The Rock, Longhope, Gloucestershire, GL17


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  • Bedrooms: 6
An exceptionally spacious, beautifully refurbished character farmhouse offering six double bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities. Situated in a wonderfully rural, private yet not isolated location with landscaped gardens, woodland and paddock extending to about four acres.

An exceptionally spacious, beautifully refurbished character farmhouse offering six double bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities. Situated in a wonderfully rural, private yet not isolated location with landscaped gardens, woodland and paddock extending to about four acres.


Beechgrove has been painstakingly refurbished under the close supervision of the present owners, creating a fabulous family home cleverly combining all the modern conveniences, yet retaining much of the original character.

The property is accessed via a long sweeping driveway leading to a wrought iron gated entrance.

Situated, set well off the nearest road which gives easy access to Ross-on-Wye 7 miles, Gloucester approximately 11 miles and Cheltenham Spa approximately 17 miles.

The nearby village of Longhope has a good range of amenities to include village pubs, shop, primary school, church etc.

The property is entered via:

Open Entrance Porch: With flag stone flooring, period oak studded door with leaded glazed insert panels leading into:

Exceptionally Spacious Reception Hall: Approx: 27' (8.23)" x 14'10" (4.52) widening to 19'7" (5.97). Leading right through to the rear of the property. An area of exceptional character and setting the tone for the rest of the house on two levels, original exposed handmade brick flooring to the lower level and oak flooring to the upper level. A wealth of exposed ceiling and wall timbers. Wide timber panelling with shelving over. Period style radiators, an array of ceiling downlighters. Stairs to first floor with double doors to large storage cupboard beneath. Ample power points. Glazed window and door to rear, additional glazed front aspect.

From Reception Hall: Step leads up into: Boot Room: 10'2" x 6'6" (3.1m x 1.98m). With tiled flooring. Hanging rail, shelving and light. A perfect place for wet coats and muddy boots. Cloakroom: With low level WC with concealed cistern. Wall hung wash hand basin with mono block mixer. Fully tiled with porcelain tiles. Large mirror. Ceiling downlighters. Window to front aspect.

Drawing Room: 23' x 13'9" (7m x 4.2m). A lovely room providing comfort and character combined with plenty of natural light with hardwood double glazed french doors overlooking the stream and front garden area. Majestic recessed fireplace fitted with woodburning stove and flagstone hearth. Additional window to side, again with views over the garden and inset ceiling LED downlighters, radiators and plenty of power points. Door leading through to:

Games Room: 16' x 11'10" (4.88m x 3.6m). With half panelled walls and built in cupboards. Exposed ceiling beams, exposed oak flooring, recessed niches. Double glazed recessed window and double glazed french doors leading out to the garden. Double doors into large storage area.

Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room: 34' x 13'9" (10.36m x 4.2m). Again, a lovely light and spacious room providing a well fitted kitchen area with Shaker style oak fronted base and wall units, matching larder units, beautifully finished with black granite worktops, inset Belfast sink with mono block mixer, wide Stoves stainless steel range, recessed with concealed extractor hood over with lighting and decorative tiled surround. American style fridge/freezer. Built in microwave and coffee machine and wine cooler. Large island unit with an excellent breakfast bar in black granite with seating for six people. A lovely social sitting area having radiator, double glazed window over the garden and TV point. Marble tiled flooring, ceiling LED downlighters and 13' wide bi-fold doors opening out onto patio area taking in full advantage of views over the garden. Step down to: Rear Hallway: With porcelain tiled floor. Part vaulted, exposed beam ceiling, painted exposed stone wall to one elevation. Door leading out with glazed side panel. Door to:

Utility Room: 12'2" x 6' (3.7m x 1.83m). Well fitted with a range of oak fronted shaker style base and wall units and tall larder units. Space for additional tall fridge/freezer. Space for washing machine, dryer. Inbuilt stainless steel single drainer sink unit with tiled splashback. Oil fired boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating. Double glazed window to side aspect.

Study: 10'8" x 10' (3.25m x 3.05m). Having double glazed window to side with large ceiling velux window giving plenty of natural light. Part vaulted ceiling with exposed ceiling timbers. Power points, radiator, telephone point.

Second Sitting Room: 15'7" x 13'6" (4.75m x 4.11m). A lovely atmospheric room with large inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and decorative hearth. Probably the original timber beam over with shelving. Exposed ceiling timber. Window seat with double glazed front aspect. Period style radiator. Original beamed wall divider to:

Dining Room: 16'4" x 14' (4.98m x 4.27m). Again, a sizeable room of great character having a feature coat of arms cast iron fire back plate with mantle over. Hardwood block flooring. Exposed ceiling wall timbers. Two windows to front aspect. Radiator and power points. Ledge and brace cottage door returning to kitchen/Breakfast Room. Doorway through to reception hall.

From the reception hall, wide, full turn staircase with oak balustrading leading to:

First Floor Galleried Landing: With oak balustrading. Double glazed window to rear aspect with plenty of natural light. Shelved linen cupboard. Feature beams radiator, power points. Oak part glazed double doors leading into:

Master Bedroom Suite:

Walk Through Dressing Room: Having feature original wall and ceiling beams with a range of large built in wardrobes with lighting and shelving. Glazed oak double doors leading into:

En-Suite Bath/Shower Room: 15'4" x 6'8" (4.67m x 2.03m). Generous in size and beautifully fitted with luxurious double end bath with mono block mixer. Wide, walk in shower cubicle with mains Mira shower. Extractor fan and light over. His and hers vanity unit with cupboards and glazed storage beneath. Double wash hand basin with twin mono block mixers. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Chromium heated towel radiator. Room is beautifully finished with filled and polished Travertine walls and floors. Exposed original walls and ceiling beams. Beautifully lit with chrome downlighters. Double glazed window to front aspect.

