Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Hownhall is a 17th century former farmhouse of enormous space and character with a wealth of exposed beams and period features. Gardens extending to approximately 0.6 acres which feature large stone duck pond.

Hownhall is a 17th century former farmhouse of enormous space and character with a wealth of exposed beams and period features. Gardens extending to approximately 0.6 acres which feature large stone duck pond.


The property is situated in a rural, yet easily accessible location just off the A40 on the fringes of the popular rural hamlet of Pontshill in the parish of Weston-Under-Penyard. There is good access to the market towns of Ross-on-Wye, Ledbury, Monmouth and Newent with the centres of Hereford approximately 16 miles and Gloucester and Cheltenham 16 miles and 25 miles respectively.

Authentic period front entrance door leads to:

Reception Hall: 15'9" x 11'1" (4.8m x 3.38m)

With wealth of exposed timbers, full turn staircase to first floor. Access door to cellar.

Character Beamed Sitting Room: 15'9" x 15' (4.8m x 4.57m)

An extremely atmospheric room with heavily beamed ceiling. Feature inglenook fireplace with stone arch over a recessed open grate and adjacent former bread oven. Exposed floor timbers. TV point and radiator. Double glazed windows to rear, front and side aspect with fitted shutters.

Kitchen & Family Dining Room, Open plan approx 28' (8.53m) in overall length.

Beamed Family/Dining Room: 16'8" x 15'8" (5.08m x 4.78m)

With quarry tiled flooring. Window and double casement door to rear terrace. Stone lined fireplace with timber mantle and raised hearth and fitted wood burning stove.

Kitchen Area: 12'4" x 11'8" (3.76m x 3.56m)

A spacious area with a fitted range of painted farm house style kitchen units with granite worktops, undermounted stainless steel sink and mixer tap. Built in dishwasher. Window seat, oak flooring and double glazed window. Ceiling spotlights.

Utility Room: 12'7" x 7'6" (3.84m x 2.29m)

A lovely light room with velux window and additional front aspect. Fitted with range of Shaker style cream base units and high level storage, beech block work surfaces, tiled surrounds and inset Belfast sink. Plumbing for washing machine and space for freezer.


Fitted with classical white suite comprising low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin. Radiator, tiled flooring, picture light and recessed ceiling spotlights, tiled surrounds. Limestone tiled floor.

From the reception hall, full turn staircase leads to:

First Floor and large landing area:

With exposed elm floorboards. A lovely area with heavily beamed ceiling and large window overlooking the pond. Door to airing cupboard and largestorage cupboard. Radiator and wall lights

Bedroom 1: 13'6" x 12'3" ( 4.11m x 3.73m).

A room of enormous character with exposed wide elm floorboards, high vaulted ceiling with exposed ceiling beams and mezzanine area over. Fitted wardrobe, radiator, spotlights and power points. Secondary double glazed window with shutters and additional window to side aspect.

En-Suite Shower Room

With corner glazed and tiled shower cubicle with mains mixer shower. Wash hand basin with mono-bloc mixer and low level WC. Part tiled walls, feature ceiling beam, chromium heated towel rail, spotlights and window to side aspect. Limestone tiled floor.

Bedroom 2: 15 x 11'10" (15 x 3.61m)

A generous sized double room with an abundance of natural light with windows to front, side and rear. Exposed floorboards and ceiling beams. Radiator, fitted spotlights and ample power points

Bedroom 3: 16'9 x 9" (5.11m x 9m)

Another good sized double room with large double glazed window overlooking countryside and garden. Exposed ceiling beams and floorboards. Spotlights, power points and radiator


Beautifully fitted with a classical white suite comprising double end bath with wall mounted mixer tap. Tiled and panelled. Shower mixer over with glazed shower screen. Concealed cistern low level WC. Wall mounted wash hand basin with fully fitted marble tiled walls. Halogen ceiling spotlights, exposed ceiling beams, slate flooring and chromium heated towel radiator.

From landing area, full turn staircase leads to second floor and access to previously mentioned. Large loft with original beams being boarded with light and power point.

Mezzanine Area over Bedroom 1: 10' x 7'1" (3.05m x 2.16m )

With exposed floorboards and feature beams. Velux window and additional window to side aspect

Bedroom 4: 16' x 10" (4.88m x 10)

Another good sized double room with radiator, power points, feature beams, wooden floorboards and exposed stone walling. Plenty of natural light with Velux windows to rear aspect and additional windows to front and side aspect over pond.


The property is approached from the country road by a gated private driveway leading into a good sized turning and parking area with several vehicles. Further driveway extends along the side of the pond leading to:

Detached Garage/Workshop: approx: 20' x 16' (6.1m x 4.88m)

Stone construction with steel up and over door.

Potential Annexe/Home Office. Subject to necessary planning regulations.

The lovely, partly walled cottage gardens extend to approximately 0.6 acre and are a particular feature of the property. There is an attractive rectangular duck pond approx: 60' x 50' (18.3m x 15.24m) with superb mature weeping Ash.

Pathways lead around the property with various patios and sun terraces. The main area of the garden is on the south side being enclosed partially by walling and hedging with views of open countryside towards Lea Bailey hill. The main area of garden is mainly laid to wide expanse of lawn, ideal for children's games, with further areas of vegetable plots and herbaceous borders with greenhouse and garden shed.


An excellent, two compartment cellar with partially stone flagged floor, window and door to the outside, light socket and power point.


From Ross on Wye proceed east on the A40 through the village of Weston Under Penyard, continue on for approximately 1 mile taking the turning right signposted Drybrook, proceed round the corner where the property can be found immediately on the right hand side.

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Richard Butler & Associates

15 Gloucester Road, Ross on Wye


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