Pontshill, Ross-on-Wye, Hfds, HR9

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
A sympathetically restored, three bedroom detached country cottage, situated in an extremely rural location in its own grounds of 0.71 acre. Surrounded by woodland walks and enjoying rolling views over glorious Herefordshire countryside.

A sympathetically restored, three bedroom detached country cottage, situated in an extremely rural location in its own grounds of 0.71 acre. Surrounded by woodland walks and enjoying rolling views over glorious Herefordshire countryside.


The property is situated in an enviable position which is accessed via a concrete track which leads up the wooded hillside enjoying fantastic views over rural Herefordshire. The surrounding countryside and ancient woodland is teeming with pretty walks with the River Wye just a 5 minute drive away.

Located close to the rural hamlets of Pontshill & Hope Mansell, which lie approximately 4 miles south of the market town of Ross on Wye. Ross town has an excellent range of sporting, shopping and social facilities and great links to South Wales and the Midlands via the A40 and M50 motorway.

The property is entered via:

Garden Room: 17'7" x 7' (5.36m x 2.13m).

A lovely light and spacious room with attractive tiled flooring. Hanging space for coats and space for muddy boots. Double doors into:

Glorious Sitting Room: 16'10" x 12'1" (5.13m x 3.68m).

A beautiful room, full of character with staircase to first floor landing. Windows to front and side aspects with stained glass feature window. Candle niche and inglenook brick built fireplace with recessed wood burning stove on a raised slate hearth. Exposed stripped and stained floorboards. Door with step down leads into:

Snug/Reading Room: 12'1" x 11'8" (3.68m x 3.56m).

A lovely cosy space with brick feature fireplace with recessed wood burning stove and built in book cupboard to the side.

From Snug, ledge and brace door leads to:

Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 13'10" x 13'4" (4.22m x 4.06m).

Double glazed windows to front and side aspect with attractive outlook over the beautiful cottage style gardens and patio. A bespoke range of wood base and wall mounted units. Plumbing for dishwasher. Recessed power supply for electric hob and integrated oven, if required. The cooking facilities the vendors are currently using are portable electric hobs and the solid fuel Rayburn, this also runs the radiators throughout the house. A beautiful solid oak door leads out to front aspect.

From the other side of the snug access can be gained to:

Ground Floor Bedroom/Dressing Room/Shower/Utility Room:

The dressing area provides study space with velux window to rear aspect. A ledge and brace door leads to:

Shower Room:

With velux window to side aspect. Attractive suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, walk in enclosed shower cubicle with attractive tiled surrounds. Worktop with plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer.

From the Study/dressing area, door leads to:

Bedroom 3: 12'6" x 12'1" (3.8m x 3.68m).

Having full length single glazed sealed units to the rear aspect creating a lovely feature wall. Exposed A frame beams, Wainscot panelling. This ground floor area has planning consent to remove and re-build a double storey extension to create a large second reception room and two further upstairs bedrooms. Plans of which are available in the office.

From the Sitting room, access can be gained to:

First Floor Landing:

With exposed painted floorboards. Wooden double glazed window to front aspect with window shutters. Matching ledge and brace doors to:

Bedroom 1: 13'5" x 13'4" (4.1m x 4.06m).

With double glazed window to front aspect enjoying fantastic countryside views towards May Hill. Again, a lovely room full of character having display niches with stone surrounds. Double glazed double doors out to a superb balcony, a perfect space to unwind with a morning coffee having a fantastic outlook over the surrounding countryside.

Bedroom 2: 13'6" x 11'11" (4.11m x 3.63m).

Forming part of the original cottage with exposed ceiling beams. Two double glazed wooden windows to front aspect. Exposed stripped and stained floorboards and recessed overstairs storage cupboard.

Large Bathroom:

With double glazed wooden windows to front aspect. Cast iron bath with wood panelled surround. Low level WC with views over woodland and beyond. Wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splashbacks. Recessed book shelf. Ledge and brace door into airing cupboard with slatted shelving and lagged hot water cylinder.


The property is accessed via a concrete track which leads up to:

Detached Double Garage: 20' x 19'11" (6.1m x 6.07m).

With power points and lighting. Windows to side and rear aspect. Double doors.

The track then continues up to the property. To the north easterly side of the property the owners have sown a wild meadow which will provide colour and interest throughout the seasons. As the track levels out there is access to an enclosed vegetable plot with raised sleeper edges. The plot is extremely productive with different vegetables being grown throughout the year.

The driveway continues around into a substantial parking area suitable for up to five vehicles. Access is then gained to:

Pole Barn: Approx: 22' x 11'9" (Approx: 6.7m x 3.58m)

Currently used as a wood store.

The gardens surround the house and include sunken flagstone patio edged in lavender with steps leading up to a good sized lawned area with stone edged raised herbaceous borders. From here, steps lead up to:

Stone Outbuilding: 13'10" x 11'3" (4.22m x 3.43m).

With polycarbonate roof.

Pathway leading out directly into the surrounding ancient woodland which is teeming with bluebells and provides excellent walks around the surrounding area. The large gardens are interspersed with many trees and shrubs and are set in 0.7 acre in size. Access to public footpaths which lead directly into the woodland which surrounds the property and brings in an abundance of wildlife.

Agents Notes:

1.The property has full planning permission for a double storey extension to sympathetically double the size of the cottage. which will remain in situ as part of the planning consent has already been undertaken by the erection of the detached double garage planning reference number: SH931201PF Approval November 1993.

2. The vendor is in the process of upgrading the septic tank to comply with current regulations.


From Ross on Wye, proceed on the A40 towards Gloucester passing through the villages of Weston under Penyard and through the bends of Ryeford, taking the first turning right sign posted Pontshill. Proceed along this country lane for approximately three quarter of a mile, passing the Parkfields Country House Hotel. Proceed round the bend to the right take the next left down the farm track where you will see a corrugated barn on the left hand side. Proceed for approximately 45 meters and proceed up the concrete track as this track levels out you will see the sign plaque for Banners Cottage, proceed up the second part of the track which serves the property.

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Richard Butler & Associates

15 Gloucester Road, Ross on Wye


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