path leading to the completely fenced Hard Tennis Court. The court currently has pv panels placed thereon, but there is sufficient alternative space within the gardens if one wished to re-position same. The tennis court was originally specifically engineered for water run off, and there is a gravel pathway to the exterior of the fencing to aid drainage, and to delineate the court from the surround grass and the extreme north eastern corner of the site is an Old Shepherd’s Hut, currently in a dilapidated state, which is part screened by hedging and/or larch lap fencing.The Principal Gardens lie to the south and east of the house, and these comprise extensive areas of Level Lawn, interspersed with a wide variety of most attractive trees and shrubs, species including Ash, Yew, Holly, Spruce, Mulberry and two beautiful Walnut trees. There are also a number of productive Apple trees.Additional shrub beds include Hostas, Eleagnus, Skimmia, Broome, Magnolia, Cotinus, Lavender, Mahonia, Fuschia, Buddleia and others.Beyond the two Walnut trees is a most Substantially Constructed Covered Working Area and Log Store providing an excellent garden working space on a wet day.

Positioned behind the garage/workshop block is a Superb Hartley Double Greenhouse. Approved by the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, this Hartley Greenhouse is of overall dimensions approx. 18' x 10' and is supplied with both electricity and water. Within the greenhouse is a productive Peach tree. With guttering to either side which is piped into a water storage tank. It also has internal roller blinds. Close by is the Productive Vegetable Section approx. 22' x 13', with three raised beds, one of which contains Raspberry canes. Nearby is a Further Raised Bed, partially planted with Blackcurrant bushes. Positioned close to the eastern boundary is a Further Aluminium Framed Greenhouse approx. 8' x 6'.Immediately adjoining the south façade of the house is a Delightful Original Flagstone Sun Terrace and via a flagstone path, this links up with the paved terrace to the north of the house.


Mains water and electricity are connected. Private Drainage. Mitsubishi air source heat pump.outgoings: Council Tax Band 'G'

EPC rating: 'E' (Full EPC Rating available)

To View

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


Leave the western outskirts of Ross at Wilton Roundabout (bp service station) taking the A40 dual carriageway towards Monmouth. After approx. One mile, carefully take the right turning as signposted to Glewstone. Continue into the village, passing Glewstone Court Hotel on your left. After passing through the village and descending a small hill, turn right at the minor crossroads, continuing along this single track lane for approximately one third of a mile, where Greenway will be seen on your right hand side.

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Morris Bricknell

Gloucester Road, Ross On Wye, Herefordshire

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