From the dressing room three steps lead up to:

Bedroom Area: 28'3" x 13'10" (8.6m x 4.22m). No shortage of space in this indulgent, beautifully light room, full of character with large double glazed window to front aspect looking down over stream, water wheel and surrounding garden, additional window to side aspect again with lovely views over the garden to the water feature. Hardwood double glazed french doors and glazed side panel leading out to wrought iron balcony, a lovely area to sit and take in the views of the garden and surrounding countryside. Ample power points, radiator, ceiling downlighters, TV point.

Bedroom 2: Approx: 17'4" (5.28) x 14'3" (4.34). Again, a good sized double room with twin aspect giving plenty of natural light. Radiator, cupboard housing un-vented hot water tank. Door to:

En-Suite Bathroom: With modern tiled panelled bath with mono block mixer, glazed shower screen and mains shower over, fully tiled surround. Vanity unit with overhang wash hand basins. Storage cupboards. Concealed low level WC. The room has porcelain tiled walls with Travertine finished edging. Hardwood double glazed window. Ceiling LED downlighters and extractor fan.

Bedroom 3: 14'6" x 12'3" (4.42m x 3.73m). With walk in entrance. Exposed stone wall extending up to the vaulted ceiling inset with original timbers. Exposed purlins and wall timbers. Velux ceiling light giving plenty of natural light in addition to the double glazed front aspect. Period style radiator, power points.

Door to: En-Suite Bathroom: Waverley pedestal wash hand basin. Timber panelled modern enamelled bath with amazon shower mixer over. Period style close couple WC. Mirror fronted medicine cabinet with inbuilt lighting. Ceiling LED downlighters and extractor fan. Large double glazed window with views to the garden. Wainscoting to walls.

Bedroom 4: 14'8" x 9'4" (4.47m x 2.84m). With built in wardrobe. Display niche. Radiator. Double glazed window to front aspect. Exposed wall timbers. Door with steps up to: En-Suite Shower Room: 12'10" x 10'5" (3.9m x 3.18m). With low level WC with concealed cistern. Wide glazed and tiled shower cubicle with electric shower. Vanity unit with overhang wash hand basin and monoblock mixer with cupboards beneath. Feature painted ceiling timbers. Velux window to rear aspect. Radiator.

Bedroom 5: 13'9" x 10'6" (4.2m x 3.2m). A double room with double glazed window to front aspect with outlook down towards the stream. Radiator, power points. Door into: En-Suite Shower Room: 8' x 5'1" (2.44m x 1.55m). With step up to large walk in shower cubicle with porcelain high gloss tiled surround, glazed screen and electric shower. Ceiling LED downlighters and extractor fan. Built in vanity unit with cupboards and overhang wash hand basin with monoblock mixer. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Chromium heated towel radiator. Porcelain tiled floors.

Bedroom 6: 11'6" x 9'10" (3.5m x 3m). Again, a double room with hardwood window to rear aspect with lovely outlook over the rear gardens and surrounding countryside. Power points, built in wardrobe and timber door through to: En-Suite Shower Room: With low level WC with concealed cistern and cupboard to one side. Wall hung wash hand basin with mono block mixer. Glazed and tiled shower cubicle with electric shower. Ceiling LED downlighters, extractor fan. Double glazed window to rear. Marble tiled floor.

Outside: The property is served by a private driveway owned by this property which serves this and three other houses. On approach, wrought iron gates lead into Beechgrove with gravelled driveway leading to slabbed area with access to garage. To the front, flagstone pathway and front lawn leads to front door. Ample parking and turning area which leads up to the:

Open Fronted Double Garage: 20' x 19'2" (6.1m x 5.84m). With PIR (automated sensor) light, power points and covered log store to one side. Particularly attractive faced with Cedar shingles. Pedestrian stone steps leading up to the rear with access into the:

Storage Room Over: 19'6" x 11' (5.94m x 3.35m). With double power point, lighting and glazed windows to side and front. Currently used for storage, but easily developed further for different uses, studio, home office etc. Gardens: The landscaped garden extends to well over half an acre with well-tended lawn and flower beds interspersed with an array of fruit trees and shrubs. Complete privacy backing onto open fields to the rear. A beautiful raised patio area with curved brick seating area and space for fire pit and barbecue. Flanked by well stocked shrub beds giving lovely view down to the stream and the water wheel, surrounded by an array of mature specimen trees. The remaining land is divided into a tree lined paddock area and beautiful area of woodland within which, lovely walks have been created.

Directions: From the centre of Ross on Wye proceed along the A40 heading towards Gloucester. Proceed through the village of Weston under Penyard and Lea and onwards to Boxbush which borders Longhope. Go past the public house of The Farmers Boy on your left, proceed round the bend passing Hopeswood Park on the left. Continue around the corner and turn left signposted The Rock, where the property can be found at the top of the long drive.

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Richard Butler & Associates

15 Gloucester Road, Ross on Wye


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