A HISTORIC Herefordshire manor house is up for sale, with a guide price of £2,750,000.

Rudhall Manor in Phocle Green, Ross-on-wye, which is on the market with Fine & Country, dates back to the 1300s or possibly even earlier and boasts nine bedrooms, five bathrooms and an indoor swimming pool.

The property is described as immediately welcoming with its warm tones and mixture of both grand and cosy features that have accumulated over the centuries of it being used as a family home. There are plenty of historic and artistic elements to appreciate, such as extensive Tudor oak panelling, cornice work, period fireplaces and exposed beams which are said to have been well-maintained by the current owner.


Rudhall has been owned by a number of important figures over the years, most notably Admiral Lord Nelson, and was used by the Royal Hospital to house retired British soldiers who fought in the Boer war and the First World War during the Second World War.

Other notable owners include Alexander Baring, later the first Lord Ashburton, ornithologist Sir Peter Scott and Sir John Harvey Jones, the high-profile British businessman and entrepreneur.

Hereford Times: Rudhall has been owned by a number of notable figures.Rudhall has been owned by a number of notable figures. (Image: Rightmove)

The property also includes extensive gardens and grounds terraces, including a woodland and a rockery garden, with the house overlooking an extensive lawn surrounded by magnificent specimen trees and clipped yew hedges. The lawns leads down to Rudhall Brook which enters the grounds via a waterfall and is crossed by a series of small bridges. The brook feeds two lakes, which provide a haven for birds and wildlife.

An array of outbuildings have been re-purposed for modern living and now include a heated indoor swimming pool and gym, a self-contained studio apartment above a garage along with a greenhouse and working spaces.