The Dam, Bishopswood, Ross-On-Wye


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A rare and exciting opportunity to acquire this large four bedroom detached period cottage in need of refurbishment. Standing in gardens and grounds of just under an acre. Situated in an idyllic rural location approximately 4 miles from Ross-on-Wye. With a gross internal size of about 2300sqft.

* Approx. 2300 sq ft of gross in total accommodation. * Five Reception Rooms * Kitchen * Utility Room * Ground Floor Bathroom/WC * Four Double Bedrooms * Family Bathroom * Approx. 0.9 acre of Gardens & Grounds * Fabulous Rural Views. * EPC Rating: G

Atlas House is an extremely spacious four bedroom detached property in need of refurbishment, with the opportunity to create a fabulous rural home.

The property has been in the same ownership for over 45 years. Largely untouched in that period with the exception of a new roof.

The property is situated in a fantastic rural location with truly fantastic views of some of the most beautiful countryside in the county. Known locally as The Dam, this is a rural enclave of a handful of properties, approximately four miles south of the market town of Ross-on-Wye within the parish of Bishopswood. This peaceful area benefits from miles of countryside walks literally on the doorstep.

Ross-on-Wye offers a wide range of shopping, sporting and social facilities. Excellent commuting links can be gained to Hereford, Gloucester and Cheltenham approximately 14, 18 and 25 miles away respectively, along with road links to the Midlands via the M50 and M5 and the South West/South Wales via the A40/M4.

The property is entered via:

Victorian style front entrance porch leads to:

Part Glazed front entrance door leading into:

Reception Hall:

With half turn staircase leading to first floor. Door to under stairs storage cupboard. Power points. Exposed timber floorboards. Telephone point. Door to:

Sitting Room: 12'3" x 10'10" (3.73m x 3.3m).

With open fireplace with brick surround. Two windows to front aspect with lovely views to surrounding countryside. Exposed floorboards, power points, wall light point.

Second Sitting Room: 11'6" x 11' (3.51m x 3.35m).

Open fireplace with tiled surround. Power points. Window to front aspect.

From the reception hall door leads into:

Rear Living Room: 15'2" x 15' (4.62m x 4.57m).

A lovely sized room with corner tiled open fireplace. Part panelling to dado level. Timber panelled ceiling. Window to rear aspect. Power points. Glazed door to:

Additional Living Room: 17'4" x 14'9" (5.28m x 4.5m).

Again, a good sized room with open fireplace. Power points. Window to rear aspect. Glazed door leading out to garden.

Kitchen: 16'3" x 9'3" (4.95m x 2.82m).

Incorporating pantry. This room is in need of full refurbishment.

Ground Floor Bathroom: 11'5" x 6'7" (3.48m x 2.01m).

With bath, wash hand basin and separated WC. Two side windows. All in need of refurbishment.

From the kitchen a doorway leads to:

Rear Lobby Area:

With four steps up to:

Lovely Garden Room/Study: 11'8" x 8' (3.56m x 2.44m).

With truly fabulous views to surrounding countryside. Large window to rear aspect, additional window to side aspect. Lighting.

From kitchen a part glazed door leads to:

Utility Area: Approx. 15' x 9'10" (4.57m x 3m).

With large windows to side and rear, again with lovely rural views. Hardwood, part glazed door out to front.

From reception hall, staircase leads to:

First Floor Landing:

Window to front aspect. Access to roof space.

Bedroom: 12'8" x 10'10" (3.86m x 3.3m).

A good double room with window to front aspect. Exposed floorboards. Power points.

Bedroom: 11'9" x 11'1" (3.58m x 3.38m).

Again, a good double room with window to front aspect. Light and power points.

Bedroom: 15'1" x 10'3" (4.6m x 3.12m).

With period feature open fireplace. Window to rear aspect with fantastic rural views.

Bedroom: 17'5" x 8'6" (5.31m x 2.59m).

With window to rear aspect again with fabulous rural views. Light, telephone point and power points.

Shower Room:

With enclosed shower shower cubicle. Wash hand basin. Low level WC. All in need of refurbishment. Airing cupboard with hot water tank and immersion heater, shelving.


From the small quiet country lane a five bar gate leads in with track leading to the property with plenty of space for parking and erection of a garage, subject to planning etc. Gardens and grounds extend to a little under an acre, laid to grassland interspersed with mature fruit trees, shrubs and boundary hedge/fence.


From Ross-on-Wye proceed south on the B4234 for approximately 1 mile, take the first left signposted Howle Hill, then first right again signposted Howle Hill, proceed to the top of Howle Hill, passing the small nursery on the right hand side, over the crossroads and continue on for approximately one mile, take the next turning right, proceed down the lane for approximately three quarters of a mile to where the first small group of houses are. The gate to the property is the first metal five bar gate on the right hand side.

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Richard Butler & Associates

15 Gloucester Road, Ross on Wye


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