High Street, Ross-On-Wye HR9


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Location & description

Believed to date back to Circa 1560, Numbers 51 & 52 High Street comprise a Listed Grade II Period Property, the greater part of the current building probably dating from the 17th Century and described in the Listing as “Rough cast and stucco. Gable front. Three storeys and attic, two windows, 16 pane sashes on first floor, splayed bays on second floor. Small casements on third floor with moulded hoods. Single small attic window with old leaded panes and moulded hood”.

The building stands proudly approx. 100 yards west of the stone built market house in the centre of Ross-on-Wye, both shop and apartment opening directly onto the High Street pavement. There is considerable footfall between the aforementioned town centre and the beautiful River Wye, this footfall obviously being greatest in the tourist season, and much of it proceeding past this property, up and down Wye Street in front of the nearby “Man of Ross” Pub.

The whole of the freehold property is being offered for sale with vacant possession.

Historic Ross-on-Wye is the only Herefordshire Market Town standing within the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and was in fact the Birthplace of English Tourism. The Reverend Egerton, Rector of Ross-on-Wye, started organising boat trips down the Wye to observe both the Picturesque beauty, and the activity of early industry on or near the banks of the River Wye.

Both Ross and the Wye Valley remain a major tourist destination, access being outstanding owing to the M50/A40/M4 & M5 motorway networks.

Positioned directly to the rear of the shop and apartment is a sun terrace and areas of courtyard and storage rooms which, although somewhat drab at the moment, could be made into a most attractive feature with effort and imagination.

To those potentially interested, we recommend a thorough internal inspection. In detail the property comprises:-

retail shop area (of overall max dimensions approx. 42’ x 19’)

Comprising extensive book shelving, the overall area broadly being divided into two, with a certain amount of wall display area given over to prints and pictures. Small counter/serving area, night storage heater and fluorescent lighting. A stairwell to the right rear of the shop leads up to the first floor landing, off which is:-

Office 1 approx 14’4 x 11’ with miniature brick fireplace and large sash window to front elevation.

Office 2 approx 14’6 x 10’11, and again having large sash window to front elevation admitting much light.

Cloaks & W.C. With low level w.c. & wash hand basin.

The residential apartment

Reception Hall accessed independently by a separate door to the left of the main shop frontage. Matwell, vinyl flooring and carpeted stairwell leading up to:-

First Floor Landing

With doors to both boiler room and airing cupboard, and having space for e.g. Desk. Glazed double doors lead out onto a:-

Sun Terrace

This is of approx. Dimensions 16’3 x 15’9 and is bounded to two sides by wrought iron railings, having two wooden steps down to a Flagstone Courtyard approx. 14’ x 12’. Accessed directly from this courtyard is a:-

Useful Storage Room approx. 12’ x 11’ with windows to front and fluorescent light.

From the aforementioned flagstone courtyard, eleven steps lead down to a:-

Lower Courtyard this is of overall max dimensions approx. 30’ x 12’, and may also be accessed directly from the extreme rear of the ground floor shop. This whole area is currently somewhat unkempt, but with some effort could be significantly improved.

From the flagstone courtyard, a second set of stone steps leads down to two storerooms and a cloaks & w.c., positioned externally, to the rear of the shop.

Second Floor Landing

L shaped and with sufficient space for a small dining table, and having both exposed structural timbering and window to rear elevation. Fitted carpet.

Sitting Room (of max dimensions approx. 14’2 x 10’5)

Into the large bay window to front elevation. Miniature brick fireplace with quarry tiled hearth (not currently operational). Recessed shelving to one side of chimney breast and low level shelving to opposite side. Exposed ceiling beams and two wall mounted uplighters operated by dimmer switch. Fitted carpet.

Bedroom 4 (of max dimensions approx. 14’1 x 11’3 x 11’3)

Into bay window to front elevation.

Exposed ceiling and wall beams. Fitted carpet.

Kitchen (Irregular in shape, but of max dimensions approx. 10’9 x 10’9)

With range of floor mounted cupboards and drawers having granite effect, roll edged working surfaces over. Incorporated amidst these units is the single drainer stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap over. Range of complementary wall mounted cupboards. Additional floor to ceiling shelved built in cupboards. Sash window to rear admitting much light and enabling a view of the top of Ross-on-Wye Church Spire. Plumbing for automatic washing machine. Exposed beams.

From the landing, carpeted steps lead up to the:-

Third Floor Landing

Bedroom 1 (approx. 13’8 x 10’5)

With window to front elevation, exposed ceiling and wall beams and recessed wardrobe/storage space. Fitted carpet.

Bedroom 2 (approx. 13’3 x 9’3)

With window to front elevation, exposed ceiling beams and fitted carpet.

Bedroom 3 (of max dimensions approx. 14’10 x 10’5)

With window to rear, exposed structural wooden beams and fitted carpet.

Bath/Shower Room & W.C.

With panelled bath having Mira 415 thermostatic shower thereover together with glazed side screen. Pedestal wash hand basin and low level w.c.


Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage are connected to the apartment, although gas is not currently connected to the shop.

Outgoings: Council Tax Band ‘B’

to view

Strictly and only please by prior telephone appointment through Morris Bricknell. Tel:


Leave the stone built market house in the centre of Ross-on-Wye proceeding westwards up the High Street towards Lloyds Bank. Shortly after Lloyds Bank, Ross Old Book Shop will seen on the left hand side shortly before a Wine Shop and Art Gallery.

Money laundering regulations

To comply with money laundering regulations prospective purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at the time of making an offer. We ask for your co-operation in order that there is no delay in agreeing the sale.

Arrange viewing 01989 218003

Morris Bricknell

Gloucester Road, Ross On Wye, Herefordshire

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